I cant tell you how many times I have heard the words " You are such a Martha Stewart" (haha) I just love crafting, diy, painting, sewing, and home decorating. It gives me great satisfaction to look around my house and say " I MADE THAT!"

Friday, February 24, 2012

Modern Vintage Art Redo

  I just finished this project yesterday, and I was too excited about it to wait until next week to post it! I loved Abby's Modern Vintage Art , but I wanted to add some of the teal color into it. At first I was just going to change the bow in the little girls hair to a teal one, but slowly I ended up change everything. (Isn't that how most projects turn out). Well you know me, enough chit chat and on to the pictures ;)

  I LOVE the soft airy feel going on in her room now!

Here are some closeups of each piece!!!
   I added the same trim I used on the Ric Rac Cuff Sheets over the black velvet. I think it looks like a completely different frame with the teal finish on it!

  For the Little Girl, I changed out the background to one that matches her Photo Art Blocks. The color is a little darker in this picture than in real life.

  For the Little Boy's picture I changed out paper to again match the Photo Art Blocks. Then added a pink bow tie!

   I LOVE the way these turned out!!! From the teal distressed frame to the real metal keys and locks ! Much better than the before paper version!

  This cute hair bow holder I made yesterday to go in the middle, it fills the space so much better than the smaller frame. I hot glued the ric rac on the inner grove of the frame, then added the lace across the back.

  Here is a close up of the fabric flowers I added to the bottom corner! :) They make me happy, and Abby too. She keeping going in her room and saying ooooh pretty flowers. :D

    One last picture of that side of the room! It is finally coming together.

  Oh I forgot I haven't done a post about her closet makeover ;) Well that is coming soon my friend.
I have a few more projects I want to tackle still.
- new curtains
- old mantle shelf with knobs
- lace bunting

  I am so excited to see how it all comes together! :) Tell me what do you think? Do you LOVE the pink and teal together as much as I do?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ric Rac Bed Sheets

   The last two weeks I have had so much fun decorating Abby's big girl room!!! :) I wanted to share one of the easy projects I did to add a pop of color to her bed. I was inspired by these adorable Ric Rac Cuff Sheets by Pottery Barn Kids.

    I just loved the look but the PRICE and the colors were not going to work for me! So I went to Hancock Fabrics and bought 2 packages of medium size Ric Rac and 3 yards of teal blue trim. First I sewed the ric rac on right over the cuff line on the pillow case and the top sheet. Next I sewed the teal trim over the ric rac letting it peak out just a little bit!

  Here is the pillow case all done! Now I just need to get Abby's name added to the cuff!

I LOVE the Teal and Pink together!!!!

   She LOVES her big girl bedding!!!

   I am so excited to get the rest of her pillows done and her upholstered headboard!!! :) So what do you think?


2 Packs of Pink Ric Rac- $3
3 Yards of Teal Trim- $3
Total= $6

Pottery Barn Kids Price
sheet set and pillow case= $101.50

That's a huge savings!!!

  What projects are you working on? Do you LOVE ric rac as much as I do?!?! :D

Thanks for stopping by,


Exciting Things Happening Here

  Hey guys, it has been a crazy month around my house, with Greg gone for his predeployment training, and with adjusting to single parent status. Greg has a week off in March before shipping out!!! I am excited and so sad at the same time. I will get to see my husband, but this will be the last time. :(

 But thankfully God is always there sending little blessing our way to make our struggles bearable. I have had quite a few of these! Like Becoming Martha hitting 200,000 page views last month. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments, and encouraging words! I would of stopped blogging months ago with out YOU!

  If that wasn't great enough news I was emailed that Abby's nursery took 3rd place out of 100's in a Unique Baby Gear Ideas Nursery Contest! Not only could I NOT believe we even place against the amazing competition, but also we won a $100 gift card to Amazon.com!!! SWEET!!!! I already bought Abby's twin bedding and will have a post on that as I finish her bed! The contest starts every Jan. and goes until the end of Dec. I entered in July, so it is never too late to enter. Also there are so many wonderful ideas on this PAGE! 1st place is $500 Amazon gift card! It is worth the few minutes it takes to enter, believe me I didn't think I had a shot in the dark!

  Last but not least I was nominated by my sweet friend Amy on her Blog Full Circle Homeschooling for a Versatile Blogger Award! I was so honoured and touched that she choose me! I want to do the same thing for one of you! Please leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog, I would LOVE to come visit each one of you! Then I will chose one of you to pass this award onto! What a great way to encourage one another! :D