Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

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.


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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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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!


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I love a work space that combines functional features with creative touches!

Happy weekend and let these links inspire you!

Three entrepreneurs who will inspire you to follow your passion!

Easy steps to ensure you’re living your best life.

Finding your ultimate happiness with the life you have now.

Never regret another day of your life.


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I think every woman needs a private vanity space.  A space to primp for a special night out, a day hanging with girlfriends or simply a spot to sit and get ready for a day of shopping.

The perfect vanity space should include:

* A desk or table
* A stylish chair
* Pretty wall art and a mirror
* Personal pictures
* A decorative lamp
* Beautiful containers and trays to hold makeup or jewelry
* Flowers
*  Personal treasures
Here are a few vanity areas that make we swoon and just might give you the inspiration for your own personal vanity space.











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One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add architectural details to your home is by adding molding to your walls.  This bathroom really came to life because of the grid wall treatmet that was added.  The raised molding gives the space definition and makes the space feel larger because the vertical and horizontal lines create movement for the eye.  A few buliding supplies, tools and some paint and you can easily create this look in your own home.

Design Tip:  The key to a classic and elegant look is to keep the spacing between molding uniform and perfectly aligned. And always caulk for seamless edges and joints.

If you’re wanting to add a designer detail like this to your home, here’s a great guide to molding styles and application tips.




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Do you remember years ago when everyone had black luggage and how everyone tried to come up with a clever way to identify their bags?


Like many of you I tied ribbon to the handle in an effort to distinguish my bag from everyone else.  Most of the time the ribbon would come back tattered or missing off my luggage.


I’ve also tried wrapping yarn around the handle (although it didn’t look as pretty as this) but that was a failure too.


How about identifying your bag with tape?.  How many of you have tried that trick?

4. Long strips on long sides

Adding washi tape to your bag would definitely give it some style but I don’t think it would stand up too well against those baggage carousels.


Since I’ve been doing a fair bit of traveling this year and will be heading out for my final trip of the summer, I decided it was time to come up with a stylish and effective way to identify my bags.  In addition to the traditional luggage tag I have on my bags, I wanted to create a tag that would stand out and be easy to identify.

DIY Bag Tag by ConfettiStyle (1)

Here are the supplies you’ll need to make your own bag tags:

*  Wood Shapes (about the size of a traditional luggage tag)
*  Decorative Scrapbook Paper
* Gold Spray Paint  
* Mod Podge
*Mod Podge Spray Sealer
*  Grommets
* Large Jump Rings
How To:
1. Drill a hole into the top of each wood piece
2.  Spray paint the front, back and sides of all your wood pieces
3.  Cut your scrapbook paper to fit your wood pieces
4.  Paste paper to each side of your wood piece using your Mod Podge.  
After you have placed one side of paper, punch through it so that you know where the hole it.  Attach the other piece of paper and punch through that so the hold is open on both sides of your tag.
5.  Once your Mod Podge has dried, spray each side of the tag with your sealer and let dry
6.  Add the grommets to the holes in your tag
7.  Add large jump ring and attach your tag to your luggage.
If you’re looking for split rings in colors other than silver, I found this shop on Etsy that has a great selection.

DIY Bag Tag by ConfettiStyle (2)

I can’t wait to take my tags on the road.  As you read this, I’m on my way to Washington, DC  for a mini family vacation.  It’s going to be a fun trip because my mom is coming in from Oklahoma and this will be the first time my hubby has ever visited DC.  I’ll see you back here next week.  

Have a safe holiday weekend!


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I hope everyone had a great weekend.  The hubs and I spent the weekend in Alabama at his high school reunion.  He had a great time seeing and catching up with people he hadn’t seen in years.  I also had a great time hearing stories about him from his high school days and learning about all the tricks he played on his freinds.  I can definitely say that while he has gotten older, he still has the heart and spirit of a kid.

Anyway, I’ve been busy all day getting caught up on work, emails and projects so I’m hitting the send button on this post a bit late.

Today I wanted to share a fun little project I created using Wallternatives wall decals.  During the Haven conference in July,  I got a first hand look at Wallternatives wall decals and immediately my mind starting pondering all the ways I could decoratve with them.



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