Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Starting My Daughter's Room Makeover and Valentines

I don't know about you guys, but this talk of another ice storm has got me a little nervous. I don't mind the idea of a few days at home hunkered down again. I just want everyone to be safe. Earlier this month, I told you I was going to be redoing my daughter's tiny bedroom. We will hopefully begin painting it soon, but I am already working on some things for her wall. She found her color inspiration from one of her school folders. It has this black, white and aqua design on it. She also has a great love for the ocean so that is kind of the direction we are going in. I made this "A" sign for her last week. I keep all old signs or even pieces of wood that can be turned into new signs. This is made out of an old "home" sign that I was no longer fond of. I spray painted it black and then gathered a million buttons. I spray painted the buttons aqua and then glued them on in the letter shape. Super. Easy. However, if I did it again I would probably print out the letter form MS Word and stencil it lightly on the board, then fill with buttons - just so it would be more perfect. The best part was that she actually liked it.

I have also done a little decorating for Valentine's Day. I made this wreath for the front door. It's a little plain but I kind of like it that way. I simply spray painted a grapevine wreath that I already had red.

Then I added this yarn.

Then I couldn't stand it - I added these little polka dot flowers you can barely see.

This weekend I am having my first girls craft get-to-gether with my sis and friend. I am so excited - we are planning on making the cupcake liner wreath at (can someone teach me how to put links in here?)

I'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness! A craft fun. I just love Jen. She makes the cutest stuff. She made me two necklaces and we have become great blogging buddies. I too am making that wreath! Man, I need to gather my supplies for when we are 'stuck' at home!

I love your button A! I'm glad she did too! Can't wait to see your progress!
Adding the link into your post: When writing the post you would type out Jen @ Tatertots and Jello (or whatever you want to say), then highlight Jen...etc. Once it is highlighted go to the right of the color change tab (at the top by Bold, etc.) there is a green button. That is the link button. Click on that. Erase or add to the http:// that is there. Paste or type the address, click okay. That's it. Hope that is clear, if not let me know.