Where has this week gone?
Sometimes regular life takes over and it doesn't leave time for much else.
I am sorry for my lack of posting. :(
But before this week ends, I want to share with you a little DIY project.
I have been remodeling our formal living room, I am almost done, but not quite there yet.
You all know that the moment you change a small decor item in your home, it is like chain reaction,
you have to start moving or changing everything else. :)
Well, that was the case with this project.
Since I changed the colors in the room, some of the items I had didn't look very nice,
the picture over the sofa was one of them.
After looking around for a couple of weeks and not finding anything we really liked, I decided to make my own using the picture I already had up there and everything I had at home, so this project was completely free.
Remember my old picture?
I took it apart. Painted the frame metallic bronze
and covered the whole thing with drop cloth.
It took me a couple of days of thinking what to do next.
First I thought of stenciling, but I wanted something a little nicer, so I made a sunflower wreath using cardboard, metallic craft paper and burlap ribbon.
First I cut an 18 inch circle out of cardboard, it doesn't have to be perfect, since it will be all covered.
And I cut a second smaller circle for the center.
These are the material I used.
I made a leaf pattern and sat down and cut leaves for a good hour. :)
After that is done, it is very easy.
Using a little drop of hot glue, just start forming your flower in any pattern you would like.
And I added a small matching ribbon to finish it off.
I love the way these colors look against the drop cloth.
And that's it! Very simple.
I will share with you soon the other changes I made to the living room.
Until then, have a super great weekend!
Festive! I like the sparkle. xoxoReplyDelete
This is absolutely adorable! Metallics are hot and very trendy! You are so right about creating what you want if you can't find it. I do that all the time! You go Maria Elena!ReplyDelete
Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous Maria Elena!!! I still need to make one for spring you know, and this is truly inspirational! I just might have to copy it! thanks dear!ReplyDelete
You're so creative! I love the new wreath and how neat that you used things you already had on hand. Those are the best kinds of projects!ReplyDelete
I think the room looks fabulous and really like the new pillows! Great job on the ottoman, too! The wreath is gorgeous -- now you have my mind spinning which is very dangerous!ReplyDelete
Now about that "oh so rude person," give me a break! My grandmother always said, "If you don't have something good to say, then don't say anything." I have only had one or two rude and negative comments in the years that I've been blogging, and they have always been anonymous. Sounds like a very cowardly thing to do. I hope you feel me giving you a hug and saying "Pooh on them!" Have a great weekend!
Maria Elena, I love your wreath it is gorgeous and you make it look so easy to make... I have been trying to come up with an idea for a wall in our home and I think this would be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your how to... CathyReplyDelete
I love it! I love the color scheme!ReplyDelete
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<3 <3 <3 this!! beautiful!ReplyDelete
I am completely in love with the wreath. You did a beautiful job.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this wreath! How fun and thrifty!! I shared it on G+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/103188356492940862007/posts/p/pub) today as well as FB (https://www.facebook.com/thethriftygroove) and even Pinterest! (http://www.pinterest.com/thriftygroove/). Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! It was very easy to make. So happy you like it!Delete
Lovely, really adds a spark!! Have a great weekend! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥ReplyDelete
What a fabulous idea!!!ReplyDelete
HAVE to pin this - just love it!
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