I love love love how the house is coming together. I created the valences for our bedroom and then got all ambitious to do them for the living room, but FIRST, you have to see the room put together!
I got the canvas for Christmas and it is a PERFECT match to our green and purple theme. It is called plum forest and could not have matched better if I painted it myself.
I then spend a Friday at JoAnn Fabric and discovered the most perfect fabric EVER. They will match the chair perfectly. The colors match the walls and furniture and I am just in love.
Simple valences I hemmed the 2 short sides, then the long bottom. I then did a 1 3/4" hem to allow for the curtain rod to be pushed through.
Made one for our 72" front window and then the small 24" window on the side. Love.
The bottle on the right: A brown/natural colored yarn, wrapped around the bottle hot glued every few wraps.
This one was really simple. I bought one set of natural wood vase fillers. They were in our fall mantle, and now I pulled a couple sprigs to put in the wine bottle.
Under the mantle is a heart shaped pot. Alex, my adorable husband, took all AP and college courses his senior year of high school. To try and lighten part of his work load, he took a freshman art class. Turns out, art was not his forte and it was one of the hardest classes he had that semester....oops! As a part of that art class, he had a clay unit. This was his creation. It has gone with me to every house we have lived in and it was PERFECT for our Valentine's day look! I am thinking of making a rose pomander to put in it to make it look finished rather than a pot sitting on our shelf, but the story behind it still just makes me smile each time I see it!
The Valentine's Chalk Board: I am still just on my white chalk, but have purchased some colored chalk for future boards. I found on Pinterest to write "Love" with out picking up your writing utensil. I wanted to try it. I wrote love first....and then thought of this cute quote. Then played with my heart making skills, and just have fun with it. :)
For the LOVE: cursive L, the tail going up to the inside of the little "e" and then out to the outside of the "e." Curve it back to make a "v" and then loop it off for the "o"!!
|Our natural, burlap Valentine's Day!|