Thursday, March 31, 2011

15 Modern Minimalist Living Room Design Ideas

Today, We have going to post Modern Minimalist Living Room.the living room design by mobilfresno Company. Here you can see the company excellent furniture se for a modern black and white living room and stylish coffe table which are perfectly matched with lacqured wall units and minimalist sideboards.

Big Boy Room Reveal at Tulip & Turnip

One of the most creative little boys rooms I've ever seen is this one designed and DIY'ed by Amy at Tulip & Turnip

I don't know how she does it, being a working mom to 3 little ones (4-year-old twins and a 2-year-old). She must have superwoman powers! Here was the room before the transformation took place:

Not wanting to stick to a themey-theme, she decided to go with a fun camp vibe.  Take a look at this fun little guys' room now...

I LOVE her creativity.  Check out these cutest little DIY details...

Pottery Barn-inspired oars

So special! Pop-Pop's Boy Scout badges framed...

Another sweet family treasure.  Great grandpa's tackle box:

Board Game collage...

A lamp from an old metal jug in the works...

Adorable sticks with styrofoam marshmallows...

Many more pictures with links to her DIY details in the original post 

Amazing!  Thank you so much for sharing your awesome little boy's room and all of your hard work, Amy. It's so sweet!

I've seen some pretty amazing boys' rooms in the DIY Project Parade this week linked by  my blog friend, Lisa, from Moore Minutes. I love that they're personalized to her boys' interests. Head over to get some more fun ideas and talented DIY projects for your little guy's room...


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

PB Inspired Easter

I shared this tutorial originally over at The DIY Club but love to have it here on my site too.

I fell in love with a Pottery Barn vignette as I often do. This one was for Easter. PB one is pink but I wanted yellow.
Problem:  Silk flowers/branch, pitcher, 2 bunnies = $200 for seasonal decor! 
So pretty much not going to happen on my budget. 

However, out of reach decor inspires DIY projects. 

  • Creamy white vase (I had a pitcher. Scour thrift stores/etc.)
  • White ribbon
  • Straight pins
  • Deco Art Paint (Americana Gloss Enamels in white and added a bit of Deco Art Dazzling Metallics bronze and Americana Acrylic in eggshell)
  • White bunnies (I used two ceramic bunnies I already had in my Easter decor)
  • Paper Mache Eggs x 11 (approximately less than $10 with Michael's coupon)
  • Faux Forsythia ($5 at Michaels).  If it'd every stop snowing, we have real Forsythia but no such luck just yet. 

My Total:  Less than $20 

Tutorial:  Arrange Forsythia or branch in vase.  Decide where eggs should be hung. 

Make a loop of ribbon and knot the end

Insert straight pin through side without knot.

Push pin with the ribbon into top of paper mache egg.

Hang on a branch in your arrangement. 

I used these three paints, mostly white mixing in a touch of the others.

Paint the paper mache eggs.  
I painted them while they were hanging so I didn't have to paint then dry and turn and paint again. However, my fingers were covered in paint.  :)

My existing Easter bunny stash dug out of storage...

Ali helped out and gave the bunnies a fresh new look using the same paint I mixed above to paint the eggs.

Let eggs dry about 30 minutes.  Use a pencil to draw the letters to spell 
"HAPPY EASTER" or "spring".

I made a similar fuzzy/scribbled font as my PB inspiration using a Sharpie, tracing over the penciled letters.

All done...

I'm linking up to

The Lettered Cottage
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating