Holla! So I have had my eye on a certain entry rug for a while now, but knowing how rough my family is on entry rugs I just couldn't see spending $50 on a doormat. So on a serious whim yesterday while out shopping for supplies for #ProjectLittleMiss we picked up a new plain doormat. With no intentions to do anything to it we got home & I thought... I could totally make that rug. No less than 10 minutes later I had recreated the rug (almost to a T) for a grand total of $10 & some change.
This project couldn't have been any easier either. It went super fast thanks to my new Silhouette Machine, but this could easily be done with some contact paper & a utility knife with a little more time & effort. I wrote out my text, using the font Bebas because I thought it looked close, and printed it out on my vinyl. Once I pulled off the outer layer I had my stencil. I simply laid it down on top of the mat & used some leftover black acrylic craft paint & a little stencil brush I had on hand. As the stencil does not adhere too well to the coir mat I just pounced (or dabbed) the paint instead of swirling like I would normally do with a stencil. Voila! or shall I say "Holla!"
If you were doing this with contact paper I would recommend printing out your text on an 8.5"x11" sheet of paper & laying it on top of the contact paper. From there you can use your blade to cut out your design. Again, a little more effort, but so worth it I think!
How fun would this be welcoming your holiday guests or even as a unique gift for those hard to shop for friends in your life?! Trust me, we haven't had any extra time for other projects thanks to #ProjectLittleLady, so if I could whip this out in ten minutes, so could you!
We are moving right along on #ProjectLittleLady this week thanks to the hubs being off all week!!! So hopefully I'll be able to share the final reveal soon. The image above is a little mood board I pulled together for the space. Pink & Glittery (of course) with a little dash of maturity & whimsy. Let's face it, she is three. One of my favorite additions is her new Crane & Canopy Bedding. Their new bright collection is saturated with color & style. I am itching to pull it out of the packaging!!! But we have to get all the project dust & paint out of there first.
Not really being one for theme-y spaces, her new room has the slightest Alice in Wonderland thread running throughout the design, but nothing too literal & nothing that can't grow with her. That was key! The space (& items) must all grow with her.
Here are some spaces that have inspired me during this quick transformation....
To kick start the December Festivities around the Hunted Interior I invited fifteen super stylish & talented ladies to share with you all their favorite Christmas ornaments (or tree adornments). The best part is, a lot of these ornaments are on sale today thanks to Cyber Monday. So check out these gorgeous offerings from some of my favorite people.
First off HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I hope you all are enjoying your friends and family as much as we are. As you may know, we decided at the last minute to drive to my in law's house for the week as our home is in major transition mode right now! Luckily I was fortunate enough to try the Silhouette Printer this past week & it is making her room go so much faster! More on that in a minute...
I have only had the Silhouette for just over a week & have completed three vastly different projects with it. Seriously, the machine was delivered around 6pm & my first project was done by 8pm. That included reading the instructions, creating my design & feeding Chloe dinner. Not too shabby.
In moving Chloe into the dining room we have decided to keep our faux fireplace & the large mirror over the mantel. While I adore this mirror, I wanted the ability to add a fun & whimsical touch to it without permanently altering it. Enter Silhouette's Gold Vinyl& a line from one of my favorite songs!
Isn't it lovely?!?!!!
My favorite part about the Silhouette is the ability to use your own designs & fonts you already have on your computer. You aren't restricted by only using their designs (which they have tons of!) but you all know I have a tendency to add my own spin on our projects.
I downloaded the included software, entered in my text (with one of my favorite fonts, Lust) and positioned them accordingly. As my transfer paper hadn't come in yet (& my patience could not wait!!) I used strips of lint roller paper to transfer my vinyl design onto the mirror. (It worked great!!) I love how placing it on the mirror gave it an almost 3D effect.
I know most of you all don't want anymore previews of her room (thanks to an Instagram poll I took) so this is it for now! But know that there are a few more Silhouette projects to come.
You're ready to order yours now aren't you?!? I love it!
Post and giveaway sponsored by The Home Depot, but all opinions are my own.
I mentioned a week or so ago that I was participating in the Home Depot Do It Herself Workshop & let me tell you all... it was a blast! We all built Pinterest Inspired Monogram Wreaths like I had shown in the previous post. I was so impressed by not only the turn out of lovely ladies, but their eagerness to learn & get behind the power tools. There was literally a line of participants waiting to get their hands on those Ryobi & Dremel Tools.
I was so inspired by their creativity that I decided to create my own version of the monogram wreath... Check out my little video on my Monogram Laurel Wreath.
Excited to make your own right!?!? I tried to make it extra dramatic for the holiday season #winkwink
Here are the materials you will need:
3/16" MDF or Plywood
Gold Metallic Spray Paint
Martha Stewart Living Glitter Paint
White Paper (Cardstock preferred)
Stainless Steel Contact Paper
I started by tracing out my letter "J" onto my MDF... (I started with Plywood, but realized I needed a bigger piece than what I had). Carefully, cut out your letter using your jigsaw & sand the edges when completed. (You could also hand cut out of Cardboard if you don't have access to power tools)
Once my letter was created, I gave it a quick coat of Gold Spray Paint to make the gold glitter stand out more. I then applied a few layers of the Gold Glitter Paint with a foam brush until I received the coverage I wanted. While that dried, I began to cut out my leaves...
I used my paper cutting machine to cut both the cardstock & the contact paper to speed up the process, but you could also do this by hand. I like the idea of the leaves having a little more of an organic quality. Once I had a lot cut out, I began to add the smaller silver contact paper leaves on half of my white leaves. This added just a hit of holiday sparkle. I folded the ends of each leaf to give it a more three dimensional quality & began gluing them on my embroidery hoop. I simply layered them, intermixing the plain white with the silver leaves until I had a full appearance to my wreath.
I added a long strand of grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the wreath & attached my letter with a little clear fishing line. And voila! Done.
I was really pleased to be a part of the #DIHWorkshop & am so proud of all the Do It Herselfers that showed up to participate! Here are a few images from the event.
& we both were live tweeting throughout the entire event!
Btw... remember the $100 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway? Well if your name is Kim you need to check your email!! Congrats!
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Thanksgiving week is upon us. Luckily, our plans have changed and we are now going to Augusta to spend Thanksgiving with my in laws instead of hosting in the hot mess of a house we have right now. Luckily, all of the projects around the house are moving along with rapid speed & we should be done with Chloe's room at least in the next few weeks... if not sooner!
I thought I would share a few Thanksgiving related posts I have found that have inspired me this weekend. Just in case you need a little more inspiration for decor or the dinner...
Obsessed with Mandy's Thanksgiving Setting over at Waiting On Martha. Plus I had the pleasure of meeting this beauty in person over the weekend! lovely. Plus, Chloe & I have a fun shoot planned with her very soon!!
This Cranberry Sauce Recipe is my go to, must have item for Thanksgiving. And I used to hate Cranberry Sauce! The best part is you can make it days in advance & it only gets better.
Speaking of Cranberry Sauce, I will be having one of these Turkey & Brie Sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving... umm... yum.
I hope you all had an amazing weekend & Happy Monday!