Monday, January 24, 2011

DIY Family Name

K I am still new at this and just realized I needed to have a post about my DIY Family Name Project! Whoops! Ok here she goes...
 I don't have any before pictures because I haven't gotten in that mind frame yet and this project was in the works for awhile. As I had the K-A-N but was still trying to come up with something creative for the H-E.
So here's a run down on each letter;
K- Purchased from Micheal's for around $2.29 I mod podged it with vintage music paper I had. Painted the edges black then distressed the top with Tim Holton's Distress Ink. 
A- This is a Plate Stand that I've had laying around. It was a barn red color, so I grabbed a can of Chrome spray paint. I love to mix modern and vintage elements for a more interesting look. I love the way the A turned out, and I love that it is not actually an A. (Since it's cold outside right now I used a pizza box with newspaper underneath and a flattened cardboard box as a make shift Paint Booth! Since I only had a little spraying to do it didn't smell the house up and worked like a charm.)
H- I have several of these wooden plaques in different shapes that I bought from a garage sale for 50 cents each. You can purchase them at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby also. I chose the diamond shape and Mod Podged and distressed it the same way I did the K. For the Letter H I used my Cricut Machine to cut out the letter and Mod podged it on top.
N- For the N I purchased a house Letter from our local Habitat for Humanity store for $1.50. The only problem, it was gold. I went with Rust-oleum's Hammered Dark Bronze Spray Paint. Which looks dark gray and I LOVE!
E- This one took me awhile to come up with. I had an E that looked like the N but I'm going for eclectic here. So I looked for an interested Wooden E, something like the plate stand that maybe looked like an E, nothing was coming to me. Then I found these spoons at Value Village for 20 cents each. The large spoon is Silver and has an engraved K on it. IS THIS A SIGN?? I think so I brought them home and arranged them into an E on my kitchen table. But I didn't know how i would hang them. Should I glue them to a frame or a different shape wooden plaque?? 
So while dwelling over this days and days. Did I mention this project took me awhile or everything takes me awhile because I think to much. K well that's the case and my Husband LOVES this about me. HAHA One day I was wondering around Lowes thinking of all my projects and what it will take to finish them, when I came across command strips. Let's try these I thought. I might even be able to get everything straight. These are really my thoughts. 
They worked like magic this is how I hung everything. For the spoons I cut them to size so you won't be able to see them. On the little spoons I only needed to put a small chunk on the base. I kept the pull part so I can take them down without causing damage. I had to trim it also though. 
And there you have it. I took all the thinking out of this project for you. But I'm sure you all can come up with different variations of your own problems. And I would love to see and hear about them!! Until next time.... 
Count your Blessings!!!
Jolie Jonque * Pretty Junk

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Master Bedroom Re-do

 I don't have any (actual) BEFORE pics.
 So bare with me here...
 If I ever figure out how to put these pictures where I want them I will be a happy lady!

Introducing the NEW AND IMPROVED....
ma chambre à coucher

The Queen Size Bed (that is too small when you have 2 toddlers sneaking in in the middle of the night.) was a Metrolina find we got about 4 years ago. We got it on a Sunday, the dealer was not wanting to haul it home. So we stole it for $300 bucks!!!!
The Curtains are from Ikea, can't remember what I paid but did I say they were from IKEA. They have the velvet like texture I was drooling over in the Pottery Barn catalog. Only for 1/3 of the cost. 
The Bench at the end of the bed is from Pottery Barn, only I bought it in an antique shop for $100.00 WITH the BASKETS!!!

The shelf on the left is a craigslist find. $199 baby. She is Fabulous!!! And to the right we have an antique school desk (garage sale score) $25
The wall sconces are from a consignment store marked down to $10 each.

My husband's birthday present. My first attempt at Subway Art. {personalized}
I LOVE the way it turned out!!!

Above the bookshelf is an ode to our marriage. One of our engagement pictures and a carved wood annoucement of our wedding date. The angel wings were a tj maxx score $2.99 each. The silverplate urn was an estate sale score for $5 dollas!!! And an ode to paris (hoping I make it there one day!!!)

< I fell in love with this cute Wisteria shelf and when it went on sale for $40 I had to have it!!!
> So I'm pretty sure I am addicted to Books, but I'm ok with that. Shelf was a Habitat Score $10.

 The pictures on the wall are not perfectly straight I now realize. And the two people in the middle frame are the wonderful people that came with the frame. Still have to swap that out for a family photo.
The two lamps are from Walmart actually. You never know what you can find it you look long enough. 
I am so happy the room for now. Until we upgrade to a KING size. 
The gold mirror is a Value Village score. $14.99!!!
Aggghhhhh!!!! for now! Nothing stays the same for too long around here!
Well thanks for looking I am going to attempt to link up to some PARTAYS for the first time. EEEEKKKK!
Jolie Jonque

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I can't keep up... BUT...

It's one of my new years revolutions to update my blog once a week. Starting with my master bedroom post coming soon...!!! Not quite done yet, but any comments on finishing touches would be greatly appreciated!