Every time I move to a new place, or just a new room (which happens about 3 times a year…at least) I feel the need to craft. I love making new things, and making sure that everything around me coordinates. So….here is Round 1 of the things that I have crafted lately (and check back soon to see how everything fits together in my room!):
First off … the focal point of our room. My roommate Brooke made these awesome crayon canvas things over the summer…so to make them stand out in our room, we mounted them on an old painting that I got at a yard sale for $1 over the summer. I also spray painted the painting and frame, to make it actually match (and to cover up the awful picture underneath).
To see how to make the crayon things….check out this tutorial. I even made my own last weekend!
To make our room feel more like home, we have a coffee table, and to make it more decorative, we have a bowl with decorative balls in it. But since they are expensive, and I love recycling, I made some with the pages from my old Vera Bradley Blue Rhapsody planner. More unique, and so much cheaper!
For our other wall, I just recreated some things that I had already. So I repainted an “A Phi” sign, replaced the fabric inside a frame to match, and hung something I made this summer as well. I still want to make the white ball fit in better by making a new one or painting it, so we will see when that happens!
For the first week, our side table was empty, so I slowly found things to decorate it with. I fixed up an old bookend I found at a second hand store this summer, and I created some paint chip art in a frame I got at a yard sale (and I spray painted – to update it a bit).
To see more about how to make paint chip art, check out this tutorial. I used two different colors (thank you, Wal-Mart), and just mixed them up a bit. It was such an easy, but cool project!
I also made some fun gifts this past week for my sister and my roommate, Lauren, (they both had birthdays this week) so I’ll be blogging about those as well – after my sister gets the package I sent her with her gifts in it. I can’t let the cat out of the bag about what I made her before she gets it, right?? (By the way, Happy 26th Birthday, Natalie!)