I am SUPER proud of Hagan! He has made it through two days with no potty accidents! Most people would say this should have happened a year ago, I mean, he does turn four in August, but to be honest....maybe it was me keeping him a baby as long as I could. Shame, shame on me! I just wasn't in the mood to make him stress over using the "big kid" potty....anyway....that is not what my post is about. I am just happy that it is going so well right now!
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is a song I've been singing to Hagan since he was born and it is THE favorite song I love to hear him sing. He adds a few extra words and it is adorable. After a looooooong afternoon/evening of yard work (weeding the flower bed = blah and a throbbing back (yes, I feel way older than I am, boo)), Hagan was just as wiped out as I was. After his bath, I convinced him to let me rock him. Boy, did that take me back to many, many nights rocking and singing lullaby's to him. Then my brain clicked, so I decided to make a sign....subway style, of course!
My materials: stencils, a board from my Ikea stash, NEW, NEW Martha Stewart paint samples from Home Depot. (I went there to get flowers, sod, and grass killer...this shows you how sick I am. Anyone who has visited Home Depot can tell you that those areas are nowhere near each other. I was drawn to it...help)
In these boards, there are pre-drilled holes for whatever furniture it was intended to be. Only on one end...I have no idea....It kind of took a long time because I had to wait for the paint to dry before laying down the next stencil letter......who am I kidding, I had the blow dryer working this baby! Still, it took me an hour and 20 minutes from start to finish. That doesn't sound like very long, but I think it is for a project this small. If only I had a Silhouette.....
I was not happy with how it was turning out. The letters were a little wonky and I had to freehand the star....kept going anyway...this is before sanding.
I sanded the piece and added a ribbon through the holes and here she is:
I couldn't get a really good pic because it's past my bedtime and dark and I don't know how to use my daughter's fancy camera. I don't love it...I may try to sell it...or paint over it...or forget that it exists. I love my new paint samples though! The yellow is "Cornbread" and the salmony color is "Persimmon Red." The sign looks better in person and I just realized that I used girly colors and called it a "her." I guess my secret is out....I'm counting down the days until I see my granddaughter (she hasn't been born yet :)) and rock her and sing her lullaby's. C'mon end of April!!!
Tomorrow I will be featuring my niece's blog and some of her VERY cool creations! So excited to introduce you to her!