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

Make a Framed Chalkboard Wall {& Wooden Alphabet Wall Art}

Make a Framed Chalkboard Wall {& Wooden Alphabet Wall Art}

I hope everyone enjoyed the first weekend of spring. Though the weather was not the best around here, we were able check some more things off our indoor list before the sunshine and warmth rolls in. {which is perfectly ok because when it is nice out I really want to be outside this time of year!}With the magnetic framed art gallery complete, we decided to make the second wall in our little guys room a chalkboard wall. As much as I would of liked to chalk up the entire wall - I opted to leave room for some much needed storage in the space Continue reading

DIY Magnetic Frame Gallery Wall to Display Children’s Art Work

DIY Magnetic Frame Gallery Wall to Display Children’s Art Work

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I am at a loss of words for all the kind, heartfelt comments that have been left on The Home Depot Table post. Reading through them, and this whole experience in general, just makes us realize how good life really is and how blessed we really are. These simple acts of kindness have given us a new light and renewed our spirits as the past couple of months we have felt a little bit at a loss. {and if you have been reading along I am sure it has shown} So thank you all for that - it truly means a lot.So with Continue reading

Inspiring Printed Fabric Wall Art and DIY Reclaimed Wooden Frames {Project Pink}

I am delighted to dedicate today's post to Project Pink hosted by Marilyn from The Artsy Girl Connection. Marilyn contacted me a few weeks ago to take part in 'Painting The Blog World P I N K For CURE' to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I was touched my her initiative and honored to take part. This post is in honor of my grandmother, who is no longer with us, but fought her own battle for many years. My pink project today is printed fabric wall art and some easy frames made from some reclaimed wood. The Continue reading

Use Printed Fabric to Make Decoupaged Decorative Glass Plates {with Printable Halloween Images}

Use Printed Fabric to Make Decoupaged Decorative Glass Plates {with Printable Halloween Images}

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are preparing for a festive get together for my little guy and are in full Halloween mode. It's really fun getting into the spooky spirit as even though this time of year is one of my favorites - I normally do not get that much into Halloween decor. So I'm enjoying playing around with the orange and black for a change and decided to start off by adding some Halloween Plates to the kitchen. Plain glass plates are really inexpensive and with a few simple changes can be easily altered to fit in with any Continue reading

Gallery Walls ~ Pictures, Prints and Collection Collages {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

It takes me quite awhile to commit to actually hanging anything on my walls, especially since we moved. Seeing all the tiny nails holes left to be repaired when we took everything off the walls in our old home did not leave a pretty picture in my mind. Needless to say many of my new walls are still blank canvases. I am intrigued though by gallery walls and though it may take some time for me to embark on such a project as major as some these below - there is nothing wrong with a little eye candy to assist in the planning. This week's Continue reading

Wooden Shim Interchangeable Picture Frame {custom family silhouette printable}

Wooden Shim Interchangeable Picture Frame {custom family silhouette printable}

I have had some wooden shims left over from the custom natural wall art piece I did awhile ago and thought I would put them to good use. Even though shims are not top quality pieces of wood I love the grains, textures and variety of colors that you can find in each inexpensive pack. If you have done a previous project with shims, this frame makes perfect use of the cut odds and ends left over. Plus since it is a custom piece - you can make it as large as you wish creating a personalized piece of wall art at a fantastic Continue reading

Make Your Own Printed Fabric Photo Canvas {Easy Father’s Day Gift}

Going through our photos, I have so many simple shots that can instantly take me back to the exact day they were taken and make me smile. It's not necessarily the photo itself {as most of them are not top printable quality} it's the feeling I get of remembering what transpired that day to make it one of the best days ever. These un-staged, spur of the moment photos that truly capture life are the ones I adore. As Custom photo canvas' are ever so popular right now {along with some pretty fantastic deals as well} - I thought a DIY version of Continue reading

XL Vinyl for the Sensory Playroom {by Accent Studios}

XL Vinyl for the Sensory Playroom {by Accent Studios}

It seems like I have been working on this sensory playroom for my little guy for quite some time as the last update I gave was when the furniture and equipment arrived last September. The truth is there are a lot of little odds and ends still on the to-do that have been put aside. I did recently check one of those off though with this huge vinyl monogram from Accent Studios. When I painted and stenciled the room I did a white on white design as I knew the furniture was bursting with lots of color. Once we had things in place the large focal Continue reading

DIY Deer Head Silhouette Wall Art Decor {How to repurpose an old canvas}

DIY Deer Head Silhouette Wall Art Decor {How to repurpose an old canvas}

Our property is nestled in the middle of woods, so the trendy deer decor is just naturally fitting around these parts. As I prefer to leave the 'real' deer heads on the actual animals that frolic in our fields, I thought it would still be fun to add some antlers to our decor; just a little better suited for our living room. I always like to add a touch of whimsy to each room and found a deer head silhouette to perfectly fit the bill; a little bit rustic, a little bit modern and the perfect manly balance to the floral fabric I have added to the Continue reading