I’ve been on a bracelet-making kick lately. They are all available in my etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/niftythriftygirl. Please pop over and check them out!
What does one do when their car breaks down, it’s the coldest week of the year and is stuck in the house? Stencil the bedroom wall, of course. I grew very tired of cleaning and organizing last week when I was housebound so I decided the bedroom wall needed some pizzazz. I grabbed my trusty Moroccan stencil and started chalking the outline. I decided I didn’t really want a standout design, I wanted something more subtle, yet metallic, so I used my mercury glaze instead of paint. The pics were taken when the paint was still wet so I’m hoping it will tone down a bit once dry.
Not much going on around here. Just finished up the Christmas decorating…
…and found a great little vintage stool that I painted yellow. I just needed something next to the chair to hold a beverage or magazine and didn’t want a large side/end table…so, a $9 stool and some yellow spray paint and ta-da!
I had planned on spending the day cleaning but I’ve been dying to get crafty so I put the vacuum cleaner away and got out the cardboard houses I had purchased from Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago.
I’ve been eyeing Christmas glitter houses for quite some time. I had originally planned on constructing mine from scratch but because I was afraid I’d never get them made before Christmas I decided to purchase the pre-made type. I’ve been collecting glitter, small trees and embellishments for these houses so I was all ready to get started.
I got out my paint and started to prime…
I then painted the houses in pastel colors and added some glitter…
I added snow flakes to the bases (my kitchen is now completely covered in the stuff!).
I added some embellishments to the roofs, glued parchment paper to the insides of the windows, added fences (which I made out of foam core and hot glue) and placed the wreaths, trees and deer…then added some lights and voila!