Category Archives: decorating

DIY Washi Tape Spider Web

washi tape spider web wall artSince we moved into our new house, I haven’t had a chance to decorate the living room. So, I decided to use that to my advantage and make the wall my personal canvas.  Good plan, right?  I got out my favorite craft medium (washi tape) and created this oversized spider web. The web was easy to make, it just took a little time cutting/applying all the tape (about 45 minutes).  If you want to try something like this on your wall, I’ve provided simple directions below.


Regular width size roll of black washi tape – I used almost the entire roll for this project

Thin width roll of black washi tape – I used the whole roll for this project

Washi Tape Spider Web Directions

washi tape spider web wall art 21.  With regular sized washi tape, place five strips on the wall to make a star shape.

2.  With thin washi tape, place one piece in the wedge (refer to fig 2).

3.  Add a second piece of tape (refer to fig. 3).

4.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 to fill in all the wedges.  Continue to do this, making a larger ring outside of each ring until the web is complete.

*Washi tape is low tack and should come off your walls easily without ruining the paint.

Bring Nature Indoors with Wallpaper Murals

flowering shrubs wallpaperPrint Mural with Flowering Shrubs

I’ve never cared for wallpaper but over the past few years I’ve been warming up to it. Most recently, I’ve been playing around with the idea of installing a wall mural in one of our rooms.  Honestly, I don’t know if I have the guts to do it.  Usually I like to keep things neutral so I can change the decor as my style changes.  But if I were to take the wallpaper plunge, these murals would be top on my list.

birch tree wallpapwerTree Wall Panel

gold leaf wallpaperLeaf Metallic by Jocelyn Warner

butterfly wallpaperAzha by Trove

forest wallpaperPond in a Forest with Fog

I’m curious, do you like wallpaper?  Would you ever add one of these kinds of murals to your house? Please share.

Let the Decorating Begin

antique brass bedI’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before but our old house only had two bedrooms.  This meant that my children had to share a bedroom. Since I have one boy and one girl, it complicated things. When they were little, the room was easy to decorate. I kept it simple with no theme and tied the room together with color. But when they got older, Skylander posters began appearing on the walls and American Doll accessories began taking over the dresser. For years I longed for the day when my children could each have their own room.  And finally, that day has come!

Now that we’ve settled in, I’ve been able to focus on my daughter’s room.  Yesterday we received this antique brass bed (pictured above) for her room.  There’s still a lot to be done but I’m headed in the right direction.  Hopefully in a month or two I will have a fully decorated room to share.

Do any of you have siblings sharing a room?  How do you make it work?  I’d love to hear all your creative ideas.

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