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Monday, April 17, 2017

Deer Painting...


Lately it feels like I have lost my artistic motivation, and it is so sad, because I live and breathe creativity. It's forced me to take a step back for the past couple weeks, and I am hoping to get a fresh perspective & become inspired again soon. I've even picked up my paint brush and tried painting at no avail. So, in the meanwhile I wanted to share a portion of one of my favorite pieces that I have created- a sweet deer walking in a field. There is something so soothing about this piece, and it really speaks to resting your spirit, which is probably why I am drawn to sharing it today.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How To Build A Unicorn | A Magical DIY


This tutorial has been a long time in coming. For the past year, I had been planning on making June a unicorn. But I had been dragging my feet, because I knew from my last stuffed animal taxidermy (see HERE) that this project was going to be very involved & complicated. June kept on begging me for a "Real Unicorn" for Christmas, so "Santa" came to our house every night after the kids went to sleep & worked on her magical pet.


It was worth all the blood, sweat & tears - but - I don't think I'll be making another one any time soon. 

While I didn't document all the steps (due to MUCH trial and error & midnight sewing) I did take a couple pictures of the process & thought a post about how to build a unicorn might come in handy for other parents in my "where in the world do I get a unicorn" situation...


Disclaimer: Excuse the midnight photos. ;)

So first I drew up what I had in my mind. The unicorn that I made ended up being much larger than I anticipated. But that's okay, becuase June and Jason can both fit comfortably on her back. I am not going to lie- it holds the weight of an adult too. ;)


The first difficult thing I had to think about was how to do a horn. I had a thick dowel in the garage that I thought would work. I screwed it onto a small block of wood & then drilled another hole next to it so I could attach it to the framed head of the unicorn.




Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Subtle Architectural Details in Master Bedroom


If you saw my last DIY post, you might remember how I built myself some antique architectural charm to go above my doors & windows in my kitchen. Today I thought I would break down all the elements in our master bedroom & highlight some of the projects that pulled it all together.


Our house was pretty "blah" when we moved it. I mean, the bones were good, but nothing special. So I've been trying to pretty it up as best as we can.


One of my favorite details we added to the space is this reclaimed faux fireplace built out of pallets and 2x4's. You can see the how to HERE.


I also wanted a touch of elegance in the space, and this soft tufted headboard is one of my favorite projects ever. We are all about saving money here in the Hathaway household, so it's pretty funny when people come to our house for the very first time and ask where we got our stuff... and I'm like everything except the living room couches has pretty much been built, or second hand refurbished by us. Haha!



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Free April 2017 Calendar - Printable - iPad - iPhone - Desktop


Hi Everyone! I am so excited to share the March installment of my 12 Watercolor Calendar Months. I'll be updating this calendar each month - so make sure to bookmark my site so you don't forget! :)