Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Etsy Find: B. Nute

My baby girl is turning one next moth and as much as it pains me (like, physically makes my heart hurt) its time to plan her first birthday party (I'm hoping to distract myself from the fact that she is growing up by creating a fabulous party!). I've been pinning things for this party since she was about 2 months old and I found these wonderful invitations from B. Nute on Etsy. They are perfect for my woodland animals theme and I just love that the animals are wearing party hats! The whole look of the invitation is whimsical and sweet. There are invitations in her shop for anything you can think of and they're so unusual and reasonably priced! Also, the shop owner, Betsy, is changing up the colors of the type for me and she was so easy to work with, an absolute pleasure. I will be using her shop as my go to invitation source for years to come!

Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY: faux metal letters

So, I must give credit where credit is due...I did not come up with this project myself. It's one of the many pins that I've come across lately that caught my eye. I thought I would share it because it turned out GREAT (unlike some of the things I've tried...potato and leek soup, not so good...). First, here's a link to the original posting of the project. Also, for those of you interested, here's a link to my pinterest so you can follow me! Here's how the project goes:

1. Buy 3d cardboard letters at Hobby Lobby
2. Spray paint with metallic silver paint or (as I did) stainless steel paint (also purchased at the HL)
3. Paint
4. Hang

And that's all folks! Super duper easy and sooooo cute...they honestly look like metal letters sitting on the shelf above my sink! Paired with the stainless steel island I'm purchasing at ikea in a few weeks, plus my freshly painted warm/gray/brown cabinets, I think my kitchen will have that worn, industrial look I'm going for. Of course, these letters can be used in any room to add a bit of graphic art. Enjoy!