Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Inspiration and frustration!
Weekend project. I spotted this on an old wall hanging and did my own version to fit the boys' bathroom. Be sure to maximize so you can view it better. I used paint (trying to give it a denim look) and poly on the frame and wrote with my left hand to give it the appearance of a child's handwriting.
I wrapped a few gifts to add to the boys' excitement. Once he spotted them, Ethan was thrilled and awarded me with the biggest hug. He will sit by the tree and gaze longingly at them. It is so cute.
Evening view of the trees.
Recently I was hit with a living room curtain inspiration!! The problem arose when I decided to hang curtain rods. Grrrr! Never mind the details!! I will admit that I attacked one of the nails with enough force to scare Goliath! You know how that is supposed to be a 15 minute project? Not here!!! It has turned out to be a second day project. Grrrr~again!
I have also been hit with some inspiration using two old, falling to pieces picture frames and French calligraphy wallpaper! You are "wondering" aren't you?:-) I can sense it. I think that at least "Martha Stewart" and maybe Carrie will enjoy the end result.
Thank you for all the kind tree comments and emails. I do love decorating them after the "inspiration" arrives.
Oh, yes, "Plum_flummoxed" was correct; the window will be turned into a picture frame. It has currently been brushed with paint and poly, and is awaiting its contents. Pictures promised after completion!
Well. . .my "touch up" paint is probably dry, so I am back to the curtains. . .

  posted at 2:51 PM  

At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, Martha, you really need a hobby to occupy your free time. :)

At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I DO love the picture. You know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?? Well, maybe someday. I don't have as much free time as you do! ;) j/k

At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Martha Stewart said...

Why didn't you just make a plastic canvas plaque on the bathroom wall instead of painting that picture? Then you could've made a toothbrush holder, tissue box cover, extra toilet paper cover,soap dish,shower curtain hooks, fly swatter,trash can,candle holders, clothes hamper, and a cover for the soap dispenser to match.

At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Les said...

Martha Stewart is cracking me up!!! I really love all you've done and maybe sometime I can bring my whole crew and stay with you and see it in person! (Troy may want to take a small vacation at that time). As far as the picture is concerned, I cannot write that well with my left hand!

At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Les said...

I forgot that I must admit to being envious! I can't leave presents under the tree, Aaron opens them. They cannot go out until they are in bed Christmas Eve, and then no other gifts except the kids can go under.

At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog...and understand your frustrations!


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