Living Room Idea Board

Good morning! Can you believe it will be February this week? Crazy! Even though time is going quickly, I am so ready for warmer weather. I am definitely a summer kind of girl!

Since I am stuck inside most of the time, I have thinking all the projects I want to get done in our house. We have lived in this home for two years now. We did quite a few projects at the very beginning. My husband scraped all the popcorn ceilings. It was a huge job, but I’m so glad we got it done before we moved in! Then we had all the ceilings textured and had the whole inside of the house painted. This gave me a nice clean slate to start with! But now, I have been thinking more about what I want each room to look and feel like.

We are starting with the living room this year.We will be putting in new floors. I’m pretty sure the carpet has been here since the house was built in 1968. Yuck! Here is a picture of what it looks like now.

Fall 2017 green, black living room

I have picked out a lighter color floor since the room isn’t used on a daily basis. It also has to blend with the existing floor in the dining room. Here is the one we are looking at.

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We want to add 2 faux beams, new base boards and other trim around the room. Once the floor is done, this idea board shows what I would like to have in the living room area.

living room idea board

Right before Christmas, I found an Ikea Ektorp Loveseat on OfferUp. I couldn’t believe the deal I got! I had been searching for awhile and was so excited to find this. It is in perfect shape! Now I can plan the rest of the room.

(I have links at the bottom of the post for all the items on my idea board)

I would like to have 2 side chairs and I love the look of these Bashir Armchairs by Birch Lane Heritage. The stripe is subtle enough that I can still add other pattern and color to the room. I love the classic look of these chairs.

I desperately need a coffee table in this room. Right now I am using a small oval wicker table we have had for over 30 years. I love this Stoneford Coffee Table! It has just the coastal look I am looking for in this room! I especially like the “X” design on the sides.

The Beachcrest Sade Tree Floor Lamp is so cool! I really like the shades on this one. I like how it would arch over the loveseat a bit to add more light. The color of the Mercury Row Miltiades Table Lamp is perfect too! It adds just a bit of the turquoise that I love so much.

Of course, I have to have pillows! I already have a closet full, but the texture and colors on this Sacks Indoor Lumbar Pillow are so perfect! It has a little bit of a boho feel to it too.

I always have a hard time with artwork, but I really like the look of this Marine Sunset on Canvas. It’s not so overly coastal, but still has all the soft colors and look that I like.

Well, that’s it for now! That’s my goal for this year! I can’t wait to see how it is all going to turn out! I will be sure to keep you all posted!

Here are the links to the items on the idea board. *This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on any of the following links and purchase something, we will receive a small percentage.  Don’t worry, it’s at no extra cost to you!

Ektorp Loveseat by Ikea

Bashir Armchair by Birch Lane Heritage

Stoneford Coffee Table from Wayfair

Beachcrest Home Sade 82″ Tree Floor Lamp

Mercury Row Miltiades Table Lamp

Sacks Indoor Lumbar Pillow

Marine Sunset Framed on Canvas

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Mini-Makeover in the Guest Room with Canvas on the Cheap

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Good morning! I’m a day late, but I have a great post for you today! Our family visited Disneyland back in May and Haley took this great photo of Walt Disney, Mickey and the Sleeping Beauty Castle. I worked with Canvas on the Cheap and they created this amazing canvas for me. I used it in my newly decorated guest room/Haley’s room. When Haley saw the canvas and the room, who had two comments, “I want the canvas” and ‘My room looks so grown up!”

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Guest room Makeover Walt Disney and Mickey Canvas

When I edited the canvas, I made the whole thing in black and white and then colored in different areas. The castle, sky, flowers and the statue all have some color to them.

Guest Room Makeover Walt Disney and Sleeping Beauty Castle

I love how it looks! The print even wraps around the sides of the canvas and there is even a hanger added to the back.

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Haley had made this bench years ago from an old desk and a headboard. Since she moved into her own apartment, I could finally move the bench out from the garage, where it has been sitting since we moved a year and a half ago. My husband revised it a bit and I touched up the a paint a bit. It fits perfect in here!

 

Guest Room Makeover Bench, Canvas on the Cheap, Disney Pillow

Here is the rest of the room. The one wall is painted charcoal and I decided to stay with this color. I added some turquoise and yellow accents.

Guest Room Makeover Bedroom Grey, Yellow, Turquoise

I left several of Haley’s things in here, so she didn’t feel pushed out. Of course, I want her to come home any time she can! She loves peacocks, but couldn’t take this lamp with her, so I kept it in here.

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You can see her treasured Pirates of the Caribbean book, along with the beads she purchased while in Hawaii.

