SPOILING OUR LITTLE GIRL

December 21, 2018
Crazy day today! It feels like a Monday, only on a Tuesday. :)  I have been trying to put this post together all morning, so here it goes! A new bed for our little Angel.


Her bed needed a little upgrading, was getting king of flat, so we purchased a new insert pillow for it and over the weekend, I made her a new cover.

I bought a $5.00 twin sheet at Walmart, cut it to size and made a very large envelope style cover, that way it will be easy to take off and wash.




 And because she loves to sleep on a pillow, I also made her a new pillow case with the leftover fabric.


Of course, every girl has to have a new throw pillow on her bed, :) so I made her a cute one with some drop cloth I already had. I stenciled her name on it a decorated it a little to match her favorite blanket.














 She is happy as a clam! LOL
And sleeping better now, not that she ever has trouble sleeping. LOL


 This week I am organizing closets and working on some Spring crafts little by little.
I will start sharing some of them this week.
Thank you for your visit!

VALENTINES FRONT PORCH

December 21, 2018

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend! Before Valentine's Day comes and goes, I would like to share with you the little bit of decor I added to the front porch.

This is my first time decorating it for Valentines, so I didn't do much, just some small pink and red touches.

VALENTINES FRONT PORCH
VALENTINES FRONT PORCH


VALENTINES FRONT PORCH
VALENTINES FRONT PORCH

On the bench I used the red burlap pillows I made for Christmas and made two new ones, one with an old rose fabric  I had forever and a small one with some little hearts.






On the table, I added a red place mat, my old lantern with some Valentines embellishments and a metal flower cart.


VALENTINES FRONT PORCH


The little cart was part of an outdoor decor piece that broke a long time ago. I almost threw it away several times, but now I am glad I kept it.

It didn't look very good, so I sprayed painted in white and then, using a little brush and craft paint, I painted the small flowers in red and pink.




On the door, the wreath I showed you all last week and next to it, I added my stand with a small heart tree I made.





Using thick scrapbook paper, ribbon and twine, I made several different hearts and used some tiny pink clothes pins to keep them from flying away. :)











Underneath, I added some felt hearts and the tiny pillow I made last month.





VALENTINES FRONT PORCH

Because I used everything I already had, I only spent $5.00 to decorate the porch for Valentines.

I am already planning and working on my Spring porch.
Maybe that will make the cold weather go away!
I will see you here tomorrow for another get together at Tuesdays at Our Home and some great features from last week's party.

Until then!

Wall Painting & Optical Effects

December 21, 2018
No need to do much for enlarging a room or create perspective. You just have to know how to use paint to transform your interior. Here are some ideas for using optical effects properly:

Light Colored Walls & Floors

Light colored walls and floor would have an enlarging effect and would also enlighten the room. You'd better chose one color only from floor to ceiling: it won't draw attention to the corners, the room will then seem larger. Light teints (wood, white, light brawn) would also perfectly match with colorful furniture. 

Wall Painting & Optical Effects
Wall Painting & Optical Effects



Dark floor, light walls

A dark floor would make an enlarging effect and give more character to your interior. That is the reason why it is mainly advised to have a floor slightly darker than walls. Grey or black floors can be very elegant but they would also draw attention on the floor only, overlooking the rest of the room. What's more, pay attention to colorful floor, your eyes might get tired of it very quickly! 

Wall Painting & Optical Effects
Wall Painting & Optical Effects


Light floor and dark walls

Dark walls - with light floor and ceiling - would seem higher and deeper but also very tight. You should also have a very bright room if you want to use a dark painting, so that your interior doesn't seem too dark - pretty much like a shady basement. 


Light floor and walls, dark ceiling

A dark ceiling would make the room lower. Nevertheless, if you have a high ceiling, painting it might be a good idea, it will give the space some colorful energy and transmit light from the different ceiling lights. 

Wall Painting & Optical Effects
Wall Painting & Optical Effects



Colorful niche

Painting a niche will allow gaze to escape the room and create the illusion of an open space. Use of a colorful canvas or mirror would have basically the same effect. 



Paint one wall only

Paint one or two walls instead of all of them modify the organization of space and contribute to make it larger and more open. Paint the wall at the back with a strong color will enlarge the room. For example use it at the end of a tight corridor. Be careful if you decide to paint lateral walls, it will make the room longer but tighter.



 Play with lines

Horizontal lines will open the room in its width. Vertical lines will extend the space to the back of the room. Then, it is strongly advised to use line perpendicularly to the longest walls in order to enlarge the room. 




Vertical lines on the walls (or curtains) will stretch the wall to the ceiling, whereas horizontal lines will make the walls wider.
  

Wall Painting & Optical Effects

Pay attention not to select too big lines in small interiors. It will make the room smaller. 

MORE WORK SPACE IN MY CRAFT ROOM

December 18, 2018
Hello, everyone! So glad you stopped by for a visit. I have been thinking about this addition to my craft room for a while now, but, between one thing or another, the project was always put on the back burner, but a couple of weeks ago, I finally had the chance to finish it.

Although the craft room has plenty of counter space, I always had trouble trying to put together my larger wreaths, so I always ended up having to lay them on the floor to work on them. Not very comfortable at all!  A center island was the answer for me. Come on in!

MORE WORK SPACE IN MY CRAFT ROOM
MORE WORK SPACE IN MY CRAFT ROOM


MORE WORK SPACE IN MY CRAFT ROOM
MORE WORK SPACE IN MY CRAFT ROOM

The room is not that big, so I didn't want anything too huge and that would interfere with the rest of my space.
I bought two cube organizers at Target, set them up in an L shape and my husband built me a counter.



 By setting them up this way, it left me plenty of room in the back to walk around and for my stool.


 And now I have a great area to work on my wreaths, plenty of room for all my supplies.






I used some of the compartments to store some of my fabric by color, much easier to find now.
I also purchased six fabric drawers at target, which I used to store my stash of burlap flowers, holiday ribbon and even had room for my bow maker.




MORE WORK SPACE IN MY CRAFT ROOM
MORE WORK SPACE IN MY CRAFT ROOM
I am very happy with the way this project turned out and it sure helps me to have this larger craft space. What do you think?

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Ours is going to be a little difficult. 
Our son's leave is over and he is flying back to his duty station tonight. We just hate to see him go, specially since it will be the end of the year before we get to see him again. Yes, my heart is heavy today.

Thank you all for stopping by.
Hugs!

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