Posts Categorized: Projects

Design + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

Brittany’s Master Bedroom Makeover with Spoonflower

I am SO relieved to reveal our master bedroom FINALLY! I’ve been talking about doing something to it, well, ever since we moved in. But I have this thing where if I can’t do it right, then I don’t want to do it at all. Do you suffer from the same disease? Needless to say, when Spoonflower asked if I wanted to partner on their new bedding launch, I didn’t even bat an eye. Yes please! 

We partnered with them earlier this year on some new pillows for my living room and some custom fabric to make a lampshade (see here) so I was already familiar with their great quality and options. And, because I had already done a lot of research on artists and fabrics, I knew exactly where to look. Their marketplace can be overwhelming because of the sheer amount of designers and products, so I spent a good deal of time making collections for each room. That was the easy part. Narrowing down the favorites list was the tricky part. You know the feeling, right? You can take the design so many different directions so you don’t know where to start???

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DIY + paper flowers + Projects / Monday, 22 Jul 2019

DIY Paper foxglove

This spring I planted a some foxgloves in my entry pots by my front door and though they’ve currently gone the way of the dodo bird, I’m just as much a fan as ever. The height they can reach is extraordinary, not to mention their exquisite colors and watercolor quality. It’s this watercolor quality that made us want to dig in and try it out with paper. Didn’t they turn out lovely. Wish I could keep them outside in my pots, but these beauts will never move from my office where they currently sit!

Learn how to make these paper foxgloves below! 

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Projects / Monday, 15 Jul 2019

Two toned paper chain wall hanging with template

So many of you have been making the paper chain hanging that we debuted two years ago and it’s been so fun to see you post about it. You’ve been making them for store displays, birthdays, showers, and just for fun. We thought we’d create more patterns for you so here’s our latest go. What I’m loving about them is that they are SO easy to make and super impactful in a space. It would be so lovely as a poster replacement.

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Design + garden + Projects / Monday, 8 Jul 2019

DIY Colorful Summer Pots

Summer is in full swing here at The House Lars Built we’ve been working not only sprucing up the inside of our white house but the outside as well. Since we have such a lovely blank canvas to work with, you all know my feelings on neutrals vs default colors, we thought it would be nice to throw some color into the palette. Goal: work some color into our main entryway. Plan: use flowers, terra cotta pots, white paint and thoughtfully selected colors that help us work any colors our hearts might desire into our outside decor. Outcome: A lovely colorful entryway! These pots are easy, beautiful and a quick fix to spruce up any entryway not to mention inexpensive!

Painted garden pots

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Projects / Monday, 1 Jul 2019

DIY Paper Hydrangeas

We are thrilled to join in as the 25th and final day of the #25DaysofMaking with Nest, a non-profit that supports artisans around the world. The goal of this campaign is to encourage people to unplug from their screens and reconnect with the act of making things by hand. I’m a big believer in the need for disconnecting and refocusing as well as supporting artisans so I jumped at the chance to spread the message. They’ve had an impressive line up of artisans presenting their unique crafts and I encourage you to take a lookie. It’s all so inspiring!

Of course, we had to turn to one of our favorite modes of crafting–paper flowers!

Here at Lars, our flowers are like children; we say we don’t have any favorites, but there may be one or two we definitely have a soft spot for. For me, it’s hydrangeas. I am an absolute hydrangea lover, but then again, I can’t imagine anyone not being a hydrangea lover. There’s just something about those beautiful blooms, the pinks, whites, and blues that really come alive in the sun. Given our history of paper floral arrangements, we decided to make hydrangeas the next flower to bloom year round! Read on →