Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Painted Bulletin Board


Just like all summers this one has gone fast. I enjoyed our summer but I am now ready to get back into blogging and projects. I did a few projects over the summer but mostly I worked on my etsy shop and enjoyed my kids. My youngest started kindergarten and we are on week two and I am still waiting for it to get easier. It is going to get easier, right!?! She is doing way better than expected, she is my baby and I had nightmares I was going to be shoving a sobbing girl onto the bus. But she loves it, and has no compaints. Who is this girl? The mommas girl I had to peel off of me at preschool last year. One good thing is she loves the bus, so she gets to start and end her day with a favorite. But after rushing all morning getting the kids on the bus I return to a quiet still house and I hate it. It will get easier, right? I can't believe I still want to cry after putting all three on the bus every morning, I miss them so. I need to find my own routine again. It has been so long since I have had all day to myself. I guess this is MY new adventure too.

Getting back to projects will be a good start. Here is one of the projects I worked on over summer. I found this bulletin board at a garage sale for 75 cents, but of course it needed some sprucing up.

painted bulletin board - the colored door

First I painted the frame with some leftover white paint.

painted bulletin board - the colored door

Then I taped off a design with painters tape. I saw this design on Pinterest but couldn't find an original link. I love the diamond pattern and mostly eyeballed the lines. I did use a ruler some to try to keep the spaces relatively equal.

painted bulletin board - the colored door

And after a little more white paint I ended up with this!

painted bulletin board | the colored door

I love how it turned out and it was such a simple project. It is the perfect addition to my newly organized office (I will share that soon). The love sign was super easy to make too. I used my silhouette to cut out the love and the circle. I painted a piece of watercolor paper as the background with some orange, pink and yellow water colors.

painted bulletin board | the colored door

The "S" is for my last name and the guy on the tractor is my Dad. He is loving his new (old) tractor he got just to pull the kids in a wagon.

painted bulletin board | the colored door

I made some heart garland with pages from a book I got at Goodwill. I used a Martha Stewart heart punch and sewed them together. I have this garland for sale in my etsy shop. My girls are so cooperative for photo shoots. I miss them while they are at school I will have to find some other willing children to be models for my banners.

Painted bulletin board | the colored door

I love having this bulletin board in my office to display some of my favorite things and hopefully keep me organized. Not an easy task with all the school stuff that comes home and my plans for my day job:)

Painted bulletin board | the colored door


I know some of you have been back at school for a while but I hope everyone is adjusting to the busy year well. I need to adjust to my alone time and come up with my own schedule. I never expected this to be so hard. Alright I am done complaining!

Have a wonderful day!



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Monday, September 1, 2014

Blog Hobnob Linkup ~ September

Welcome to the September Edition of the

New Linkup~

August Edition
September 1st is here and my kids start school tomorrow. I haven't been looking forward to it but I think we are ready now.  My youngest goes to kindergarten this year so it is going to feel a lot different this year. September 1st also means it is time for a super fun linkup, The Blog Hobnob. Here are the guidelines. This Blog Hop is a Meet & Greet where you can connect and network with other bloggers in various genres! Link up below and check out other blogs, follow them on social media and leave a nice comment! Super easy to make new friends!
This is a monthly Link Up. It will start on the first day of the month and will stay open until the last day of the month. So stop back by and check out who's new each week!
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Sept Hobnob Co-hosts 1
Made in a Day~ {Host}
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Let Kim (@ Made in a Day) know if you would like to be a Monthly Co-Host!

She would love to share the Hobnobber Spotlight and of course, gush over you through Social Media throughout the month! XOXO

Here's how to join:

Link up ONLY your HOMEPAGE
Do not a link to a post. This is not a Post Linky Party.
{All other Links will be deleted}
Follow me and my Co-Hosts via Social Media and/or blog!
Be Sweet and share the party!

Want to host the party on your blog?

Then grab the code in link below~

Add my party button, make a new post on your blog and share the party! Super Easy!
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XOXO KIM
 
Share the Hobnob Love!~
Made in a Day
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Blog Hobnob Linkup ~ August

As usual this summer is flying by, August is here and it has been so much fun finding new blogs to follow and hooking up on social media. I hope you will join this meet and greet again this month.

