Three Step Thursday

Embellishing lamp shades is a simple and thrifty way to spruce up any room. We’ve seen shades with a variety of frill– from lace to feathers.  Last year, Ingrid took her plain bedroom lamp shades and wrapped them in twine to create a whole new look.  The simplicity of this project is perfect for a three step Thursday!  Inspired by our vintage thrift store lamp, we added inexpensive flowers to this simple square shade.

lamp 11.  Take any simple lamp shade and find the perfect accessories

lamp-22. Use hot glue to adhere the embellishments to your shade

lamp-43. Put the lamp together and enjoy your new creation!

Ingrid & Lucy

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Three Step Thursdays

We managed to take a plain jar from ordinary to vibrantly vivacious in three easy steps! We found these adorable little animals in our craft supplies and transformed two jars with only spray paint and hot glue.  Check out our new candy jars! We also think it’s a great “back to school” gift idea- perfect for those special hardworking teachers…

Animal Jars 1

1.  After cleaning jars, spray paint tops and any small plastic toy

Animal Jars 2

2. Once jar top and plastic toy have dried completely, place a small amount of hot glue to bottom of the toy and adhere to lid.

Animal Jars 3.1

3.  Fill with… (insert your idea here)

Ingrid & Lucy

We’re on a Roll!

Happy Friday! Today, we’d like to share a little project that Ingrid created a few months ago.  On a warm winter’s eve (south Texas is home for us), she pinned the night away, finding some some super cool art made from toilet paper rolls.  Thus, the obsession began to create her own original piece.  We love scrolling through pins to get our creative juices flowing—what in the world did we do before pinterest!?!  Ingrid started collecting her toilet paper rolls until she had enough for her project.  She created these two canvas pieces with toilet paper rolls, acrylic paint, and some wooden sticks & buttons from the craft box.  The trusty painter’s tape helped create the stripes, and hot glue put it all together.  They hang side by side in her bedroom, and the color scheme blends perfectly with the decor.

As we are inspired by so many, we hope to pay it forward and do the same for others with our designs….have a lovely weekend!

TP Roll Art 3

TP Roll Art 2

TP Roll Art 1

Ingrid & Lucy

Personalized Pin Board

Framed cork boards have been spotted all over Pinterest lately, inspiring us to create our own.  We love seeing all the unique takes on this office must have.  After removing the glass and backing, we cleaned off the frame and lightly sanded.  Then we spray painted the frame and patiently allowed it to dry completely (for this project, we used Krylon in Global Blue).  We then cut the cork board and fabric to size, using the frame’s original backing to measure.  We covered the cork with our bright floral fabric and carefully hot glued the edges. So as not leave all the excitement in the front of the board, we livened up the back by adding some fun contact paper before putting the frame back together. Add some cute pins and…ta-dah! we’ve given new life to a frame that was yearning for a dramatic change!

corkboard 1R

corkboard 2

corkboard3R

Ingrid & Lucy

Three Step Thursdays

This week, we are repurposing some colorful wooden puzzle pieces by adding magnets.  We found this farm animal puzzle at our favorite thrift shop and had the magnets in our craft box.  A simple way to display anything from grocery lists to artwork on the fridge!

Farm Animal Magnet 1  Farm Animal Magnet 2  Farm Animal Magnet 3

 1.  wipe down puzzle pieces 2. use hot glue to attach magnets to puzzle piece 3. display magnets

Ingrid & Lucy