Thursday, August 26, 2010
You know those home decor blogs that constantly post pictures of makeovers--room makeovers, furniture makeovers etc., all in one post. . . this isn't one of those. My makeovers take eons to complete and if I waited to show pictures until the projects were complete I would still not have posted anything on this blog.
But I can give details as they come. Last year (or was it the year before? I loose track during the process of project hopping!) we started Hannah's room makeover. I had intended to do something fun above her bed other than hang a picture, but it took me forever to get around to it. Well, it is finally complete:
I actually started this wreath months ago and then put it in a cupboard and forgot about it.
I pulled it out last week and made Hannah finish it! It was for her room, after all.
I even took pictures of the process. . . of course those pictures where numbered among the poor deceased thousands that weren't backed up when my hard drive died (Though I am still holding out hope that some will be miraculously retrieved here soon).
So all you get is the lovely after.
I bought the frame at the Goodwill, painted it white and distressed it a little.
The wreath is made with a foam wreath bought at Joann's. The brown part is a gagillion paper sacks punched out with a scalloped circle punch--2", I think is what I used. I would have preferred a 3" but there wasn't one at the store I was shopping at.
Remember in grade school when you made tissue paper wreaths by taking a square of tissue paper and folding it over a pencil eraser and then gluing it to a wreath? That's how you make it, only you use hot glue.
The butterflies are cut out of various blue scrap papers and pages from an old dictionary. I found a butterfly shape online and used it as a template in three sizes to cut them out.
Easy peasy and only like four months to make! But I think it was worth the wait.