Monday, February 14, 2011

The Craft Devil....

....Strikes again!

Well, since right now my life is pretty much consumed with the care and feeding of an infant, toddler, preschooler, kindergartener, and aviator.....and keeping the house clean enough to keep bugs away....and tackling mountains of laundry....and.....well....you get the idea.

Anyway.

Since that is how the majority of my day - and night - is occupied....I only have two free hands about 3 hours of the day.

It might be more...but during those brief moments of not-nursing, I must fold laundry, wipe noses, wipe 4 little bums, make 3 meals, do dishes, vacuum, sweep, clean toilets, make beds, and maybe go to the bathroom....but I really don't think so. 

All of that is pretty much why I'm not writing very much right now. While I LOVE my Beans....it is hard to let go of any down time. I know it will return....but boy am I tired at the moment!

Anyway.

That really doesn't have anything to do with the title of this post. Or the subject. I just wanted to say it. And, since it is my blog....I can say what I want. HA!

I mentioned that I was possessed with an insatiable desire to craft something...everyday....while pregnant with Boy Bean.  That was quite a change from, well, the rest of my life. I assumed the crafting desire would disappear with the arrival of my mini-Love....and was actually a tad relieved when I was no longer obsessed with learning how to use my sewing machine.

Well, that was premature.

This week, I scoured the house for items to use in decorating Boy Bean's room.  I came up with 4 picture frames that didn't match...and that really weren't my thing.

There were 2 of these. :)


So, I figured I could paint them to make them all go together.

First, I dry brushed a gray base coat...
The Big Beans wanted to help model.


 Then, I dry brushed a pale blue over the gray....which I totally forgot to take a picture of before I had put them back together. I can't remember who was crying or needing to be fed...but I'm pretty sure that is why there is a missing picture!

I didn't make them smooth looking - I wanted some gray to peek through - and I am quite pleased with how they turned out!







I haven't printed off any pictures for his room...yet....so I used various cards we received to fill the frames....and leftover fabric from his bedding to matte the cards.

Total cost for 4 unique wall hangings?  $0.00

Now to tackle the slipcover for my glider....

Apparently, the Craft Devil isn't done with me yet!

Copyright 2011

7 comments:

  1. Great Job! You will sewing curtains in no time!

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  2. Love it Whit! I love how all the frames are diffrent but the same color I love what's in the frame also!

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  3. Nice job! And who said you weren't creative? Not me!!!

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  4. thanks! Next thing i need to learn is web design.... :)

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  5. Wow! What a great way to display his baby cards. Way better than storing them in a box! I love it!

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  6. LOVE IT!!!! I'm off to flea markets this weekend to search for old frames, and paint them!!!! Love, love, love the idea!! An HGTV moment at $0. You are good!!!

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