Monday, August 27, 2012

DIY Outdoor Canvas Curtains

This summer I wanted to make canvas curtains after seeing many of them on Pinterest. It was a super easy and a fun day project. You just need to right materials to hang them and you can decorate the canvas cloth curtains anyway you want to! The designs you could create are endless. The great thing is if they get dirty you can wash them in the laundry machine, and I would probably hang them to dry so they don't shrink too much. I bought electrical conduit for the rods and silver hooks from Home Depot to hang them from. I then measured and cut four curtains from 2 packages of tan fabric drop cloth canvas for painting. I wanted to keep it simple so I measured even stripes and spray painted away.....yes spray paint :). I adore spray paint and it's Permanent so I knew it could hold up outside. Michael then screwed the hooks into the wood beams, then placed the silver electrical conduit that was cut to fit the space. The man at Home Depot even cut them to size for me. I saw many different ways to hang the curtains, but this way it was super cheap! The canvas curtains were cut to hang a little long and hemmed on the bottom. These drop cloths are awesome because they come hemmed on the top and sides! Hang them up with the curtain clips and you have a beautifully decorated porch!

This was a first coat :)

Yippee! :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fall Decorating is Here

   Hello friends! I felt the urge to go through the seasonal decorating drawers and add some fall touches around the house. Even though a chill isn't quite in the air yet, there's something about seeing pumpkin flavors already in stores. Makes me happy! I'll even admit getting my September Southern Living magazine made me squeal. It's time to add some autumn colors and warm up the house with shades of orange, red, and gold!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fall/ Winter Hair Color Trends!

Hey friends! It's been a busy summer and now I am ready for fall! I love fall and one thing I always look forward to is the hair color change as the weather and trends begin to change. This fall it's all about rich, shiny, tonal hair.
 Because you aren't in the sun as much, your skin needs a boost to bring out your skintone during the cooler months. This means deeper tones and warmer colors in brunette's, richer reds with dimension, and blondes with glossy lowlights to bring in depth. Cheers to cooler weather, comfort foods, and beautiful fall hair!

I am honestly not surprised that the illumination and ombre style is here to stay. It can be a gorgeous technique and is more client friendly for someone who waits 3-4 months in between visits. It can be done in various shades of brown and caramels and can be either soft or more of a bold trendy look. The brightly colored ombre look is still fun with shades of purple and blue. Love!

I love when clients want to go red! Most women are scared of reds, but it can be a stunning shade that really brings out eye colors and skintones beautifully. Reds this season are a little more subdued with copper's and violet tones. It's a bit softer and more multidimensional and not as bold and firey. A major point in keeping your red's rich is color safe products, otherwise your red will become dull and that is definitely not cute. Don't be scared to go red! It's gorgeous!

Blondes~ It's time to tone it down ladies! Fall is a great time for lowlights, so adding some definition and subtle richer colors to make your blonde pop is key! Blondes get really dry and dull in the summer months and needs softening and shine. Keep your blonde hair healthy with weekly hair masque to nourish those ends. I always put a serum from the middle down to keep ends from getting dull. Being blonde is more maintenance, but there's just something fun about a great blonde color!