Natalia Jornet

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lands'End Sale

 Lands End is having a huge sale.

6th Street Design School blog  posted about this pillow in here.

  And now with a promo code you can get it for $6.99 with free shipping! 

Use code: DONNER    pin: 1585
There are crazy deals to be had over there so make sure you check it out! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Thursday!

 Everytime I see this picture of my daughter Mia it puts a smile on my face :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

coffee filter wreath 


start with some coffee filters and basic supplies.  i used about 230 filters.  i made my life easier by seperating batches of them at one time to speed up the process.  (btw, that's about $3 worth of filters)

there was a bit of trial and error and experimentation on my part.  i found that by taking 3 filters at one time and folding them in half twice, so as to create a triangle, gave a nice fluffy amount to work with...

i won't took about an hour and a half....but i just sat in front of the tv and did it....not too bad...

and this is what you get....fill in any empty spaces or wierd gaps if needed with single filters

and look what you get!  pretty impressive for coffee filters!  i think the wreath form was about $4 or $5, so all in all it cost me about $8 and an hour an a half of my time!

worth it, i think!

The idea is from Beach house in the city.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Materials Needed:

  • paper mache letters
  • tinted primer
  • silver metallic paint
  • rust-colored acrylic paint
  • foam and bristle brushes
  • rag

Gather Supplies

Select letters, gather paint, brushes and rag.

Apply Primer

Brush a layer of primer over letter surfaces, leaving noticeable brush strokes in varying directions. Let dry to the touch.

Apply Metallic Paint

Brush a layer of metallic paint over letter surfaces, leaving noticeable brush strokes in varying directions.

Wipe Letters

Wipe away excess metallic paint with rag.

Add Rust Accents

Mix or use rust-colored paint to brush highlights over letter edges and any rough or raised areas.

Wipe Letters

Wipe away excess rust-colored paint.

Apply Second Coat of Metallic Paint

Brush on second layer of metallic paint to diffuse rust accents.

Rub In and Wipe Away

Using rag, rub in metallic paint and wipe away any excess.

Display the Letters

Spell out the season's greetings on a table, mantel or location of your choice to spread a little holiday joy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011