Friday, July 31, 2009

Mod Podge summer project

Here it is! My summer project. I couldn't have done this project without my hubby. He made the picnic table and printed out the tinted pics at work. He Rocks!

Basically I took each board on the top of the picnic table and Mod Podged it with pictures of the kids to create the rainbow effect. I used the ROY G BIV scale, the two purples are Indigo and Violet. They look very close to me, but my hubby assures me they are two different colors.

So the table is 8ft long and hubby hasn't put the brace on yet, that is why its sagging a bit. After I Mod Podged it, we coated each board with Thompson's to help protect it from the sun and weather.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Yes, I'm a bad housekeeper.

How do I know this?

As I was cleaning the master bathroom today, my precious two and half year old daughter walked in and gasped. She literally gasped, sucked in an overly large and loud bit of air. "Mommy!" She cried with a unsure look on her face.

I laughed as she looked at the uncluttered vanity and clothes-free floor. "Hey baby, Mommy cleaned up." I told her with a huge smile on my face.

Her answer to my proclamation? She pointed her chubby little girl finger up at me and said, "You?"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Toy Box Redo

Well, here it is. The toy box my grandmother gave me when I was about five years old. I now have a daughter and wanted to redo it for her. I repainted it. Changed the fabric on the top and changed the name. I also added a hinge to keep the lid from bonking the kids on the head when they open it. What were our parents thinking? I wonder how many times I banged my head or smashed my fingers? I mod podged the extra fabric to a wooden board and had my wonderful hubby cut around the ballerinas with a jig saw. There was much debate on the best way to do this. Cut the wood first? Make a cardboard template? (That was my father-in-laws idea. Hubby and I just blinked at him.) In the end I covered the entire board and then cut the shapes out. Then I used the Dremel to smooth the edges.

I'm going to use the old fabric I removed to make a scrapbook page for my mother. She didn't want me to change the toy box, but she reluctantly told me she thought I did a good job. Works for me!

Here are the before and after photos.