Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Keeping Busy

Yard Stick Carter – I thought of this while waiting for my paint order at home depot. I used five yard sticks and cut them up with a miter saw. I used wood glue to connect the pieces. When that dried, I glued cut up paint stirrers to the back to go over the joins. Cost $3

Fabric Wreath – I loved having my valentine’s wreath on the mantel, so when February ended, I wanted something more permanent. I used four yards of decorator fabric and a straw wreath. This took forever but I love it. Cost $40

St. Patrick’s Day banner – Lindsey gave me a quick instruction of how she makes her birthday banners. I used rick rack instead of more fabric to connect it all which was more expensive, but oh so cute! Cost $8

HUGE painting project – I painted my two story entry way, formal living, formal dining, up the stairs, and gameroom in ivory invitation. It is a big change from my beige, red, and green, but I love it. I am also painting the ceilings white and the trim white. The gameroom, which is becoming my new art studio, is still a work in process but it is coming along, Anyone remember this easel. Sam made it for me after I had Renée and I am finally dusting it off.

So if you haven’t heard from me in a while, that is what I have been doing.

My mom made Carter this tool bedding.  I thought I would show it off.
close up of fabric wreath


The Rexburgites said...

Holy Crap!! You have been busy! Love it all- and your house looks incredible!

Brooke said...

Wow Tiffany! You've been busy! I love all your projects you've been working on. Makes me want to do something crafty!

sweet mama entropy said...

wow! you have been busy lady! everything looks great. {and i covet your art studio!} also, though not a topic in this post, i love the family photo wall display... super modern/classy!

Rochelle said...

Looks great Tiffany! You must love to paint. It seems like you just did these rooms!

russ katie mia & george said...

WOW! that new paint color REALLY brightened up your house. i think it makes everything look bigger. it turned out really nice, tiff. i hope you are thrilled with it, especially after you pulled a michaelangelo and scaled the wall to do it. should have done a ceiling fresco while you were up there ;). AND all i can say about your art studio is this...I AM JEALOUS! i might get a black mark in my heavenly book for coveting, but i can't help it! i know that you will create great things in your new space. and i imagine your kids are going to start creating a lot of great things too (whether you allow them to or not!).

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Natasha said...

WOW! Everything looks SO good! I really love the yard stick name - such a creative project!