This post was so much fun to pull off! I’ve switched the blog’s header and my profile back to normal, but here is a screenshot of how it looked yesterday (click image for zoom-able full-size):
Happy Tuesday, you guys! I am really excited about today’s post! Like, I’ve stayed up late and spent days preparing and writing today’s post… and I’m thrilled and a little nervous to make a small announcement about this here blog…
By now, you probably know that I’m a bit of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. Well, “fan” is hardly a strong enough word – multiply that times obsessed, and then you’re getting a little closer to the truth. At the insistence of my friend Megan, I began watching BtVS (abbreviations are so cool, right?) over Christmas break and devoured all seven seasons on Netflix within two weeks, to the intense amusement of my husband.
You guys, Buffy changed my life.
This has been brewing for a while, but today I’m ready to unveil some changes around here… If you’re viewing this on mobile or in an RSS feed or email, trust me, you are definitely going to want to click over to the actual site for this.
I’m excited to present: The Gathered Home & Buffy – a blog about home décor & vampire slaying!
I looked in vain for a blog that would combine my two favorite interests, but my search was fruitless.
So I’ve decided to become that blog.
There will still be all the awesome DIY projects and home décor inspiration you’ve come to love from The Gathered Home, but with a little twist… We’re talking Buffy inspired crafts, room moodboards, cocktail recipes… the list goes on! Even if you aren’t a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan (why not though?!), I’m sure you’ll still appreciate the new direction.
Put a bird on it? Soooo over.
Put a stake in it. Chic and daring!
So allow me to introduce The Gathered Home & Buffy’s newest series…
To kick things off here at The Gathered Home & Buffy, I whipped up a charming DIY art project with one of my favorite BtVS quotes from one of my favorite characters (Spike… enough said.)
Come one, vampires, rrrr, nasty! Let’s annihilate them. For justice, and for… the safety of puppies, and Christmas, right? Let’s fight that evil! Let’s kill something! Oh, come on!
I love this little motivational speech and I use it whenever I can, so I decided to turn it into some DIY wall art to hang in my office for whenever I need a little extra inspiration!
This project couldn’t have been easier!
I went to the craft store and purchased two things:
A 12” square black canvas and a pack of “thickers” in lovely 3D metallic gold (these come in all sorts of styles and colors though, so the sky is the limit in this project!) – around $10 with a 40% off one item coupon, but if you snag these individually at 50% off sales, this can be a seriously cheap project!
I decided to summarize the quote a little so it would fit on the canvas, plus I really like the cadence of the shortened version.
Then I planned out the letters on the clear plastic packaging the stickers came in, so I could place it over the canvas and use it to figure out my spacing.
It was quick and easy – a few minutes later, I had this adorable DIY wall art to inspire me to go out and kick butt for the sake of all things good in the world!
I love the bit of whimsy this adds to my budding office gallery wall!
In other news, I’ve been trying to figure out the perfect finishing touch to add to the living room…
The wall behind the Eames(style) chair has been sitting bare for a while.
Well, I’ve finally found the perfect addition.
Just £24.99… Granted, that does not include shipping, but that’s seriously still a steal for such a large and room-defining piece of art! I can’t believe how perfectly it goes with the other black accents in the living room. After I order this, I can consider the living room mostly finished. I can’t wait!
I’m so excited about the new direction this blog is taking, and I hope you are too!