This summer, while I was at our summer house in Vermont, hubby decided to repaint our bedroom and our main bathroom!! He did a great job, adding moulding and stuff. Love it.
Of course, there was the decorating left to do!! YEAH!!!
As you might've noticed, I'm in love with anything that creates a kind of "mosaic" on the wall... like these empty frames... or these white plates... or these black frames in the staircase...
I like how they fill up a space, are interesting, and so very thrifty!!
So... I decided to use embroidery hoops on my bedroom wall. I'd seen them before online, and looooved them.
So here's my version of it: (click on picture for bigger pic!)
I found most hoops at thrift stores, but I did have to buy a couple brand new since I had trouble finding more!!
And as for the fabric in the hoops... well I didnt really want to go buy brand new fabric. I dont like buying new when I dont have to, and I didnt want to have to buy a ton of it when I only needed a few inches!!
So what's a girl to do?
On my many thrifting trips, I found cool SHIRTS and SCARVES that had AWESOME fabric and design!! Most of them for 50 cents or a dollar!!
I cut what i needed and kept the rest in case I need them for another project!!
I also took one of DH's shirts, he had in a pile to be sent to the thrift store! It was plain orange, and I painted a bird design on it. It's the one on the upper left!!
The huge one has an awesome crocheted fabric in it, and I am in love with it! But since it was kind of plain as is, I raided my scrapbook stuff and found 5 huge flowers (5, because we're a family of five!) and layered smaller ones on top, and used a big brad as the center.
My favourite one, however, is the one on the top right of the middle one. It's orange, and it has big eyelets that create holes, in it. SO funky!!!
And while I was raiding my scrapbook stuff, I took out my buttons and added some here and there between the hoops. :)
And with my puffy paint, I scribbled the word "love" on the wall. :)
I am in LOVE with this project, and I have a huge smile when I walk into my bedroom!!!
What do you think??
And since I had to find more things to decorate my walls (which, btw, we had NEVER decorated in the 9 years we'd been here!!), I decided to PAINT a canvas!! I've never done anything like it before. But I figured it could be fun.
And it was. I loved doing it.
What do you think?
The flowers are to mimic the ones on my comforter. I thought it was too bland so I added the clouds.
As for the quote, I put letter stickers (hurray for scrapbook stuff again!) before painting, then I painted on top of them. Once dry, I removed the letters.
I decided that I will do more paintings for my bedroom, and all of them will have a *dream* quote on it. :)