Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Sunday, December 28, 2008
My fabulous gift is a budget to turn the den into an actual "TomKat Studio"! To start it off, he & the kids gave me a gift certificate to Ikea! Yippee! It is going to be a super fun project and I am looking for ideas!
This is an office from Pottery Barn that I had saved in my "idea binder" that makes me sway toward using green, black and white! The den is also on the same side of the house with the master bedroom, which also has green accents. I might be so bold and add wallpaper to one wall? Something like damask or swirls or something might be fun. I've never wallpapered before, (only removed!) so any advice would be welcome!
My husband got creative and made me a certificate for the project, isn't that sweet?
Saturday, December 27, 2008
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Saturday, December 20, 2008
I started by sanding the bases and frames, then painted the base coats and let dry. Next, I painted the circles freehand. Afterthought....if you're a perfectionist like me, you should use a round lotion bottle to draw circles before painting. After everything dried, I sanded the edges to give it that "distressed" look, and used brown ink to "age" the edges as well. I let the ink dry, put on a clear top coat and then attached the frames to the bases, and the screwed in the hooks! Voila!
Christmas cards, meet Christmas tree! Two problems solved!
Hadvab's: Thuy made these herself (of course), with adorable photos taken by her sister, Tina who just started a photography company - LiveLove Photography. (I designed the logo!)