So last weekend, the future Mr and I painted a table that we got from my dad to be used in my craft room (which used to be known as the guest room). But I forgot to take pictures of it on my camera and I can't figure out how to get the pictures from my phone to my blog. Grr... technology. Anyway, the room has inspired me to work on projects. Although, I can't actually work in my craft room yet. Well I could but I'm choosing not too. You see, I have a litte 13 inch TV that I bought when I was in 6th grade (11-ish years ago). It was the first "big" thing I bought. I saved my money and I bought it. And I loved it. Well, I loved it so much that I still have it. So I thought I would use it in my craft room with the DVD player that my Mom gave me for Christmas, since the craft room doesn't have a cable cord. So on Sunday night I went to plug it in and there isn't a DVD hook-up on the back of the TV!! What?! I didn't know that there weren't TV without hook-ups! So I don't have anything to watch/listen to while crafting in my craft room. So I will craft in the living room until I get a new TV.
But I'm crafting which is good.
The future Mr. and I have 5 weddings to go to this summer so I had to think of something that I could make, because buying gifts off of 5 wedding registries would get to be a little much and break this girls bank.
While I was in Colorado with the fam this spring, I saw this cool picture frame that was basically a block of wood with a pretty clothes pin on it and a quote about love across the bottom. I took a picture of it on my phone so I would remember it. And I thought- what a great wedding gift! And it's something that I could make for little $$. So I got the future Mr. to cut up some blocks of wood for me, since he's a carpenter he just kept left over pieces and cut them to the size I wanted- cost to me $0.
Then I went to Wal*Mart and got sandpaper, white wall paint (that we used for the craft room table too), brown and blue craft-y paint and regular clothes pins. All together they were less then $15.
I started by sanding each block a little then painting them brown.
After they were dry again, I sanded them big time to give them a distressed look.
During one of those drying cycles, I painted the clothes pins brown too
Then I added words that I cut from vinyl on the cricut
After I did this to the distressed block, the 1 Corinthians block looked like it was missing something
But that isn't the only craft project I've done this week!
I gave this picture frame a major make over:
Until last night! I used some the of sandpaper from the block proect and sanded down the frame. Then I took out the picture and the backing so all that was left was the glass and I bent the hooks back down to keep the glass in place. Then I put masking tape around the outside of the glass, where it meets the frame so I wouldn't get paint on it.
Here's the finished project:
Now it just needs to be hung in my kitchen :)
This is what my living room has looked like since Sunday
I'll have to clean tomorrow, we're suppose to have Sr. Hi youth group at my house tomorrow night.
Hope you're having a great day!
Love, a future Mrs.