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Well hello you cute little Black and White Striped Fridge!

I was wondering why I keet going back to the fridge lately but maybe i’t’s the stripes! I’ve never been more excited to get eggs and milk than I am now!

Oh and stripes makes all the food inside taste better, hehe. Let’s get started! BLACKANDWHITEICEBOX

YOUWILLNEED *Scissors * Sharpie * Ruler * Dry Erase Laminate *Chalkboard Laminate 
dryeraseandchalkboardlaminate The first thing you want to do is layout your adhesive paper. I love this paper because you can simply peel the back off and voila!  duckbranddryerasefilm

Once your paper is flat on a table grab a ruler and place it on the side of sheet. You will see on the sides of the paper (on the back) that there are lines already there for you. I placed the ruler on the second main line. It made my lines about 2 inches wide.  dryeraseducktape While your ruler is down grab your sharpie and trace over the line. This will just make it easier to cut. If you feel secure cutting the line that is already there then you don’t need to use sharpie.
ducktapechalkboard Once you cut your paper this is what it will look like.  selfadhesivechalkboardducktape Time to move on to the fridge. Your boring fridge is about to get a complete face lift.
fridgestickers Just start alternating from chalkboard adhesive to dry erase adhesive! It’s that simple.  DucktapeFridge This is what it will start to look like. Are you in love yet?  stripedfridge I love drawing on each line. The great thing is this will not damage your fridge at all! You can peel it all off whenever you want. The white is dry erase and the black is chalk board! blackandwhitestripesfridge blackandwhitefridge HOWTODECORATEAFRIDGE

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial brought to you by Jaderbomb and Duck Brand!
What will you do with your laminate!

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This is a sponsored post however all ideas and opinions are my own!

Enjoy this round up of Black and White Kitchens . Don’t worry if you feel like these pictures are unattainable because the fact is you can take one or two things from each picture and that will make your space feel completely different! I never look at a picture and try to replicate it because that would not represent me and my style! Make an inspiration board on pinterest and document small things you like about each room. You will always have that to go back to. Make sure to follow my black and white board or follow all of my amazing boards!

Lately I have been loosing my mind and making everyone around me crazy. If you know me then you KNOW how much I love color. I am a bright & eclectic person and my house typically reflects that. Until a few months ago. I got really tired of seeing color. Maybe it’s because my new studio space is filled with loads of color and I practically live in there. So slowly I have been transforming every room in our house to black & white. It’s clean and crisp and I can still add pops of color here and there without having to paint a wall. You know how they say your taste buds change every 7 years, well maybe mine are changing. Yes I am referring to taste as in style! We are also doing lot’s of renovations in our home so stay tuned!

Black and White Kitchens

Bright and Clean Space
Source | Mrs. Jones

black and white kitchens

Nice Open Floor Plan | Great for Entertaining
Source | Damask & Dentelle

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Shelves v/s Cabinets
Source | Jeffery Alan Marks 

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Modern and Simple
Source | Avotakka 

Black & White Kitchens

Black and White with a POP of Color
Source | Nordic Leaves

Huge glittery hugs—See you in the next post! Visit me on FacebookTwitter,Pinterest, or Instagram!

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I am truly in love with this CHEAP stick painting craft.  My crafty buddy Stephen Brown has a lot of “black and white” stripes in his new book Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween: A glittered guide for whimsical crafting!

So, I figured I would do the same thing using sticks or branches. It really is so much cheaper than buying things in the store and it adds that whimsical touch to your home! Stick Painting can be very addictive so be careful, haha! I love to decorate my home or any space I visit with painted sticks. You can spray paint a ton of them one specific color and stick them in a gorgeous vase. That would fix any home decor problem and it is practically free. Unless you go steal the sticks from your neighbors yard because you can’t even keep your own trees alive.

Quote of the day: 

“I am BOLD enough to say, though not in a literal sense, that I almost prefer striving without success to success without striving.” 
-Georges Vanier

  stick painting

Let’s get started…

INGREDIENTS:

*PAINT

*BRANCHES or STICKS

*PAINT BRUSH

The first thing you need to do is squirt some paint on a saucer.

Next you will paint black stripes around your branches. I like to hold my brush on the branch and just slowly spin the branch.

After you add your black add your white! It’s that simple.

