making art

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

If it is unclear to you yet how much I am inspired by pinterest, please let this little post cement your understanding.  Thanks to some pins, we have been doing quite a bit of art over here in the Studer house.

We needed a little art for Greyson's room, so thanks to this pin...I encouraged Grey to stick his feet in paint (at his delight) and we made a little "Booboo peet tragnor"  (Booboo feet tractor):

I was inspired by these two pins (here and here) and decided to combine them to form a Super-Project for a little stairway art.

The instructions for antique-ing paper were really easy to follow and I was able to do it quite successfully with the help of only some coffee, an oven, and some paper towels
in progress


I don't know where this Mumma's Prayer comes from (I've googled and only come up with other mom bloggers that love it), but I fell in love as soon as I found it on Pinterest.  I'm hoping to re-read it when I have a have a hard Mom like everyday?

Oh give me patience when wee hands
Tug at me with their small demands.
And give me gentle and smiling eyes.
Keep my lips from hasty replies.
And let no weariness, confusion, or noise
Obscure my vision of life's fleeting joys.
So when, in years to come my house is still -
No bitter memories its room may fill.

After we paint the walls and fix the stairs, I'm aspiring to use these bits of pinspiration to build a stairway art gallery, which will include my freshly made Mumma's Prayer:

So after picking up a frame at Goodwill and giving it a little spruce up of paint (the same paint we have in our laundry and powder rooms), and then adding a photo mat (from Michael's), I hung it up in the hallway as the first of many pictures to come.  But for right now, it looks like this (lonely and on unpainted walls):

The holiday season has presented multiple opportunities for pinspiration, including these two pins (here and here) that were the foundations of our new Christmas flair that is currently displayed in our house.

Since our new house is lacking a fireplace (which I'm totally missing right now), we need a way for Santa to be able to get into our house on Christmas eve!  So, I gave a key (from Michael's) a quick coat of glitter spray paint and hung 'er on the door.  Grey calls it "Dinta's key."

Since I love this Elf quote, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, I knew I wanted the print I saw on pinterest (above), but in an effort of saving Etsy money, I went ahead and used this pin to help make my own by using alphabet stickers, a canvas, and on-hand paint:

Brandon loves it, as do I..even though the paint seeped under some of the letters a little.  I may need to pull out some Sharpie talent on it to clean up the lines of the letters, but I'm pretty happy with the end product.

Have you been on an pinterest art project sprees? 

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