Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Little Color

We did our first decorating project today for the new place. I got the idea from my friend Amie, who got it (I think?) from Pinterest. I'm posting it because it was a cheap and very easy way to add some color to these white, white walls.


We still have along way to go, but it's a start. The colors are a little off here because I didn't want to use a flash (most things that look cream colored should be white).

Anyway, it was an easy and fun project. The kids and I picked out six pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper, frames to fit them, and three blank canvases, all in the 12 x 12 size.

Then we chose paint colors from the center piece of scrapbook paper and I let the kids choose three different wood cutouts of words. They went with "Live", "Laugh", and "Love".


We painted the canvases and the words separately, then used regular school glue to attach them to the canvas. It was pretty fool proof and impossible for the kids to mess up, so they felt really accomplished.


They're not hung perfectly straight, mostly because a certain three year old was "helping" me hang them up. Still, though, it's better than a blank wall! I'm pretty happy with the colors and patterns. Definitely brightens things up.


In other news, Coen is six weeks olds today! He was not in the mood to have his picture taken, I'll tell you that. Today he only has eyes for his Dragon Wubbanub. That thing is his favorite. It's my favorite too, since it's a whole lot easier to find in the middle of the night than loose pacifiers are.


I can't believe he's six weeks old! He's going to be a teenager before I know it. This is going way too fast!

I've got to go to bed. Seth just snuck out of bed and to avoid getting in trouble, he's scrubbing the walls and floor vigorously with a rag and trying to look very busy.
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