It's a blizzard here!
I mean, for Arkansas, anyways.
I can't believe how much snow we've gotten already and it's not supposed to stop until late this evening.
I'm not complaining though (although I hate hubby being out in this...apparantly ambulances can't just shut down because of snow, who'd have thunk?)
So, say a little prayer for him if you think about it.
But I get tons of crafting time today...which makes me super happy.
I'm currently working on a major project that will soon be my reading nook.
Can't wait to show you guys!
But I thought I'd sneak in amongst my other crafts I have going and show you one I did last week.
My very own subway art.
Yes...I am that behind with the bloggy trends.
But I'm caught up and can finally join the league of those with amazing subway art :)
Here's what I did...
I grabbed a couple stray pieces of thin wood I had in my garage...
I'm pretty sure these were roadside finds.
And they happened to fit perfectly where I wanted them.
This is when I became a bad blogger and stopped taking pictures.
Me and hubby were watching CSI NY and I got out my old-fashioned foam stamps.
I used foam stamps.
And, yes, I DO have a cricut.
But I wanted a hand-drawn, worn effect.
These were perfect.
The paint never goes on perfectly and evenly with those stamps so I have smudges and gaps...
and beautifully vintage-ified wording.
After the paint dried, I gave them a good sanding with my mouse sander.
Here they are side-by-side.
The left one hasn't been sanded yet.
See the difference in the distressed look?
I love the distressed effect that came from the combo of foam stamps, a sander and accidentally crackled paint :)
Here they are in their intended place.
I had some metal pictures from Hobby Lobby up there FOREVER and it was time to change.
I love the dark brown against my white cabinets.
I used different phrases that I loved on each of them.
I at first had them drawn out on a piece of paper but when I actually sat down to paint, I just winged it.
It's complete and utter luck that all the phrases ended up fitting together so nicely.
This one says:
"Keep calm and carry on"
"every day I love you more"
'love you to the moon and back'
Just a random sidenote,
I first saw that phrase "we can do hard things" on a sign from Barn Owl Primitives here.
One last look...
*dont' mind that hubby is using the bar for his personal computer desk or anything*
Little man found a much better way to utilize my occupational therapy textbooks...
As a mountain for his animals.
Much, much better than having to open and use them :)
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