Since this post, you lovelies have been asking about the dots on my bedroom wall. This could possibly be the easiest DIY you ever did see.
SUPPLIES : 1 / a thick black marker 2 / dot stickers
HOW TO : 1 / color stickers black 2 / stick on wall
You can get all kinds of OCD sticking your stickers on in an orderly way but I can’t be bothered with that as I don’t have the patience. I just started sticking away and, in fact, only did a small space, which may or may not look unfinished? I’m going with the thought that it was intended to look this way.
Happy dot making and do tell me if you make some for your space. You can see more of my dot wall here.
I made these mini tassels for La La’s new room and they have been a big hit. They couldn’t be easier to make and I thought I’d share how. Because if I (the craft challenged girl) can make these, anybody can.
Here is what you’ll need . . .
1 : : Pretty string – you’ll need 2 per tassel (you can find this type of string at craft stores)
2 : : Cardboard – cut the cardboard the length you’d like your tassels to be (mine measures at about 4 1/4)
3 : : Glue Gun
And it goes a little something like this . . .
ONE : : take one end of the string + wrap it around the cardboard (not too tightly) until the entire skein is wrapped around the cardboard. TWO : : Add on the 2nd skein the same way you did the first. THREE : : leave a small tail at the end. FOUR + FIVE : : gingerly slip your fingers under the string and remove the cardboard. SIX : : slip one finger through the top of the loop + wrap the tail around the loop several times. SEVEN :: leave a small tail which you can then tie into a small loop knot on the back. EIGHT : : glue the knot on the backside to secure the hold. NINE : : after the glue has dried, cut through the loop at the very bottom to make the fringe. TEN: : voila!!
Then hang it up like this and pat yourself on the back:
And if you haven’t seen La La’s room makeover you can see it here + watch the fun little video here.
images :Meghan Rose Steinman / la la LOVELY
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the overwhelming response I received last week for La La’s Room Reveal. I thought I’d share a few more pictures that didn’t make the the cut (you can see the original post with more photos, right here) just for fun.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about different pieces throughout the room. Most of the main pieces are from Serena & Lily, The Land of Nod and Ikea. I, of course, picked up a little of this and little of that from here and there and everywhere. But, I should mention that I sourced quite a bit from local flea markets and antique stores. In fact, the antlers (which have been painted), the bed side tables, the desk, the chair (by the desk) are all thrifted (along with a bunch of other little knick-knacks such as the rad unicorn that dances around in our video). Probably my favorite part of putting a room together is the little knick-knacks and statement pieces. I love hunting for them. You just never know what you will find. What about you, what is your favorite thing to shop for when decorating a room?
If there is any item you have a question about please don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll be happy to answer. And if you haven’t seen the video of the room re-design you can watch it here.
I’l be sharing one final post next week which will be a tutorial of the little fringe tassels hanging over the dresser….so stay tuned.
I am beyond excited to share with you La La’s new room – completed in all of its cuteness. If you are a regular around here than you know this is a project I’ve been working on for sometime.
A huge thank you to the following sponsors:
. Serena & Lily / Hanging Rattan Chair / French Ring Sheets / Quilt / Euro Sham
. The Land of Nod / Modern Clip Gold Desk Lamp / Dot Sheets / Pear Print / Circle + Triangle Garland
. Shop Pretty Mommy / Areaware Bin
. Berlin Strasse / Alarm clock
Even better than just sharing some photos of the room, I am thrilled to share a video of the room re-design. I collaborated with Corbyn of Frank and Harvey and, let me tell you, they are genius at what they do – you’ll see what I mean (+ keep an eye out because you’ll be seeing a lot more of their work on the interwebs). This video is a first for la la LOVELY but definitely not a last. ENJOY!
Now, I do feel the need to confess. Here goes . . . before this room, I have never fully decorated an entire space to completion. I’m “a little here and a little there” kind of gal. I start with gusto in one room and fizzle out in an entirely different room.
