Tuesday, July 5, 2016

"Tea-Riffic" Birthday Teacup Stack Card

I made this A2 tea-themed birthday card using the Poppystamps "teacup stack" die cut.  The original die is only 2" x 3" but I cut, scanned and converted it to an SVG file so I was able to enlarge it and cut with my Cricut Explore.  The font is DJ Doodlers by Fontastic for Cricut and the paper is by Creative Memories.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Vinyl decal / sitcker set for kitchen cabinet - ICONS for DRYING DISHES and DRYING HANDS

I installed two matching 8" Restoration Hardware pulls in lieu of a towel rack.  The pulls work out better than a towel rack because they are much more streamlined and don't stick out as far.

I designed and added vinyl decal icons over each towel; one for drying dishes, the other for drying hands.  
These decals, as well as others are available at my etsy store:
zozieco on etsy

Sunday, November 1, 2015

dishtowel holders using 8 inch restoration hardware grafton pulls

Instead of installing a towel bar on the kitchen island, we purchased two coordinating Grafton 8" drawer pulls from Restoration Hardware.  The 8" pulls are wide enough to hang a dishtowel on each pull and they are a lot more shallow, so they do not stick out as far as a towel bar.

Monday, June 15, 2015

White Painted Laminate Stairs with Carpet Runner

We originally had laminate floors, which continued up the stairs.  After we re-floored downstairs, we decided to paint the laminate stairs white and add a runner.  We added a skirt along the wall and painted it white to match the stairs and railing.

We painted the walls, which really brightened up house (Valspar Pelican).  Here are the before pictures, which now seem so drab:

Friday, May 29, 2015

TEACHER APPRECIATION CARD: "A+ TEACHER" with Chalkboard + Apple + Pencil

This card was made with my Silhouette Cameo.  The file is from the Silhouette Studio called "teacher appreciation card".  I ended up using a different apple from the Studio as well because it had better shape.  

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Laundry Room Wall Vignette with Frame Built into High Chair Rail

Here's my remodeled / redecorated laundry room.  The frame is built into a shaker-style high chair rail to create a laundry room themed vignette.  The top wall color is Benjamin Moore "Misty Memories" and the bottom is Benjamin Moore "Sea Life".  Both are grays with hints of purple.  I mixed the two colors and painted the inside of the frame.  I hung floating shelves from Lowe's and added themed decor.  

My washing machine is next to a wall, so the door would always hit the wall.  I kept this in mind when I was planning out the size and placement of the bottom of the frame.  Now it's protected by the frame and I also added a clear rubber bumper pad sticker.

I made "Laundromat" and "laundry guide icons" vinyl wall decals for the top and bottom of the frame.

I made a "Lost Socks" vinyl decal and applied it to a small galvenized pail to hold the unmatched socks.  Then, I bought a small piggy bank at Michael's and applied a "Loose Change" vinyl decal.

Finally, I installed two chrome double hooks onto the chair rail on the adjacent wall.  The hooks are Aubrey from Restoration Hardware.  

Here are the before and after pictures.  We also re-tiled and painted the cabinets... It's so much brighter and cheerful now!

You can find my custom laundry room decals at my etsy store:  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Birthday Card with Quickutz cupcake & CTMH stamp

Happy Birthday card was embellished with Quickutz cupcake, Quickutz Goosebumpz dots.  The stamp is from Close to my Heart.