Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Look What I Made

So, I've been busy with sooo many projects, Etsy-related & not-so-much-Etsy-related.  And, the weather has been fabulous this week, which has necessitated much park play...

I have managed to created some new pieces...  Here's a sneak peek:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Big Reveal

I finally finished my cover-the-not-so-attractive-big-empty-wall art project that I told you about here.

It's finally time for The Big Reveal (with much thanks to the magic that is the Command Picture Hanger)...


Isn't that so much better? And, no giant ugly white triple switchplate staring back at you.

One more time.



Pay no attention to the ever-changing pillows...they are subject to the whims of 2 boys & move about the room with frequency.

A fun & easy DIY project...glad I did this!

Any DIY Projects on your To Do List?


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Fun (&Cheap!) Wall Art Project

So, I've been wanting to add some art to this big blank wall in our living room & cover the less-than-stellar paint touch-ups & the giant-sized switchplate...

Originally, I had planned to make some more canvasses like these that I made for the hallway:

But, then I remembered that I had these cool typewriter key graphic decals, that I found at Marshall's last summer for cheap ($12 I think).

So, rather than adhere the decals to my walls, I opted to go with canvas so I could cover up that ginormous light/fireplace switch (I can just quickly take down & return the pic to use the switch, in case you were wondering).

So, I got myself 9 (nine!) 12 x 12 canvasses during a sale at Hobby Lobby, got out my trusty oil rubbed bronze spray paint, which can be seen on so many objects in our home, and I got to work, finding various boxes & lifts on which to spray paint. My youngest, Sam, had to make sure that the Bomb Pop box was indeed empty before I began... Forgot to snap a pic of the aftermath in total, but here's the aftermath with just 2 canvasses left to move. I sprayed the sides of each canvas, as well as bout 2 inches around the entire front of each canvas.

Then the canvasses looked like this:

Here's a sneak peek at how one turned out:

I dig it!

A pic of all nine, hung on the wall, is coming as soon as I get some more velcro picture hangers... Stay tuned.

Saturday, April 7, 2012