Saturday, August 27, 2011


If there is anyone who follows this blog, anyone, anyone?? {sound of crickets}) then I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with it. I don't know if it's because I'm not feeling very crafty lately, or if it's because we've had a super busy, but FUN summer. Either way, I'm sorry. So, to make it up to you, I've added a couple new posts. There will be more to come, because my crazy self has decided to update the look of our front room. Right now, it's just so blah and boring. So, stay tuned for some fun and exciting new projects!

Freaking Awesome Paper Cone Wreath

So, I've been seeing paper cone wreaths popping up all over the blogging scene and I've been dying to make one. I just love wreaths, they are so fun and easy to make. I would love to make one for every holiday. It's going to happen... I just need to find the time :). For this wreath, I had everything on hand except the punch and the 12x12 scrapbook paper. I borrowed a scallop punch from a friend and picked up some double-sided scrapbook paper at Michaels and I got to work. This was a BIG project, a lot more work than I anticipated. The total cost for my freaking awesome paper cone wreath, $3. Not even kidding! Below are pictures of my finished wreath. I am pretty much in love with it.

A Little Sprucing

If anyone is like me, I get so bored of my decor (and fast). I got tired of the furniture and overall look in our front room. I wanted to change it up, without spending any money on new furniture. I decided to paint a craig's list gem I found a few years ago. I've been wanting to paint it, I just didn't know what color. I'm going for kind of a vintage cottage feel. I just want it to feel more homey and comfortable. The dark cappuccino is just not doing it for me anymore. {side note, the end table I painted was NOT cappuccino, but my other 2 side tables are. I will save that for another post}. So, once I finish the whole room, I will reveal it. I have a couple other projects for my front room I'm working on that I'm so excited about. Stay tuned! For now, here are the before and after pics of my new end table!