The other thing, you should know, is that this home of mine is the very same home I grew up in. It’s very magical, yes, but it also presents it’s problems. Like how to make Ella’s room look like Ella’s and not, oh say, my mom and dad’s old room, or my brothers teenage lair (this room has had many occupants + has seen many a makeover).
But today I’m happy to say that this old room has taken on a bright and cheery look that is both modern and cozy.
Photographs by Meghan Rose Steinman / Video by Frank & Harvey / Wall design inspired by Julia Kostreva Journal + painted by Kerry Kirby
How about a little DIY this morning? We made this super cute and super easy, I might add, fabric chandeliers for Original this year and they were so fun. The steps are as easy as one, two, three.
I think a little fabric chandelier would be so cute in a little girls room or you could choose fabrics that are more subdued and modern for a main living area. The possibilities are endless!
P.S. You can see more decor from Original here.
Awhile back I mentioned that I was helping decorate for Original (women’s conference)…well I’m finally getting around to sharing some pictures with you (you can see a few photos from last year here). It’s pretty fun coming up with a concept and working with a really great team to pull the entire look together. My favorite was the tassel garland. Super cute, right? If you are wondering what is in the glass dome’s, its different “pairs.” The theme was Together and so we came up with a bunch of cute things that go together (Barbie + Ken, Peanut Butter + Jelly, etc.) to display.
Have you ever thought about painting on any of your canvas prints? I’ve done this before but not to this extent.
We had this canvas sitting around. It was sort of a lemon actually. When I ordered, I had a dark circle under Ella’s eye touched up and lets just say, without her painted on glasses, she looked a little baby on Botox / alienish. So we decided to spruce up the canvas, have a little fun and see what happened. I thought it would be a fun piece for Rocco’s party but, I have to tell you, this one is staying up.
1. A Canvas. I order mine here (great prices + super customer service)
2. Acrylic Paint
3, Paint brushes (in a variety of sizes)
4. Glitter or any emeblishment your heart desires (Mod Podge would work great w/embelishments)
Then have at it. You can do as we did to a portrait or I love the idea of printing a beautiful scene from a vacation or special day and letting the little ones paint animals, dinosaurs or whatever they love, playing at the beach or wherever it is that your picture was taken. It makes for a great piece of art that is personal in terms of both the photo and the painting.
I have been busy busy these days working on decorating and styling for Original Conference. These are some pictures from last year, that I don’t think I ever shared? I still love the giant heart painting. But…what I’m really excited to show you is pictures from this year (and I’ll be sure to do so in the next week or two). We did some really fun things!
Original is one of my fave conferences and I look forward to it every year. 1,500 girls gathered in one place to have fun, learn, grow and give.
Say, do you spend enough time focusing on inner beauty and things that make you shine from the inside out? You know, feeding your soul. I certainly don’t. I used to but lately I’m feeling very unshiny and all kinds of dull, actually. Feeding my soul has always been an important part of my life. It’s kind of what keeps me going. It gives me balance when every thing seems out of whack, stability when all around me is uncertain, joy in the midst of painful times, gratitude even when I have needs to be met and mostly it gives me purpose. I don’t like going about my day to day without a purpose. And lately, most days feel like I am wandering about aimlessly or maybe I should say running and scrambling about aimlessly. I need a bit of a refuel and a centering. Do you ever feel this way? And tell me what kinds of things do you do to feed your soul and focus on inner beauty?
It always helps me to get away for a bit, even just an afternoon and to spend some quiet time thinking, writing and reflecting. Sometimes just hearing nothing speaks louder than words. And what I find is, that what I need to hear the most is sometimes only heard when I’m still or when I’ve closed out all of the daily noise.
The next couple of days, while I’m at the conference, I’m planning on feasting my soul. And am hoping to brighten up a bit … from the inside out.
You can read more about Original here and who knows maybe I’ll see you there next year?