I created a new piece for me, and it is awesome. If you did not already know, I have a thing for maps. (As seen Here and explained Here) I was looking for a way to put together a world map piece and stumbled upon this etsy ad. I am really glad that I found it, as it made my piece super easy to do.
This piece is going above the cabinets that I have in the living room – so I had Dave cut a piece of wood to match the top that we did for the cabinets. I prepped by sanding and rounding the edges. I then measured out my placement and started painting.
I used the same Valspar white that I have on my trim and other accents throughout the house.
I got my poly on, with a light sanding in between coats.
So pretty –
Last thoughts: ignore the TV (it’s football season!! I gotta have it out here) and the shadows…it has been overcast the past few days and I didn’t want to wait for pics.
I have a ton of ideas on more map projects, but I will use my projector for those as I will not be able to use the stencil again. sad face.
New Arty Art! I am so pleased with Town on the Water.
There is something about the feeling I get when I look at this – it reminds me of our time in Croatia. Dave and I had traveled over for a wedding and we were able to see some amazing places. I definitely did not start out with this in mind – but it just evolved on me. Love that!
Croatia was an amazing trip…..if it is not on your list of places to see before you die. ADD IT. I will do a post at a later date of the awesomeness that is Croatia…but for now, just know that you should go sooner, rather than later.
Anywho – this painting has a special place in my heart…visit my esty shop for more.
Jane’s birthday party was over the weekend and here are a few highlights from the prep to the party.
I started with the invites as those would be my jumping off point for ideas. I used a graphic design program and came up with invite below. A quick upload to Walmart Photo Shop online and I had invites in no time.
Now for the stuffs. Jane’s pirate outfit included a stripped shirt, a red tutu, pirate hat and pirate necklace. The kids (and adults) all got eye patches and pirate hats. The princess wands were available for those that wanted them.
We had a tattoo and sunscreen station 🙂 , a small pool for the littles and a larger pool for the bigs.
Jane enjoyed herself immensely in both.
A little pinata action.
Happy Birthday Miss Jane! Mom and Dad love you.
Earlier this month I was thinking that Jules’ room was done…..when I was taking the pics of the room – I realized I have some work to do with the interior wall. (and the mirrors that I have above her desk – but that’s different)
As a reminder – Jules and Jane shared a room until Christmas time. Click here.
I purchased a few things from Ikea for her room.
Above the square mirrors, I had a series of adhesive circle mirrors in a flowy pattern. Unfortunately, the adhesive did not work well with the texture on the wall Jules’ room. I have another set to put up, but I am looking for another adhesive. I have used the Command picture tabs in the past…and think that is going to be my go-to.
Kermit is from Dave’s childhood and has been passed down to Jules.
Straight across from the bed is the closet.
We are working on putting clothes away. She is getting pretty good – when I remind her 🙂
Here is where I need to really re-think. Dave hung the family pictures up for Jules and then I came along with the other 2….and just hung them up…..YEAH…I just hung them up without thinking it through. I am so p-o’d at myself. The drywall is brand new in that room and I just willy nilly put 2 holes in it. Remember my pile of pictures to go through from the office? Click here.
I have a few pictures from my arty art past that are going to be added to this wall to finish it out.