Now we are about to tackle the girls' bathroom. Hoping to balance teenager and little girl once again, I've been working on a project to hang beside their mirror. Let me tell y'all. This one just about got thrown out the window before it was finished. Here's where we begin.
My Fabulous Aunt picked up a wine crate from a nearby thrift shop. Her idea for it didn't work out, so she gave it to me. The box portion is now holding sheets at the very bottom of our linen closet. It's so much nicer to slide out the box than to stand on our head when we need something from the bottom shelf. Just the lid is left, and it's broken into three pieces. I grabbed the top half.
The back side is pretty rough wood, but I used it anyway. It was flipped over and painted soft peach. Next, using a kids ruler and chalk, lines were drawn to help me keep the hand lettering sort of balanced. After that I played with lettering in chalk until I was happy with the layout. A dark brown paint pen filled in the lines I liked. Here's the part where the whole project was almost tossed. The rough texture of the wood made creating even lines very difficult. I kept trying.
'Certainly not perfect lettering, but it is finished. I like that message for young girls. OK. I like that message for all of us. At any age! ;-) A silk rose was added along with a couple of my Paper Roses created from dyed coffee filters.
Today, my project joins others brought to you by these beautiful bloggers:
Let's see what they've been working on!
Oh, wait! I forgot to mention you are welcome to join us on the last Thursday of each month for this fun Thrift Store Challenge. No theme, no budget, no pressure. If you'd like to participate, please let us know with a comment below.
OK. Now let's see what everyone did this month!