The fish picture is actually wrapping paper that I got from Paper Source and mode podged onto a canvas. It had the perfect colors for my family room and was such an easy project. For about ten dollars I was able to get a pretty high impact piece of "art" for that wall.
I made this piece below and it is all of the important dates in our family. It is above the fish picture in the gallery. I modge podged newspaper on canvas and then placed stickers with the dates on the newspaper. I then painted over the newspaper and peeled the stickers off. I like this little personal piece of "art." It is especially useful when I am having my memory issues. I seriously can never remember my husband's birthday or our anniversary--very strange----
On the other wall above the couch I made this picture holder. I made it with old wood from a fence that I helped take down at my parent's lake house. They were just going to dump it, but it was such nice looking old wood. I jumped at the chance to take it. I made this, three raised vegetable beds, a shelving unit in my sons bedroom, and there is still a lot of wood left!
These little guys my husband and I make in the summer and give as presents. Very easy....just cut up a pretty substantial branch and then drill holes in it. Succulents live pretty easily in here with not much maintenance.
The curtains in the background I made with the help of a tutorial by Carmel at Our Fifth House.
In this next picture I made the picture frames on the wall with the help of a tutorial from Dear Lillie.
Just some pictures from around the room and some with the cutest but lately the naughtiest chiweenie around.