bedroom gallery wall

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You guys…you all have no idea how long this wall in the bedroom has been “in progress.” And I’m so glad to have it done.

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You can see more pictures of our bedroom on my Home Tour page; but, today, it’s this wall that I want to show off.

I’ve been asked about how I plan out a gallery wall layout…and this is it:

 

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It’s nothing more complicated than laying it out on the floor and moving it around until I’m  happy with it. If you’re curious as to how I hang plates and such on the wall (the ones that come without hangers, at least), check out this post (you’ll also see pics of another finished wall in this room-woo hoo!)

I love the combination of the gold, sea greens, white, and light blue. The mirrors are from Target, and you can find the tutorial for the Sharpie picture frame mats here.

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The pictures in the frames are just simple watercolors I created the other day. The “thankful” plate is nothing more than gold Sharpie on a white plate, and the floral mini-canvas can be found in paper+palette.

Come back tomorrow for a tutorial on the floral canvas…and a giveaway!

What was the last home project that you were glad to check off your list?

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hexagon washer and dryer {a tutorial}

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Hello, hello! Today, I’m sharing a fun ways to upgrade some of the most-used, hardest-working appliances in your home–your washer and dryer! The laundry room is a veritable workhouse as far as your home goes, isn’t it time to pretty it up and show it some love? And these hexagon decals are not only fun and on-trend, but you can customize their colors to match your space! Let’s get started with the how-to…

Step 1: All you need for this project are these decals from Belvedere Designs and some painters tape. Here’s what my decals looked like when they arrived…

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Gather your supplies, and get ready to begin….

Step 1: Take your decals and cut out each hexagon. Using the painters tape, tape each hexagon to your washer and dryer, rearranging your shapes until you are happy with the design. You’ll have to step back from your design every now and then to make sure each hexagon is straight and level. Once you are satisfied with the design, it’s time to start applying the decals.

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Step 2: Now it’s time for the fun part! Take your first hexagon, and, using the tape as a hinge, flip up decal and peel off backing. Lay decal back down carefully and starting from the center, squeegee the vinyl decal firmly. Next, carefully peel back the transfer tape. To do this, start at a corner and peel the transfer tape off at a 180 degree angle-back and down rather than up and away. If necessary, use your fingers to press down on the hexagon as you peel back the tape.

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Repeat for the rest of your hexagons.

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And that’s it!

I also took some slightly larger hexagons and created a fun pattern on my laundry room wall! Using the same process as with the washer and dryer, just cut out your shapes, tape to the wall…

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…and apply your decals!

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Please forgive the lighting…even with new fancy-schmancy daylight bulbs installed, it still was a trial getting decent pictures in this room. Ugh.

But wait! Is that polka dots you see? I had so much fun adding some life to this space, that I couldn’t stop at just one redo:) I’ll share the polka dots with you all next week!

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Layered Confetti Heart {a tutorial}

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I’m currently working on sprucing up our bedroom, and I wanted an inexpensive piece of art to display on our dresser. I LOVE the confetti trend that’s out there now–it’s fun, it’s festive, and, most importantly, even a non-artist like myself can do it, so I came up with this simple, mod podged confetti heart! Keep reading for the how-to!

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Materials:
Mod Podge
3/4″ circle punch
scrap paper
5×7 flat canvas
foam brush
frame (used this Ribba frame from Ikea)
gold Sharpie (optional)
washi tape (optional)

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Step 1: Decide on your color scheme, and start punching out circles. I really love the contrast of using plain cardstock, vellum, glitter cardstock and gold foil sheets. You can also do this with patterned paper or wrapping paper! I used approximately 30 circles for my heart, of course, you can always cut out more if you need to.

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Step 2: Now I’d love to be one of those people who could freehand a perfectly shaped, symmetrical heart..but I’m not. So I cut out a heart out of scrap paper, and traced it onto my canvas. Obviously, feel free to freehand it if you’re more talented than moi. icon smile Layered Confetti Heart {a tutorial}

After tracing your heart, apply a layer of Mod Podge and start adding and layering circles. I started with the heart’s perimeter and worked my way to the center.

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Step 3: Once dry, apply 2-3 layers of Mod Podge to seal, allowing your canvas to dry well in between coats.

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Step 4: And you’re done! But if you want to take your craftiness a step further and add some glam to your plain jane picture frame, just grab a sharpie and add a border around the inside of the mat like so…

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I also took washi tape and created some pretty decorative corners around the corners of the frame.

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Have a lovely day!

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