Monday, June 30, 2014

DIY Dress-Up Board

Bean has an ever-expanding selection of dress-up clothes and finding a place for them has been bit of a challenge.  Usually they are in her closet, on the floor, in toy buckets, just everywhere.  I decided to try and make her a place to keep them all.

I found the wood at Home Depot in the back of their lumber department.  Most locations will have a bucket or float filled with pieces of wood cut from someone else's projects.  I believe the board cost $1.27.  We picked up the knobs and hooks there too for about $12.  I sanded and painted the board with paint from my "oops" paint collection and then used some Martha Stewart Pink Luster Glitter paint as a wash over the top for the added sparkle.  You gotta have the sparkle!

When everything was dry, I used my Silhouette to cut out the little girl and the phrase.  My spacing got a little jacked up but the six year-old isn't criticizing.

Hubz added the hardware and hung it up for us.

I am hoping this new addition to her room will inspire Bean to hang her dress-up clothes back up after she is done playing with them and the days of fishing them out of closets and toy buckets are over.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Where does your inspiration come from?

Over my blogging "career" I have gone through periods where there is absolutely zero inspiration for my next post.  Sadly, I have been going through one of those periods lately.

Sometimes I am inspired by my child, things that go on in the world around us, craft projects, and desires.

Nothing is inspiring me lately.  I am lost in a sea of day-to-day activities and none are fueling the creative fire.

My child is still lovely.

The world around us is still good and terrifying at the same time.

My craft projects have stalled in the water do to lack of energy, time and ability.

And my desire is to just to keep up with the latest Real Housewives drama.

But what do you do when nothing makes you want to write?