Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DIY: Hotel Key Holder

****Happy New Year****

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe holiday, I did, and it was a super busy one too. Seriously, since day one of 2014 I have been working like crazy, due to the crazy storm Hercules in the east coast. Phew, glad that's over with.
So today I wanted to show you how I decided to start my new year, organization/DIY. I have so many keys laying around the house, car keys, house keys, parents house keys, shed, storage, you name it! Who doesn't have a million keys raise your hand! Well, I have been meaning to do this since last summer, but I never go around to it, but I decided this year was the year to do it! I have been greatly inspired by this beautiful vintage look, hotel key holder.


(I apologize in advance for the picture sizes, for some reason on iphones the pictures are extra large)
I just had to have! Found one in Anthropologie for about $60. Umm, no way! Did some research and was able to do it for less than $30. I already had paint, and super super glue.  All I needed was:
A piece of Wood
Screw on hooks
book plates 
spray paint
 and a lot of patience!

Found this expensive but perfect piece of wood at the craft store.


I love that it already had some character and nice trim


So I started by using some bookplates, also bought in the Craft Store, they didn't have a package with the same size, so I had to buy three different boxes, with variety of sizes, so that I would have enough to have all be the same size.

Did some measuring, just to find the perfect spot to Glue them.

Painted, used some left over paint from my Armoire, featured on Woman's Day Magazine

If you take a look, I inserted the brads and bent them in a way that they would not show when I glued the book plates on the wood. I had to do this in order to give it a super clean and well put together look. Not only for the look, but because there is no way I could install the brads through the wood. So that's why Glue became my best friend in this project.

Used some metallic spray paint, the copper/gold like color was the perfect contrast with this Georgian Silver paint. So beautiful! I sprayed the bookplates with brads already inserted, as well as the hooks. For a uniformed look.

Got a hook to install on the back of the wood, to hang.

Than on to the tricky and time consuming part, use the E-6000, this glue is crazy powerful! Seriously works on anything! Be careful with the fumes, super strong. So I started by gluing one book plate by one.

Like so...

Than I screwed on the hooks right underneath the middle of each bookplate.

Love love love...

Probably one of my favorite projects yet!

Lets hang this baby!

Don't you just love that pop of gold contrasting on the gray?

And now for the almost final touch, labels!

And for the finale! The keys!

Not too shabby!

Well, what do you think? Do you like? Was it easy? What colors/techniques would you have used? Write me an email or send me a shout out, I want to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by. Love ya!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Cheer in our Living Room 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I just love to feel all the holiday cheer! And what better way to show your Christmas spirit, than with some jolly d├ęcor? I know I haven't been posting for a while, and I am so sorry. Of course I couldn't pass up a chance to share my little Christmas home.


I made this fun and cheerful garland, I really like how simple it looks. DIY instructions, coming up!


You can't go wrong with hot chocolate, especially on this cold to the bone night!


Simple Mantel this year.


Even though it's winter, I love to have fresh flowers around the house, it brings a certain delight to the holidays.

Don't forget to dress up your windows, I made simple little wreaths out of pine from my backyard.


I know it's last years, but I love it so much, I had to use again this year. What a delicious wreath!


Our little Christmas Tree we love!

And there's my little holiday cheer! Small but oh so cozy!

Thank you friends for swinging by today.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DIY: Halloween Wreath

Can you believe it's almost Halloween already? How quick the fall came, and how fun will this year be with the holidays just around the corner. I am so in the mood for Halloween, just in time! Here is a little SWEET project for ya'll to try. It's simple, it's cute, and so cheap! I love to decorate my home with foods during the holiday. Not just foods, but Candy in particular, it's so festive and so full of fun. The kids get so excited, which makes you even more excited.
You will need the following:
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Next wrap the black tape all around the wreath like so...
Than let the hot gluing begin! This can take a little while, so be patient. But so worth it in the end.
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And Voila!



I love the pop of color! The candy corn look sooo DELICIOUS!



Are you ready for Halloween yet? Share some Halloween spirit, send me your pictures or links of your favorite Halloween projects!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Organization: Medicine Cabinet from Nightmare to Dream

 It's been a while since I've organized my bathroom, and believe me, it needed it bad! Since we moved upstairs I haven't had much time to do much detail organizing. I decided enough is enough, look how horrible my medicine cabinet looked! So not fun to look at, just boring stuff!
So I cleaned and cleared!


Next it was time to pretty things up A LOT! So of course, TJ Maxx has the prettiest wrapping paper out there for as little as $3 per roll! I love it!!
I love using wrapping paper instead of contact paper, since super pretty contact paper is hard to find, wrapping paper works the same way.


What a dramatic difference!

Picked up some cute acrylic organizers at Wally World and Target (my favorite)

Ta Da!

Everything looks much neater, and organized!
and Hers...

Look how pretty it looks!


Before & After
What do you think? If you have any cool transformations, please share, send me an email and your photos of your projects. Thank you for visiting today.

Monday, September 23, 2013

DIY: Chic Baby Wipey Cases

I love fabric! Who doesn't? Unfortunately I am not a sewer :( doesn't stop me from using it though. hehe I have a lot of fabric left over, and with a lot of baby showers come fall. So a super easy no sew project, a lot of you probably already know this. All you need is:
Hot Glue
All you need to do is cut out the fabric in the shape of each side of the wipes case. Glue the padding on first on each of the sides. Covering the back side, the sides, and the little opening to take the wipes out. Than glue on the fabric, last but not least glue on the ribbon, that completes the case, and gives it a polished look. Sorry I don't have pictures on how to, it's pretty much self explanatory though.

And you have beautiful cases! Ready to gift! And it was homemade!




Aren't they so chic?

Thanks for stopping by my friends!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

From Blah to Glam: Makeup Station Update

It's about time I update my makeup station, with so much inspiration on Pintrest, I couldn't resist updating. Remember my old station? Don't get me wrong, I completely love my DIY TrayLicious. But it was time to update.
So, I got me these beauty over at my favorite store, Homegoods.


Isn't it gorgeous?


And, created a glamorous Beauty Station!


I love the acrylic organizers, they are so simple, so chic, and you can see everything you have. Loving the drawers.


I love to come into my room, just to open these drawers, and look how beautiful and organized all my makeup looks.




These beautiful handmade tiny clutches I picked up on our trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. My birthplace, aren't the colors absolutely divine?


Look how organized and beautiful everything looks!!



How convenient that I already had an acrylic divider. Look how amazing the makeup brushes look, and all of the mascaras, eyeliners, and lipsticks displayed.


Don't forget the most exquisite fragrances a girl could ever have. Sigh...displaying all of this makes me feel like a princess.

So Glam!

What do you think? Comments please ;)

Thank you everyone for stopping by today!