Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You & Me - a Before and After - Bedroom Sneak Peek

A long time ago, I posted a pic on facebook of these thrift store finds above.  In fact, it was over a YEAR ago, if you can believe it.  Ever since then, that gold frame with the round opening has been haunting me- just waiting for the perfect project. 

I finally found it.

But first I'll show you what our bedroom looked liked before.  When we repainted, the one and only sad side-effect was that the vinyl wall sticker that I loved so much had to come down.
 bedroom before with yellow walls + vinyl tree and bird

The project idea started with this lovely wall created by Two Girlz Stuff.  I found it on pinterest and stuck it to our "Turning a House into a Home" board for later inspiration:

I found 2 other mismatched thrift store frames that were all similar in size and painted all 3 my favorite teal green.  (The same color I used for our new family tree in the living room.)   The coordinating letters for "you & me" were free-hand cut out from my patterned paper stash and I gave the glorious ampersand the center spotlight with my gold-now-teal frame.
bedroom after with green walls and new "you & me" art!

glorious painted window on the left by artist friend Shadley Grimes

The walls really are green, I swear! But the lamplight casts so much yellow light that in these pictures and at certain times of the day it's hard to tell!  Anyway, I like it much better than the yellow it was before, so that's all that counts.  :-)

Also, I feel the need to explain that you can tell I'm not much of a fancy bed maker - so you'll have to ignore the wrinkles - or think of them as 'character.'  :-)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brown-Papered Goodness Revealed!

This weekend we attended a family wedding celebration for our cousin Lacey.  On Saturday I teased ya'll with this picture on facebook of the TWW present all wrapped up in its brown-papered goodness.  (It's a well known fact....within our family, anyway.....that if you receive something wrapped in this paper, something special is inside!)

For the ribbon I just took a bunch of random scraps- old lace, yarn and trimmings - from my stash that coordinated with the card and tied them in a sweet bow.

Lacey just finished graduate school at Iowa State and will be a doctor of veterinary medicine.  Since they are both passionate animal lovers, (honeymooning on an African safari!) I HAD to include their pets:

And here are the two love birds:

Congrats to Lacey and John!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Some New Bundles of Promises!

Here are a few new bundles that I've made recently:

Bundle 1:

Bundle 2:

A couple of cards in the last bundle were for a guy.  So I can make manly cards too!

Let me know if you are interested in buying a bundle. Email me at emilyward527@gmail.com
$25 for a bundle of 5. (If being shipped a couple of dollars will be added for shipping and handling.)

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Family Tree

We've had this piece in our living room for quite awhile.  It had already gone through one transformation. (No pic available of the original.) So it was time for another redo.


Because the hot-glued flowers did not come off of the frame cleanly, my solution was to wrap the corners in yarn!  You'll never know what's under there!


My 4 year old is particularly enamored with the new family tree.   He loves to point everybody out and snicker that the mom and dad birds are kissing.