Monday, June 11, 2012

My Weekend & a DIY

Hello! Hope you had a great weekend! We spent ours going, and going, and going...leaving me feeling exhausted on this Monday morning. Luckily, I will be spoiling myself with a trip to the spa for my first prenatal massage this evening...yay! Some highlights from the weekend...

admiring the light from my chandelier in bed - ready for a long walk - delicious watermelon popsicle - extremely lazy target shoppers

We found a new (to us) furniture store - Jonathan's Coastal Living, where I fell in love with nearly everything in sight. Like these trunks...
 and this chandelier...and these headboards...
 and (my favorite) this sofa...
See what I mean? The store was beautifully designed, and left me lusting after everything! 


On Saturday night, our friends invited us to their (beautiful) new home in Laguna Beach for a delish farmer's market dinner. They served a vegetable stir-fry over quinoa- I was in food Heaven. I tried my first-ever (sad, I know) roasted beet, and fell in love...they now hold a regular spot on my grocery list. We had a great time, and ended the evening with an array of '80s music and sweet potato bread, yum.

sunset from their dining table...I.am.jealous.


And now, on to my promised weekend DIY. While I was not ambitious enough to paint my front door, I am loving the TWO projects I did complete! 

Polka Dot Tea Towel



You Will Need:
- tea towel (or other textile of choice) 
- craft paint - I used Martha Stewart Craft Paint ($1.99 at Michael's)
- q-tip 

Directions: 
- spread your towel out over newspaper or magazine
- dip your q-tip in the craft paint
- press q-tip onto fabric (each dip should cover 4-6 dots) 
- repeat until towel is completely covered

This process is extremely simple, but a bit time-consuming, so set yourself up near a TV for Sex & the City reruns or a good movie! 

Painted Wooden Spoons

easy way to allow spoons to dry 

You Will Need:
- wooden spoon(s)
- masking tape
- craft paint
- food/baby-safe shellac

Directions:
- use masking tape to create your line 
- paint handle using craft paint (I used 2 coats of the Martha Stewart Craft Paint)
- allow to dry, and finish with shellac 

*Spoons should be hand-washed


Voila! I hope you enjoy these simple, fun tutorials! 
Have a great Monday!

19 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lovely weekend Brookie! Have an amazing time at the spa tonight:)
    XO,
    Morgan

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    1. Thanks Morgy! The massage was great!
      xo

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  2. I am so NOT a DIY kinda person, but these are so awesome even I could do them! So cool! I will start with the q-tip one and slowly progress to the spoons. Seriously, adorable.
    -Becky
    http://thepumpkinspot.blogspot.com/

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    1. You could definitely do these two! :) Let me know if you do - I'd love to see!
      xo

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  3. Love your DIY projects!! The painted wooden spoons are beyond cute, just pinned them! I am your newest follower! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Meggan! The spoons were SO simple!
      xo

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  4. great DIYs!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  5. you take beautiful pictures and i love your creativity!
    beautiful blog.
    following your blog!

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  6. Love the tea towel project. So precious!! Can't wait to read more. So happy I stumbled upon your blog:)

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! It is extremely simple!
      xo

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  7. Hey Brooke,
    Love this post. Great job dear!
    thanks for following back, looking forward to reading your new posts:)

    www.fashionmemos.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great weekend! Your friend's view is unbelievable!! Breathtaking! Love your DIY projects, how great for a hostess or housewarming gift! Thanks for commenting and following me. I'm following you back :)

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! They do have one of the best views I've (personally) seen from a home - I am jealous!
      xoxo

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  9. I just came across your blog and I love it. It is so personal, real, and creative. Definitely adding you to my daily blog reads!
    xo Annette
    www.iheartvintagecouture.com

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  10. Look at you - these DIY projects turned out too stinkin cute!

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    1. Thank you - that is too sweet!
      xo

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