Guest Room Makeover White Metal Stand

Guest Room Makeover Nightstand Blanket and Book

The skull pillow was hers too (obviously, if you know Haley). I added a couple of others to bring in more color.

Guest Room Makeover Bed with QuiltGuest Room Makeover Throw Pillows You Are My Sunshine

I needed something small in the space between the bed and the wall and the stool was the perfect fit. I added a couple of books and a pitcher with some leaves.

Guest Room Makeover Side table stool and pitcher

My father-in-law made this bookshelf for my husband and me when we first got married, over 30 years ago. It has also been stored in the garage and I am very happy I finally have a good place for it.

Guest Room Makeover Book Shelf with Shutter Doors

See the cute floral basket in the bottom corner? I found it in the clearance aisle at Walmart. I snagged it up quickly! It is the perfect colors for this room!

Guest Room Makeover Blue and Yellow Floral Basket

Of course, Kiara had to get in on this picture business. Cutie!

Guest Room Makeover Mirror Reflection

Canvas on the Cheap is a great company to work with. The ordering was simple and the canvas came quickly. I hope you will take some time to check them out! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great week!

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Silk Flower Heart Canvas

Hello everyone!  February is now upon us and Valentines Day is a little over a week away.  But, that doesn’t mean that all of the Valentines Decor is complete.  Hence this project.

But, before we get started, congratulations to Sarah C. on winning the Canvas Factory Raffle!  We can’t wait to see what you have picked out!

I have been trying to find different projects for BlitzyBlingArt.  And, I went to the 99 Cent Store and found these really pretty silk flowers.  So, naturally I bought a few bunches and started my project.

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The first thing I did was take all of the flowers off of their stems and cut them short so I could glue them.  Next, I cut out a heart and drew it on the canvas.

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Then I started gluing.  First problem I ran into, I attempted to use Elmer’s glue.  Obviously I realized that wasn’t going to work AFTER I attempted to glue the first flower on.  Second problem, I wasn’t going to fill in the heart.  But then I realized that that as I started to put flowers around the heart, you couldn’t see the shape of the heart.

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I decided to use the pink flowers around the heart and the white inside the heart.  That way the heart is a bit more obvious and you could see it.

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And after lots of hot glue and a few flowers falling apart with cutting the stems off, the canvas was finished.  And it looks amazing!

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The heart still isn’t very heartish (if that is even a word), but it looks really cool!  I love how it looks.  The flowers look really nice and it looks full.  I also like how it look next to my other Valentines Decor!

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When I See an Elephant Fly

Have you seen an elephant fly?  No…me neither.  But wouldn’t that be cool, to see this giant creature flying through the air with ease?  Yeah, that would be awesome.

Or, you can watch Dumbo and get almost the same thing.

So, why am I telling you this?  Well, of course it has to do with a project I was working on.  Specifically for my coworker Linda.

Linda is the resident cat lady at work.  She takes care of the cat room 5 days a week while the rest of us take care of the dogs.  She is an amazing person and someone who is very easy to talk to and she will help you with whatever is needed.

Well her birthday just passed and I wanted to give her something that was meaningful.  Which is why I decided to make something from her favorite Disney movie, Dumbo.

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I started with a blank canvas (literally and figuratively), grey paint, paintbrushes, and a black paint pen and started on my masterpiece.  The canvas was purchased in a pack of 2 from Michaels for $10.99.  Hey, I’m happy with it.  Now I can make 2 pictures!

Carbon Dumbo

I printed out a silhouette of Dumbo from Google images that I wanted to put on one of the corners.  I decided to use a pictures of Dumbo and Timothy Mouse flying because the picture of Dumbo sitting didn’t look as good.  I printed the picture on carbon paper so that way it was easy to copy onto the canvas.  And I think that it turned out great!

dumbo sketch

I also started writing the lyrics of the song ‘When I See an Elephant Fly’ on the canvas.  I didn’t have to write super tiny because there aren’t that many lyrics to the song.  But, I still didn’t cover the entire canvas.  So I added the title of the song and the Disney logo at the bottom.

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After writing the lyrics in pencil, I wrote over them in black paint pen.  The only issue I had with the paint pen was that it started to run out near the end of the lyrics.  It might have been better to use a sharpie to write the lyrics instead of the paint pen.

finished dumbo

Finally, after writing all the lyrics, I finally painted in Dumbo.  Originally, I wasn’t going to outline Dumbo in black, I was just going to leave it grey.  But, he didn’t have a whole lot of definition without the outline.

I think it turned out super cute!  I love how Dumbo turned out and how the lyrics worked out.  I also like the title at the bottom, even though it wasn’t intended.  Overall, I am extremely happy with this canvas.  And I hope Linda is as well when she sees it!

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