DIY Wall Art

DIY Wall Art by ConfettiStyle1

My mother was a school teacher for 27 years and every summer, a couple of weeks before school started, I’d go to the classroom to help her decorate the bulletin boards.  I loved going to her classroom and getting it ready for the first day of school and always love to write on the chalkboard and look at the old school map that hung on one wall.   The map seemed larger than life and I remember loving how it was hung, from two wood rods and a rope.

Vintage School Map


The other day I came across a piece of wall art that was hung in a similar way and it brought back memories.  I decided I needed my own version of vintage school map style artwork in my home and so I created one.  Instead of using an image for my art piece, I decided to create a wall quote instead.


To create this piece I headed to Hobby Lobby and picked up two pieces of  their 36″ x 1″ x 1/4″ pine wood pieces and a 11″ x 14″ canvas.

 Once home I cut the wood pieces in half so that I’d have four 18″ long pieces and then stained them with Minwax stain sheets.

DIY Wall Art by ConfettiStyle

Next I cut the canvas off of the frame so that I’d have a loose piece of canvas.  To create a clean edge, I measured 1/2″ in on each side of my canvas, folded the edge under and secured it with stitch witchery.

Then I got busy hand lettering my quote using a SharpieAlways Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen!

Once I was done hand-lettering I glued the top and bottom edge of the canvas between two pieces of wood.

The piece now hangs as part of an eclectic gallery wall arrangement.

DIY Wall Art by ConfettiStyle2

I love how this project turned out and the memories that it reminds me of.


Fall Is In The Air

Fall Vignette By ConfettiStyle10

Hello there!  Today’s post is late because I’ve been a busy bee all morning.

 I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We had beautiful weather over the weekend, here in Atlanta and I was excited because that meant I was able to get lots of painting done and several projects completed and checked off the to-do list.  I also started adding a few fall touches in my home and the first was a quick console table vignette.

Fall Vignette by ConfettiStyle7 copy

This vignette was really quick and simple to put together.  I pulled my large chalkboard out of the garage and propped it on a console table I have in the living room. I choose not to write anything on the chalkboard and instead hung a fall wreath in the center using some wide green satin ribbon.

Fall Vignette by ConfettiStyle2

On the top shelf of the table I scattered a few pumpkins at the base of the chalkboard and placed the concrete bust I bought over the summer on a stack of books.  I place some feathers in the bust head for height and added texture.

The wood book display to the left is a project I completed over the weekend and I’ll have the full tutorial for you on Thursday.  It so was easy to make.

Fall Vignette by ConfettiStyle8 copy

It’s amazing how little changes to your decor can make the season come alive.  Next up my fall dining table centerpiece which I’ll show you later this week.

Do something magical this week!



Fall Inspiration


Design tip:  Bringing the outdoors in is a quick and easy way to add a touch of fall to your decor. Pull  branches from the trees and place them in pretty containers, place outdoor mums along a console table or fireplace mantel and layer your furnishings with plaid throws.

Fall is in the air and I’m excited for what the season holds.

Be inspired and have a fabulous weekend!


Happy Friday!

We’re expecting a bit cooler weather this weekend and even though it won’t be cool enough to pull out my fall clothes, I’m really excited about putting away the sandals and pulling out my scarves and boots.  As someone who likes to layer my clothing during the colder months, I also don’t wont to be over-layered or too hot so one of the hottest fashion trends for fall is going to work perfectly for me…


There are so many reasons to love a long vest.  It’s the perfect alternative to a chunky cardigan, a stylish option to replace a blazer, they can be worn with jeans or slacks and they are easy to style with flats or boots.

Here are a few of my favorite long vest styles for fall and how I’d wear them:

Style #1:  I’d pair this black and white vest with a long sleeve black turtleneck or tee, a classic pair of denim jeans and and a pair of ankle boots.

Style #2:  A crisp white shirt, black pants and an animal print loafer would be the perfect pieces to wear with this classic grey duster vest.

Style #3:  To keep this teal, purple and white stripe from looking too dark and heavy, I’d wear it with a black tee and lighter wash boyfriend jeans.

Style #4:  This black vest has a more polished look to it so it can be dressed up or down.  I love the combo in the photo–classic white shirt, denim and an animal print scarf.

I’ve got a bunch of projects to do this weekend but I hope to do a little on-line shopping during the evenings and a long vest will definitely be on the shopping list.

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Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you back here next week.


One of the areas that can get out of hand in most homes is the linen closet.  Just like the junk drawer in the kitchen, the linen closet can become a catch-all for any and everything if not kept in order.

As an admitted ‘over-organizer’, I can’t stand an unruly linen closet.  I want my closets  to be organized, functional and pretty.  To help me keep my linen closets in order I employ a handful of organization and design tricks and the end result is always a winner.


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faux fur pillow stack

I read a lot of design blogs and follow many bloggers on instagram and pinterest and I know that all of them, along with me,  are in the midst transitioning their home decor from summer to fall.

When it comes to decorating for fall, I often accessorize tabletops and my dining table with natural elements like leaves and pinecones and I usually decorate my front door with a fall arrangement.  But, mother nature is not my favorite design element when decorating for fall.  It’s faux fur!

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 I’m trying to ease into to fall but my mind has completely changed gears and is focused on the upcoming holiday season.  Halloween is just around the corner, then the festivities of Thanksgiving will be here and Christmas is only 3 1/2 months away.  There is so much do my to-do personal and business check-list, including coming up with a few fun holiday tablescapes.

In addition to pretty place settings, I also on the hunt for some fun napkin folding ideas and just happened to round-up 10 really cool one.  So, if you’re already thinking about holiday entertaining and need a jump-start on ideas, take note of these and check holiday table decor off your to-do list.


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Happy Sunday!  I hope your weekend has been a good one so far and that you’ll savor and enjoy today!

When I’m feeling inspired I can’t help but share it with you so today I’m popping in to share a few things that inspired me this week.

Wood Gift tags


These adorable and easy to DIY wood gift tags which might work with my holiday decor theme.


If you follow me on Instagram you saw that I headed back to Home Depot this week to finish making this wood cart, designed by blogger Anna White.

Bar cart


 Now I need to UpStyle it and this image has me thinking about side details and pretty casters.

turq chandelier


This gorgeous chandelier had me at STUNNING!

Pom Poms


After I saw these multi-colored pom poms, I wanted to  make some multi-colored pom poms!



This quote is nothing but inspiring!

Next week is going to be a crazy one.  I got called back for more jury duty questioning, for a big case here in Atlanta and I have my fingers crossed that I don’t get picked.  In anticipation of a busy week, I’ve completed two design plans early, I’ve written all my blog post for the week ( I’ve got some good ones for  you) and a new stack of magazines is ready to accompany me to the court house!