TGIF! I spent the whole morning finishing up packing for our big trip - Hawaii here we come! I just need to throw together a carry-on bag (with all of our entertainment devices - laptop, iPad, iPods, Kindle, you get the idea) and I'll be done! Yoo to the hoo.
I'm working feverishly to schedule some posts for next week, but to be honest with you, I may run out of time. You can expect at least two (more if I can get to them), but I'm sure there will be a deluge of Hawaii recap posts to share when I return! In the meantime, I hope you guys have a fantastic week, and try not to be too jealous. ;)
So, now for the reason you're all here... I made some progress on my gallery wall! The last time we visited my craft room, I had added the State Love Canvas. Now, I'm sure you guys won't believe this, but I filled FOUR canvases and a frame today, plus I hung something new and finally finished a major fail! I think that's some sort of record.
I thought it was about time to add some photos to this somewhat impersonal wall. I picked up these bottle caps when we were in Pigeon Forge a couple months ago at a Coca-Cola antiques store. Yes, all they had was Coke stuff... it was very cool.
I hot glued them around one of the canvases and popped a photo of me and Steven in the middle (using glue dots so it's easily changeable if I feel the urge).
I thought I needed some typography on this wall. I've seen this quote around the blogosphere and I just love the message.
I designed it in Photoshop and had it printed as an 8 x 10 at Sam's Club. In case you love fonts as much as I do, they are as follows:
She: Mr. and Mrs. Popsicle (same as my post titles)
Believed: Scribble Box (don't you just love this one?)
She Could: Pea Aimee
So She Did: Cry Kitty (same as "two" in my header)
Next up, remember this red "hello" fail?
Yeah, still haven't fixed the black and teal fail.
Well, I finally got around to spraying the frame black, and it looks so.much.better.
I got the frame at Goodwill and cut a piece of cork (leftover from my cork board) to fit. Then I took some foam board that I had laying around, traced "hello" onto it (using a print-out), and cut the word out with an Xacto. Then I just wrapped the whole thing in yarn (took forever by the way), and there you have it. Why did I choose "hello," you ask? Well, that's a very good question. I'm pretty sure I saw it somewhere on Pinterest. Oh, and the reason I can't remember is because this "hello" has been finished since before Christmas. Why, yes, I am a slacker.
The next one was easy. I had this photo of my cousin and my mom from our Disney trip last summer, so I printed it and plopped it in this frame.
So there you have it: One side of the gallery wall spruced up with four new items!
Now onto the other side. If you remember, my package pal made this embroidery hoop J for me, so I hung it up. Couldn't really get easier than that. :)
We have a theme park close to us in the mountains of North Carolina where I spent countless weekends as a child. When Steven and I were putting together a slideshow of baby pictures for our rehearsal dinner four and a half years ago, we came across these images of us, both taken there:
Me with my grandmother (top) and Steven with his mom. I think it's such a cute coincidence, so I had to include them somewhere. These photos are copies, not the originals, which are safely tucked away in a box somewhere.
So there's the left side of the wall, enhanced with a couple new photos and a monogram J.
See that completely black canvas at the bottom? That's the black and teal fail - I finally at least took the yarn off and painted the whole thing black. Now what I'll do with it, I have no idea.
Oh, and I added a cute little owl (he's actually a tea light holder) in one of the shadow boxes. He may get some spray paint love or he might find a new home, but he just fit so perfectly there so I had to leave him for a while.
Let's talk really quickly about what still needs to be done to this wall:
Fill 8 more canvases
Fill 2 frames
Find some cute display items for the 3 shadow boxes
Spray paint oak frame
Spray paint gold mirror
Well, that's really not so bad! It's almost done!
Okay, folks, I'm OUTTA HERE. Have a fantastic week!
Oh, I just heard that they recently came out with Instagram for Android, so I'm trying to get my firmware updated so I can download it and keep you guys updated on our Hawaiian vacation (my phone is a year and half old now, which feels ancient by phone standards!). I'll let you guys know on the Facebook page if I get it and what my username is! If for some reason I can't get it to download to my phone, I'll highjack Steven's iPhone and use his Instagram. Check Facebook for updates!