Time to come clean: I only added some of the items on the household To Do list because I knew I could complete them in the near future… you all do that, right? Add something to a To Do list … Continue reading
In the preschool world, we have two weeks of school left. TWO! And the end of school means thinking up a dreaded teacher gift. Although we give the teachers gift cards from the class, I still wanted Eleanor and Oliver … Continue reading
Everyone has their “thing” around the house. Leaving the cap off the toothpaste… not replacing the toilet paper… digging cheerio crumbs out of the cracks of the highchair… Well mine is storage bins. Specifically baskets. I’ve never lived in a … Continue reading
It’s not quite as weird as collecting doll heads or air sickness bags, but it’s arguably not for everyone. I stumbled across one of these crewel worked paintings a couple of years ago and I’ve been adding to my trove ever since.
Individually, these paintings are more granny than great, but… I kinda love the irony of having them all together. Let’s be honest… I also just love a collection. Here are a few of them before.
The problem I had was that given the ‘vintage’ of this artwork, the frames were all over the place. Every so often, there was one that worked, but for the most part they were 100% tackier than the (potentially tacky) picture itself. Time to bring the frames into the same family. I spent an hour prepping them by pulling the artwork out if possible or taping it off with paper when it was nailed into the frame.
Our backyard is still a disaster which is good news for spray painting! I laid out some plastic sheeting to keep the frames from getting muddy, but otherwise, there’s nothing that can be damaged by the over-spray out there.
The frames took about 3 light coats of Rust-oleum Ultra Cover Heirloom White in Satin and badabing… unity.
Haters gonna hate so the artwork may not be your cup of tea, but at least the frames all look cohesive and chic hanging in the same room!
Oh, and yes, this was on my To Do list! Cross that baby OFF.
I took these pictures right before bed, and someone was VERY amused by the camera and the running around…
Heading into the summer, I’m trying to get all organized up in this joint. There are always tweeks and changes to make around the house, and today I got around to putting them all in one place rather than scribbled … Continue reading