Friday, November 21, 2014

DIY Mini Pennant Banner

About a month ago, I made over my laundry room.  Some may find it a little odd to jazz up such a small space, but I absolutely love the result.  In fact, instead of dragging the clean clothes out to the loft to fold on the floor, I enjoy folding them right then and there on top of the washer.  It's such a happy place! :)

Before I unveil the full makeover, I thought I'd show you how I dressed up a backless frame.  It's sits on a shelf that I added purely to hold really cute decor, ha.  Here are the materials I started with.  Luckily, I had everything in my crafting stash!

I decided to paint polka dots on each of the pennants.  I used the eraser end of a pencil as my paint brush. :)
Once I had all the pieces painted, I stapled the twine to each end of the frame.  Then I used mini clothespins to attach the pennants.
Done and done!

I can't wait to share the rest of the laundry room with you soon!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Old Frame Turned Serving Tray

Can you believe it's November?!  Where in the world has the time gone!  I feel like if I as much as blink, I'll be ringing in the New Year.  Ha!  I need life to slooooow down, just a little.  Alright, moving on. :)

For the longest time, I've been wanting to take an old and forgotten picture frame, add pallet boards and transform it into a super cute rustic tray.  I found the perfect frame and couldn't wait to start lining up my boards.  Here is what I started with.
Unfortunately, as I embarked on this project I realized the pallet boards were too thick for the tray and therefore a no go.  Bummer.  Luckily, I had bead board left over from the Halloween signs!  I took measurements and got to cutting.
Then I started layering my paint.  First with a buttercream yellow, then with orange
I gave the frame a couple coats of the yellow as well.
Looking good, right? :)

Wanting to add a little something extra - I used scrapbook paper to make paper leaves and decoupaged those right onto the tray.  I then outlined them using a gold paint pen.  This helped give them a little pop.  And finally, I transferred the word "thankful" to the center of the tray.  I used black acrylic paint to fill it in and finished it off with a gold outline.
I used the same scrapbook paper to decoupage the entire backside of the tray as well.

Simply add your hardware and there you have it!  Since I won't be entertaining this year, I decided to display the tray in my bookshelf and I just love it! :)