Thursday, September 29, 2011

sign language

The current house that we live in has very little images/paintings on our walls...sometimes it feels more like a rental, but that has finally changed.  I've made some great buys at Michael's and Hobby Lobby here in town, but I'm still searching for the right combo before I hang everything up on the wall.

I also picked up a 7 pack of 12x12 canvases while shopping the other day and made use of two of 'em tonight.  L's sister got married in April (it was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever been to--it was even blogged about, here) and the photographer (little bit 'o sunshine) snapped a shot of me fixing L's handkerchief...I eventually framed it and the photo has been sitting around the house for several months (typical!)

Anyway, back to the I thought let's do something with initials.  I googled clip art for M & R for our last names and found an image of R in sign language - ding! I could draw out the initials in sign language on the canvases and incorporate the picture somehow - perfect!  Honestly, I think it took me longer to hang the pictures (I'm terrible at being precise...not my forte) than it did to draw and paint the images.

Materials used:
- black acrylic liquitex basics paint
- two 12x12 canvases
- pencil
- paint brush

Here is the final result:


Friday, September 2, 2011

current project :)

L closed on house number 2 yesterday...and we began working on it today.  I'm in love with this house.  She's beautiful and has tremendous potential.  She even has an all seasons porch! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  Side note, anyone else watching Clueless on TV right now?  Totally enjoying this flash back.

Anywho!  Here is a look at all the before pictures of the pad:
lots of space in the kitchen - cabinets will be getting a paint facelift...I think I'm addicted to painting everything.

entry way with tile flooring

beautiful fireplace! I want this house!!

looking into the living room from the dining room off the kitchen
the porch! <3
Bedroom 1...beautiful hardwood floors that need a little bit 'o lovin

master bedroom

master bathroom
bedroom 2!

I think she'll turn out to be a beaut! Keep checking back to see the progress we've made around this lovely lady.  Hope everyone has a fantastic holiday weekend - stay safe!