Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Love for texture

There is something about textures, especially stripes and polka dots, that I just adore! My goal for my bedroom was to use many textures in a similar color range. It is not as easy to do as I thought it would be....but I like the way it is looking :)
Headboard with pillows

Recent purchase: striped sheets
Target $27

Monday, March 25, 2013

A trunk makeover

Happy Monday! I wanted to share a small project I did over the weekend with you. When I found this black military trunk a while back, I wanted to redo it right away. I never took the time, until now. I painted it with white acrylic paint. I don't like taping the edges or going by any rules...I just free hand it. I took ail polish remover to the edges and liking ow it came out. Much brighter, less dull. : )

Have a great rest of the day!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pretty with pillows

I was looking around my home over the weekend and noticed that I like a "masculine" look. Everything I buy is very rustic and not very feminine. I think you can never go wrong with burlap, so why not give it a simple and pretty makeover? I purchased satin pink ribbon from AC Moore and made my own bows. I pinned them to the pillow with and the pillow went instantly...from tough to cute : )

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Repurposed Spring Look for $4

Good Morning! Yesterday's post showed the Spring update in my place. Today is about how I made it. I only spent $4 on the Easter look because I repurposed some of the stuff. I have tons of Easter decorations, but the have not made the move yet to my new place. So simplicity was this years Spring  then for me.
Some extra patterned paper I already had
                                                      Easter stickers from AC Moore for $1

I came up with the idea to use and old frame to make Easter art!

I purchased the basket in the middle from Target for $3. 
I had the bird's nest and the wreath that is underneath already. : )

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Spring!

Happy Thursday! I finally feel like I want to celebrate a holiday and no better way to start then my favorite holiday.....Easter! I added a touch of Spring around my place and here is how it came out : )

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Having fun with stamps

I am just loving these new little stamps I bought recently. I figured it would be fun to use to make cards or a fun DIY project. School is my biggest time consumer lately and leaving me with less time to be creative. I decided to put the books down and have some five minute fun. Here is what I came up with.
Here are the stamps....I loved the font.

Had some fun with polka dot paper. Next, I am going to try some DIY art : )

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Brief Best Friend Bedroom Crash : )

Happy Tuesday! Lately, I am all about the ruffles in the bedroom. (As I'm sure you noticed in my bedroom) when one if my best friends, Katie, sent me a pic to show me her bedroom...I knew I had to share it with you all. Not only is she always stylish and a partner in crim at the Brimfield fair, but she knows how to put a bedroom together. I wish we lived closer together.....her in Massachusetts and me in NJ....but we still find little moments of decorating discussion. I love her dearly...but really loving the ruffles in her bedroom!
Sisterly love......well the two on the right are real sister : )

Love how she used different textures and colors.

Loving the pop of raspberry on the rug! 
Thank you my sweet Katie for sharing your beautiful room.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

My flower faves

There is no better feeling than fresh flowers to start the I am sending you all flowers through pics for St. Patrick's Day : ) I find peace in cutting and cleaning flowers and that is why I make this a priority purchase weekly. Just wanted to share a recap of my favorite pics of arrangements I have done. Hope you have a great Monday!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

2 second window tie backs with fabric remnants

Yes! The week is almost over! Too busy for words these days : )
When I found my apartment, I was instantly attracted to the natural sunlight that captures the living room. After I hung my new curtains, the light does not shine through so freely. I had the idea to use the remnants of the $11 DIY Art project a few weeks ago. I took a scissor, cut a strip of fabric, and made some simple ties around the curtain.
Tie back in my bedroom : )

AnTWEAKed is here....well almost here!

Check out AnTWEAKed on Soiledrotten!

So excited for this to be finally happening! I have been working on this or a while now and can't wait until I can share all the details with you! Check it out! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Feeling Spring

I can smell it in the air! Spring is just around the corner! Love it! Nothing screams Spring to me more than tulips. Here are my flowers in the house this week....

Monday, March 11, 2013

A new obsession from Anthropologie

Happy Monday! As you can tell, Soiledrotten is getting a face lift and please be patient with me until the other pages are ready : )
I wanted to share a recent purchase that I am now obsessed with.
Anthropologie has a million amazing candles, but this one beats them all by far! It was less than $20 and  has a long burning time. I think I'm addicted!
Xo, Alison

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Few pics from vacation

Happy Saturday! Figured I would drop in and share a few photos from my trip to Florida this week. So sad I had to come back to the snow....the weather was perfect in Florida. Back to reality!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hello from Florida!

Hi everyone! Just dropping in to say hello on vacation! In Naples, Florida hoping we get stuck here with the bad weather at home : )

Saturday, March 2, 2013

$11 DIY art for the bathroom

Good morning everyone! It's finally the weekend and I wanted to share a small project with you. I was shopping in target last week and saw a polka dot pattern that I loved. However, it was a crib sheet. Knowing myself and my crazy ideas...I knew I could make something with it. My bathroom is decorated in gray and this would go perfectly. Here is what I came up with.
A crib sheet
A scissor
A few thumbtacks
I had to pull the fabric tighter after this pic to really smooth it out.
The small cross is just a reminder to keep the faith everyday :)
Total cost: $11