Sunday, September 17, 2017

Painting on the moon

An Astronaut in space, looking at the moon

A close up of the drawing 

In the top right corner I added the big dipper constellation. 

 Finished! my initials in a connected constellation.

And here are some of my photos of the beautiful moon. 
Taken in Altamonte Springs, FL
Taken in High Springs, FL
In High Springs on a night kayaking trip.
Taken in New Orleans

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My kitchen wall

Kitchen wall inspiration:
I love weird art and I hate blank walls. I collected all of my old picture frames and nailed them to the wall. I printed out my favorite pieces, a lot of skulls, two moon pictures, and some pop art.
All of the photos I found on Pinterest.
In the bottom right picture frame I inserted a small fern leaf on a white background. Since it is pressed it keeps its color. 
To the skull I added gold dots from my gold nail polish to add something a little extra and match my gold theme. 
The top middle piece is a pop art picture of a law enforcement officer with flowers exploding from his head. I work in law enforcement by the way. Next to him are pictures of people with the moon, taken far back where people of jumping to it and kicking it like a ball. 
And you can also see that I am still using my gold fridge magnets. It currently states "House of Keanu" since I recently adopted my cat, Keanu. (named after Keanu Reeves of course!)

From this to that: Dish towel pillow

Dollar Tree dish towel into a miniature couch pillow:
I saw a DIY project with a Dollar Tree dish towel and had to replicate it. 
  • One dish towel from Dollar Tree 15x25in 
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Pillow stuffing (Walmart $3.47 - I used half a bag)
  • Hot glue gun
Step 1: Fold the towel in half to your desired shape and style MAKING sure to fold it inside out. I folded my towel in half hamburger style. Then iron the towel to remove any unwanted creases. 
 Step 2: Pin each side with sewing pins. I pinned 1/2 inch in -avoiding the thicker edge so my sewing machine could make it through. Make sure to leave one side open without pins because we will be turning the material inside out and stuffing it here. 

Step 3: Sewing- I cut away some of the thick edge so my sewing machine could make it on. I bought my sewing machine at Aldi's for less than $15 and its a mini machine so it can only do basic sewing.
The frayed edge is where I kept the sides open.

Then turn the pillow case right side out and you should have clean sew lines that are hidden. 
Step 4: Stuff until desired pushiness. I only used half of my stuffing: costing me $1.74 for stuff this pillow. 
 Step 5: Hot glue the frayed edges down and then hot glue the 2 sides together. You could also sew the open side instead of hot glue but keep in mind you will see the stitching. 
 You can see the difference on the bottom left corner where the hot glue is but for me it is a minor imperfection. 
The pillow goes perfect with my couch and only cost me $2.74!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

My bedroom wall

Room inspiration: 
 I received a 10 count of mini canvases as a Christmas gift one year and I finally got around to using some of them. 
 I painted a couple of my favorite things: the moon and skulls. 
I bought the mirrors at Walmart, 3 pack for $20. I ended up painting two of the mirrors with gold spray paint. The original gold was too dark.
From left to right: Twin Towers memorial post card I picked up in New York by the One World Trade Center, full moon, and floral bull skull. 
Bottom right: "HOK" which stands for House of Kelsey; on top: floral "K"; bottom right: floral skull.

Cactus with gold dots. 
To the far right I have a hanging picture (frame from Dollar Tree) of  the Chrysler building and what I believe to be the Bank of America building- views from the Empire state building.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Electrical tape decorations

Easy projects with only $1 worth of supplies!
Dollar tree 2-pack black electrical tape.  

Project one: decorating under the breakfast nook:
Use a ruler to make sure the lines are straight. 

Project two: decorating inside my front door:
I started this door 3 months ago but instead of finishing it I just stare at it lazily. Ill update it one day.
And I did it only 1 day later!!!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Just a little bit random

Random crafts just to pass the time:

 New Years Ornament:
So Kristina and I crossed off something on our bucket list: New Years Eve in Time Square, New York!
And man did we wait 8 hours to barley see the ball.
The lesson here is to expect to wait a lot longer (I'm guessing 12 hours ahead) to get a decent place in the masses to see the ball. 
 Anyways one of the goals for the night was to collect confetti and Kristina had the bright idea to put it in an ornament for the Christmas tree. So I scavenged the dirty New York ground on 7th Avenue and 52nd Street at 12:01 am for the covenanted confetti. 
  • New York New Years Eve confetti (stains and all)
  • Clear plastic or glass ornaments (2-pk plastic balls at Dollar Tree)
  • Permanent marker
  • Glue or puffy paint
  • Glitter

First fill the ball with confetti. On one of the larger pieces of confetti I wrote out my resolution (to be happy) just in case I open this ball one day and go threw it. 
Then I drew out the classic triangle design like the actual New Years Eve Ball with permanent marker. 
With puffy paint I wrote out the year (2017) and the location (NYC) and sprinkled on silver glitter.
Ta da,
 I'll always remember that cold night of waiting and eating frozen free pizza (from a great person also standing in the masses).

Gold flower pots:

  • Gold spray paint ($3.86 at Walmart)
  • Clay pots (2-pk at Dollar Tree)
  • White rocks (Dollar Tree)
  • Cactus ($3 a piece at Walmart)
I think its pretty self explanatory:
Spray paint the pots 2x's, add a couple of rocks to the bottom to help prevent root rot, re-plant the cati, add rocks around the cati but be careful of the spikes and then place them in a well calculated area for all of your guest to enjoy while also meeting the needs of the cati's vitamin D.