Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Little Fall Decor

In the first picture, my friend Monica made this wall hanging that I just love. Got the idea to hang it on the mirror from, once again, I made a trip to Hobby Lobby to make the wreath. It may look a little skimpy but I'm ok with it for now. The centerpiece is made from dollar tree finds. Now all I need is the cool weather!

Linking to DIY Showoff

The DIY Show Off

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Faux Wainscoting on Stairs

For the entire summer I have had markings on my wall up the stairwell. Being a math teacher can be a nuisance at times because I lost sleep over this problem. I wanted the faux wainscoting but when you are on an incline and curve that created another dimension! You see, the rectangles become parallelograms in this situation. I could calculate the angles on paper but when I made the cuts, I had anything BUT a parallelogram. I creeped many Woodmen of the World forums to try to get advice on this project. One would say it's a piece of cake and another would recommend ditching the project. I hate to give up! It wasn't until I saw a post on that I understood what I had to do. I used this cheap mdf board, put up the verticals and filled in the horizontals. After 5 months of deciding how to tackle it(can you tell I have been watching football?) and minus a little more caulking, I AM FINISHED WITH THIS PROJECT! And believe me, my family is happy too!