Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chalkboard Paint With a lil' bit of Vinyl

So I decided to take the left over paint and vinyl from last month's Craft Night and paint myself a nice new chalk board... in the bathroom! Come on ladies, who doesn't want a chalk board in the bathroom?
Mark had been wanting a place where we can post things that we are praying for and since he took to our dresser mirror in the bedroom with a dry erase marker I was eager to find him another spot. Being that this is a personal thing for us we didn't want it anywhere where everyone and their mother would see it when they stopped by so I figured the inside of our bathroom cabinet would be a great place. While it's not a place where guests usually go it is a spot that him and I see daily.

Well, what do you think? Leave me a comment!

P.S. Please ignore the fact that there is no light switch cover... We are yet to find one that fits... And to be honest with you I've grown used to it so I forgot about it until I saw the picture. Oops!

April & May Craft Night

My canvas hanging up in the hall
April Craft Night has come and gone and I completely forgot to post the pictures. April's craft was a huge success and everyone went home with some great artwork to display on their walls. It is such a blessing to see our numbers growing as well. For April's craft we raided our local hardware stores for paint swatches. I think Lydia took the prize for bring in around 200 swatches. We then created artwork out of the swatches and modge-podged them onto canvas. They all turned out great! Here are a few pictures...

My Paint Swatch Trees
Paint Swatch Flowers by Trista
Bev's Paint Swatch Flower with Petals

Paint Swatch Design by Julie
The newlywed, Sandy, creates a Paint Swatch Flower with her new last name
Pam takes to her roots with her Paint Swatch  art

Paint Swatch Polka Dots by Mari
Lydia brought the most paint swatches and didn't use even one... lol
Marisa and her trendy Paint Swatch Flower

Miss Mary and her artwork

Cassie and another version of the Paint Swatch Trees
Another take of the Paint Swatch Trees by Debbie
May's Craft Night was another success! I think we all had a great time and it was so nice to see some new faces. For May's craft we made chalkboards out of picture frames. We then fancied them up by adding decorative vinyl pieces. It truly was a blast! I was having so much fun that I forgot to even make mine! Oops! I guess I will have to get busy... I was also so busy I didn't get too many pictures. If you made one please post your picture so we can all see it!
Marissa's Chalk Board

Pam had the patience to cut out and stick on 'As for me and my house we will serve the Lord'. It looked beautiful!

My mom's memo board

Sandy's memo board

Tracy's To Do List and Chelsie's Quote of the Day

Monday, May 14, 2012

3 Tiered Planters

So my project this weekend was to make some flower pots for my front step. I was inspired by the tiered flowerpots found here at Positively Splendid. I normally do traditional colors in the house so I decided to step out of the box and make my flower pots teal and coral, two great summer colors. I was drawn to the polka dots as well... what's more fun than polka dots for the summer. After painting my pots and stenciling the polka dots and the house number, I set out to find the perfect flowers. Much to Mark's dismay it took 3 different stores before I finally found the flowers I was looking for. The next day I came home and planted them and shortly realized that while I really liked these flowers, the flowers were not to fond of me. Hopefully after a few days they will perk up some more. Hey, I can't be savvy in crafting and gardening... So with much ado here is my final product...

I also decided to tie my front door into the summer colors and added a polka dotted 'W'. Go me!