Thursday, March 22, 2012

{Winter} Toe Love

Today is the third day of spring. And it looked like this:

Spring my butt. 
But I do love the colors of spring, once it does decide to show around here. Kind of like the pink of the blossoms above, that are trying so hard to peek through the winter weather.

So I decided to add a little color to myself. Just a little... on my toes!  

Yeah I know, I haven't cleaned it off my skin, but I couldn't help but be proud that my idea worked! Let me explain....

I first painted my piggies with a fun orange color. Nothing reminds me of sunny days more than this color.
Then I dug through my scrapbooking supplies to find some rub-ons. 
When the polish was dry, I simply followed the directions to rub the little stickers onto my toes, and it worked perfectly! I then swiped a clear top-coat and was done!

I love the combo of bright colors! Now I just need to wait for a break in the weather {rain, snow, wind} to wear some sandals. Hmmm

I also gave my fingers some much needed love:

Now it's time to grab a snack and watch the season finale of Project Runway: All-Stars! 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Entry Love

Good Sunday afternoon! 

I haven't done much here in a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting!
Today was a lazy day, but I still wanted to get something done. I've been way inspired by pinterest as of late (okay all the time), and wanted to do something I have found on it. 

This is what I came up with....

I was inspired by these pretties: 
The top one was used for my technique, and the bottom was the actual idea for my mini-project:
For my version, I grabbed an old frame I wasn't using. Once upon a time it was a really unfortunate brownish-orange "wood" color. So I had already painted it black. Since it was stuffed in a closet, I decided to go one step farther, with the tutorial of the former picture above. And for anyone using that lettering technique, be warned: it is pretty dang hard to paint letters this small. This type is about 1" tall, so I had to have a micro-brush and a lot of patience. It is a little imperfect, but I think I like that :)
Now I just need a new dry-erase pen! Mine kind of sucks. Just saying.

This is our newest addition to our entryway shelf. I had added the eye hooks with S hooks for a little jacket storage in our apartment. Plus it was a blank wall at the time. Blank walls + interior design degree = a crafty Trena.

On the wall adjacent, I added a few ikea mirrors, and this plaque I made about 2 years ago now. I thought I'd show it some love as well!

The plaque is just some of that board you can get at craft stores, a little paint, and some pour-on, high-gloss finish. Just a little color splash seen as you enter the door!

Anyone else inspired? Share your entry projects! The entry is a great place for a little craft or two, because it becomes a lovely first impression when people come and visit. Who doesn't want that?