Wednesday, July 28, 2010

doily wall art/a wreath around the clock

trey boy is sitting on the floor next to me with

48 g.i. joes waiting for me to play with him as i type.

this will have to be fast!

i had a bare wall...

it had a red clock hanging on it and that's it...

so i went to the garage and found these wood blocks i have had in my garage for a year!

i had bought a long piece of wood at home depot...had them cut it into pieces...they will do this for $1 a cut i think.

then i sanded them down and painted them with some brown paint mixed with water so it was more like a stain.

then i taped them off with blue painters tape,

spray painted one color and waited for it to dry,

lightly glued around the edges of some paper doilies with a glue stick,

sprayed another color on top, and peeled the doily off.

then when the paint was dry...i roughened them up with sand paper to make them look worn.

i love how they turned out! so fast and easy! the kids helped!

when i was finished i hung them up. the wall needed a little something more. so i hung the clock back up. still i needed more.

i found this wreath in my garage and it fit perfectly around the wreath!

i have decided we should all be putting wreaths around our clocks!

holy cute!

it goes perfectly next to my dining room wall!

now go get some doilies, wood blocks, a glue stick, some sand paper, and make yourself some doily wall art!



KJ said... are so creative... I keep coming back to your blog to think of ideas for my new, empty, bare-walled house! THANKS!

Ashley Calaway said...

Sooo cute! I love it. I wanna go get me some wood and doilys right now! :)

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

I love using wood as my "canvas!" Great idea with using the doilies!! The colors are so light and fun.


SewSara said...

i want to come shop around in your garage!

SkinnyMeg said...

Your so crafty! I love it and the colors you used!

RaeAnn said...

you. never. cease. to amaze me. Oh, and I want to know what color your poop is.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

It's gorgeous! Man, I wish I had a lick of creativity in me!

Elle Bee said...

How clever! I love the look!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors that you used!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

These are so cute - I would love them in my daughters' room!

Rachel and Todd said...

I love this! I think I'm going to go out and try it this weekend. Our kitchen wall has been bare, and unbearable! This is a great idea. Thanks!

mastura said...

very nice idea.. i love it.. :)

Anonymous said...

i like your red clock... I'm not even a father and I work in Buy Viagra shops, but recently i get fired for low selling, I'm not a real seller but well when I'm at home and have nothing to do my imagination start to work and i clean, make up something but well.

Unknown said...

Really amazing post! So simple and yet turned into something so beautiful and creative, we absolutely love it! Thank you so for your creativity Home For Handmade