Posted on | October 10, 2012 | 25 Comments
It’s not that I’m trying to be sneaky or do some big reveal of our house – it’s just that this is all we have unpacked. If you’d like to see pictures of stacks of boxes I want nothing to do with, I’d be happy to provide. But for now here are a few pictures of things outside of boxes.
Yesterday Harper and I made some art on canvases. I found a big one at Michaels, and they were 40% off so I grabbed one (canvases are expensive!) and 2 small ones for H. She used 3 different colors (Martha Stewart Hydrangea Purple, Pollen and Metallic Gold) and circle sponge brushes to create her polka dot art.
While she did that, I set out with 3 packs of 2″ vinyl letters and my canvas. I measured each line out with pencil and laid out my song lyrics. After those were all stuck on and pressed down (hard), I did 2 coats of Martha Stewart Arrowhead, let it dry for about half an hour and then removed the letters carefully. I originally saw this on Pinterest via ABM. I recommend dabbing the paint on around the letters with a sponge brush instead of a regular brush to avoid bleeding the paint. Then tada! A huge piece of art for less than $20. Michaels regularly has 40% off coupons, so keep your eye out for those.
I’ll share more as we get settled. Harper’s room has been so fun – she is so happy here and tells us regularly how much she loves her new house. It’s been a crazy month or so for her, so to hear often how happy she is is the best feeling.