Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Teensy Bit of Summer Decor

Happy Wednesday!  Today's Whateva is my newest bit of home decor.  Now, I'm a craftaholic by nature, but my crafting is going into high gear.  Spring has sprung, summer is a comin - and I have almost no fun summer decor.  And, of course, I'm ALWAYS coming across awesome new things to try and having crafty ideas wake me up at night (seriously, is this just me?)  If that's not enough of a reason to craft till the cows come home, the hubs is building me gorgeous bookcases on either side of our fireplace {swoon} and I'm going to have to fill these beauties up.  I've been working on a bunch of big projects (well, big for me) and I needed a bit of instant gratification.  I raided my always plentiful stash of craft supplies and came up with a little Dollar Store frame, some craft paint, a few pieces of scrap scrapbook paper and a little ribbon flower:
(ignore the egg carton - I used it to balance the frame while I painted it)

I painted the hideous less than awesome frame with two coats of this lovely aqua craft paint.  While that was drying I test drove a bunch of different color combos of the scrapbook paper and settled on this pretty mustard (it has a hint of an argyle pattern) for the background and a summery floral for the accent round (I just used a simple fluted-round paper cutter).  Then it was just a matter of hot gluing the flower to the accent round and then that onto the background paper.  Frame it up and call it done :)


What's that?  You'd like to see an action shot?  Well sure!  Here she is on my tray redux posing with a few other makeover vixens.  I love the way the color pops against the other cream accessories...


Oh and you also want a sneak peek of those bookcases?  I thought you'd never ask :)

Please ignore all the chaos going on in this picture - lots of projects = no time for straightening up!

5 comments:

Frugal Home Designs said...

I love the color combination! I am never bold enough to do it. I always start out with good intentions and then some how end up right back in the safe zone. This is great.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love that blue color! Your bookcases are looking great too!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

The Thriftress said...

Those bookcases are going to be awesome!
Sarah

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is simply adorable! Great idea to add a little pop of spring! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Your bookcases are going to be fabulous!!

Scrappy Gifts said...

So simple and super cute! I'd love if you linked up to my Scrappy Saturdays.
http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/05/11th-scrappy-saturdays.html

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