Re-upping one of my favorite DIY projects. It still makes my heart skip a beat! 😍
One of our favorite things to do, besides art projects is to decorate. Always having more ideas than money, this was one of those times to use both skills. After a long marathon session of 9 X Design episodes, we fell in love with Ann Carrington’s work. While I am confident it will take winning the lottery to afford one of her pieces, the girls and I decided we were going to try an art project INSPIRED by the great and wonderful Ann. We started by taking a large piece of denim we already had from another project and used a bleach pen to do the outline of a peace sign. From there, using primarily vintage buttons from Ebay, we started (or rather I started) sewing buttons onto the fabric. This monster task illustrated to me why Ann has a great team…GEEZE it was time intensive. As days melted into weeks, we decided both to switch to various glues and add multi-media elements. My wonderful boyfriend added his carpentry skills by building a frame and stapling it on. When completed, there was actually a section of the project that represents each person in the house. We incorporated old keys, foreign and domestic money, political buttons and sheet music just to name a few things. Little Monkey (who is a great fan of Nate Berkus, as am I) decided this would also be a great I Spy piece and constructed a list of items and a key. Despite all the work, I think the finished product came out well.
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How do you possibly have time for all that you do? I've added it up. Days in Texas must be bigger too, because by my math you've got 30hrs worth of things to do in every 24 hour day!Love the tables and the art work!
Thanks so much! Secret is NO SLEEP! Let me know when you want unsolicited decorating help…would love to visit your neck of the woods!