So, I had these ugly barstools that didn’t quite work. They swiveled funny. Made creaky noises and jiggled. So, I set out to fix the problem. And make some great looking bar stools! I have 4 of these black and brown swivel barstools. They have lived a good life. I was envisioning something a bit more industrial and chic. But, my budget didn’t have room for brand new barstools. So, I altered these . . .
Archives for September 2012
These diy specimen jars are created with ModPodge. And they are fun…creepy…and spooky! If you are a fan of all of the spooky and scary bits of Halloween, these specimen jars are a perfect way to add that to your decor without having to spend a lot of time or money on buying Halloween decorations. First up... how to make those eyeballs. They are fun, interesting, and add the perfect touch . . .
Let's start out with some honesty: My house isn’t perfect. Certainly not. It is not even tidy sometimes. But it is rarely bad enough to be embarrassing or dangerous. (although if you go in my craft room you wouldn’t continue reading this…I need to take my own advice!) So clearly, I place a certain level of importance on having a clean home even if only subconsciously some . . .
Recently I joined along with Fancy Little Things and other great blogs in a blog Pen pal exchange. . . .
This article is OLD. The pictures are not so good...but we do think that the information and helpful tips on decorating a teen room are still relevant. So we've left the article here. Those are the curtains that were used for blackmail to get the teenage girl to clean this room well enough to take photos. Aren’t they dramatic! Lovely! I have a point and . . .
If you haven't figured it out yet... NellieBellie is a source of silly, creative, and fun. It is my stress reliever. Where I get to play. Crafting, cooking...all that...is an escape from being an adult. And I use my blog to share my "stress reliever". But...I KNOW that you all have happy places. That place you go to get away. That thing you do to relax. The time you have all to yourself. And I . . .
These diy journals are simply pretty. The are the kind you want to be seen carrying around. They make you feel smart and hip. This diy journal tutorial is cool ( I just needed to stick the words diy journal tutorial in together for Google. I couldn't come with something better then that sentence. Although, I think I stuck it in again...didn't I. Oh yeah, I am on a roll. diy journal tutorial. . . .
I hope you all are familiar with my boy Levi and his fondness for chickens. You really should hop by and read his post How to Hypnotize a Chicken. It's revolutionary! And, then you will understand why #9 posts that was linked to the Stinky Linky Party was a winner, winner...chicken dinner in this house! Levi and I sat and read it together. And giggled. Especially with this photo... . . .
This is a Domino bracelet. You aren’t mistaken. It really is that cool. Why ? You ask. First…as is the custom here at NellieBellie…everything goes! Second…there is this cool little party going on that I wanted to join. It’s a party with random items for crafting. This month's random item is game pieces. Third…who else do you know has a domino bracelet? Of course you will want one too! So, let me . . .
Hi guys! I've asked my friend Jessica from Mom 4 Real if I can show you here Monogrammed Pumpkin. And because she is a sweetheart she said yes. I may have promised cookies, or children, or shopping. No worries...she lives far away and won't collect. Anyway, this is a cute and simple way of jazzing up a pumpkin. And you know I am all about cute and simple. Say Hi to . . .
Pumpkins are not my thing. But...I have a pumpkiny thing for every day this week! When I decorate a pumpkin When I embarrass a pumpkin I feel less of a crafter. Whey does a pumpkin frustrate me so? Pumpkins are along the lines of vignettes for me. Not in my vocabulary as a crafter/creative person. I didn't do justice to a feather pumpkin (did you see the Diva pumpkin?) But. I thought a hobnail . . .
I have a bit of an old soul. At least in my decorating style. I love worn out, lived in, and abused looks. I love brown floral wallpaper and beat-up quilts. Rusty wagons and shop tables make my heart beat faster. A clown knickknack, a hobnail vase, or a dirty portrait will be a great gift! But, sometimes…sometimes…I LOVE a bit of new! I recently went to World Market and updated my . . .
This Diva Pumpkin is “one of those crafts”. One of those crafts that you would NEVER tell people you made. If, if, you weren’t me. And if, if, you didn’t believe soo strongly that creativity is viewed differently by everyone. And if, if, you didn’t have kids that had a good time making the Diva Pumpkin. You know exactly what I am talking about. You’ve had “one of those crafts”. Maybe that’s your . . .
It was my first time ever stepping foot into a World Market. And I not only was able to GO to World Market (totally cool!). I was honored to attend the exclusive preview event at the World Market Bloomington store. The preview of the Grand Opening held this weekend!! A party!! With shopping. Love!! Here are my sisters and I on arrival. We had perused a bit before the party started and we were . . .
Altered globes are a big hit in blog world! They are everywhere...they are in all forms. There are chalk globes, shiny globes, painted globes...you name it! So...I went in on this craze. With my vintage buttons and lace altered globe. So, when I saw the host of globe projects hitting the diy/craft world I decided to go against the flow and make one of my own. Are you confused? Go against the flow? . . .