Gallery Wall Beginings {with Uncommon Goods}

January 22, 2016

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When Uncommon Goods asked me to take a look at their website I was super excited, but had a very hard time choosing what I would find useful and unique to me and my style. There was so much to choose from that it took me awhile to make up my mind! Then I thought about plans I had to extend the gallery wall in Gracie's room. If you know me, you are well aware my obsession with gallery walls. I didn't want anything to ordinary and I really wanted to be sure to keep the vintage, rustic theme I have going on in the room, and because the wall is the same wall the pine dresser is on, I didn't want anything to compete or take away from it. I kept all this in mind when I went on my Uncommon Goods search. What I love about what I discovered is that everything on the site is uniquely made by artist and merchants. These are one of a kind items which really drew me in! And what I truly love is that each item comes with an artist story. Pretty neat right??

When I saw these amazing repurposed layered wood frames I knew right away that I had to some how  incorporate these into Gracie's gallery wall. They make a statement and are a gorgeous compliment to her room.

I am so pleased with how this gallery wall looks so far!
If  you want to learn more about Uncommon Goods go here.
If you want to see more wall art go here.
For unique home decor and pillows go here and here.
If you would like to find your own unique items to purchase go here.
Have a great weekend friends!!
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Super Simple DIY {Paper Heart Banner}

January 19, 2016

Hi friends!!
Oh man is it cold here today! Old man winter has been pretty kind to use thus far, but today is the coldest it's been since last winter! No worries here though, this weather is the best crafting weather!
Today I'm sharing the easiest DIY paper heart banner on the planet! I made two of these and I'm pretty sure I completed them in under fifteen minutes and I had everything on hand.

I have a small obsession with hearts, always have. When I was little my mom decorated my room in all hearts. Everything right down to the wallpaper was hearts and I loved it! I doodle hearts all over the place. So I thought why not dress up our chalkboard with hearts! Done!
Now for the banner. I wanted it to be hearts as well but really didn't feel like running out to the craft store! So I used what I had on hand.
I have seen tutorials for these type of banners on Pinterest, but they all entailed sewing of some kind or using a sewing machine... Not my deal. I fear sewing machines and I'm not even sure I have a needle and thread in this house! Ha! So I thought I'll just use hot glue.... Nope. Not a good move.
Then I decided that good old Scotch tape would have to do! And let me tell you it was so simple and worked like a charm!
I used old book pages for the hearts, but any type of paper will do. I had the pink baking string on hand and it's perfect for this type of banner.

To put the banner together all I did was line the hearts up exactly where I wanted them, then I put my baking string cut to the length I needed over the hearts being careful not to move them.
Then I simply used my handy dandy Scotch tape and taped the baking string on to the hearts!
Easy peasy! There's really nothing fancy here and I wasn't concerned about the hearts being perfectly straight, life's to short to worry about stuff like that!!

Cute right?!?
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