After only 10 or so months, I'm back! I decided to occasionally start updating, and hopefully that will cause me to want to update weekly.
Well, here's the skinny, I've now been married 11 months and 2 days. It is wonderful.
So, let's just jump right in, shall we?
After living in our apartment for almost a year, I am finally TRYING to get our apartment decorated and in order. Instead of having two different lives shoved together, and mismatched (in love), I am trying to turn it into one cohesive home.
Decorating on a budget can not only be fun, but can also open up your creativity.
Currently I'm making some cheap kitchen art...
I took a few pages with recipes and cute graphics from a thrifted cookbook (I found this one for 25 cents).
I decided to try to age them a bit. I used the tried and true children's treasure map method. Did you do this as a kid? My mom used to help us make treasures maps stained with tea all the time growing up.
After soaking them a few hours (I put some pages in longer than others to get different hues) I hung them up over the tub to dry. It is helpful if you have a husband who doesn't mind coming home to strange things hanging in the tub. Thankfully, my husband is used to coming home to all kinds of weird, half-finished projects strewn all over our apartment.
The next step is to modge podge the pages to some wooden plaques I painted.
Gather your materials.
Paint your plaque.
Now stand back and enjoy your handiwork.
Happy weekend, y'all!
I'm on the linky party at Liz Marie!