Chevron Room Decor!

I finished one of my projects from last week, and was going to post it a few days ago but I ended up going out of town for the weekend. We went and visited family back home so I went a little off the grid and didn’t get online while we were gone. There isn’t much cell signal or internet there so it’s pretty easy to go technology free for a few days! (Sometimes without a choice!) So now that I am back to the real world I can go ahead and post the pictures of my project! I hope you like them!

Chevron picture frames handcrafted and found at Adventures of Amy Lou!

This was one of those projects that was just so easy a monkey could do it! But I understand not everyone has the time! In any case if you do decide to try this on your own here is a little explanation of what I did! I had the large frame just lying around with my craft stuff, so I went and bought the smaller frames at the dollar store ($1 a piece), got some chevron fabric from my favorite fabric store ever (FM Stores in Springfield, MO! I LOVE mom and pop shops! Support local businesses!), got some spray paint, and then I grabbed some cardboard I had set aside for crafts, some hot glue, scissors, and ruler, and I was GOOD TO GO! I went to town measuring the placement for the cutouts where the frames would go on the cardboard background so you can still take the back off and put the picture in it. After I cut my holes I hot glued the fabric onto the cardboard. Of course you can use any print you like but I just LOVE chevron right now! I spray painted some of the frames and left the others black. After they dried I glued on just the frame part over the edges of the hole and then assembled the back of the frames back on and placed the large cardboard piece inside of the large frame and VOILA! Cute and fashionable decor for only a few dollars! I only used a couple of dollars worth of my fabric, plus spent around $3 on spray paint, and $6 on the small frames! So this project only cost me about $10-$12 total! Pretty great considering if you bought something like these at a retail store there’s no telling what you would pay! Maybe $15 a piece for the two small ones and say $30 for the large one?! You’re looking at about 60 bucks if you buy this instead of doing it yourself! Just think of all of the other cute things you could spend your extra money on to decorate your room from what you save by doing it yourself! Good luck doing this yourself! It really was simple and fun!

~Amy Lou

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Busy, Busy, Crafting!

Well it seems that even though my spring break is over and my graduate courses are full force ahead once again, I still am only in the mood for the fun crafting and organizing I have been doing this past week! So for the last couple of days all of my spare time after homework (and taking care of my baby girl of course!) have consisted of some major crafting projects! I’ve been having a blast! I don’t have all of the projects fully done so I’m not going to spoil them right now! I have to run to the store to grab a couple of things I need and then some of it should be posted tomorrow! Here is a little teaser photo for one of the projects I am making to sell at The Bleau Barn in Ozark, MO.

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I’ve also been working on rearranging and slightly redecorating my daughter’s room. She has always LOVED her swing and would frequently only take a nap if she was in her swing but we have slowly been not using it anymore since she is getting older now. Which is a really great thing that she doesn’t really need it now since I went ahead and put her in it a few days ago and the motor quit! Apparently she is too heavy for it now! Kinda stinks because it was a great swing and I planned on keeping it for any other kids we have later on but I guess I won’t be keeping it now! Oh well, it gave me a great reason to get it out of the way in her room and move in her new toy box I’ve been dying to put in her room and use! And by “new” I mean new to us since I found it at a thrift store for $8!!! I was stoked because I had been keeping an eye out for a good one on craigslist and most of them on there were about $40 on average! I was looking to spend about $20 so I was excited to only pay $8! I haven’t decided yet if I am going to use it as is or do a little painting on it so we will see! I should be done with all of my changes in her room in a few days and I will post pics of it then! In the meantime here are a couple of cute teasers from her room also!

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Alright, that’s enough sneak peaks for now! More full project photos when I get them completed! Until then, everyone have a great day!

~Amy Lou