Let's back up. On Tuesday, I informed my faithful followers that I became an aunt again. In the excitement of being home and swooning in my new aunty-hood (again), I left my computer there. It was a sad realization when I unzipped my overnight bag yesterday morning. After searching for useless apps to update through my iPad - I walked next door. Don't worry, I ate a piece of their cheesecake too.
Currently, I rent the house I live in. It's a lovely little spot... full of white walls. I wanted to add a little color and excitement to my bedroom so I tackled that idea today. Before tackling the idea, I had to get out of bed first.
I crawled out of bed to the disturbing news that Ann Curry is leaving the Today Show. Yikes- don't get me started. It took me long enough to get over the fact that Meredith was leaving. Anywho, I made myself a pot of coffee and after drinking the entire thing (oops), I had started roughly four different craft projects. Clearly coffee is this crafters gasoline.
Do you enjoy Instagram as much as I do? Thanks to my new favorite blog, A Beautiful Mess, I was introduced to Postal Pix. Postal Pix is a delightful little app that prints out YOUR instagram photos and sends them right to you via snail mail. I took the advice of Elsie, and I order 9 4x4 prints to fit snuggly on my 12x12 canvas.
I arranged my favorite photos and modge podged them like crazy. While the canvas was drying, I moved onto another blank canvas and began covering it with tape. My plan was to create a striped pattern on two blank canvases to hang them over my dresser.
After what felt like an eternity (that's the coffee talking) I peeled away the tape. I was surprised to find a pretty cute design! I was quite pleased with my color and pattern.
|See Ya Later White Walls|
I added a couple of prints that have been sitting out around my house to the wall and snapped a few photos. I still feel like the wall needs something, but my jitters got the best of me and I couldn't quite figure it out. My brain quickly switched off and went on to the next crafting adventure for the day. I'll give you a hint - it involved chalkboard paint and it failed. I was bound to hit a road block eventually!