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Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Create - DIY Art for the Boys' Room

 The walls in Harrison's (and baby's) room have been seriously lacking for the YEAR we have been in this house.  I did a small gallery wall at one point, and there are some book ledges, but one of the walls has been totally blank and lifeless.  I was recently perusing the overpriced art at Land of Nod and saw this "First Down Framed Art". I'm sorry, but $200 for 2 16"x16" pieces of art? Not happening in this house.  I liked the idea of the football field though, so I decided to whip up my own. I happened to have 2 16"x20" flat canvases (not the kind with the wood frame behind, but the kind that are about 2mm thick) laying around so I sat down one day and painted them.  

I purposely did it to look a little rugged/sloppy and I think they turned out pretty decent.  I wanted to frame them a la Young House Love - so I grabbed some 1x2s from Home Depot, and followed John's tutorial. I decided to miter my corners since I like making things harder on myself - but it all came together today and I definitely like the added color and warmth they bring to his room.  

I have just a few more random ideas for their room and then we should be DONE... and then I'm sure I'll want to change things again. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

See - An Evening at the Beach

Harrison had yet to really experience the beach, so we spent an evening up there today and it was so fun.  We took him when he was like 8 months and he did not seem to like it - but it was a bit chilly. Tonight, he loved dipping his toes in the water and grabbing handfuls of sand. And he also loved making Dad chase after the frisbee and ball that he was throwing in the water. We had such a fun peaceful evening there and it was mostly deserted since it had rained all day - perfect night. :) 
I can't wait to spend as much time at the beach as we can this summer!