Archive of ‘Home Decor’ category

Fleur de Lis Box

How a plain brown box was given a fancy French makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

I finally got around to giving this wooden box a makeover – I featured it in a Treasure Hunting post back in October I think.

Besides the handles, it was a pretty basic box with some stain issues.

How a plain brown box was given a fancy French makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

I painted it in Country Gray Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and then added the Fleur de Lis Garland stencil from Royal Design Studio.  The stencil and hardware were painted in Graphite Chalk Paint, and I used clear wax to protect it all.

How a plain brown box was given a fancy French makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

And voila!

How a plain brown box was given a fancy French makeover.  girlinthegarage.net How a plain brown box was given a fancy French makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

So much better than the before, right?

I can imagine recipes or keepsakes in there – even gloves by the front door.

How a plain brown box was given a fancy French makeover.  girlinthegarage.net

Have a wonderful weekend, friend!

Jen

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Let it Snow DIY Art – Celebration of Winter Tour

How to make your own DIY "falling snow" art for winter - part of the Celebration of Winter Tour.  girlinthegarage.net

Today I’m thrilled to be part of the Celebration of Winter Tour and sharing my Let it Snow DIY art with you guys.

(Stay tuned for more winter-themed projects at the end of this post.)

Now this isn’t necessarily your typical winter decor.  It’s mostly white, but it started out with bright flowers and bold colors – how’s that for contradiction?

Supplies:

  • Large botanical art print, on sale for $4 at Michaels
  • Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask Peel-Away Letters, normally $20 but I had a Michaels 50% off coupon = $10
  • White craft paint
  • Pencil or small item to make dots

How to make your own DIY "falling snow" art for winter - part of the Celebration of Winter Tour.  girlinthegarage.net

First I peeled away my phrase and positioned it onto the art.  (These stencils are great because they’re repositionable.)

How to make your own DIY "falling snow" art for winter - part of the Celebration of Winter Tour.  girlinthegarage.net

Then I dabbed a pencil eraser into the white paint and made dots (snow) all over the art, especially thicker around the letters.

How to make your own DIY "falling snow" art for winter - part of the Celebration of Winter Tour.  girlinthegarage.net

When I peeled the letters away, the phrase was difficult to read because of the light background… dang it.

How to make your own DIY "falling snow" art for winter - part of the Celebration of Winter Tour.  girlinthegarage.net

So I gently enhanced the letters with my sons’ crayons.

How to make your own DIY "falling snow" art for winter - part of the Celebration of Winter Tour.  girlinthegarage.net

I think it turned out super cute!  I love the contrast between the bright colors and the falling “snow.”

How to make your own DIY "falling snow" art for winter - part of the Celebration of Winter Tour.  girlinthegarage.net How to make your own DIY "falling snow" art for winter - part of the Celebration of Winter Tour.  girlinthegarage.net

Have you been making any winter crafts or decor?

Jen

Come back tomorrow to see my table makeover for Themed Furniture Makeover Day!

Now it’s time to see all the other wonderful winter inspiration from my friends:

Celebration of Winter Blog Tour

Please click on the Thumbnails below to see all the

projects being shared on:

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Monday, Jan 19th Celebration of Winter Participants

Tuesday, Jan 20th Celebration of Winter Participants

Wednesday, Jan 21st Celebration of Winter Participants
Thursday, Jan 22nd Celebration of Winter Participants

Friday, Jan 23rd Celebration of Winter Participants

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5 Stylish Art and Fabric Pairings

This post is brought to you by Minted, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Inspiration for pairing art and fabric together in your home decor.  girlinthegarage.net

I finally have most of the Christmas decorations put away, and my head has been spinning with ideas for updating the decor in certain areas in our home.  Our master bathroom, my son’s bedroom, dining area, and living room – to name a few.

I’m always looking for ideas and inspiration, and I’m sharing some of my favorite art and fabric pairings from Minted today.

I knew Minted was well known for holiday cards, invitations, and stationary, but I had no idea they also offered beautiful art, fabric, and home decor until recently.
Inspiration for pairing art and fabric together in your home decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Art, above left:  Little Houses on a Hillside

Art, above right:  Bicycle

Fabric, above (bottom):  Botanical Blooms 1

Inspiration for pairing art and fabric together in your home decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Art, above left:  Sunset Fade No 1

Fabric, above right:  New Diamonds

Inspiration for pairing art and fabric together in your home decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Art, above left:  Orangerie

Fabric, above (top):  Ruffled Ribbon

Fabric, above (bottom):  Polka Parade

Inspiration for pairing art and fabric together in your home decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Art, above (top):  Life is Better

Fabric, above left:  Modern Stitch

Fabric, above right:  African Tribal Forest

Inspiration for pairing art and fabric together in your home decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Art, above (top):  Chelsea New York City

Fabric, above (bottom):  Arrowhead

I hope these pairings have given you some design inspiration today – which is your favorite?

Also be sure to check out Minted’s fabulous Wedding line – get 15% off invitations and save the dates in the Winter Wedding Event!

Jen

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DIY Tulle Trees

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

There’s something almost enchanting about tulle, isn’t there?   I used some in my wedding decor, and if I had a little girl I would dress her up in colorful tulle skirts way too often.  Using tulle in holiday decor gives it a whispery wintery look – so pretty!

Supplies:

  • 2 20-yard rolls of tulle
  • Dowel rods
  • Wood base

(I bought one 36″ long dowel rod and one piece of 12″x4″ balsam wood from Michaels, and I cut each into 3 pieces with my Dremel.)

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Glue the rod onto the base.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Starting at the bottom, cut the tulle and tie pieces around the rod.  I think the bottom pieces were about 12 inches long.  Keep cutting slightly shorter pieces and tying them, pushing the knots tightly together.   Arrange and fluff as you go.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

At the top I glued a wood button (I had some leftover, but you can buy them at any hardware store) and then I painted it white.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Don’t my tulle trees look like snow-covered evergreens?

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

The reindeer sure seems to like them.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

I bet you’re wondering “Weren’t there 3 rods?!  Where’s the other one?”

Yes, there were three, but it turns out that 40 yards of tulle can only make two 11-inch trees.  Bummer.

Or not, because two is good.  And yes they are the same height, I just stuck my son’s plastic bowl underneath one to give it some lift.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

So, tulle?

Where have you used it before – and have you tried it in your holiday decorating?

Jen

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