No Sew Hanging Pennant Banner | Playroom Felt Bunting

No Sew Hanging Pennant Banner | Playroom Felt Bunting

I can honestly say I don't think I have done this many consecutive posts that contain so much color. If there ever was a lack of bright colorful hues around here - I sure am making up for it in CJ's sensory playroom. The white walls in this space work perfectly with the radiant furnishings, however, once everything was in place the ceiling was looking a little bland. I figured the easiest way to add a touch of color was a hanging pennant banner - plus they just scream playful fun, right? I have made a few hanging banners in the past Continue reading

Metallic Peacock Feather Plates: Spray Painted Glass Silhouette Decorative Plates

Metallic Peacock Feather Plates: Spray Painted Glass Silhouette Decorative Plates

Happy Monday. Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Gathering with the family, a delicious dinner and some shopping with the girls has left me anxiously awaiting the upcoming holiday season. Some decorations have been pulled out of storage, however I am actually looking forward to putting a few things together myself. While I'm fond of the traditional red and green this year I am seeking neutrals and metallics this year to carry through to New Years and beyond. I started with these peacock feather plates for my kitchen. They Continue reading

Hanging Chalkboard US Map – Playroom Wall Art Inspired by Restoration Hardware

Hanging Chalkboard US Map – Playroom Wall Art Inspired by Restoration Hardware

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I have one last piece of wall art to show today as part of my little guys playful learning room makeover. As I have shared before, my goal for the wall art in this particular room was finding pieces that were not distracting and as neutral as possible - but still filled the room with a little personality and style.  I really wanted to add a map of some sort to the room and last year saved a fun unique military map from Restoration Hardware in my inspiration file. I really liked how Continue reading

How to Make a Circle Monogram Vinyl Decal using the Silhouette {and special Cameo promotion}

How to Make a Circle Monogram Vinyl Decal using the Silhouette {and special Cameo promotion}

Since today kicks off a new Silhouette promotion, I thought I would take a break from the playroom projects and share some details on how to make a simple circle monogram decal. The Tuesday {ten} post will be coming up this evening. I love the classic look of any type of monogram - and honestly I don't think they will ever go out of style in my book. The vinyl monogram I'm sharing today can be made right in the Silhouette Studio software without the need of any additional graphic downloads. Since both the Cameo and the SD use the Continue reading

How to Make a No Sew Tailored Fabric Cord Cover for Lights and Lamps

How to Make a No Sew Tailored Fabric Cord Cover for Lights and Lamps

Hello there! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I have one more post to share in reference to the hanging drum pendant lights I posted about last week. If you have been reading along, you know I am not the biggest fan of visible cords in any fashion - though they are pretty inevitable when it comes to suspending any kind of plug in lighting from the ceiling. A while back I posted an easy no-sew fabric cord cover tutorial and I was initially thinking I could use that same concept to cover these dreaded cords. Even though I cut down Continue reading

How to Cover a Tapered Drum Lamp Shade – Tuesday {ten}

Yesterday I shared a quick, simple {and inexpensive} way to make a plug in style hanging drum pendant light and I am back today to share some details on the shades I used. Tapered Drum shades are not that hard to find though they can be pretty expensive when purchased from some high end catalog retailers - not to mention the additional costs to have them covered in linen. Drum shades are one of the biggest trends in home lighting right now. They not only have a sleek and modern circular shape but allow the maximum amount of light to shine Continue reading

Simple DIY Plug in Drum Pendant Lighting {How to turn a Lamp Shade into a Hanging Pendant Light – the easy way}

Simple DIY Plug in Drum Pendant Lighting {How to turn a Lamp Shade into a Hanging Pendant Light – the easy way}

Let's talk plug in hanging lighting. By far it is not my first choice when trying to bring light into a room - however sometimes you just have to work with what you got. Even though there are an abundance of hanging pendants available, when it comes to finding a reasonable plug in style hanging drum pendant {without wiring it yourself} - the pickings are quite slim. I spent many nights scouring the internet for hanging plug in options for my little guys updated playroom. The room was originally designed to be a formal sitting room of Continue reading

Inexpensive Inspirational Playroom Wall Art – Revisited {How to Cut Long Pieces of Vinyl with the Silhouette}

Inexpensive Inspirational Playroom Wall Art – Revisited {How to Cut Long Pieces of Vinyl with the Silhouette}

When redecorating my little guys playful learning room, the one piece of wall art I had to keep and find a new space for was the hand-stamped inspirational canvas I made a couple years ago. I am a huge fan of inexpensive wall art and created the original simply using a large blank canvas, some extra paint and a set of foam letters. Unfortunitly the horizontal orientation was not working in its new home so a little revision and update was needed. I was able to reuse the same canvas, though this time around I decided to break out my Continue reading

How to Make an Envelope Backed Pillow Cover {an easy novice sewing tutorial}

How to Make an Envelope Backed Pillow Cover {an easy novice sewing tutorial}

It is no secret that I try to get away with using as much fusible web as possible; opposed to sewing. For some reason, to me, it is just quicker to pull out the iron rather than my sewing machine - and I am not really sure why. However, if I find some pillows that I know will be around for awhile I don't mind lugging out the machine to make a few quick and easy custom covers. I always seem to come across inexpensive bargain pillows and even though the fabric or design may not be anywhere near what I am looking for - it's still a great buy Continue reading

Inexpensive Framed Educational Chart Wall Art  {Classic Smokey the Bear Nature Posters}

Inexpensive Framed Educational Chart Wall Art {Classic Smokey the Bear Nature Posters}

When looking for some decor to display above the cubby unit in the playroom/learning room, I had a hard time deciding what exactly I should do. Previously I used the space to create fun playful vignettes - but in an attempt to keep the room plain, simple and a bit more educational for my little guy, the busyness probably would not be a good choice this time around. I thought the best simplistic way to fill the large space without a lot of chaos would be framed prints. Educational posters and charts were the first thing that came to mind - Continue reading