if you follow me on instagram (close2myart) then this is all old news to you…
i finally finished re-doing my chalkboard wall.
initially, i just painted directly over the lightly textured drywall.
but it ended up still having too many bumps to be able to get clean lines with the chalk and was driving me crazy!
i fixed it by: skimming it with plaster, letting it dry, then wet-sanding till it was smooth and painting it again. much better!
and did you notice my clever little chalk & eraser holder made out of a vintage match safe? it works so perfectly! here are some other cute ones i found.
i have to throw in a few more shots of my letter “A” wall – taken with my good camera.
i’m so excited, valentina says she’s going to be designing a piece of “A” art soon.
i can’t wait to add it to my collection!
another project i’ve had on my to-do list for quite some time is my sewing corner.
the other day i woke up and just decided that it was going to be THE DAY.
i jumped on my bike and rode down and bought some primer & paint.
and set to work.
the white shelf is from ikea. the yellow one was an old one i had sitting around that i finally spray painted happy-yellow.
SO much better!
now off to decide which sewing project to take on.
just realizing that both these pics are of coffee. oy! obviously coffee is a big part of my everyday.
this picture was really to show off my new headband i made at CW that i’m LOVING!
coming back from CW i’m inspired to get a few projects done that i’ve been lagging on.
one being this “A” letter wall…
which i finally hung!!!
and crazy as it was, it only took me about an hour-
and that included putting hangers on a few of them and drilling some holes.
i don’t know why i procrastinated so much.
maybe fear in wanting to make sure it was perfect?
i don’t know. but i’m TOTALLY STOKED to have yet another project done!!!
p.s. sorry about the picture quality. i’ve been totally lazy about getting my camera out. so these are all from my phone.
i’ve, once again, been away from this blog so long
that i really don’t know where to start.
i guess i’ll begin with the most exciting thing i’ve done since my last post.
and that would be- i went to kansas for meg duerksen’scraft weekend!!!
(some chalkboard art i did before the weekend began)
meg and i have been blogging/internet friends for years,
so when she started doing these craft weekends i knew i had to go!
her house is FULL of gorgeous creativity and color and what she’s doing is really cool.
i also totally wanted to meet up with her in person.
all the beds are adorned with beautiful vintage quilts that you totally want to dive right into.
so much eye candy that i probably spent over an hour just taking instagram shots.
several fun crafts and a trip to some antique shops and this crazy awesome barn filled with treasures.
oh, and let’s not forget the delicious food that the lovely kimberely made for us several times a day!!!
i had an amazing time meeting new friends and making fun crafts!
if you want to see more pics check out my instagram (close2myart).