Tuesday, June 26, 2012

flip flop wreath

A little craft project for the 4th! Wrap a straw wreath in ribbon, pin on wide organza ribbon, stick silk flowers through the flip flops and pin them onto the wreath! Easy and festive for the 4th!

happy summer!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

whitewashing brick

One of my spring projects at the Lake house was to whitewash the brick wall in the master bedroom. I had seen this done on another blog and loved the look. I thought it would update the room and it would look good especially since I was decorating with gray. The red and clay colored bricks changed to white and gray bricks. 
Here's the how to: I watered down a can of flat white interior paint + primer by Behr. I brushed it on and had a rag handy to catch the drips. This was quite a tedious job, to get the paint in all the nooks and crannies takes time. It took me 4 sittings b/c I didn't have the patience to do it all at once. Boy was I happy to be done!

Here's the wall with the new gray and white duvet:
And while I was at it, I updated the yellow paint and country quilts in the loft. I painted the walls a "hemp" brown and decorated with blue quilts with a bit of a nautical theme. 
The window frame became white and the shade brown, 
a reverse of what it used to be. 
We're getting new carpet in 2 weeks, and then I'm ready to relax for a bit 
and just enjoy the lake!