Shannon Berrey

Pledges painted pillows

Monday, October 20, 2014

Maris was home recently for her NC State Fall Break. Nothing is better than having multiple days of her back home where I get to bake for her, hug on her, practice new make-up tricks, and of course.....craft together. 



We were looking for inexpensive decor items that we could personalize for her new little sisters in her sorority. Believe it or not, my little town still has a Roses. If you are not familiar, it is sort of a glorified Dollar Store. If you can look beyond the horrible lighting, stuffed shelves and the original 1979 everything {as in, I'm pretty sure a renovation has never happened}, then you can find some seriously inexpensive gifts. 



I found these leather {ok, pleather...whatever} pillows here for 6$ -- Six Dollars!! They are the perfect canvas for acrylic paints. You can use paint pens or acrylic craft paint {I used acrylic mixed with textile medium} and it worked beautifully. I sketched the state of NC, filled it with red paint and added the Chi O.




Cute, right??



All sorority gals have drawers full of their sorority t-shirts. Too many. So we took some of her shirts, and we decided to cut out the front and back--the same size {any size you want}



Then we sewed up the edges {inside out} leaving a small opening, and stuffed them. To see another one of my t-shirt pillows, visit this post. 



sooooo easy.

We painted mirrors, jewelry boxes, frames, and canvases. It looked like Santa's workshop up in here and I'm still sweeping up the glitter...

She put together 4 baskets of goodies for each girl to receive {one a day}. And coerced some cute fraternity pledges to deliver the goods to her little sisters. 



The pledges had to use clues to try to figure out who their Big Sister was.

And at the end of the week, there was the big reveal....

...

And they were not happy at all. 



An here is Maris with her Big, her Grand Big and her littles. A very sweet family!



Bathroom art

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Decorating for teens is hard. Sometimes an opportunity arises where we can subtly inspire our teens to do better through thoughtful artwork. Here are a few I have selected in case you are shopping for new bathroom artwork for your precious teens. 








You're welcome.


{all images from the great etsy shop, Hairbrained Schemes}



Deals and steals

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Checking out all of your FB and Instagram posts, it's hard to believe so many of the kids are back in school already! We are shopping for new room accessories for Maris as she is moving back to college this weekend. She will be living in the sorority house this year and, apparently, this room will be even smaller than last years dorm room. This rug may end up being wall-to-wall carpet. sigh...


{FYI--while shopping, this is how you decide if a rug will work in a college room}


While shopping for her new pretties, I have come across some great sales that I wanted to share with you. First up, Golly Bard's is offering 25% off everything in her etsy shop today. She has long been a favorite of mine and creates beautiful watercolor nature paintings. 
 


Serena and Lily are having a private sale today before it hits the website tomorrow. There are some awesome discounts -- wallpapers are 50% off, paint is 65% off, as well as some great furniture and bedding sales. I have been watching and considering these kids chairs for a project for a while. Now on sale!

 


Lindsay Letters has extended her 'Christmas in July' sale and has some fun holiday prints and cute t-shirts at great prices. 





And while on the computer finding these great deals, I have had a bit of a peeping Tom {cat}.....


I title this one "Kitty Purry does curtains'

And now that this view has been discovered, the curtain rod has a new best friend. They hang out together.
 a lot. 

Have you discovered any great sales? Let me know!!




A special invite

Tuesday, June 24, 2014





Excited to have my artwork included on an invite for a wonderful evening to benefit a great cause!!







Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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