Do you want to make your living room look like it belongs in a magazine? Well, take a look at these wall murals. They will be sure to make your living room look amazing.
Happy Friday, Peeps! How is your Friday going?
But, let me first tell you about my night. If you know me or have read my bio, you know that I am raising my nephews and niece along with my daughter. My oldest nephew is about 6 months older than my daughter and they are in the same grade….which is now entering middle school. So, last night my nephew had his friend over and well, you could tell there was some crushing going on between my daughter and this boy. I had to pick up my daughter from track practice so decided to pick up a friend for my nephew at the same time. When we got home, she showered and came down with lip gloss on (because her lips were chapped- RIIIIIIGGGHHHHTT!) and then this boy would come and check on her every few minutes asking her over and over to come and play nerf guns with him. It was all so cute! My Belz is more the climbing trees and playing with legos kinda girl instead of the barbies and boys type, if you know what I mean. I hope that continues for at least a few more years. She is only 11 for goodness sake!
So, thinking of young crushes, I thought I would share some of my LOVE murals we have here at Customized Walls.
Hello from SUNNY NH!
I have been in a little funk lately. All work and no play makes Laurie a dull girl. So, this past weekend my family and my bestie’s family went out for Chinese and Family Karaoke. It was hilarious and fun and EXACTLY what I needed. Really pumps you up when you can get out and shake it once and awhile, ya know? So, on this fine Tuesday, Let’s talk Pixels!
Another way to keep my mood going? Trend Hunting…Yup, I like to scour the internet for the hottest trends and try like heck to make sure that my business says hot and sassy. Even as I speak, I have about 100 images sitting in my database to be cataloged and added to the site. You will have to stay tuned because some of the images are SURE to become BEST SELLERS!
I have been in the printing business since I got out of college. My first job was at a printer supply company that sold everything from rolls of paper to gorgeous silk and my customers made signs to fine art reproduction. I have to admit, I was always drawn to the art side and probably have sold more canvas and watercolor paper than Michaels Craft Stores! And in all that time the bane of our existence was PIXELS! To make a really nice reproduction, you need smooth transitions of color. If we had a pixelated image, we started over…
So you can color me shocked that the latest craze is pixels. Who knew? But I do have to admit that I LIKE it! Below you will find my best and coolest examples of pixels.
I don’t know about y’all but I have been a long time watcher of American Pickers. I LOVE Mike and Frank (two average guys with lots of knowledge of vintage and antique) rattling around the country in their truck going through junk to serious collectors things to find treasures for their clients.
I have been a trash to treasure girl from way back, hitting yardsales with my grandmother and hauling things back my parents would sometimes cringe at. I never found it too intimidating to turn on my Dad’s power tools or grab a paint brush and start painting something or re-purposing an item. And that is why I really LOVE the new shows that bring rustic old things and make them into something unique and useful.
You will have to check out Picker Sisters and find their FB page here and newly, and recently the Junk Gypsies (who I absolutely ADORE) and you can find their site here. These are girls that can rock some amazing transitions from really cool junk that they find. Its is incredible and all the pieces are so cool and unique.
How was your holiday weekend? I took a little time off with the littles and had an ABSOLUTE BLAST! For the Fourth, we went over one of my very best friend’s house (Miss Beverly). We went swimming at her town beach, cooked out, drank champagne, watched fireworks, and played Rock Band and it was EXACTLY. WHAT. I. NEEDED. So, much thanks to her wonderful family for having us over.
So, now it is Monday and it’s back to work. I came across this image and it REALLY summed up what we are trying to do here at Customized Walls.