Wednesday, November 28, 2012

[O' Christmas Tree]

O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree!
First thing first. Promise being made right now... and you're my witness!
I will NEVER throw away another button. EVER.
Here's why reason #1...
Dayana created this masterpiece with an assortment of buttons, attached to burlap, and mounted in an 8.5 x 10.5 hand painted distressed red frame. Original vintage scrabble tiles spelling NOEL grace the bottom of the tree. It's absolutely charming and one-of-a-kind! 

Reason #2...repeat never throwing away another button...

It doesn't get much more fun than this! The tree is made of wooden buttons covered in different designer paper, threaded with red yarn, and mounted on a framed painted canvas. Wow!

Feel free to borrow either of these creative ideas or check out our Etsy shop and let us make something for you! We'd love to bring sunshine to your Christmas.

Bringing Sunshine [at Christmas & everyday],

Monday, November 26, 2012

[mr. and mrs.]

Yes, banner love is happening! And it started with this Mr. & Mrs. banner we made for Josh and Day's wedding head table. Then we moved the banner to their headboard!!! Check it out...
We also customized three pillows for their wedding day and placed them around the firepit seating area. It was sooo much fun (photos coming...promise!) As you can see, we also moved the pillows to their bed! Hey, why not?

On a tight but creative budget, Dayana made this slick headboard for only $30 and minimal time.
Here's how:
1. Determine your width and desired height. We used three 10' x 1' pine slabs, cut in half, from Lowes.
2. With a foam brush, stain with desired color (Dayana chose brown).
3. Let dry, then with foam brush apply satin polyurethane for a shiny but not too shiny finish.
4. Dry completely.
5. Starting from the bottom (at about mattress height, not from the floor) screw stained pine directly into wall. Stack and screw planks evenly one on top of other to your desired height. 

Their bedding ensemble is complete and full of sweet, special memories. Yep, banner love for sure!

Like what you see? Dayana is making banners and pillows at our Etsy shop and she'd be happy to customize  pillows or a banner for your home or special occassion!

Feel free to look around:

Bringing Sunshine,

Sunday, November 25, 2012

[be merry]

Tis the Season! I know I promised wedding...and it will come (waiting on professional photos which the sneak preview proved Ah-mazing)...but in the meantime, TIS THE SEASON!!! So if it's okay with you, let's mix Christmas with Wedding for a fun month of joy, happy creations, and bright ideas!

Let's get started! Need an extra splash of happy on your mantel, shelf, counter, or wall? Here's one of Dayana's newest creations...[yep, the gal has tremendous artistic talent]

Like what you see? Well, good news because we've opened our Etsy shop and Dayana would be happy to make a BE MERRY banner for you, too!'s a great gift idea for friends and family!

Check it out, go to:

Bringing Sunshine,