Monday, October 25, 2010

Craft Warning

Warning: I am about to talk about a craft project. Sometimes I can't help myself. The urge to craft is just too strong. An idea had been brewing ever since I saw a fabulous little girl's room on Full House.

Remember these panels? Well I needed something to put on the walls in Butterball's room. We moved him to a big boy bed and now had an entire blank wall. In a few years we are going to move him to the guest room, which is bigger and brighter, so I didn't want to spend too much time or money on art.


So I got some foam board and covered it in fabric I already had, some of it thanks to Paula. This part was really simple, I just used spray glue. Did you even know that they made a spray glue? Sure the floor got a little sticky, but it needed a good scrubbing anyway.

One of the finished panels.

There was a slight delay while I convinced Bill that this would be a fun project for us. Thankfully he wanted to play in a golf tournament this weekend so when he wasn't playing golf he felt guilty enough to help me. Can't you see the excitement in his face? He is working on the next step: making a frame from a 10 foot piece of molding.

Slap on a little paint...

Contain your enthusiasm while you nail the frames to the wall...

And it is done. Now wasn't that fun? And easy. Well, for me anyway. I'm more of the idea person and Bill is the mule. But he is a willing (if grumpy) mule.


I need to decide if I am going to put art inside the frames, use them as bulletin boards for Butterball's artwork, or silhouettes of all three children. This is just a rough draft of Cricket's cute little head.

So..thoughts, ideas?.

27 comments:

  1. love it, so happy and cheerful, love the silhouette, might try that one! x

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  2. oh those look great- I love them. And I'm willing to bet Bill wasn't grumpy...xo

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  3. They look great! I love the fabrics you chose. If it's possible, my husband looks even more grumpy when he helps me out.

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  4. these look great! I love them plain but that silhouette does look pretty darn cute! :)

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  5. hahahaha you two are so funny!! Love Bill's expression while doing the woodwork!

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  6. Those panels look great, Sissy! Now, what to do with them?! They look great as is. I like the silhouette idea that way you can still see the great fabric.

    You're so crafty! I need to take a page out of your book!

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  7. Very cute! all our husbands get the brunt of our ideas don't they? I really like the silhouettes too!

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  8. Dying over the cuteness of this idea! My husband went away on a golf weekend and all I got out of it was a morning off from the preK drive...and just one way..I still need to pick up! I must be doing something wrong! :) And where did you get that adorable tp? My son's room is all cowboys and indians...Cath Kidston style..we need something like that! :)

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  9. I am in love! Such a great idea.

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  10. LOL!!! that could be any husband!

    i think you are simply brilliant, a simple but impactful (is that a word?)idea. LUV IT
    debra

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  11. love love this idea! I may have to do this. I love your hubby's face. LOL. Glad to know that someone else has a hubby that isn't always enthused with a wife's ideas.:)

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  12. what a great post! love the fabric!

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  13. These look great! What a good idea. . . spray glue is awesome by the way!!

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  14. I don't know your husband, but he must be one helluva guy. I don't think he looks grumpy. He's probably just concentrating on his work and on what else he can do to make his wife's life a little bit better. He does look a little tired, however. Perhaps you should greet him at the door tonight with a cold beer and let him relax while you prepare his favorite meal. It would also help if you could keep the children quiet. They probably annoy him from time to time. And lastly, he probably doesn't really want to hear how difficult your day was. I'm sure it was nothing compared to his.

    Like I said, I don't know your husband. I'm just guessing.

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  15. I think they look terrific standing alone, but I can see how you can easily add almost anything. I love the combination of patterns & colors. Great project.
    Best,
    Colleen

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  16. Your husband and my husband should get together and get excited about using power tools to fulfill their wives hairbrained wishes. Those panels are precious! And, um, hello, is that a gingham painted floor?!

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  17. This came out great Sissy! I actually really like the panels by themselves - just the fabric. I'm more of an idea person but I didn't marry a man who likes to play with tools. I really just need a handyman on retainer!

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  18. Great idea!! By the way, I do see the excitement on your husbands face. My husband has that same look when I ask him to do a project!!

    PS) I would love it if you stopped by and

    *Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here*

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  19. This is one of my favourite posts! it is a great idea (although I am not crazy about the silhouettes, it does not seem like a kid thing). You and your hubby are a great match and so funny together.

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  20. Anonymous shut up!! Bill obviously does care about her day and I am sure she does tons of wonderful things for Bill!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  21. looks so good and those panels add so much interest. Ooh and I love that blanket too.

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  22. the silos are cute! you could always leave them up AND use them as bulletin boards down the road?

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  23. These are adorable and your Bill sounds A LOT like my Dave. Dave would leave a comment just like that to be funny too:) And he is my work mule as well;)

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  24. Like it! In fact just got an idea for my kitchen. Your idea would work well with tea towels. PS- spray glue is here to stay but you gotta be careful with the fumes! Spray outside if you're able to.

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