Friday, August 27, 2010

Things that make me smile...

Oh where to start?! The long bench...the beamed ceiling...the glass walls...the openness...I could go on and on!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Car!!

I got a new car last week...its pretty much "just for fun!" I have this "thing" about cars...especially nice cars! Fast cars! Beautiful cars! Its in my blood, I have no control :) So for now, I'm simply embracing that "thing"!

So this week I've spent a lot of time simply enjoying my new toy :) And trying to master the six speed!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Love me some Target!

Found this vase filler at Target this weekend...

I am in love with the textures and the beautiful greens!

Seriously cool! Love that place!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What do the 80's and Wall Art have in common?

I'm a scrapbooker, so all those thousands of pictures I took in Europe will most definitely be put in an album...but I wanted a way to display some of my favorites in my home, out where people can see them! So I decided on a Gallery Wall, and 3 months later I finally have it done!! And I must say I LOVE it! :)

The box of frames I came home with from my mom! (This is where the 80's play in :))

Well, I don't know about you, but I'm not all that into the 80' least not the color and decor choices from that decade :) So out came that trusty can of Behr white paint!

Here's a great look of those pre-painted frames :) Aren't they glorious?!

I laid out all the frames I had, and worked them around until I liked how they looked. And then moved them around a few more times!

Then I got out a roll of Christmas wrapping paper and laid it on the floor...And placed all the frames where I wanted them. I then traced each frame on to the wrapping paper with a marker. I also measured each frame to see where I would need to put the nail to hang it. I then measured on that same point on the paper and marked it.

I taped the paper to the wall, and tried my best to make it level! :) And of course, forgot to take a picture at that step! Sorry! Anyways, I pounded in all the nails exactly where I had marked them on the paper and then carefully ripped the paper off the wall...leaving all my "perfectly placed nails" :)

Hanging the frames, and making them straight and level was so much easier with this method than I would have ever thought! I am a firm believer in wrapping paper today :)

Now I need to figure out what I'm going to do on the mantel :) But for now...some of my favorite Europe pictures are up! I love walking in the house and being reminded of the great trip we had. And all the beautiful places we saw!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Gallery Walls

I attempted a gallery wall in my living room this weekend...I've been wanting to for awhile, but needed to acquire lots of frames first :) But not wanting to spend a lot of money on them I was waiting to find some great deals! Or better yet, some free ones! And by golly I found them! From none other than mom :) She sent me home with a box full the last time I went to visit, so then it was just a matter of painting them! Hopefully I'll get some completed pictures up this week, I'm waiting for a couple pictures I ordered to actually fill the frames :)

Here's some great wall galleries...ah, inspiration!

Have you guys attempted any art walls? Or how bout those ones in the staircase...I think that's so cool! But I have no idea how hanging all those frames above the stairs would ever be accomplished!