Huge Glittery Hugs, Jade

Happy I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween/Labor day. I know, they don’t really go together too much but I found it pretty ironic that I am working on Halloween printable’s on Labor day. I guess I am defining “labor” in a good way, right! I also can’t wait to show you the craft that I did today. It is the most precious thing ever and it will be up tomorrow on The Graphics Fairy-Crafts website. I am not sure if I mentioned to you that I am now a contributing editor for her site. I am super excited because maybe I will become a mini fairy. I will always let you know when to head over her way to see my post. Don’t you worry, I will always post a final result picture on my blog the day of or the day before it goes live on her site!

I started working on some fun Halloween printable’s today and I think you will love them.

What I love most about them is how versatile they are. You can do so much with them. I left the black circle frame empty so you can personalize it any way you choose.  If you don’t have photoshop I suggest using a program like PicMonkey that is free for anyone to use.

I like to put initials in the center, print it out and glue on the top of a journal. It’s an easy way to dress up a boring notebook.
+hint: my post tomorrow is all about dressing up notebooks, and you don’t want to miss it.

FREE FOR NON COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
Prints up to a 8×10. [watermark is not on download]

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orange and black chevron cover printable jaderbomb

 FREE FOR NON COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
Prints up to a 8×10. [watermark is not on download]

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orange chevron cover printable jaderbomb

FREE FOR NON COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
Prints up to a 8×10. [watermark is not on download]

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 I hope you enjoyed these free printable’s because I had so much fun making them! If you have ANY requests leave them in the comment section below and I can possibly get it done for you! Come back Wednesday for a fun fall fleur de lis printable!

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Happy Monday Funday Jaderbugs! I know. You are probably wondering how is it even possible to be so excited at the beginning of each blog post. Is it real? Am I REALLY that excited to write this post for you. YES! There are a few things in life that actually make me instantly smile, this is one!

I could not wait to post this today because I have been talking about doing this for so long now! I’ve tweeted about it, researched it and it’s finally going down.

I know we all see these amazing pictures on pinterest of the “perfect” stripes and the “perfect” decorations. Shoot’s I have even overheard people talking about doing this but they want to wait until they have all the right furniture and decorations to go with this look. My question to you is…

WHY WAIT!

Enjoy your black and white stripes now! After all, you might “think” your walls are not ready for it but I am sure they are screaming inside for them. After hearing my walls scream for a few months I figured it was finally their moment to shine.

You will need :
 Paint
 Painter's tape
 Laser Level
 Pencil
 Ladder
 Painting Brush
 Lot's of Love

See how bare our walls are! In case you are wondering about that picture over our bed. Yes. It’s a picture of ME! A really big one. I wish you could see it up close because I drew it with pastels, laminated it, built the wood background, painted a little bit on the wood, wrote a little bit on it and then coated it with RESIN. Did I mention Ashy helped with the building the wood background? Let’s just say she did that part.

Amazing right.

Plus, Ashy insisted on putting it over the bed. She said it looked beautiful, how sweet. I can’t lie it is weird looking at myself over the bed. Now that I am thinking of it, I have a few self portraits in our room. (haha)

Ashy started by using this laser level to draw the lines onto the walls.
Bestie’s mom got her this and she is in love with it. So far my best piece of advice is to get one of these. Especially if you want strait lines. I don’t think they are expensive.
The cool thing is you can see if it’s level and it suctions onto the wall so you can actually draw or tape up the line (incase you are doing alone).  I’m not one for power tools but HELLOOO suction cup baby!

Now, this is the tricky part. The tape. You want to measure the wall you are painting from top to bottom. K. Then you can start playing around with numbers. You will divide the width of the stripes by the total length of the wall. The number you get when you do this will be the amount of stripes you will have on that wall.  Remember, your stripes might be smaller or bigger than mine. It just depends on how many stripes you want. If you want a lot of stripes then the width of them will be very small. I like chunky ones, they make me smile…

 For example my wall was 105″. My stripes were 10.5″. So I divided that and it gave me the number 10. This is including the white and black stripes. It’s actually pretty easy once you start playing with the numbers!

Oh and when you first put your tape up, it will look visually cray cray to to you! Your gonna be like. whoa!
Which one is which? Where do I paint? I’m confused! These are not right! If you see the picture above with the arrows pointing to the tape, this is what I mean. I just looks smaller but the width is from the edges I put the arrow on. Got it?

If you need help or have questions just email me and I can help ya, jade@jaderbomb.com.

You know I am using Martha Stewart paint. This line is discontinued but I still have some that they sent me! What can I say. It’s a product I trust.
Don’t you just love the name of this color. Francesca.
That’s one of her dog’s incase you didn’t know. Check our Francesca’s blog here.

