Showing posts with label decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorations. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Neon Kate Spade New York Nesting Boxes

Look what I got! I'm so giddy!
I have some Kate Spade goodness to share with you today!

When one of my favorite companies Lifeguard Press contacted me to see if I wanted to have something from their new Kate Spade New York line I had to honestly pinch myself.

I couldn't email back fast enough. Kate Spade for me? A fat big YES please. Do you remember my Jonathan Adler accessories posts (click HERE and HERE to see)? This is from the same company. I love Lifeguard Press ;)

So they sent me Kate Spade Nesting Boxes in neon colors since they thought it would look great in my new closet. And they also sent me the Kate Spade New York Spiral Notebook. And lucky me, it all came just in time for my birthday.




The boxes are actually the reason why I decided to add a lot more colors to our dining room and kitchen after painting it all white. They look so so pretty and are so vibrant. 

And here they are in my closet. I hope you aren't sick of it yet:







So pretty right?

And the spiral notebook ended up on my secretary desk:





Such pretty birthday presents. Don't you agree? And I see some more vibrant colors in my near future. Maybe even some more neon ;) lets see. 

Here are some more favorites:


1.  Gold Sparkly Cat Mask (you know me right?)


{This is not a sponsored post.  I did receive these items from Lifeguard Press to review. I only share things that I truly love on my blog}

Make sure to stop back on Friday for my next "Living Pretty With Your Pet Post".

Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My Wall Vinyl Secrets and Ideas

Anybody sick of the weather yet? For us it has been lots and lots of snow and I have to admit that I'm probably one of those freaks that enjoy the snow. I love to go skiing and can do that in abundance. Unfortunately right now it's only once or twice a week but better than nothing.
And I love being in our own little bubble on snow-stormy days because I have a great excuse to cancel everything ;)

I have received a large amount of emails regarding questions about my cross wall hallway makeover. Requests to share how I did it! While this might not be a great decision for my Etsy store (I suck at business decisions I guess), I decided to share with you what I use for decals exactly.
One lovely reader reminded me that DIY blogs are about sharing. And in a way that's true, right?

So I thought that before I share my own decal project, I'd show you some other ideas that I came across.

Last week Emily from "Everything Emily Blog" posted her washi tape cross wall which is also a genius idea:

{Source: Everything Emily Blog}
Head on over to her blog to see how she created this stunning wall treatment only with washi tape. And please only pin this image from her blog and not mine, ok?

Or if you'd rather paint it and don't want to be too exact, then you can also create something like this:

{Source: Pinterest}
Also pretty cool, right?

And if you missed my wall makeover, click HERE for the hallway and HERE for the closet.





Back to my crosses which are a lot bigger and involve a cutting machine (plotter, like the Silhouette Cameo) and wall grade vinyl.

A lot of people ask what kind of wall vinyl I use and I use Oracal631 which you can buy at USCutter.

I create my patterns in Adobe Illustrator especially the more complex ones like my litter box decal (click HERE). All the other more simple shapes are easily created in the Silhoutte program itself.

The machine does it all for you.

So my vinyl secret is out. Which one of the projects do you think you would/could tackle?

The washi tape, painted or silhouette cut crosses?



Or would you prefer to buy them? Because I have added them to my Etsy shop and you can see them buy clicking HERE.

Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Black and White Cross Hallway Wall

I'm so excited to share my hallway with you guys today.

It's one of those things that I'm completely smitten with. I'm a sucker for graphic patterns and especially black and white patterns. Always have been, just ask my mom.

Here it is, I will explain everything at the end of the post.

black and white cross wall treatment with wall vinyl


gold star ceiling light

black and white cross wall treatment with wall vinyl

black and white cross wall treatment with wall vinyl inspired by Pia Wallen Crux blanket

black and white cross wall treatment by Cuckoo4Design


swiss cross wall vinyl wall treatment

black and white graphic patterned wall treatment by Cuckoo4Design

DIY canvas wall art made with owl dishtowel

wall treatment inspired by swiss cross blanket

black and white cross wall treatment

Pia Wallen Crux blanket inspired wall

Pia Wallen Crux blanket inspired wall

Pia Wallen Cross blanket inspired wall


When I spotted a similar blanket to the Pia Wallen Large Cross Blanket in Kristen's post about her son's room makeover, I had a light bulb moment and knew exactly what I wanted to do in my hallway. If you have been following me for a while then you know that I have been itching to change my hallway. I was so tired of the stripes.


The white that I used for the wall is from Valspar and it is eggshell Ultra White (7006-24).
The black for the accent wall is also Valspar and is eggshell Dark Kettle Black (4011-2).

The crosses are wall vinyl again and I made them myself. Should I add them to the shop? I'm thinking yes ;)

All in all this project didn't cost me anything because:

• I had the black wall vinyl (I have a huge stash of all colors)
• I had a Lowes gift card from Christmas to buy the paint
• I had the star star chandelier, which is an old Pier1 candle holder (click HERE to see it in its original state in my 2012 Christmas tour). I had recently rub-n-buffed it gold. All I had to do yet is paint the pendant part gold to match the star and hang it over the light bulb.

It's a classic work with what you have project since I also had the owl already. Do you remember my H&M dishtowel canvas art (click HERE to see)? That's what it is and it looks so much better there.
I retired the cardboard deer head for now. I had him for almost 5 years and I felt it was time to stash him away.

And here, just as a reminder to show you what the hallway looked like before:


Oops, nice toilet!


Black and White Cross wall



I'm so happy with my new hallway and Pier1 candle holder chandelier. And I'm currently working on the reversed color combo. So check back next week (UPDATE: click HERE to see the closet) !

Tschüß

(Youleeya)


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