Thursday, August 21, 2014

living room redo

FYI: I haven't blogged in awhile except when I felt it was necessary to update on Andy's progress, and when I was doing that here, it just felt weird to blog about other things I guess.
I started a Facebook page(Andy's cancer journey-praying for a miracle) for those of you who want to continue following Andy's progress.

I decided this year, once school starts, I'm going to follow through with some of my Pinterest projects that I've been wanting to do for awhile now...1st on the list was adding some bling to my living room-I am in LOVE with how it all turned out! My sister, owner at Set Apart Design came over yesterday & helped me make it happen...without further ado!

I couldn't find a 4 inch dot stencil so I bought clear plastic sheets of stencil paper & made my own dot stencil. It cost me about 6.00 & took me about 20 minutes to make all the stencils.
The paint was a happy accident! I checked at Lowes for a metallic gold, found the perfect sample, only to be told that it's a 2-step process & the 1st step alone would cost me 50.00! 
So I called said designer sister with my dilemma & she had a simple solution, of course!
Headed to PatCatan's with a new idea, I took a gamble on about 4 different shades of metallic craft paints & went home to mix them up & see what the verdict was...It matched the Lowes paint sample almost perfectly & my total cost for paint & stencils was approximately 15.00!!!

It turned out even better than I had imagined!
The artwork was made from an old canvas that I had already, I spray painted it with white paint that I had as well & used more craft paint for the lettering. 
It's free hand & not perfect, but I love it & all it's imperfection-it was free!

The plate, wall art was another Pinterest idea that I've been collecting  plates for from thrift stores, closeout sales & a piece of our wedding china as well.

It's all very eclectic & husband's deer head even fits in somehow(we threatened to paint the antlers gold...insert evil laugh) but I wanted to sleep in my own bed last night(alive) so we refrained :)

I love my new space & the fact that it cost me next thing to nothing to change it up!

Thank you Nettie for helping me fulfill my vision & for helping me do it for pennies.

*Go on over & check out her site, on Facebook, at Set Apart Design! 
She is known for being able to make something beautiful, of almost nothing, & making it great!

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