 I took this picture just so you can get a visual of what it will look like when you peel the tape off. If you have some paint that sneaks out under the tape just touch it up when it’s dry.   Are you in love yet!

If you are like me then you will get super excited at some point. I did this boo boo. I was so excited to see the end result I just started painting. Thanks ADD for doing this! HAHA

 I want to put “STRIPES” on every wall now! I told Ashy this and she just looked at me. But she did say it came out good and she loved it. Just think about it. You don’t need dark stripes all of the time.

Dark grey wall+Shade lighter gray stripes
Pretty pink wall+lighter pink stripes

You getting my drift Jaderbugs! I really look’s classy… If you do this project please post pictures on my Facebook wall so I can check it out! You never know! I might just feature ya on the Jaderbomb blog.

Before I sign out I wanted to quickly share with you this amazing book coming out August 21, 2010. I will be doing a review this week on it so stay tuned! You know who’s book this is right…

STEPHEN BROWN

He is s judge on Craft Wars!  You have to check out his website because it’s AMAZING!

See ya in the next post!

Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs! I know, I have totally been MIA for the last couple of days. Your thinking ” what happened to jaderbomb”, “is she still blogging”… You know I couldn’t EVER stop blogging. Plus I love you too much. I sorta have a pretty good excuse. I was at BlogHer 12. I promise to tell you all about it in another post. Trust me I had a TON of fun and I can’t wait to share with you how amazing it was.

Lately I am attracted to anything and everything black and white. It’s classic and traditional which makes it very versatile for anyone. I remember when I was a little girl we had a piano in the house and I loved looking at the keys on it. Maybe that is where my love of it started. I even have black and white stripes in my logo!

The other day while walking around target I smelled something black and white around me. When my eyes saw this pack of decorative napkins I totally saw the light. You know that light that say’s “BUY ME” or I will HAUNT you. So the fear inside of me bought them. The reason why I wanted to share this with you is because it’s a really affordable way to dress up a room for any occasion. Do you realize how many pretty napkins you could buy and decorate with? It’s cheaper than fabric too!!!

This picture inspired me so much! Are you thinking what I am thinking? That you NEED this room in your house!!
This picture is from architect Steven Learner‘s upgraded guest bath in his Manhattan loft. I think it’s perfect because you can NEVER go wrong with black and white stripes.

Let’s get started!

INGREDIENTS:

How cute are these napkins! I just want to MOD PODGE them all to a wall. {{wait, why did I just say that outloud}}
That mean’s I have to try it. Sorry Ashy.

When you open the napkin, put a little bit of hot glue down the middle.

Then hurry and put the twine on top of the HOT HOT glue! Continue the till your all done!

 BAM! INSTANT FLAG!

So you see! It’s that easy and affordable to dress up a room in a JIFFY WIFFY! Going get some ZZZ’S.

See ya in the next post Jaderbugs…

Happy Thursday Jaderbugs!!!! I can’t believe the week flew by so fast. I literally feel like the week jumped in a plane and flew to the weekend. Don’t get me wrong. I am not knocking the weekend but that just means the summer is coming to an end. {tear}

You know when you are a little kid and you are waiting for all of the fun holidays like SUMMER, CHRISTMAS, YOUR BIRTHDAY  or NEW YEARS and it feels like it takes forever to get here. Then once it get’s here (for a kid) the holiday lasts forever . But to an adult it goes by faster than the blink of an eye… I miss that feeling.
Christmas  it’s almost here Jaderbugs. Well, not really but you get what I mean. In the next 40 blinks it will be. Am I the only one who is done Christmas shopping by October?

I started burning a Christmas candle the other day and lil one walked in the door and said “MOM, it smells like Christmas in here” {with an excited face}, then Ashy walked in and said “Why does it smell like Christmas in here” {with a confused face}. Then bestie walked in and said “Wow, it smells so cozy in here” {with a 5 year old face}.

Isn’t it Christmas in July, or something? Check out the candle I was burning here. I ended up eating this for supper that night. Guess it really did make me all warm and cozy.

Just wanted to do a “summer favorites” with you before summer is over! These are the things that are MANDATORY for me, DAILY! Especially this summer.

I will post all of the links below so you can find them really easy!

1.  Vitamin Water (ONLY acai-blueberry-pomegranate) Seriously. Warning, it stinks pretty bad but it won’t stink to your taste buds!

