Friday, July 29, 2011

My Pinteresting Weekend!

This past weekend the girls went and
stayed in Leroy for a few days.
I took the opportunity
to get off my computer
(I have a slight obsession
according to Jared to Pinterest)
and make a few things that I
have found the last few weeks.

If you don't know what Pinterest is
it is probably for the best.
You are saving yourself endless
hours of looking at
pictures creating long lists of
future "to dos" and "must haves".

Saturday morning Haley,
Tiffany,Roman, and
I went thrifting for
finds to make our projects.

I apologize I wasn't too good
at taking before and after pictures!
I was too excited I was actually
having "me time"!
And I only had a three
hour window (Roman's nap)
to get everything painted!

-1st Project-
DIY Dry Erase Board
Blessing Weekly Calendar

My inspiration came from

My Before - A $5 find at a yard
sale earlier that morning!

My Finished Project!

How To?
1. I just popped the glass out.
2. Spray painted the frame black.
3. Put a piece of burlap behind
the glass ( which I can change for holidays!)

4. I choose to say "This Week's Blessings"
b/c I needed a central place Jared and I
could write down what we had during the week.
I liked the idea of being reminded that
having a doctor's appointment
or a late meeting is blessing not a disturbance.

5. I made fabric flowers out of burlap
and black polka dot fabric.
They need help, I know!

This Past Week's Blessings!

-2nd Project-
Kid's Art Display

I saw this on Pinterest and LOVED it!
My girl's are little artist and love
when I hang there pictures up!
I want to find chunkier picture frames
but I had these in storage so they were free :)

My inspiration came again from

I didn't get a before picture :/

But my Finished Project!
(I kinda combined the two ideas!)

How To?
1. I simply took the glass
out of unused frames
2. Spray painted the frames
3. For the chalkboard frame I spray painted
the inside cardboard with chalkboard spay paint.
4. For the others, I used floral wire and
taped it to the back and used
clips to hold the girl's art.

I have a new obsession
with chalkboard spray paint!

I love how the
wall turned out!

-3rd Project-
DIY Dry Erase
Weekly Dinner Menu

I so needed this! It has actually
made me cook more this week!
(okay, it has made me buy groceries so
Jared has cooked more this week!)

My inspiration came

My Finished Project!

How To?
1. Spray paint frame
2. Stick a piece of scrapbook
paper behind the glass.
3. Stick on scrapbook letters on the glass
4. Use dry erase markers to plan
and remind yourself of this week's meals!

Jared thought it was funny to draw the
McDonald Arches on the whole week! ;)

-Project #4-
Haley's DIY Dry Erase
To Do List

My friend Haley is leaving for college
in about a week and made
the same thing with a little twist!

Before (or during)

Haley's finished Project!

Since I had the spray paint out I decided
to paint a few picture frames
in the living room. This particularly one
was cream. It looks much better
white matching the b/w pic!

It's amazing what you can do with
a little spay paint!
(especially chalkboard spray paint!)

I did a few other projects
before the day was over
but I will save them for the next post!
They are my favorite!

1 comment:

  1. Julia, I am SO impressed with your craftiness! All very cute projects! And you are right, Pinterest is so addictive! I just need to do something with my ideas like you did instead of only admiring them!