Monday, January 9, 2012


I know Pottery Barn has had their number art out for a long time, but when I looked online for it, the art was no longer posted on their site :/ Honestly though, knockoffs are everywhere, all over blogland! I've been wanting to do something similar, but use dates that have meaning to our family, and then I found an awesome number pillow at HomeGoods. That sealed the deal for me to create my own number art!
The canvas is from JoAnn's.  It was only $20 with a coupon {gotta love the coupons!}  I used DecoArt's Buttermilk, Light Buttermilk and Chocolate acrylic paints to create an aged apperance.

This is a close-up.  Please excuse the crappy picture, I've lost my camera.

I used my cammie {aka Silhouette Cameo} to cut out my numbers and I used painter's tape to stick the numbers on the canvas, except for the red numbers.  For those, I used Mod Podge and didn't really care if the paper would stick a little bit since we have red EVERYWHERE in the house {which I'm really sick of and want to change when we move!}

I spray-painted the canvas Krylon's Oil-Rubbed Bronze {my favorite BTW}  Then, some people may have seen this as a craft fail, but believe me, I will confess a HUGE fail at the end of this post, but the tape marks are VERY visible.  This did not bother me, I thought once I sanded it down that it added character....Some of the red did stay, even after sanding, but that's okay with me, I like it.  Here it is hung up:

It looks really great in our room and I was happy to take down the two pieces we had hanging there and green "cocktail" pictures in gold frames {ew.}  Actually, they're not THAT bad, just not my taste anymore.  So onto a confession......I'm really embarrassed to admit this....
BUT...oh geez...*GULP*....I got my youngest daughter, Hana's, BIRTH DATE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!  What kind of mother DOES that?!?!?!  See that BIG 97 on the left???  Yup...should be a 96.  I did the same thing the other day making her a doctor appointment, said 97 instead of 96. 
EPIC FAIL!  Poor Hana noticed it yesterday, but didn't want to tell me because she didn't want to hurt MY feelings!  I feel like the worst mommy EVER.  Perhaps I'm still trying to keep her young?  Maybe because 11 and 97 rhyme??  UGH.

Please tell me I'm not the only loser mom out there??  I'm going to go sit in a corner and cry.

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  1. I think that's adorable! I ALWAYS get our anniversary a day off, so you are not alone!

  2. You are a loser Mom. You know the good thing can be redone. I know it will cost more money. You are so great with your crafts... you will figure out a way to fix it. DeEtta

  3. Yes, Anonymous...I actually said it was a fail and I feel horrible about it, but you know, thanks for making me feel worse!

  4. Hi Libby, we love it! Like you said, numbers and letters (particularly industrial styles) have been popular in decorating for awhile. But you found a way to make it personal. Nice! Thanks for the funny shout out too! HomeGoods

  5. I still love the way it looks! I've posted several number projects, too. You'll have to check them out!

  6. You are NOT a loser Mom! I think it is cute. I am getting so old I call out every kids name before I get to the right one! LOL Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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