Thursday, April 9, 2015

peter pan {rustic barn wood sign}

I joined forces with my friend, Klarisa and her Dad, to make this sign for a mutual friend's nursery.
The Peter Pan quote is so very sweet!

(cell phone photos again, sorry for the poor quality)

Klarisa and her Dad put the sign together with old barn boards and I did the painting.

I do not have pretty hand writing so I meticulously printed, cut, traced then painted the words onto the boards (I used a white gel pen for the tracing).

I also opted to paint a coat of black paint on first so that the white wording would be sure to stick out.

After the painting was done I went back and "beat up" the sign, by sanding and banging on it with both ends of a hammer. This was very stressful for me, as I thought the sign looked great after I was down with all the hard work of painting and was afraid I'd mess it up by roughing it up!
I trusted the advice of pinterest though, and I do love the results with the more rustic look!

christmas {windows cape}

 I've never gotten to do a "windowscape" before, but it's always something I thought could be pretty fun. Turns out when you work for a not-for-profit your job doesn't always include just accounting and I love that about my job... that and the fact that I am ONE block away from the local coffee shop :)

This is my very first {Christmas themed} windowscape. I know you are thinking this post is long overdue, but technically this is still displayed in the window and we haven't yet switched over to the summer window I'm planning... so this post isn't late at all ;)

The garland, star and easel are from Jeffrey Alans, the frame and various star ornaments are from Hobby Lobby and the print is this file from Etsy that I had printed at FedEx. 

you & me {bridal shower dessert table}

Waaay back in November, my friend and coworker got married. 
I threw her the best kind of work shower... one that included just dessert and gifts!!
(these are pics from my phone, sorry for the low quality)

The pallet wall is something we have at work to bring for our set up at conferences - isn't it cool?!

The {you & me} sign is from Hobby Lobby and I made the tissue paper tassel garland.

My sister helped me do most of the desserts and Kevin made the chocolate covered strawberries.

It was so cute and yummy! I love how it turned out!