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.
First I painted the frame with some leftover white paint.
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.
And after a little more white paint I ended up with this!
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.
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.
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.
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:)
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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