Friday, May 30, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
I have to fly over to Norway for a meeting for work and I had a connection flight through Paris, France. Well we had a flight delay leaving Houston which made me miss my connection flight to Norway and pushed back my flight time to later tonight. Since I had a long layover I decided to use it and see some of the iconic sites of Paris that I have so longed to see. I didn't want to go to too many sites or explore too deeply since this is where Amos and I may do part of our honeymoon next May, and it feels like cheating doing some of these things without him. Well here are some of the pictures I caught with my iphone and hope y'all have a lovely day!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Chalkboards are making a huge come back, and I'm not talking about the ones from our childhood classrooms. You can't get on Pinterest without seeing some cute application with chalkboards or chalkboard paint. So I thought I would give it a shot.
I knew I wanted a really big chalkboard since I have the wall space for the dining area; I talked about inspiration photos here. I already had the chalkboard paint from a while ago so the next step was to figure out the frame. Amos and I went to HomeDepot and bought really big white trim. We cut the pieces ourselves at home, but without having a proper table saw our corners didn't really match up the way they were supposed to. The original size we made was 3' by 5'. Well since that attempt failed and I knew this was going to be a big focal point in this area I decided to go to my reliable frame shop in Hobby Lobby that I have had numerous items framed (like the frame over the TV in the master bedroom, here) After seeing the size from the first attempt I decided to add an extra foot in length so the new frame ended up being 3' by 6'.
The next decision to make was do I want to place wood in the frame and paint the wood or do I want to paint directly onto the wall. I did some research and saw both ways. Since the frame was custom built I didn't want to risk not cutting the right size of wood for the frame and went with the easier option of just painting the wall directly. I had Amos hold the frame up on the wall and I outlined the inside corners so to get an idea of the painting area. I did a total of three coats on the wall.
Below are the pictures and steps I took. I cannot wait to decorate this board for the holidays, birthdays, and upcoming wedding events.
Friday, May 9, 2014
I am slowly but surely hanging up art and starting in the bedroom. We have so much wall space and I have not idea what and where each piece should go. So I thought I would start around this cute little desk area I made in the corner of the bedroom. I would still like to add a small little rug and get a fun chair. I have more fun wall projects coming soon. Have a great weekend y'all!