Welcome to the August Edition of my New Linkup~

August Edition
This Blog Hop is a Meet & Greet where you can connect and network with other bloggers in various genres! Link up below and check out other blogs, follow them on social media and leave a nice comment! Super easy to make new friends!
This is a monthly Link Up. It will start on the first day of the month and will stay open until the last day of the month. So stop back by and check out who's new each week!
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Made in a Day~
Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Google+ / Instagram
My Pinterventures~
Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Google+
The Colored Door~
Facebook / Pinterest / Google+ / Instagram
The Doyle Dispatch~
Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Bloglovin
Our House, Now a Home~
Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Google+
My Silly Little Gang~
Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Google+
Houseologie~
Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Google+
Making it in the Mountains~
Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Google+
Dwell Beautiful~
Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Google+
Amber in the Real~
Facebook / Twitter / Google+ / Pinterest
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Here's how to join:

Link up ONLY your HOMEPAGE
Do not a link to a post. This is not a Post Linky Party.
{All other Links will be deleted}
Follow me and my Co-Hosts via Social Media and/or blog!
I always follow back!
Be Sweet and share the party!

Want to host the party on your blog?

Then grab the code in link below~

Add the party button, make a new post on your blog and share the party! Super Easy!


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XOXO KIM
 
Share the Hobnob Love!~
Made in a Day
 




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1st Day of School Banners


I don't mean to talk about school yet, because I know I am not ready yet. And my kids are definitely not ready yet! I was lucky I could get these pictures, it took some serious bribery and backpacks were out of the question. So I will consider myself lucky to have gotten these. But school will be here before we know it and I find I do better if I am prepared. So I am starting with something fun...pictures!

1st day of school banner | The Colored Door

I love how these banners turned out! They are so simple and fun and could be used on the first day of school or a few days before since the first day can be so hectic.

1st Day of school Banner | The colored door

I used my silhouette to cut out the letters and numbers but with some patience you could print them on card stock and cut them out with an x-acto knife.

1st Day of School Banner | The colored door

1st Day of School | The Colored  Door

The wind can be an issue so depending on where you live, indoor pictures might be best.

1st Day of School Banners | The Colored Door

I can't believe my youngest is going to kindergarten. I am not sure how we (her and I) are going to adjust to this. I think it would be easier if she was excited about going.

1st Day of School Banners | The colored door


1st Day of School Banners | The colored door

1st Day of school banners | The colored door


I have these banners for sale in my Etsy shop, you pick the color and grade. Are you getting ready for school yet? How do you start? I have to remember we still have a month left and that is a long time so it is best to enjoy it.




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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Painted Address Numbers


Our summer is flying by and I have not done a lot of projects around here, and I feel like I have been busy too. It is so much harder keeping up with the house when 3 three kids are constantly destroying it. Plus it is way more fun to play outside or go to the pool than clean and do laundry. I am sure it will all get done in September, right?

One project I did get done was my front door address. A few years ago I put our address on our front door with a vinyl sticker but because we don't have a covered porch the sun turned it brown and it peeled off... not pretty. So I am hoping this lasts longer.

Painted Address \ The Colored Door

I used my Silhouette to cut out the numbers but you could print it off your computer and cut them out with an x-acto knife. The font I used was already on my computer, it is Apple Myungjo. You will have to play with the size depending on your door. Mine are about 3 inches tall.

I taped my template to the door and traced it with a pencil. For my numbers 8,9 and 0 I taped the middle piece in place. I used a level to draw a few lines along the bottom to make sure I stayed level, especially since my numbers weren't lined up. Lining up your numbers might be a good idea before you start, I was doing it the hard way.



Painted address on door | the colored door

Here is how it looked traced. In the picture you can really see where the old numbers were, you can hardly tell in person.

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I used a white latex paint I had on hand and a very small paint brush. It took two coats and in hind sight I should have made a vinyl template to paint over, it was a little more tedious than I was expecting.

Painted address on door \ the colored door


I do love how it looks though, so crisp and white and I love the font. It was worth the effort. But maybe you can learn from my experience and make it easier on yourself.

Painted address on door \ the colored door

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I love mid summer when my flowers are doing so well!

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I am trying not to think about the fact that it is half over. It is not easy avoiding all the school supplies in the stores already, I am not ready yet!


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