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UPDATED TO ADD: what you see listed is only about half of what I will have up by the end of the weekend, so check back because I have a lot more Juicy Couture, Gucci, and more to put up still~
Exhibit A: 1 minute after swaddling
Exhibit B: 1.5 minutes after swaddling
And since I am taking pictures in the dining room here is quick glimpse at the current set up. We are on the hunt for a longer, rectangular table and do not have any of the pictures or mirrors hung, but at least it is finally liveable again! (you can click on any picture to enlarge).
Love is in the air here at Chez Holly & Sean as Valentine's Day fast approaches. We have kept the majority of our home decor packed away in boxes since we moved, where it will stay until we finish up our renos, so we don't have a lot of festive touches to put around the house but that hasn't stopped me from still adding a little LOVE to our front entry way. I came up with this fun project that literally only cost pennies, and could be customized to any saying you want.
- regular printer paper
- a computer and printer
- a scalloped scissor
- 2 tea bags
- small grommets or a hole punch
- a pad of brown ink
Step 2: Take the aged looking paper out and let it dry. Once it is dry place it back in your printer and print off a phrase you like, with one letter on each page.
Step 4: Take your brown ink pad and gently rub the scalloped edges on each page to add an additional aged touch
Step 5: If you have grommets, punch two on the top of each page, or just punch two holes on each page if you don't have any grommets handy.
Step 6: String a pink or red ribbon through all the letters and hang where you like!
Looks like Wren already has an Easter outfit thanks to her Great Aunt Colleen!
This little guy was freakin adorable!!! His name is Ratos and I am now obsessed with the Deglingos line of stuffed animals, they are hilarious looking (http://www.petitbaby.com/servlet/the-565/Deglingos-Ratos-the-Rat/Detail):
By the end of the day someone was ready for a nap on her Great Aunt Vicky's shoulder!
They look adorable as saucers for small plants around the house:
Or set one on your bedside table to collect your rings, keys or coins at the end of a long day!
I am sure you all have some ingenious ideas on other ways to use them so please share because I still have a bunch I need to find homes for!
Tools you will need:
- Staple Gun and staples
- Table Saw
- 5 pieces of 2 inch by 1 inch wood in 6 foot planks
- 4 L brackets
- 2 T brackets
- Upholstery Fabric
- Cotton Batting
- optional: buttons, which also require an upholstery needle and thread
Step 1: Measure the size you want your headboard to be, the height and length are completely up to you!
Step 2: Mark and cut 2 pieces for the length of the headboard and 3 pieces for the height.
Step 4: Now that the frame is built, it is time to pad it up! I used polyester batting, but you could use actual foam, or add more or less layers of batting depending on your preferences. I used 4 layers of batting, but to attach it, I just folded it over on itself 4 times so that I only had to staple the entire layer of batting once. The trick to stapling is to staple on the opposite side you attached the brackets on so that you don't have to worry about staples not going in, or working around the brackets. The first four staples will go in the order below, pulling each side tight before you staple.
Step 5: Once the first four staples have been attached, you can work towards the corners, in any order you like.
Step 6: Time to add the fabric! Do the first four staples the same way the batting was attached. It is really important to pull it VERY tight, and this may be where a second set of hands may be helpful. To keep the tightness and look consistant I put a staple every inch and a half or so.
Step 7 (Optional): If you would like to add buttons you will need to also add fabric to the back so you can sew them on. I just did a scrap piece of fabric pulled tight and roughly stapled every couple inches, no need to be tidy. I bought upholstery buttons that you cover in whatever fabric you choose, but you could use antique buttons or buttons you really like. You will need to attach them with upholstery thread and a long upholstery needle that is able to get through the layers of batting. You can add as many or as little as you like, in whatever pattern you want! Have fun~
And of course if you have any questions just ask! I would love to help~