Monday, October 20, 2014

Adding Personal Touches In Decorating

Hello Sweets, today I want to talk about how adding special personal details
to Home Decor adds so much character to your home. For instance,
I found this old window frame for 20 bucks at a local craft show the other day. I printed
out some B&W prints of our boy playing in the dirt and placed them in the window frame. 
I know that you can order custom prints online at Shutterfly.
I added the word "WASH" (more on that project coming soon) on top of the frame to
give the wall even more character and interest. 


  The arrow is pointing towards the sink.
Perfect addition to our powder room, don't you think?
The wall has such personality now!
(sorry about the bad lighting in the picture)
 Check out this old potato masher on our kitchen window
sill, simply add a wooden clothes-pin to the
handle and display a special photograph. 
Now it has a dual purpose.
  For our sons bathroom I framed Baby pictures of him 
taking a bath (seems the perfect place for a bathroom).
I added some twine to hang the frames from and hot
glued some cute things to the frames. 
Don't be afraid to add new touches to pieces you already love.




I really love adding letters to walls and frames. You might remember this Family Monogram Chalk board I made a while back? I got the letters at Hobby Lobby and they really add personality to the wall.
I am planning on decorating a lot more with family photographs in the future as well as putting together some fun gallery walls --  similar to the old window frame.  Check out this Design A Wall tool if you want help visualizing how to plan things out.

Another great item of mine that has a lot of personal character is this "Olympia" pillow. I made it a couple of years back at a Craft night. You can print anything you want on a pillow to make it personal: a Wedding or Birth Date, a Monogram or your city's name with Longitude and Latitude Coordinates.

Well I hope I was able to give you a few fun ideas today
to make your home extra special!!!!!
xoxoxo
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38 comments:

  1. What a great idea for re purposing the window frame, Christine! And the photo's of your son are ADORABLE!

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  2. I think this might be a repeat (I wrote out a comment and my screen went blank!?) Anyway! I love your ideas - you have such thoughtful and FUN ideas with decor! Love! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, Julia

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  3. Love all the ideas and tips Christine, truly makes a house a home!

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  4. Christine, thank you for sharing creative ideas to make a room even more special!!

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  5. You are right on with the personal touches....that is what brings in the charm. You are so good at that, too. Love the WASH and the arrow to the sink in the bathroom. =)

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  6. Oh...P.S. - My neighbors bring me junk from constructions sites...etc. That is where I got that spool table. Check out where any commercial building is going on - somebody would be glad to give you one if you have room in your car. :)

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  7. These are all very cute ideas, loved the potato masher with the clothes pin to add the photo. Loved the add ons to the frames
    as well. All very clever...........

    Blessings, Nellie

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  8. The arrow to the sink - oh man you are too awesome sometimes. :) Love it. Had to pin the window and also the frames to the Trash 2 Treasure Highlights board. Thanks for linking up Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday. I have lots of wold windows to sell - shall I add a link to this post so people who buy them can see what they should do with them? :)

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  9. Love your personal touches you add to your home and the window frame is a genius idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  10. Love the fun details you added to your frames. I'm a star nut with stars sprinkled all over my home...never thought to add them to the frames. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Wow these are all such simple touched that really turn a piece around and make it your own! Love the old window pane you found as well at those photo framed are adorable! Looking forward to seeing more easy DIY!
    www.myfairdaily.com

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  12. Love the photo ideas, they are all so clever and fun! I love to hang framed photos in the guest bath, a captive audience insured!
    Jenna

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  13. I love those ideas. I like the "Wash" word over the window frame you made. That's very creative.

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  14. Hi Christine! I love your creative ideas. The bathroom photos of your son are so clever and fun. I love the extra touches you added to the frames.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday!

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  15. I love this, Christine! And the jar with lights is great, too.

    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!

    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  16. I saw your post linked on Oh My Heartsie Girl! - Friday Features Linky Party. I'm now following you on Google+ and Pinterest. My weekend link party is live if you want to join at...
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com/2014/10/master-bedroom-decor-and-weekend-linky.html

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    1. Awww Christina, thanks for mentioning Friday Features Linky Party!!! Hugs!!!

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  17. You always do give us so many great ideas! Love the new art in the powder room! Perfect in there!! Thanks for linking up!

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  18. I love how you added something as simple as an initial to a frame, gives it that personal touch. Thanks for stopping by my Fridays Features Linky Party. Hope to see you again!!! Have a great weekend, Karren

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  19. Love it ALL! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party at Knick of Time. I'm giving you a shout-out on my FB page here - https://www.facebook.com/KnickofTime

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  20. Christine,
    I love the lamps in the jar. Thanks for reminding me to get them out from the storage room :)

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  21. How cute! What a great way to remind children to wash there hands.Have a great day.

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  22. Love these!! Personal touches always make the house more inviting, don't they?
    Thanks for joining us on this past week of "Inspired By Me Mondays!!"
    So glad you were able to link up; please be sure to come back again next week :)
    Monday to Friday; every week!

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  23. I love all the special touches. They really make your space feel more like home. Your personalized pillow is genius! Thanks so much for sharing this at our party this week! Jamie | anderson + grant

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  24. That WASH frame is wonderful and looks great in your bathroom

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  25. Love the WASH frame. You have some great ideas for decorating. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  26. Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-118.html Hope you have an awesome week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. Congratulations! This post has been featured on Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Check it out here- http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-i-prayed-for-this-diwali-wuw.html

    Cheers,
    Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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  28. Such a wonderful ideas and touches you have added to this room! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Great ideas and photos. This is a Friday Favorite feature this week! Would love for you to link up again this week. Party live through the weekend! laura

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  30. Your style is so pretty Christine! Just found an old window frame this weekend and can't wait to decorate with it! Thanks SO much for coming to link up with us... hope you come back again tomorrow :) Featuring you this week :)
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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  31. The pictures of your sons are adorable! Love the window frame and all the personal touches that make your house a home.
    Blessings,
    Deborah

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  32. Love your ideas, especially how they fit the theme of the room. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

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  33. All such great ideas - I think my favorite is the little touches that you added to your frames. There's nothing that beats having accessories with meaning in your home. Thanks for sharing your ideas on Best of the Nest!

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  34. The bathroom window with pics of the kiddos getting all dirty with "wash" above it is so cute! I'm sure every time someone's in there they giggle at it ;) Thanks so much for sharing this at Talented Tuesday!

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  35. What a cute idea! So glad you posted it. (And, glad I found you:))

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  36. Your are so creative, I love the bathroom idea and the WASH frame. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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