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A Tulips & Tapers Spring Tablescape

I kid you not. There was still glitter and metallic foil confetti in the cracks of our dining room table from Christmas when I went to spruce it up for Spring! After a(nother) good wipe down, a few new table linens, some thrifted finds and my go-to dinnerware and flatware, the table was looking oh-so-fresh again! Continue reading

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Bar Cart Styling | Adding a Few Spring Touches

While tulips fill the house, snow has buried the toys in the back yard that the boys left out when it was 70 degrees less than 2 weeks ago!! Yeah, so Spring is NOWHERE to be found here in Chicagoland, but with a few simple spring touches our home is feeling warm, bright and well, spring-y! I didn’t do much decorating for the season this year, but I did spruce up the dining room, where the bar cart sits and I’m sharing that little part with you today! You’ll get to see the dining room table all dressed up for Spring in the next week or so 😉  Continue reading

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Think Again Thursday #7 | DIY Framed Fabric Art

Hello! Today’s post is short, sweet and so simple, I can’t even call it a tutorial! If you remember back to my Bold Graphic Glam Dining Room I revealed during week 6 of the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge, then you probably recall seeing my stacked art that flank one of the windows in the space. I’m finally sharing the details for the bright and colorful pieces hanging in here! Let me give you a quick break-down of the “art” you see and then show you how I created this look!

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3 prints from Minted [this one, this one and this one], 1 DIY Geometric Art Piece and the other 2 colorful pieces are actually DIY’s as well. I pulled a ton of inspiration from these pieces, which actually aren’t prints or canvases you can just go buy. BUT… you can make them by simply framing a piece of your favorite patterned fabric!

The idea behind the “Think Again Thursday” series is to show you creative ideas to put something to use in ways other than it’s intended purpose!

Soooo, all I did was buy a yard of this bright and fun fabric at JoAnn Fabric [these fabrics would make pretty fabulous art as well!] and then cut my pieces to fit inside the mat of the gold frames I picked up at HomeGoods. You definitely wouldn’t need a full yard, but when I spotted the fabric, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with it, but I felt super inspired when I saw it and knew it needed to be mine. I loved the mix of black and blues, the fun pops of pink, coral and peach and the unique and interesting patterns.

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What I did…

This frame opening was an 8″ x 10″, so I cut my piece of fabric to measure about 10″ x 12″. This leaves about an inch all the way around. If your fabric has a distinct pattern or repeat, make sure you make your cuts to actually include the part of the layout you want to be shown. If it is a smaller pattern or repeat, then you’ll probably be able to fit it in without any issues.

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The fabric I chose was pretty abstract, with an irregular pattern and a variety of colors. Consequently, each of the two pieces look quite different from one another.

All I did was open up the back of the frame, position the cut fabric piece in the opening and secured the fabric to the back of the mat with a piece of clear tape.

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Place the backing back on the frame and hang it on the wall!

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That’s it! Literally 5 minutes, I promise!

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Next time you’re strolling right on by the fabric department at your local craft store because you don’t sew or NEEEEED any fabric, maybe you’ll stop to smell the roses for a minute and fall in love with a particular fabric GAHH! There are so many gorgeous fabrics out there. I could spend all day perusing the aisles at the fabric store! Buy a small piece – maybe 1/3 or 1/2 yard and frame it! Or if you’re like me, you have bins full of fabric remnants and scraps that would add the perfect pop of color or fun pattern to your walls!

Or grab another scrap and drape it over your bar cart like a tea towel 😉

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Want more?

If your wheels are starting to spin with ideas, here are a couple more inspirational fabric art pieces!

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Framed floral fabric in little girl’s room by Casa Watkins Living

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Frame a couple pieces of fabric leftover from an upholstery project like Seeking Lavender Lane did!

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How about an entire gallery wall of gorgeous printed fabrics like Simple Details created?! Talk about stunning!

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Need quick and inexpensive art to color coordinate with your pillow game?! The Heathered Nest framed up some fabric for their basement walls!

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And how unique and clever are these gorgeous textiles hung by vintage pant hangers by Style Mutt Home?!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ve been sprinkling some Spring throughout our home over the last few days and I’ll be ready to share a mini space soon! Please come back to see 😉

What are some other creative uses for pretty fabric pieces?

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How to Achieve a Perfectly Organized Pantry | Tips from the Organized Mama

I am so honored to be here sharing some organizing knowledge with you. My name is Jessica and I am The Organized Mama! I love organizing, crafting, decorating, and watching trashy reality television, like The Bachelor!!

As a professional organizer, I have helped numerous families get their pantries in order. But the biggest stumbling block is where to start with the entire process. Continue reading

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A Little of This + A Little Bit of Bliss Vol. 5 [February Happenings + An Announcement!]

Hi, all! How are we 3 days into the month of March already??! February always tends to be a busy one around our house, so I thought I would share a little bit about what we were up to and why I wasn’t hanging out more here with all of you + an exciting announcement at the end! Continue reading

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How to DIY Geometric Art That Looks High-End

Sometimes it all comes together in a cinch. You have a DIY idea or are inspired by something, in my case an idea for a DIY geometric art piece, already have the supplies on-hand, sit down to work on it and the entire process only takes about 15 minutes. Want to know what’s even better than that?

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How to Make a Statement Wall With Over-sized Photos in a Hallway

Alright! You asked for it, so I’m bringing it! After posting a quick shot of a recently finished statement wall in our upstairs hallway on instagram, you guys went bananas asking for the details and sources! So today, I’m sharing all the scoop on how I created a major statement wall using over-sized photos in our hallway so you can do it too! Continue reading

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How to Create a Simple Valentine’s Day Mantel

Truth be told, I’m usually the one who frantically grabs a few holiday-ish decor items from a packed-away storage bin to set out a few days before the holiday arrives. I don’t mean the Christmas holiday, I’m talking the little cutesy holidays throughout the year. Like, yes, Valentine’s Day. Even as a blogger, you won’t see me decking my house out to the nines in celebration of the day of love, but creating a simple, no-fuss mantel is something I can definitely handle! Continue reading

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Stylish and Bold Modern Playroom Reveal | New Year, New Room Refresh Week 4

It’s done! After a remarkably fast 4 weeks, the playroom has been significantly “refreshed” and I’m happy to report we’re all in love with it! I say we, because the space went from a catchall toy room that you could barely step foot in [the boys, included!]…to a freshly organized, bold and fun, family hangout space! Continue reading

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How to Style a Sofa [2 Different Ways]

Hey there, guys! I’m super thrilled to be sharing today’s post with you! Since ya’ll seem to go crazy for styling posts around here AND you know about my un-tamable love [ok, let’s call it what it is – my obsession] for throw pillows, I’m going to show you how to style a sofa with 2 different looks! The other fabulous part about today’s post is I’m joining an amazing group of bloggers who are also dishing on their sofa styling tips, how to get the look, sources and more! So be sure to scroll to the end of the post to check out the others’ sofa scoop!

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