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.