In the living room of our apartment we painted the longest wall in the room a deep rusty orange. In order to make this bold statement wall flow well with the rest of the space I wanted to choose some colorful artwork. I happened to have a TON of fabric samples from my time as a design student, so I decided to gather a bunch of photo frames and use the fabric to make an original piece of wall art.
I recently read about a product called Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Paint Markers. They’re basically paint pens that you can use to write on ceramics. They are non toxic, dishwasher safe, and permanently set just by baking them in the oven. I decided to buy some mugs and start decorating.
This year for Christmas I decided to make my parents a present. I wanted to do something with family photos, but decided against a scrapbook because I wanted it to be something they could hang up and show people regularly. I ended up making them a custom photo collage, arranging years worth of family photos into the word strang (our last name). It turned out really cute so I thought I would share it with you guys.
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Like any young college aged person, I have a fair amount of hand me down furniture. One of my hand me down pieces is a cherry wood coffee table. It’s a nice quality/solid wood table, but the cherry stain didn’t ‘t look great with my deep pumpkin colored accent wall and the table was was a bit traditional for my taste. It also wasn’t exactly in pristine shape after a few run-ins with a certain beagle. Rather than throw away a nice quality piece of furniture I decide to revamp it by painting it black, tiling it in pennies, and sealing the top with a clear resin. Here is how it went…
I’m cheap. Well…according to my boyfriend I’m frugalicious. I just do not like spending money on things that I don’t absolutely need, especially if I can easily make something similar. I’m always way more excited and proud of myself when I make things rather than buying them anyway. This is why every year when the holidays roll around I break out the scissors and cover my walls with handmade paper snowflakes.