Thursday, June 25, 2009

A couple of small projects

I hope everyone is having a good week! Other than the clouds and rain, it has been a good one for us here! I have had a chance to do some little crafts, which has been fun! :) I was at Walmart earlier this week and found a frame big enough~ but not TOO big~ for this little craft I have been wanting to do...






It was so easy! I just painted it white, added some scrapbook paper and glued the starfish to the glass! I saw this craft idea on a blog recently~ I was positive it was on The Delightful Home, but couldn't find it there...So if this is your idea, please let me know so I can credit you with it! :) I'm sorry there is the reflection of the room in the glass! It actually looks much prettier in person, but in the picture, you can't see the aqua paper very well...






Here is another picture of the starfish frame...I am not happy with the light pink color of our master bathroom. I like how it is a rather neutral color, but would like to have aqua accents in there, but as you can see, they don't go so well with the pink wall! I am thinking of doing some kind of oatmeal like color (like Cherry @ Cherry's Jubilee is using) because 1.) it's a neutral color; 2.) i think it would work with the "beach cottage" theme I want to do in this small room; and 3.) I could easily swap out one accent color and use something different! :) As a rule, I paint more vibrant colors, but I need something peaceful like for this room! What do you think of an oatmeal like color? We have chair rail with wainscotting on the lower half of the wall with a white cabinet, and white fixtures...let me know what you think!




I recovered the lamp shade on this lamp today, too. I bought the lamp base from Marshall's last year, but it came with a different shade. It was a cute one, but when I repainted the living room green, it no longer matched! So I took this white shade I already had and covered it with this fabric from JoAnn's ...I am in love with this fabric~ I would have bought more, but they didn't have any more of it!





This isn't it's final spot in the room; it was late and so I will figure out a better place for it tomorrow! :) But of course I can't guarantee that THAT will be it's final spot either, because I love to change things around! :)

I hope you have a great Friday! Have a blessed night!

17 comments:

Ms. Tee said...

That's very cute! I did do one similar to this a while back, but several of my posts were deleted. :) Your's looks great! HOpe you have a wonderful weekend~

Odette said...

yes, the frame looks great, and i sooooo love the lampshade. you're right jen, the fabric is fabulous!
have a pleasant weekend!
xoxoxoxo

Tracey said...

Brilliantly creative as usual!
Have a wonderful weekend....xxx

Scrappy Girl said...

The starfish is so cool! Great project...looks perfect!

I love that sweet lamp...and the fabric is great too. You have such great style.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love the lamp it is so neat with it's little birdie and I agree the material is lovely to bad they didn't have anymore accent pillows out of it would look great.
Molly

Darlene said...

Love the little framed starfish...looks GREAT! That lamp is FABULOUS with those little birdies....too CUTE!

Amber M. said...

That lamp is darling! I especially love the little birdies...

Have a great weekend!

Montee said...

Your projects have turned out great! I love the material on that lampshade, too. Have a wonderful weekend!

Family American Style. said...

Very nice, you are really talented. What great Ideas.

jen said...

Great job on the projects Jenni!! I love your lamp! The little birds on in are so cool and your right about that fabric...very pretty!!

Have a great day!!

Jen

Southern Belle said...

Oh, only a few more weeks and I can see your cute house in real life! Only another month or so... BTW, the birds on the lamp are soooo cute...and this is coming from someone who doesn't even like birds, lol. Yes, its true I am scared of birds, especially the ones with red, beady eyes, they freak me out!

Liz said...

You did a great job on the starfish frame and the lamp! They are both very pretty!

Sandy Toes said...

What a sweet lamp! I love the color!
sandy toe

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your lampshade came out soooo pretty! Good job on that! That's such a cute lamp! The little starfish in the frame is cute!

Manuela

Our Complete Family said...

Hi Jenni!
Wanted to hop over to wish you and your sweet family a very happy and festive 4th of July weekend!
Looks like you've been staying busy this summer with many neat-o projects hun!
Hugs, Les

Tracey said...

Welcome home! Hope you had a wonderful time! Are we going to see some pictures please?!!
xxx

Angie said...

Love the starfish frame project! So cute for summer or anytime. I am with you on loving that damask fabric. Looks so awesome on that lamp!