Lately I've been in the mood to CREATE. Here are some of my latest:
I got this awesome coffee table from my Aunt CeAnn. It started out white.
I added turquoise trim and topped it with chalkboard paint! Voila!
Blythe really only wanted to eat the chalk, so we'll try again later…but I foresee hours of fun with this in her future.
A had an old barn door laying around…don't you? And I found this quote that I LOVED and wanted to hang up somewhere in our home.
Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can't help but communicate. And if we had more room between us, think of all we'd miss. Love grows best in houses just like this.
I don't have stencils for letters, so this took a bit of meticulous work and made me want to invest in stencils. :) I haven't quite found the perfect spot for it, nor have I quite figured out how to hang it [it's heavy!]
Here is another board I had on hand. It was already yellow.
What I love most about my home is who I share it with.
I had seen all sorts of these creations on Pinterest and had always wanted to create something that captured all the places Brent and I have lived. There is a heart representing all of our homes in Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas [Brent grew up in Kansas].
Another huge project I've done is repaint and re-decorate the living room. The Guacomole green just wanted cutting it for me any more. I went with French Gray, which is really more blue then gray, but looks gray in the evenings….got it? Okay. Here are some of the little add ins I've created or moved from another location in the house. Design on a dime, my friends. I will probably do a little tour post in future once I get everything together.
I also saw THIS IDEA on Pinterest and had to give it a try! I printed the picture at Office Max [less than $5!!] then mounted it to foam board. It was not without its imperfections, but I may make another one in future because I love how it turned out…and will learn from my mistakes.]
Blythe got a new toy in the mail from Aunt Kali…and the box it came in was too perfect to let go to waste! I created a little washer and dryer for Blythe to keep in the laundry room so she can learn! I made them just like mine! :)
I have been hauling around an old army trunk since college. I found it for $5 at a garage sale and it has served as storage or a tv stand or whatever since then. As of late it was sitting in our garage collecting dust. I painted it last week, adding my beloved chevron, and turned it into a little toy chest for Blythe.
I collected toilet paper rolls from everyone for awhile and then created this! It is hard to tell in the picture but it is yellow. It's one of those "conversation pieces" they say you should have in a room ;)
[The dog you see in the background is stuffed. Don't worry. ]
Yesterday I moved a bookshelf from Blythe's room into the living room. I wanted a little pop of color, so I took some scrap paper I had and spray glued it, then sealed it with modge podge, onto the back. May be hard to tell, but each shelf has a different background.
But mainly, when she isn't napping, this is my
little big project :