birthdays around the week of July 4th, so I needed a couple of cute and inexpensive gift ideas for them. I scoured the Goodwill, and found a couple of frames.
I thought you'd enjoy a close-up of the Hawaiian beauty in the pressed copper/tin backing. I debated for a few minutes, on whether or not, I should deface this gorgeous (cough) item. Gotcha!I get by with a little help from my friends- That is, a new can of spray paint! I have fallen madly, deeply, truly in love with Krylon's Blue Ocean Breeze. I'm considering painting my patio table with this color. (Shhh. Don't tell Adrain.)
own chalkboard. (She's not going to care that the whole thing cost me around $7.00 to make, right? Nah.) I gave that big 'ol frame a couple of glossy coats of Blue Ocean Breeze and used some more of my leftover chalkboard spray paint (I swear a can lasts forever and a day) to create the back.
coordinating pieces of chalk, because I know Madison is a girl that truly appreciates things that "go together." (Darling little thing.)
filmy blue bow, and placed a sweet little "M" flag into the center.
auntie like me... Bwahhahahhahaha! (I actually had two of them...)
process for creating this, here. Gone is the Hawaiian tin, and ugly brown paint. In it's place, some lightly distressed Blue Ocean Breeze paint, and royal purple ribbons!
green bow hair barrette.
Leen, the Graphics Queen. She makes vinyl graphics that are out of this world, amazing, and oh-so-affordable too. (You can view her shop, and many lovely creations, here!) I recently won a giveaway on the Lettered Cottage (Thank you so much Layla!) and Leen did some darling custom work for me. I can't wait to use it! She also sent me this letter "B," which I promptly adhered to a boring white dish for an instant transformation. I. Am. In. Love. Is that wrong?
meant to be, doesn't it? The kind of love that lasts forever... (Insert Chicago song, "You're the Inspiration" here, please. Thanks.)
I'm not kidding. It's not on my ipod, so I had to google it.
Here's a sneak peek at the custom work Leen's created for me!! Adrain and I watched the movie Braveheart many years ago, and adapted a version of this saying from the movie, as our own. It stuck. Some people have a song, we have a saying. Anyway.... I did the happiest of happy dances when I first laid eyes on it. (My kids just stared at me. They don't even ask questions anymore. Sad.) Leen can make you anything, so be sure and tell her I sent you! Oh, and just wait til you see what I plan to do with it, as soon as we move. (Someday!)
I so hope you've enjoyed my ideas for short cuts and decorating this week! Have a happy July 4th!