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Showing posts from April, 2012

DIY Easy Canvas Art

Hello bloggers!  It has been a while since I put up a post and am SO excited to share with you my most recent project!  Remember when I posted about the bare wall in my girl cave?  The plan for that wall is a sleeper sofa and some simple DIY artwork above the sofa that would be inexpensive.  This project caught my eye and I knew I had to try it out!  Supplies: Canvases (I purchased 3 12x24 stretched canvases from Joann Fabrics)White Spray PaintPainter's TapeAnother color of Spray Paint of your choice  Instructions: Spray the canvas with white spray paintLet the paint dryPlace painter's tape onto the canvas in a pattern or randomly (be sure to extend the strips onto the edges so the pattern continues!)Spray the canvas with two coats of the second paint color (I used the gray though in the final picture it looks dark blue/purple)Let the paint dryPeel off the painter's tape and voila, you're done! Oh, I am so excited to hang these babies!  Once we get the sleeper sofa then we …

Girl Cave brief update

This weekend I had the pleasure of hitting up Target and perusing with my hubby.  We each purchased a pair of sunglasses and then I found a few other quick items on my never ending shopping list (hair mousse, surge protector, etc.).  The shopping list did include a new lamp shade update and an organizational solution to a problem I was having in my girl cave making my desk feel clean and tidy.
First the lamp.  I've had this lamp for years but rather than replace the existing lamp and spend a bunch of money I simply updated the lamp shade.  The cost came to roughly $13 and some change. Secondly, the organizational problem.  A few months back, hubby built me a desk and I wrote about it here.  The idea was for him to install or cut a drawer out so that I could either use it for office supplies or for a keyboard tray.  Since the desk is a little high for the keyboard to be on top of the desk, the drawer will be used as a tray.  The problem is now what do I do with all of my supplies cas…