Friday, May 18, 2012

D.I.Y projects.....

We all know I am a Pinterest junkie and have recruited several of my friends to join in my Pinterest addiction so now they see how wicked awesome & useful it really is.
Remember how I said I wanted to stencil a rug?
I originally had designs on doing it before the baby arrived while I was in my full blown nesting stage but that didn't happen.
So then I thought, well once I recover I can get to it and that still hasn't happened.
And I'm glad it didn't because this morning I saw this fabulous rug on Tatertots & Jello (she is so stinking creative I love it)
7 tips on how to paint a rug
image via: Tatertots & Jello
And I am in LOVE.
I don't have the time or patience to tape of that design (maybe one day) but I found a similar stencil at Cutting Edge Stencils so I'm leaning towards that.
They have a TON of killer geometric designs that may just be right up my alley so I'm sure that will be a process to choose just one.
But who knows - I may end up stenciling more than one rug for the house like Jen's done!
I was super torn about the actual stencil for the rug and as I was going through my Home Style pin board I noticed a trend in that I was gravitating toward geometrically designed rugs.
As evidenced here:
Lara Spencer thrifty chic

I also realized I am not going to be tackling this project any time soon.
We plan on moving when our lease is up in November (say a prayer we are able to buy a house!)
so I want to save that project for our new place.
Since that place will be ours (hopefully) I can really put our own creative spin on things.
This makes me excited.
I can't wait to pull out all the stops and really get going on some of my more elaborate ideas.
Like how cute is this chair?

I love the bright colors and the fabric. I don't necessarily need to buy a brand new one but if I can find a similar style and then re-upholster it......oh snap! Custom furniture!
I also intend to paint our patio furniture a darker color - similar to this
Orange- think I want to stain my patio furniture this dark

That I actually plan to do sooner rather than later but I need to recruit a few friends for the process.
And a babysitter.
Or I may just pull an all-nighter and do it in the garage one evening during the week. 
Wouldn't that be fun?

Any d.i.y. projects you're working on around the house??

1 comment:

  1. All nighters sound fun until you are doing it LOL. I spent a few nights painting our new place and wayyyy regretted it in the early morning hours haha. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the decorating you do! I kind of love your style :)


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