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As I continue to unwind from the Haven conference and get back into my routine, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite inspiration Pinterest pins.  Just like most of you, I look to Pinterest for creative and DIY inspiration, design ideas and lots of other things.  Pinterest always delivers and always inspires a project idea or two.  I hope you’re inspired by these pins.

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Handmade Leather Case

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DIY Canvas Art

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DIY Bentwood Chair

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Plaster Flower Votives

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Have you noticed that I have a tray obsession?  Well I do but I can’t help myself.  Trays are such a fun accent for a table top, vanity, desk or bar cart and are the perfect accessory to help keep smaller items organized.

Recently I stumbled upon the image of this $65 tray in a magazine and knew immediately that I wanted to created my own version…for a lot less!

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I picked up this unfinished wood tray at Walmart for $8.00 and grabbed a few paint chips from Home Depot.

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Once home I pulled out my Fiskars Hexagon Punch and punched a variety of paint chip colors.

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Next I spray painted the tray using Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint in Aged Copper making sure to cover the entire tray.

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I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the inside bottom of the tray and arranged my hexagons, randomly placing the colors.

Once all the pieces were in place I applied Mod Podge over the hexagons and all the sides and edge of the tray.

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I love how my tray turned out.  I placed it in several places in my home and finally decided to keep it on my bar cart as a fun summer accent.

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DIY Hexagon Cocktail Tray by ConfettiStyle

Cheers!

Shelly

I’m in a creative mood so look for more fun and easy projects to come.

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Hi there!  I’m waking up in a daze this morning after spending the last few days at the Haven conference.  My head in spinning with all the things I learned and all of the creative ideas I need to flush out. And most of all my heart is full of joy from the new friendships and bonds I created.  I’ll be back tomorrow to share the highlight of Haven with you as well as my top takeaways from the conference.  In the meantime, here’s a peek at a few DIY and craft projects I’m creating.

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A little something to help keep my handbag organized #fabriccrafts

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A chair update for my office  #upholstery

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My stationery caddy #woodworkingdiy

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A cute cocktail tray #papercrafting

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 and personalized tags #crafting

I’ll be sharing the completed projects over the next two weeks so stay tuned.

Shelly

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Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a terrific 4th of July.  The weather here in the south was beautiful with very low humidity and somewhat mild temps.  I’m glad I we had a long weekend because this week is going to be jammed pack.  I’m spending Monday completing a few projects before I head off to the Atlanta Gift Mart for the gift and furniture show.  Then I’m spending the end of the week at the Haven Conference and can’t wait.  I so excited to be attending this conference for the first time and to meet new friends and bloggers.

Although my week is going to be crazy I’ve got a full week of blog post scheduled for you.  A little design, a bit of fashion and some crafting–all the things I love.  Today I’ve got some fun and creative gift ideas for you. Enjoy!

Black and White Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle8

For me, giving gifts doesn’t just have to happen on a birthday, at Christmas or on a special occasion.  I love to give gifts to friends and family, Just Because.

A Just Because Gift can be something small or something a friend may have mentioned that they would love to have.

A Just Because Gift can be something as simple as a journal where dreams can be captured, a piece of my hand-made jewelry or maybe  fun party decor for a friend that likes to entertain.  Just Because!

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I have tried several methods for storing all the business cards I get from clients, bloggers,  trade shows and businesses I frequent and some have been more successful than others.  My latest storage option has been to file my cards by alphabet in a Rolodex business card binder.  The notebook format has worked great and I like that it can be stored on a bookshelf or in a file drawer, plus the cards have stayed neat and organized.  That is until I ran out of room.

 Once all the slots for a particular letter were filled up, I began placing the extra cards toward the back of the book, in no particular order.  You can image that this makes it difficult to find a card in a hurry.  I’ve reached the point where  my file runneth over.  I needed a new solution.

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Since I love gift wrapping so much, I’m always looking for ideas and inspiration to use on my next gift.  Lately I’ve been drawn to beautifully decorated cakes, decorated with flowers and bands of icing.  My creative mind looks beyond the fact that these works of art are cake and focuses on how I can adapt the design into gift wrapping.

When you think about it, a cake is very similar to a wrapped gift because it is usually a square, rectangular or round shaped adorned with embellishments.  Just like a present.

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This has to be one of my all time favorite DIY trends–Faux Marble Contact Paper!  What a simple and easy way to turn a basic piece of furniture, picture frame or just about anything into something chic and stylish!

Prepare to be inspired…

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Yes, I know–so lovely!  Want to create your own faux marble DIY, this seems to be the best source for quality white marble contact paper.  Also available on Amazon.

Happy Decorating!

Shelly

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Fabric…It’s Not Just for Curtains Anymore!

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Ever since I saw this amazing fabric covered console table by Timothy Corrigan at the ASO Showhouse, I’ve been smitten with the idea of covering a table of my own.

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Not only does a fabric covered table stand out as a unique design element but the texture and visual punch it adds to room is really dramatic.

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When you think about all the fabric options out there, this fairly easy diy project is a great way to create a custom look for your home.

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Even though I didn’t need any more inspiration, I went looking for some and came across these looks and ideas…

Sometimes a room just needs a bit of natural texture and covering a table in grasscloth can add the touch needed.

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You can never go wrong with an animal print and this python print turns simple stacked console tables into a stunning look.  I also like that a coat of Mod Podge was  added to give the fabric a more durable surface.

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A mini chevron pattern is subtle but interesting.  With a print like this you can go neutral in color or create a table that adds a pop of color.

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Even tables with a design detail can be covered in fabric.  This silhouette is perfect for the finishing touch of nail heads.

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A bold fabric choice on a stylized console table would look great in a foyer.

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Even the big box stores (HomeGoods) is getting in on the look with this navy fabric covered table and silver nail heads.

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If you’re a diy’er and want to give this project a try, here’s a great tutorial on the process. And if you can’t score a super cheap parson table at your local thrift store, here’s a couple of budget friendly tables to check out.

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Northfield Wall Console Table via Amazon $68.50  Also available at Target for $66.99

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Parsons Console Table via Home Decorators $152.10

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American Heritage Console Table via Target $113.99

So, are you as  smitten with the idea of a fabric covered table as much as I am?

Shelly

 

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