Pinspire Me: Embroidery Hoops

Once again, I know I am super late on this trend….I am really digging embroidery hoop art. It seems so easy while still providing a huge statement on a wall. And there are so many different ways it seems like to place them on the wall.

I have a thing for gallery walls and it seems like fabric covered embroidery hoops can add a really interesting dynamic. I want to show y’all a few pictures that are inspiring me to find some blank wall space for the blank wall over my bed.

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I love all the different sizes of the hoops and the diverse fabrics. It seems like a really cohesive gathering. I do not have a headboard and I think this may be a really great solution to create the illusion of a headboard.

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This one has such a great vintage feel to it. And I love anything with a few birds thrown in there. I hope I can find some fabric with a few bird silhouettes.

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I really like so many things about this picture. The fabric covered lamps, the map, but especially the hoops. The half circle presentation of the hoops looks really cool. This may be a good idea for a small space like the entryway.

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I really love all the vibrant colors in this example. It seems like every piece of fabric is totally my style here. Vintage, yet not distressed.

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This, however, is what began this whole obsession with embroidery hoops. But as awesome as this embroidered rap lyric may be, it would actually require me to learn how to embroider. And I cannot see that happening anytime soon. It made me realize though how an embroidery hoop can make anything look fancy or classy.

This is what has been consuming my mind as of late. I hope it is something I can carry out soon. Not this weekend, this weekend will be devoted to my nephews 9th birthday celebration!!!! I am so excited!

I promise I will be back soon to share a few things I have been working on. Until then, I hope everyone is enjoying their week!

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DIY: Lamp Make-over

Hey y’all! I’m so happy to share this next project that has been on my to do list for the past two months!

I bought a lamp base a few months ago at one of my favorite thrift stores. I immediately fell in love with the nice curves, you will see what I mean in a minute. The shape seemed really versatile and I thought I’d be able to find a lampshade to match. That proved really difficult! But I think am sure that happened because I’m so picky. Finally I found a 40% off coupon for world market and decided to score one! After that, it took me two months to finally spray paint the base to match the shade! I’ll stop yapping now and share my new and improved lamp!

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I really loved the yellow. It just wasn’t shiny enough for me and fell in love with the blue spray paint I used for my failed chalkboard. I think it makes the lamp look a little more modern and has enough gloss to make it look new!

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Alas! Here it is! I decided to put it in a little forgotten area of my living room. Along with one of my favorite little owls, also scored during one of my thrift store trips with my sisters, and a picture of me and my little sister, her best friend and my best friend out on legendary 6th street. I love the frame! It’s super sparkly but really tough to photograph.

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Here is the original picture. Yes, it’s a little blurry, but I love it. I think it’s funny you can see my cast a little at the bottom 🙂 It was such a fun night and I am glad that I found a frame and a place to see it everyday!

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Here are a few close ups of my little owl. I have no idea where it is originally from, glad I scored it for a dolla, holla! I think it’s so cute! And I have a thing for owls, picked up 3 on that one trip with my sisters. They are enablers and show me every owl they run in to 🙂 I love that they do that!

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Here it all is one more time. Such a proud momma of this new lamp! Another example of why I love spray paint! It makes it so easy to change things up. I can decide on a different shade in a few months and spray paint this base a different color to match it!

Anyhoo, hope y’all enjoyed my newest little project. I hope everyone has a good weekend! I know I will! Celebrating a birthday and taking a mini road trip with my little sister! Talk to y’all next week!