I forgot how relaxing DIYing can be! Mike and I have all these plans for what artwork and cool decor we want in our house, but man, does that money add up quickly. I've enjoyed really make our house our own with homemade pieces (and it's saved a few dollars, too!). It's been probably 6 or 7 years since I've painted anything, but I found some cool canvases for 60% off at Michael's, and decided to give it a try.
The next place I'll be painting something for is our bedroom - maybe something Charleston-themed? Any ideas?
Another project I've been working on for years are these cork letters. I started the 'M' way back when and used corks from special events we went to while we were living in Connecticut. I write on the sides of them, so it's fun to look back on the dates and where they were from. Around our wedding, when I finally finished the 'M,' I realized that Michael's had stopped selling this font and size letters. Mike measured the 'M' and had the 'D' and 'T' made by a local artist as a wedding present. Did you know we have the exact same initials? M.D.T.! To fill the 'T,' we used all the corks our wedding venue saved from our reception, so that letter is so special to us, and we've slowly finished the 'D' with wine and champagne we've drank over the last year.a perfect rug for the room, too. My best suggestion when searching for rugs is to make sure you look at a place with a good return policy. You really need to bring the rug home and roll it out in the space to see if the color, pattern, and size are right. Our first rug looked perfectly tangerine on the website but was definitely more red when we actually brought it home. This one is only a 5x7, so a little small, but the accent blue perfectly matches the wall color and the brown coordinates well with the wood in the set.