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Ok, I really don’t have any other excuse here than I got lazy. With that being said, I’m going to start to try to be a little more proactive about posting….especially since I’ve discovered the magic that is pintrest.
I’ve been compiling some things on my boards that I’ll certainly be sharing here (some of which we’ve tried, some of which we will be trying at some point) for everyone’s crafting pleasure. I’ve also got a compilation of toddler-friendly activities as well since my monster is now really, really into “helping” mommy make things. I’m also thinking about popping some really yummy recipes up here in the near future as well (who doesn’t like good food, right?).
Anyway, sorry for sucking at regular posting, and here’s to hoping that I can motivate myself to get back into the groove!
I’d like to say that I’ve been spending the last few weeks of my hiatus coming up with and finding tons of awesome DIY projects to post here (which is partially true), but, to be candid, I’ve been spending my post wedding/first few weeks of Summer break enjoying doing mostly nothing.With that being said, I have been working on a chalkboard painted activity table for my son alongside my husband.
We had gotten a (much needed) new coffee table as a wedding gift and were about to throw our old IKEA one out when I had a stroke of genius. Why not sand it down, re-paint it using chalkboard paint, and give it to my ever-so-artistic 19-month-old? After all, he has developed a rather inconvenient affinity for drawing all over my walls and furniture.
We went to Lowe’s, picked up some paint and sandpaper, and set off to make the little monster a nifty little table of his own, the surface of which is entirely designed to allow him to scribble until his tiny heart’s content. I had also had the idea of cutting a small area out of the table in order to create some sort of an area where he could store his chalk. We’ve decided that the best option was to cut said hole then attach a mesh bag of sorts as a home for his drawing utensils.
So far we’ve gotten everything sanded, cut, painted, and we decided to take out the bottom shelf (it was removable) and fasten it to the back of the table so that he now has even more places to create art. All that’s left is creating the mesh bag (for lack of a better term). Once the project is completed, I’ll be giving a step-by-step on how we did this upcycle with pictures of the finished project.
Also, I’ll be posting a compilation of the DIY Father’s Day projects that I’ve fallen in love with for everyone soon.
Thanks for your patience and I hope everyone is enjoying the start of Summer.
One of our super-awesome wedding photo’s courtesy of our super-awesome photographer Mr. Russ Hickman!
via My World
In lieu of the fact that I have just been fortunate enough to marry the man of my dreams, I’ve been taking a little break from…well…everything (sans parenting). But, no worries, I’ll be returning very soon to post some more cool DIY thing’s I’ve found or created, especially since a ton of things or our wedding were made by yours truly. I’ll have some pictures of said things (sugar skulls, mini-skulls for the cake, bouquets, boutonnieres, flower arrangements, place cards, and hopefully of the pearl bracelets I made for my flower girls) up soon! If any of you are regular reader’s, please keep checking in!!!
In the meantime, here are a few shots from some of the camera’s laying around during the wedding reception!