May 01, 2016

WEEKEND MUSINGS: Encouraging Word


I've been in a constant state of worry for the past few weeks - who doesn't worry every now and then, right? I know I am blessed, but I still struggle with the worrying and being afraid - I needed a constant reminder that my God is more powerful than all my worries, fears and problems. 

And maybe you're like me - searching for encouragement in the oddest of places. Maybe you need this reminder, too and that God placed it in my heart to remind you that He is there for you and will fight for you, you need only to be still. 

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April 29, 2016

Friday Finds Link Party #67

LinkyMain2-04Hello and welcome to another Friday Finds link party! We’re so excited to share a handpicked selection of YOUR projects this week! Don’t forget to link up as well for a chance to be featured next week - happy friday! 
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DIY Crayons from The Homespun Hydrangea
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DIY Ironing Board Organizer from Flamingo Toes
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Cinco de Mayo Chili Pepper Decoration

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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Fabric Drawstring Basket from Gluesticks Blog
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Don't forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

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April 26, 2016

DIY: Shabby Chic Chalkboard Key Rack

Since my husband and I moved to our first apartment together months ago, we've been in dire need of a coat/key rack by the door. We have a tiny apartment, and with my hoarding tendencies the amount of craft and hobby supplies I have, I take up most of the closet space so we need to utilize every nook we can. I decided I would make a little key/coat rack for the items that we need to leave by the door and of course, I had to add a chalkboard! My husband needs it for daily reminders - he often blames me when he forgets. Check out how I made it!

shabby chic chalkboard key rack main

I found my cabinet door at a local Restore - I got my vintage doork knobs from them as well!

sanding cabinet door

First you'll want to sand your cabinet door - just a light sanding will do to remove the dirt and grime that's settled on it specially if it's an old piece. 

painting cabinet door trim

Paint the outside trim your preferred color - I used Americana Decor chalk paint in 'Primitive' as I loved the off-white color of it. Paint about two or three coats, letting it dry for a few minutes for each coat. What I love about chalk paint is that it dries much faster than acrylic or enamel paint!

painting cabinet door chalkboard

Next, line the inside with painter's tape and paint the middle area with chalkboard paint. I went with a deep charcoal colored chalkboard paint by mixing my black chalkboard paint with a little bit of white. Let that dry.

drill vintage knobs on cabinet door

Next, drill your hardware on. I eyeballed how they were spaced but I wanted a cup pull in the middle so I started from the middle and laid it out. Mark it with a pencil and drill a pilot hole before drilling your screws that would hold your hardware. Screw your hardware on.

applying vinyl on cabinet door
I added a final touch for mine - the word 'Today' cut out on my Silhouette Portrait.  Finally, use sawtooth hangers or command strips to hang the whole thing - and you are done!

key rack coat rack vintage cute

key rack chalkboard cabinet door

Love how easy it was to make - Now I just have to think what to group it with for my front entrance. What do you usually group your key/coat rack with? 

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April 24, 2016

WEEKEND MUSINGS: Rustic signs + Other Things

This week, apart from the normal work I do, I decided to make rustic-inspired signs. I've loved tweaking the fonts I have to create signs that look like they're handwritten. In the process of making them, my husband decided he would want to make the balcony furniture - so yay for me!

I specially loved how this one turned out - lately I've been feeling discouraged about a lot of things and I keep looking at what's possibly ahead that I forget to enjoy the little things everyday - like waking up with the temperature not too cold and not too hot, having chocolate, my thoughtful husband who drives me everywhere, and my two little furbabies who keep me company. It's just a little reminder for myself to not forget about the small things and actually enjoy them :)

My business cards came last week and I was so excited and posted them on my instagram - I love how they turned out! I originally was going for a simple, clean white look but I think this one suits my style even more. I also churned out some fresh new designs for my invitation + graphic design shop on Etsy. Trying to be busy week!

What have you been up to this week?

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