Thursday, August 19, 2010
Making the most of naptime!
I'm going to attempt to restore my creative juices. Call it a mid-year resolution. This new resolution of mine is to TRY to do something creative everyday during that so very precious NAPTIME. So what did I have in mind? Well: painting, crafting, blogging, baking and brainstorming. Basically something other than just watching tv on the couch for an hour and a half (not that is what I normally do, aheam). What I have worked on the past two days has been this faux ZINC menu board, not because it takes that long to do. It's basically because you have to account for dry time and a sick toddler who refuses to sleep longer than 1 hour! Jami from Freckled Laundry http://www.freckledlaundry.com/2010/07/faux-zinc-painting-tutorial.html has an amazing video tutorial that walks you right through the process. I followed her instrucitons to turn this $1 yard sale picture frame into a stinkin' gorgeous chalkboard menu board for my kitchen. I LOVE IT!
Oh, and did you notice the vinette...you know the overgrown wooden skimmer, lovely silver vase and the menu board all arranged together. I think it's a sickness really. I like to create vinettes throughout my house. I blame years of reading Pottery Barn catalogs.