Thursday, April 3, 2014


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!

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

    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!

  5. 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... Cathy

  6. I love it! I love the color scheme!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  7. I am completely in love with the wreath. You did a beautiful job.

  8. I absolutely love this wreath! How fun and thrifty!! I shared it on G+ ( today as well as FB ( and even Pinterest! ( Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF!

    1. Thank you so much! It was very easy to make. So happy you like it!

  9. Lovely, really adds a spark!! Have a great weekend! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  10. What a fabulous idea!!!
    HAVE to pin this - just love it!
    Visiting from Three Mango Seeds,


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