Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

From trash to treasure ….

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Chairs re-upholstered in Whimsey Chronicles Sand Jamboree 100% Cotton Fabric in Myrtle Beach colorway

FACE to FACE

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Feature the family colorfully!  Framed wallpaper silhouettes display your loved ones in a different light.

A new profile of DIY “face to face” wallpaper silhouettes. Wallpaper provided by The Whimsey Chronicles.

 

Take a walk in my shoes …

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Upon first sight, I fell in love with these pretty polaroid notecards by Janine Vangool
entitled "Shoegazing." (below left) After gifting them to myself, I thought what a
fun idea!!! See my results here and please visit my Pinterest for more pics.





Rustic to Retro

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Pick twice a year at Round Top Antique Week and find your own patterned Candle Sleeves here.

 

Good idea Martha!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

African Cuff Wallpaper (used as matting), in Jade, $255 per roll, by Whimsey Chronicles

MCS clip frames, 11″ x 14″, $5.24 each (used 15 total)

Easy Peasy DIY Field of Photos per Martha Stewart Living – Unfurl enough wallpaper to cover the backings of a set of inexpensive clip frames, cut paper to fit each, and then use those pieces as mats. Hang up the frames, edges abutting so the wallpaper pattern is aligned.

D.I.Y. to personalize your room & Re-purpose wallpaper

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I created these 2 framed pictures for a good friends twin’s nursery, and found it was the perfect way to re-purpose some wallpaper samples!

First locate an image you like (i.e. magazines, online, etc.) and pair it with the initials you want to use. Scanning it into the computer makes it easier to play with the scale of the image.

I used Photoshop, but a Word document can be used as well. Using a thicker font makes it easier to cut around the letters, I specified Blackoak STD.

Print out your picture and initials for a stencil.  Next, attach it to your wallpaper (I used paperclips to keep the paper in place) and cut around the stencil using scissors or an x-acto knife.

The picture frames were re-used since I found them at an estate sale. I replaced the original picture and kept the creme + baby blue mat.

Michael’s has a great selection of solid colored paper, which is what I used for the navy background that I mounted the design onto.

Tie a bow around it and you have a nice gift for a friend or just yourself!

A different view . . . .

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Don’t live without wallpaper! Incorporate it differently in your space by following this tutorial from Ikea Hackers.

Wallpaper by The Whimsey Chronicles, find it here!

Inexpensive Table Suggestions: Sourav Dining Table from World Market, Parsons Dining Table from West Elm, Vika Hyttan Table from IKEA

Raising the bar . . .

Monday, November 15th, 2010

DIY Bar Console in The Whimsey Chronicles Featherleaf Pattern

1. Lamps 2. Ceramic Foo Dogs 3. Mirror 4. Silver Tumblers 5. Black Bookcases 6. The Whimsey Chronicles Featherleaf Fabric

Assemble Bar Console with 2 Bookcases or similar piece of furniture.  Secure fabric with nail heads and hem all edges.  Add 3 knobs, 1 at center and 2 on either end to loop fabric panel around when accessing shelves.  Add a custom cut piece of glass for top.  Voila…..instant bar or console table with hidden storage and instant style!