2.   St. Ives collagen elastin facial moisturizer  Listen Jaderbugs. I have been using this stuff for years and I swear I believe in it 100%. Plus, Dr. Oz said on his show that he believes it works. (haha, who cares what any Dr says, JADERBOMB says it’s good and that’s all that matters… hahaha)

3.  Xhilaration® Gold Metallic Backpack I know what your thinking. Who would wear a gold back pack. Duh, ME! I feel extra special when I wear this baby! You know the streets of New York will love this baby!

1.  Cheetah Flats All I will say about this is (l o lo lo lo veee eeeee l o lo l oooooooooo) yes I am singing this!!!! Plus they are very comfy!

2.  Black and White Really Jaderbugs, I am totally into these two colors this summer. Don’t get me wrong there is just something about topping off something or someone with black and white. Yes, I think pattern matters. I am totally digging big thick chunky stripes. Kinda was loving the typical chevron print but I like the BASIC! I think it is very classy! OH, and top this off with something GOLD. BAM!

3.  Quench Gum I know what your thinking.Who would chew this. Lemme tell you it’s the best ever! It has this twang to it and it’s so good! I get my stash from Academy but I am sure other sport’s stores have them.

4.  Gold Hoops These are an absolute MUST have for me. I wear them daily and you would wonder why if you saw my earring collection! I am surely into “classic” items that NEVER go out of style!

Well Jaderbugs! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of my favorite items that I have been using/wearing this summer! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow. I will be posting a tutorial on making chalk board sticky labels. Other things coming up this weekend:
Tie dyed shower curtain and how I dressed up a huge mirror!

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What do I think of when I think of stripes? A barber. I remember seeing this little shop when I was small with the red, white and blue stripes turning so smoothly over and over and over again. I used to pass by it just to get mesmerized by it one more time.  I think that is when my heart started adoring stripes. Later on in life I realized stripes did not ONLY have to be red, white & blue.

{{go figure}}

I think stripes add a whimsical touch to ANYTHING. I am about to paint BLACK stripes on a wall in my house. Don’t you worry my little Jaderbugs, I will take you with me! (and if it comes out redonkulous, you will still be with me)

A friend of mine gave me these little mirrors with wood around them a few years back. I love them! I just don’t “love” brown that much. So, I started thinking about how I could bring them back to life. Should I do all three and keep them as a little family? Should I separate them and give them their own identity? See! My brain has to think of the best scenario for my family of mirror’s.

DECISION TIME: They decided they were ready to be on their own. Tired of being triplets. So you know what that means right?

THREE. SEPARATE. TUTORIALS. ON. THREE. DIFFERENT. FRAMES.

Today you will be getting the “carnival” theme. There is just something about black and white with pops of bright color! Don’t you agree? Then, you add shabby chic to that.
INSTANT HAPPINESS x 10.

(just saying)

 Ingredients:

If you want to use another color instead of black, go right ahead! After all,  it’s all about pleasing your eyeballs!

The first thing you need to do is paint your wood white. I used a .99 cent bottle from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store. You can buy these bottles at Wal-Mart too!

This is how it should look once you put two or three coats. When you are dealing with dark wood like this you want to put enough coats on it!

Once you paint it white, you will use masking to tape to make your stripes. I like to make some of mine different widths. Kinda adds that “not so perfect” look to it!

Once you put the first coat of black paint let it dry. After it is completely dry put another coat! When you put your last coat let it sit for about 20 minutes. Before it is completely dry peel the masking tape off. It’s ok if some black get’s on your white strips. We can sand that off later on.

After you peel off your masking tape grab a little piece of sand paper and sand over your black stripes. I like to sand in a horizontal direction. Sanding it will create that shabby chic look. It’s like we are bringing to life something we loved so much already!

This is what your stripes will look like once you sand it. If you had any black that leaked into your white you can easily sand it off. I added some fun things to it to dress it up! The little chalkboard is cute because you can write fun happy things on it!

If you want to see a tutorial on how I made the little chalkboard labels click HERE.

I also added some Rosette’s and felt balls. I will be doing a tutorial on both of these babies real soon so come back!!!! Don’t forget you can get all of my wonderful posts sent to your inbox by clicking HERE!

How cute is this! I guess I should of cleaned my laptop before I took this picture! Guess that is to be expected when you craft for a living (fist pumping). hahah

I hope you all had a fun time here and make sure to come back tomorrow! I will be doing a review on MOD PODGE ROCKS!
{{{and will be giving away a book to a lucky winner}}}

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