Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paper Crafty weekend!

Hello Everyone!
I am soooo excited to share a scrap page with you. Finally! I got paper crafty Friday night with my super kewl friend Tina. We went to Archivers for a while then went
for Happy Hour at Stoney River. HOly Wow!! crafting and Stoney River in one night!
Total Happiness.
So this little cutie pie is my baby girl. Who Just turned 13 last week. This shot was done for her dance studio. I LOVE this pic. Love the flower in her hair and love the pop of color with the itty bitty chair. I bought the paper kit from a daily scrap deal. It is from House of 3. I think it went so well with the picture and another that I will share soon.
thanks for stopping by to visit!
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The House That Creaks #10 Striped Walls

Happy Sunday Evening to you!
I finally completed a project!! It has been probably early December since I have started and completed a house project. So lately I have been seeing striped walls everywhere in blog land.
Thursday afternoon I had an overwhelming urge to paint stripes in my upstairs landing. I had originally wanted to put up bead board however I have bead board in the bathroom and thought that it would be too much in one area then.. BAM! it hit me and I went running. I already had most of the tools on hand so this did not cost much at all. A BIG PLUS!
I forgot to get a before shot but this is pretty much it minus the renovated toy box and the framed wall art I made a little while back.

Yellow is a hard color to cover so I started with 2 coats of a good Primer. Zinzer 123. Used my trusty Purdy angled tip brush and a Purdy roller. (I Heart Purdy)

After gathering all of the supplies the next step is to measure. This is where my hubby came in handy. (Wish I would have given more effort to math in school). He helped me figure out what size stripes I would need to make them as even as possible. I didn't really care how many stripes but new I wanted them fairly large. I did 15 1/2 inch stripes for a total of 6 on a 93 inch wall.

I taped the measuring tape to the wall then made my marks all around the hallway.

I totally need to talk my daughter into taking her posters off her bedroom door. Good luck with that though. She just turned 13 yesterday (Happy bday boo!). I remember when I was 13, I had posters, magazine pages, all kinds of stuff on my walls.

I left the yellow color and just painted a white strip. I still love this orangy yellow color. It is called Spun Gold by Porter Paints.

I have to say, I am quite impressed with myself. The lines are super straight and there was almost zero bleeding under the tape. I used FROG tape. Once i had it on the wall I used the back of my finger nail to really get it stuck on there. Worked AWESOME! My finger was a wee bit sore though! HA

Keep scrolling down for picures

That white spot in the upper right is not really there. Not sure why my camera did that.

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It is really hard to get a great pic in a super small sort-of circular area. I LOVE how it turned out. Hubs is not a fan but thinks I did a great job on it. It reminds me of summer time. Maybe it is the yellow and white? Thanks for checking out the project!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Scrabble Art

Hello everyone. I wanted to share with you a
Christmas gift I made for my mother-in-law. She LOVES to play scrabble and she LOVES the beach. She and my father-in-law go 2-3 times a year.
I saw this idea on Pintrest and knew I had to try to make it. I saw one online that spells love you but the thing cost $60.00 Holy Smokes!
I bought a square shadow box frame at Joann for 50% off so $12.00. I wanted the mat professionally cut so it had the beveled edge on the inside. Joann was going to cost a minimum of $20.00... nope.. Joann recommended checking out Hobby Lobby because they do their own cuts there. Joann has their Atlanta store cut it then send mail it back.
Hobby Lobby cut it in just a couple of minutes and for only $6.00. Yippeee.. We had the scrabble pieces already, I had the mod podge and base cardboard so the project cost me $18.00 verses $60.00 online! AND the lady that cut the mat was inspired to make her own!
Hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by!
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