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Monday, February 28, 2011

Fabric Canvas Wall Art

While perusing fabric for my living room drapes, I fell in love with this beauty. 

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I love the lime greens, the whimsy of the birds and how the gray keeps it from looking too feminine even though it’s a floral print.  In an effort to showcase this fabric somewhere in my home, I decided to incorporate it into our dining room design by turning it into a piece of art. 

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Ultimately, I think I will add two square mirrors to either side of the art as well as neutral drapes so that I can change out the art and runner as the mood strikes.

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To make mine, I used:

  • Fabric
  • Canvas
  • Iron
  • Spray Adhesive (optional)
  • Staple gun
  • Teeth and nails (for hanging)

I started by ironing my fabric to remove any wrinkles.

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  I used a 50 x 40 inch canvas because I wanted a large piece.

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I figured out where I wanted the fabric to lay, then sprayed a light coat of spray adhesive to the canvas and covered it with my fabric.

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Then I began stapling the fabric to the wooden frame.

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After all sides were stapled, we added teeth to the back for purposes of hanging.

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And then hung her up!

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I also made a coordinating runner with stitch witchery for the table. 

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It’s feeling so springy in here right now!  Can’t wait to add the mirrors, drapes, rug, sideboard . . . ha!   Always a work in progress!

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But looking so much better than what we started with!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Party Preparations

Hi there!  I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was full of house cleaning (me on the inside and hubby working on cutting the grass and mulching the yard), projects, and preparing for James’ first birthday party.  My precious baby is turning one year old this weekend!!!! 

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I can’t believe it- but I think I’m ready to celebrate!  I’m so thankful that Pretty Smitten and A Blissful Nest have blessed us with some party decor!  Here’s a little preview:)

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Off to order some goodies!!! 

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

GIVEAWAY {Stella & Dot}

Oooh, I’m so excited for this giveaway!! 

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HWH sponsor, Stella & Dot stylist Diana Cardenas is giving one lucky reader a

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But here are some of my faves from their current collection.

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And, they have precious items for little girls!

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GIVEAWAY

To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post letting me know what item you like best.
  • Visit  Stella & Dot stylist Diana Cardenas’ site and browse around.  Then leave me a comment on this post letting me know you have done so.
  • Tweet, Facebook, or Post about this giveaway.  Then leave me a comment on this post letting me know.
  • Be a follower of Honey We’re Home and leave me a comment on this post letting me know.

The WINNER will be chosen via Random.org and announced on Thursday night, March 3, 2011.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Top Blogger Project and Master Bedroom

We’re only into the second month of 2011 and already, so much fabulousness is happening all over blogland!  I am head-over-heels for two projects I spotted recently- a cabinet makeover and a master bedroom reveal.

First up, my friend Emily of Name 5 Things took her uninspired Ikea cabinet and turned it into a sleek and stylish masterpiece!  All it took was some paint and a some graph paper to draw the Greek key design (with the help of her hubby)! 

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BEFORE

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Visit her BLOG to see how she did it- she included a very detailed tutorial that I’m sure you’ll appreciate. 

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And Casa Greer with the help of 6th Street Design School completed this super hip and gorgeous master bedroom.  I love the bold charcoal grey wall color and the fresh pops of yellow and white.

Here is the design board Kirsten created.

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And here is the finished result after many DIY projects completed by Elsa!

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AFTER

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If you haven’t met Elsa yet, head on over to

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and to see more of Kirsten’s work, go to

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