It is Friday – I am sure you do a little happy dance like I do when Friday rolls around each week. Friday is also the day when a new post I have written gets posted on the Home and Living page over at Momtastic. This week I show a few ways that I try to make fake flowers look more realistic. You can click here to read more.
My absolute favorite project that I found this week is the Mondo Pom Pom Pillow Susan at Living with Punks made. Susan is a Home and Living Contributor over at Momtastic, too. I have never met her, but I sure do like her style.
Isn’t it fabulous? It not only makes me smile because it is so adorably chic, but when I was reading her tutorial – which is great by the way, my eyes got a little watery when I saw her technique for making a pom pom- the old fashioned way. Seeing it instantly brought back happy memories of when my mom taught me how to make my very first pom pom when I was about 10. My sister and I use to put them on our sneakers and sported them in our ponytails. We made them in every color yarn we could get our hands on. It was nice to see a classic technique revived in such a chic way.
I am going to make something similar myself. I will show you as soon as I get it done, I have the fabric -just need to go buy the yarn with my 40% off coupon I have from JoAnn’s fabrics. It is going to be for my Autumn décor – OMG -just typing the word – AUTUMN makes me giddy with excitement. It can’t get here soon enough. The summer is winding down and I have many plans for fall that I will be sharing with you soon. I can’t wait to get started.
The second project that I loved was a typewriter table that Carrie over at Lovely, Etc. made over with a map. If you know me well – you know I love maps (I even made over my laundry closet with maps). If my daughters read this post I am sure they will be nodding yes, or more likely rolling their eyes as I drove them crazy with my “map love” as they call it.
I think I am having a bit of a nostalgic week here as I used to have one of these tables and used it as my very first craft/creative space when I was a teen. I painted mine white. Carrie painted hers white too, but added a map to the top that looks especially fabulous as she covered it with resin – creating the perfect decorative surface. I had that typewriter in brown when I was in college. It looks vintage now. It was state of the art back in the 80’s.
The 3rd project I loved had me wanting to run to Lowes right away to go buy a pack of mirror tiles. Look at this gorgeous mirror Jackie over at Teal & Lime made. I love all the bevels – they catch all the light, plus the scale is perfect for her foyer staircase. This is one fabulously executed DIY project.
That is it for this week, but check the DIY Daily page every so often to see the projects that I have added each week.
Do you have anything exciting planned for the weekend? Ed and I ride our bikes on bike trails that wind around the suburbs and into Philadelphia on the weekends. We have gotten as far as Conshohocken – 42 miles. Over the weekend we will try to get to Manayunk which will be about 55 miles. We pack a lunch and stop along the Schuylkill River to eat and renew our energy. Simple pleasures that get me out of the house and off the computer.
Enjoy your weekend.
See ya back here on Monday.