Can you believe its almost 2017 already?! Where did the year go! I am super excited to be hosting a New Years party, and want to wow my guests with some fun decor. Today I’m going to show you how to transform a space in your home into a bar area with a resolution wall. I have white walls in my apartment and wanted to do something a little more dramatic, but temporary for the occasion. I got some chalkboard cabinet liner and cut it into long strips to create a graphic black and white wall. Not only is the wall a great focal point, but it also doubles as a functional party activity! Your guests can write their resolutions and goals for the year right on the wall. Next, I took a wooden bar cart from Walmart.com and decked it out in all the ingredients to make Moscow mules, including some fun copper cups. I added a few more chalk board paint accessories, like the bowl and the vase, so guests could write on multiple surfaces. Finish it off with a fresh fruit and flowers, and you’ve got the perfect bar area! The new year is all about transformations, and I love who bold this area looks now. I can’t wait to see your take on this DIY project. For more tips and pics head to Walmart.com! (more…)
It’s time to start decorating for the holidays! This year I want to go super modern and sleek with my decorations. I saw a display of wooden triangle trees last year and wanted to create that same look for my apartment, and accent it with some fun holiday decor. I used a couple kinds of wood: precut “V’s” from the craft store, triangles I cut with my miter saw, and I repurposed the triangle shelves I made last year. With a quick spray of Krylon® SUPERMAXXX® All-In-One Metallic Finish in Silver and COVERMAXX® in Matte White and Metallic Gold, I had a super chic forest with metallic accents! Also a little bonus: Use as a jewelry holder when giving a gift or a display for your own jewelry after the holidays! (more…)
I’m back after a little Internet break, and we have a super fun birthday themed cake and backdrop to celebrate! It was my best friend’s birthday a couple weeks ago and as you all know, I love birthdays and try to go all out for the celebration. My BFF has a major sweet tooth, so what better way to celebrate her, than an adorable, elaborate cake! Every good cake needs an inspiration, and I based mine off Hallmark’s birthday cake card. We started by using the geometric triangles of the card as the inspiration for the backdrop. Using bright, vibrant paper, we were able to mimic the design of the cake onto the wall. Next, with the help of my friends at Yield Bakehouse, we created a two tiered cake with colorful layers, so that when she cut into it, there would be a fun surprise! Then we used different shades of fondant to replicate the geometric shapes from the card onto the cake. Finishing it off with some fun paper flowers as the topper, and this birthday cake was ready for a party! My best friend could not have been happier or more surprised when she saw the cake, it made my heart so happy! Check out how we created the display in the video below, and steps after the break!