A Beautiful Mess launched their new photo editing app this week! You can read more about it here on their BLOG. These girls never cease to amaze and inspire me! The creativity they have is endless and I want to be just like them when I grow up :)
The app is only $1. You can buy additional designs within the app itself but the basic app is really all you need to create some really cute photos.
I had some fun with some pictures that were already on my iphone:
If you have the app and post your creations to instagram, remember to tag them with #abeautifulmess and check out how other people are using the app.
Also, remember, you can follow azulhome on instagram as well!
Does anyone already have the ABM app? How are you liking it?
Im trying to dress bolder these days by mixing patterns and wearing different color combinations….it’s fun :) What is your favorite color or pattern combo to wear? (Shoes-thrifted, jeans-CK, Shirt-thrifted) -kim
Have I mentioned how much I love picture walls? Well, I LOVE them. A lot.
I like how you can start a picture wall and add to it over time. You can create your own art gallery of art that is special to you. When you find that perfect little painting at a thrift shop for $3, you can add it to your wall. When you go on vacation, you can buy a piece of art or frame a picture from your trip. Then every time you stop and look at your art wall, all these memories will be there waiting for you.
(awesome paint color)
It may take a while to curate your wall, but its the looking for that perfect special piece that is so much fun, right? Your art wall can be always evolving and changing.
(add your kids or your own sketches)
(love this wall and the skull plate!)
Mirror walls are pretty cool too, especially going up a staircase like this.
And I am pretty sure I already told you about my love for starburst mirrors…
I think the most beautiful picture walls are the ones that just happen by accident…like after you have it like you think you want it but then you find this other awesome print you want to add, and then this other one, and then another one…and you add them…and now everything is totally off-balance but it looks so much better.
(I would totally live here)
(add old b&w photos from your family)
(put frames around stuff!)
(i kinda want that twig)
(love that kindness piece!)
(this is my favorite!!!)
(picture wall gone wild)
I am constantly pinning new picture wall inspiration over on Pinterest. Check out my “picture and mirror wall” board (great name right???)
Do you currently have a picture wall in your home?
I am one of those people who HAS to arrange everything by color….it started at a young age, with the crayola crayons, and to this very day, I have to arrange my markers in order by color in their pack or I kinda go crazy. Maybe it is some form of OCD?
These are some books in my dinning room. The color scheme of the room is blues and greens…so of course, I put all my blue and green books in there. Some of the books I already had, but then I supplemented my color collection by picking up a few books at estate sales and thrift shops. Plus I found like 4 books in a box of free stuff on the street :) Who wants to spend a lot of money on decor books? I strongly recommend checking out the Habitat for Humanity restore if you have one in your town. They usually have a lot of old books for a dollar or two per book. Or, remember, you can always cover your books in white paper or brown or black kraft paper and write the title on the spine in a pretty font.
This next set stack of books is in my living room, which has a green and brown color scheme…so naturally I have green and brown books sitting there. That big brown book is Birds of America by John James Audubon…pretty much the best book ever. I like birds a lot.
Did you arrange all your crayons by color as a kid? I KNOW I am not the only one!
I can’t stand a bare wall…and the walls in our laundry room have been bare for a while now. What kind of art do you hang in a laundry room anyway? There is this door with a screen door in our laundry room that leads out onto the deck and we are always going in and out. The screen door gets slammed A LOT…. I certainly didn’t want to hang something up that had even the slightest chance of falling down because someone (who shall remain nameless) feels the need to slam the door every time he they goes out.
So I did what any person with a large amount of leftover paint would do, I painted some art on that wall! Those frames aren’t going anywhere! If they do, then we have a major problem.
I thought about painting something inside them…and I actually did paint the word “wash” inside one, you know, because you WASH stuff in there…but it looked a little too ridiculous…so removed that.
While I was doing this, I thought that a lot of frames would look neat painted on a wall going up some stairs. You could make the frames all different sizes and shapes and even paint them 3D-ish. Maybe I will try that someday….yes, I think I will.
Would you ever consider painting frames directly on the wall?
ps-the paint on the wall is Sherwin Williams Moody Blue and for the black frames I used some leftover chalk board paint :)
You know that trend where everyone painted everything in chalkboard paint? I am not done with that yet. Almost…but not quite.
I wanted to paint a “to do” list somewhere in our house…but I didn’t really want it out in the open, and to tell you the truth I didn’t know if I would actually like it, So the laundry room provided a good testing area.
I basically just painted a big rectangle with rounded edges on the wall and then took the same color paint that was on the wall (Sherwin Williams moody blue) and painted “To Do” at the top in a fun script.
I really like how it turned out and the great thing about painting something on the wall is that when you get tired of it, you can just paint right back over it (assuming you have leftover paint) and no one will ever know it was there!
The chalkboard is reminding me that I need to be packing right now…
One of my friends shared this with me and it is pretty awesome! It is leather suitcase furniture by maarten de ceulaer for nilufar.
(one of these above would look perfect as a bedside table and I love the mint and teal green colors)
I love how creative designers can get with furniture. This goes to show you that furniture doesn’t have to be boring and plain!
I like how the suitcases come separate and you can arrange them in different configurations. I am always changing things around, so these would be great for me!
To me, this is both furniture AND art. Functional and beautiful. Very inspiring!
It’s that time of year again…you know, the time when it is starting to get warmer and sunnier and all you can think about is getting outside. Like, right now, I am outside on the patio typing this. Even though a thick layer of yellow pollen is slowly enveloping me and my laptop, there is no place I would rather be. I have my flip-flops on and the sun is warming my legs. Life is good.
But it wont be too long before I start daydreaming about summer vacation! Still outside in the sun of course. But with sand. And turquoise waters. And a fruity drink (or two).
Even though I like to and have taken vacations to places other than beaches…my mind ALWAYS pictures tropical sands and waters when I am dreaming of the ultimate relaxation vacation.
Where does your mind go when dreaming of a vacation?
You will need some embroidery hoops, needle and thread, fabric, scissors, and a pencil to sketch with.
First, cut a square of your fabric large enough so it will fit inside the hoop. We will trim the excess later.
Insert fabric into hoop.
Then VERY lightly sketch your design on. I sketched some arrows and “squeaky clean” with some water drops. You could also use a disappearing ink pen…if you just happen to have one of those lying around.
Then all you do is stitch over your design. Make the stitches as big or as small as you like This is your thing! When you are done just trim the excess fabric from the edges, and voila!
“Squeaky Clean” is going to hang in my bathroom of course! Where else?
These arrows are hanging in my office right now but I plan to move them into the dinning room soon.
I currently have about a million other ideas of things I could stitch. What will YOU stitch?