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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Stencil Wall

Two weeks before I went into pre-term labor (@ 30 weeks! Thankfully we stopped the baby from coming!)  I decided to stencil my living room wall.  It took me a week start to finish to do the stencil and then another week to find the frames and order the prints.  As you can see, I still have 2 prints left, but one is waiting for my baby girl's newborn picture, and the other is a wedding picture that's stored on an external hard drive, and it just isn't happening at this moment.  Someday soon.

Anyway, here's pictures, start to finish of the project.  I am so happy with how it turned out! 
  It took a week because I had to paint once, and then wait to do the next stencil till the paint dried. The stencil was just one of the big designs, and one of the smaller ones. So it took a while. Oh, and I have a 15 month old boy running around. I painted the small wall to the right with a darker tone and will paint the entry way a light gray as soon as doctors permit. (I die every time I look at the entryway I just want it painted so bad!) 

I used a color from Restoration Hardware called "Silver Sage" for the base color, and the stencil is a half shade lighter and high gloss paint of the same silver sage.  

Here's the finished project! The frames all came from Hobby Lobby, white and vintage, just like I wanted. I also got the stencil from Hobby Lobby, but you can find some really fun ones on Etsy too. I'm excited to continue to exchange out the fun pictures we take at Barrus Photography throughout the years. I finished hanging the frames friday night, and ended up at the hospital 5 hours later, so I guess you could say this was a "labor intensive" project! :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Helicopter mobil

Remember the baby shower that I threw with a helicopter theme? Well I used the extra helicopters from the nut cups and I made this helicopter Mobile for the same baby boys room to match his green and gray Argyle quilt! It was so easy and turned out cute. Just an embroidery hoop, some twine and a matching green ribbon to tie it all together.