Thursday, February 4, 2016

Romantic Bedroom Ideas

how to have a sexy bedroom

Woo, woo! Is your bedroom ready for Valentine's Day? Ours will soon as I clear the laundry off the bed, wash the dog-hair covered quilt, gather up the kids' books and stuffed animals, and put away my laptop and all those receipts that are on our nightstand. If you, too, have a bedroom that is lacking in ambiance, you might want to check out these tips for creating a romantic bedroom. Your own little love nest is right around the corner.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine Chalkboard Art

valentine chalkboard art

Hi guys! Do you still have a Christmas wreath on your front door? Well, I've got a 10-minute solution to THAT particular problem! It's almost Valentine's Day, so yesterday I whipped up this cute chalkboard art for our door. It was so easy, guys, and it literally only took about 10 minutes.

First, I found this great magnetic chalkboard at Jo-Anns for 50% off, so it was only $4.50. It had an unfinished wood frame so I brushed a little stain I had left over from another project on it to make it look more rustic.

valentine door decor

While that was drying, I went in search of more craft supplies. I had a package of paper doilies, so that inspired me. I just cut out a red heart and glued it to the doily.

After the frame of the chalkboard was dry, I flipped it over and stapled some rope to the back for a hanger.

rope picture hanger

Next I wiped the whole chalkboard with an eraser to "season" it (here are some more tips on how to create chalkboard art), then wrote "Welcome" on it in Janda Stylish Script. (Again, to see how I did this--'cuz my freehand is pretty good but it ain't THAT good--check out my chalkboard tips). I thought about writing something Valentines-y on it like "Love Lives Here" or "Happy Valentine's Day," but I don't really like words on the front door unless it's just to say "Welcome." I don't know why. It's just not my thang.

Finally, I attached the doily/heart combo with tiny dots of poster putty because I want to be able to use the chalkboard for other holidays. And there you have it. I love that it cost me $4.50 because I was able to scrounge around for stuff I already had to pull it off. And it took me no time at all!

$5 Valentine chalkboard art for your front door

So fun. Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are some other ways to celebrate Valentine's Day.

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Sweetie Pies

blue and red valentine crafts
Blue and Red Valentine's Day Decor

vintage valentine crafts
Vintage Valentine Crafts

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thrift Store Finds

painted bowl

Hi there, friends! Welcome to another edition of Tightwad Tuesday here on Home Made Modern! I absolutely love decorating with Goodwill finds. I hit the jackpot the last time I went thrifting in terms of finding good glassware and dishes to make over. You may recall, I put some glam touches on a wine decanter, and I also found this silver bowl. It had a great shape, but it was really scratched up and even had some small dents.

silver bowl from Goodwill

Nothing a little spray paint can't fix, right? At first, I thought I'd just spray it silver or gold, but then I was inspired by this Nate Berkus laurel leaf bowl from Target. It's no longer available, but I had really liked it when I saw it. I would never spend $30, though, on something like a bowl, so I watched for it to go on clearance, but missed the boat. Never fear!

nate berkus laurel leaf bowl

I sprayed my Goodwill find white instead and used a stencil I already had to create a tiny laurel leaf pattern around the outside of the bowl.  I also painted the rim with gold paint.

nate berkus knockoff

Right now it's filled with green apples, but I can think of so many uses for it around the house. And it would look great around the holidays, too.

bowl with green apples

painted bowl with green apples

laurel leaf bowl

What have you found at Goodwill recently?

Here are some other ways I've decorated our house with the help of Goodwill:

diy wine decanter
Wine Decanter with Wooden Stopper

wood slice chalkboard
Wood Slice Chalkboard
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