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January 19, 2011

This past week I set aside time during the boys’ naps to work on getting some decorating projects done. I’ve wanted to finish some of these for a long time.

First up, a canvas wrap over Sophia’s crib. There’s a little story behind it. I planned some weeks ago to purchase a canvas wrap this week. I wanted this image over her bed, and to also use it to show to clients what a canvas wrap would look like. Well, what do you know but two weeks ago, on a Facebook group I’m part of for Maryland women photographers, I got information that would allow me to get a FREE 16×20 canvas wrap from Buckeye Color. Can I tell you how fast I jumped on that? I can’t tell you how happy I am with it!

Also, I finally framed a print I absolutely love of the boys when they were about two. It was taken at my mom’s in the fall. It’s just a frozen moment that speaks to me and seems to have a wistfulness about it.

Also, I was inspired by the Jones Design Company to create my own set of initials in the kids’ room over the changing table. I love typography and quotes and incorporating them into my home. Mine are a more colorful version of her classy ones. I used Indesign to create the design and then printed it at Staples. I re-purposed some frames I already had and bought the burlap to use as a background for the initials.

Sorry for all the glare. But that was the only way I could get enough light in the room. Had to choose between glare or flash. That last picture is so you can see the texture of the burlap. Although the idea was simple enough and I love the end result, these were actually very patience testing. The burlap was a bear to work with: wiggly and shedding like crazy. It was hard to keep centered in the frame. I’d think I’d have it and then turn it around and it would be off and have a piece of burlap thread on the white paper behind the glass. I love how they turned out! I’d wanted them in a straight line, but ended up looking better this way since the wall was so large, and the light switch kind of messed it up visually for me. I’m looking for a 3-dimensional object to hang above them. Not totally sure what yet.

I also finally got an unfinished tray painted too. Gotta say, it was productive week and all said and done it only cost a little over $30! Can’t beat that!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. Sharon O permalink
    January 19, 2011 1:51 pm

    awesome picture and ideas.

  2. January 19, 2011 2:06 pm

    You have definitely inspired me to get some stuff up on the walls that I have been procrastinating on. I love the initials! Such a cute idea!! πŸ™‚

  3. January 19, 2011 2:06 pm

    I LOVE the gallery wrap (gorgeous image and location) – I’ve been looking at doing this in my husband’s office. They can get very pricey. I need to follow more of the blogs you do. You know how to score a bargain!!

    • January 19, 2011 3:47 pm

      Ha, I used to NEVER score a bargain. Not until the past year! πŸ™‚

  4. January 19, 2011 2:17 pm

    Wow, that all looks so good. I love gleaning ideas from others as I’m decorating-challenged. πŸ™‚

  5. January 19, 2011 2:36 pm

    I had a feeling that was the picture you were going to have printed! πŸ™‚ I love that one! The kid’s initials are cute too. Great idea!

  6. bethyoung permalink
    January 19, 2011 3:24 pm

    Looks amazing, Danielle! You did a great job with those! I love the initialed frames in the rooms! And that canvas wrap is awesome! Great job.

  7. anne permalink
    January 19, 2011 3:24 pm

    awesome gallerywrap… I am so wanting to do that soon too!

    We must be on the same wavelength, I just spent last weekend painting and making organization lists for the boys room. Depending on the sex of this baby we will see about the set up, I also have the initial name frames too for the boys. I just need to get them put together πŸ™‚

    LOVE what you have done, it looks great!!!

    • January 19, 2011 3:48 pm

      I think picking a gallery wrap is hard because it’s such an expensive commitment!

  8. January 19, 2011 3:29 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I love all the ideas. πŸ™‚ My husband had two high resolution pics of our daughter printed on canvas for me for our anniversary a couple years ago. I love looking at them… and am glad he didn’t do it of me. πŸ˜‰ I don’t think I could handle a pic of myself that big.

  9. January 19, 2011 3:50 pm

    Oh wow! Really nice. And I love the print of the boys.

  10. January 19, 2011 10:40 pm

    These are all so wonderful.

  11. January 20, 2011 10:55 pm

    I absolutely love the initials on the burlap! And that canvas print is gorgeous! Blog hopped here from Anna, and I’m glad I did.


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