Monday, May 9, 2011

More punches of color

For once, I'm making good on a promise. I've actually come up with a few more ways to strengthen the aqua and red color scheme I've got happening in our kitchen and TV room.

Some Moms got together over the weekend for some crafting and fun, so one night I went and used the time to make myself a sign. I used the method I've mentioned MANY times before, found here. I've never done the text layering-thing before, but I think it turned out pretty well.

The words come from a song that we learn at church as children, but this one particular line has been playing in my head quite a bit recently.

In case you're curious, here are the lyrics to the first verse:

I am a child of God,
and He has sent me here.
Has given me an earthly home,
with parents kind and dear.
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do,
to live with Him someday.

I've shown you these shutters that I picked up at a thrift store, and they became the source for my next project.

One of the skinny ones got cut in half, then I added a fence picket to the top to make a shelf. Some paint and distressing, and now it hangs in our family room surrounded by the artwork of my husband's brother.

The shelf needs a few more items, but for now it's fine.

This is a super easy project. If you can use a circular saw or jig saw and a drill, you can make this. I'm considering adding something else to this shutter-shelf, but we'll see. I'll be sure and let you know if I do.

This rug was found at my local Big Lots for about $15. Every time I'm in Big Lots I am impressed with what they carry, and how inexpensive it is. I seriously think they don't get nearly enough recognition. Anyway, the rug is much bigger than your normal kitchen rug (to give you an idea, those are 12" tiles), plus it's only been there a few days and I've already had to flip it over because it shows dirt so easily. So we'll see how long it stays there. But I couldn't resist the colors and that fun, bold stripe!

Do you have a moose head in your house? I do! I found this guy at my beloved Bargain Center ages ago but never got around to spiffing him up- until now.

He got a shiny coat of red paint and now resides above the TV in our family room. I have to say, my husband had a long moment of hesitation when I asked whether he'd mind if I hung this in our house. Luckily he's game for a bit of whimsy now and then.

And for the sake of keeping things real, here's a wide shot of where our TV and toys live.

Oy. I can't believe I just showed you that...


Amy Bahnmiller said...

Oh Sarah! You could talk anyone into a red moose head if you wanted to! Your eye for design is just brilliant!

Anonymous said...

You have amazed me since Young Womens and still continue to!

Holly said...

Love the sign. I've been wanting to do something similar. Im curious to know if you used black ink when you printed out your words for transposing. Love your blog. said...

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