Friday, September 28, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Silver


                                          


While continuing my silver theme in my new home, I am spray painting my desk, file tray and cork board.


                         
I wanted to create a chevron pattern on my cork board. I didn't make it perfect because it will be covered by my calendar, paper ephemera and photos. More photos to come once, my office is complete so that everyone gets the full effect!


Below are my silver spray paint brushes. The vintage file trays given to me by Dani from http://www.ohhellofriendblog.com , the desk I found on the street for free and the cork board was given to me by my mom when I was in college. The photo shows that chevron design that I created and the other photo shows how my board looks now, after I pinned some of my favorite things from this year. I hope my craft projects have inspired you to buy some spray paint and give new life to your old furniture!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tea Tin Craft

Update on my up-cycling tin project that I saw on Pinterest: it is complete and looks great on my refrigerator with some of my colorful and wacky pens! Anyone can make this quick craft, all you need are magnets and glue.

Step 1: Get an old tea tin.



Step 2: Purchase magnets to glue onto the tea tin.



Step 3: Use glue, Hot Glue or Gorilla Glue:


Step 4: Glue the magnets onto the back of the tea tin:


Step 5: Get some pencils and pens to put into the teat tin:


 And you have your finished product, ready to be placed on your refrigerator:


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bruschetta

I thought that I would share one of my favorite dishes to make:


Ingredients:

3 large tomatoes, diced small
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons good extra-virgin olive oil
6 fresh basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds (about 14 slices)
Pepper and Salt to taste

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Add the tomatoes, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, pepper & salt, basil and balsamic vinegar to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Let sit at room temperature while you toast the bread.

Slice bread and add to a baking sheet in a single layer. Toast in the oven until golden brown about 5 minutes. Top the bread with tomatoes and drizzle with remaining extra-virgin olive oil right before serving and you can also add pieces of prosciutto to your Bruschetta.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Art Tour da Art Photos

I thought that I would finally post some of the photos I took from the Santa Monica Museum of Art Tour da Art annual event! I love this event and I after volunteering for it last year, I got to participate this year, I wish I could do both! Below shows us getting ready to bike around Santa Monica:

Square Dancing at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club:

Live Performance from Laura Heit:
Musical Performance at the Popwagon:

Friday, September 14, 2012

My New Bathroom




I am finally done with my bathroom, photos of my home to come soon, but here are some of the items that I purchased for my new bathroom, I shopped at Pottery barn, World Market and Bed, Bath and Beyond.


 

 




Monday, September 10, 2012

Southwest

Since I would for a Museum known for Southwest Artifacts and Art, I though I would post some of my favorite Southwest images from Etsy, click on the images to purchase these great pieces!








Friday, September 7, 2012

Soup Art by Andy Warhol

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s 1962 artwork, the Campbell Soup Company is selling limited-edition cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup with pop-art labels inspired by original Warhol artwork, not only are these cans beautiful, they also include a quote by Warhol on the label with his image. It is a lovely homage to the artist that created a number of pieces with the soup company as the topic of his artwork.

Below you can view a video as to why this is art:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Retro Kitchen Dreams

Enjoy these lovely retro kitchen designs that I will be striving to duplicate! My new kitchen is a lovely 1950's pink, and I am so excited to finally have an adorable kitchen where I can bake and work on my culinary skills!