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.
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.
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 Sharpie…Always 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.
I love how this project turned out and the memories that it reminds me of.
Posted in Crafting, DIY, Wall Decor | Tagged Art Inspiration, Crafting, DIY Art, diy projects, DIY Wall Decor, Hand Crafted, Inspiration, Sharpie, Vintage Art, Wall Decor, Woodworking | 6 Comments »
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.
Shopping source: 1/2/3/4
Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you back here next week.
Posted in Clothing, Fall, FASHION | Tagged Fall Clothing, Fall Fashion, Fashion Style, Fashion Trends, Long Vest, shopping, Style | Leave a Comment »
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.
Posted in ENTERTAINING, Party Inspiration, Party Planning, Tabletop Decor | Tagged Celebrations, Entertaining, Napkin Folding, Party Decor, Placesetting, Seasonal, Style, Table Decor, Table Settings | Leave a Comment »
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.
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.
Now I need to UpStyle it and this image has me thinking about side details and pretty casters.
This gorgeous chandelier had me at STUNNING!
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!
Posted in Crafting, DIY, GIFT WRAP, LIGHTING, WORDS TO INSPIRE | Tagged Accessories, Chandeliers, Crafting, Furniture, Gift Wrap, Inspiration, Style, Woodworking | 2 Comments »