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.