Our bedroom is located on the complete opposite side of the house. I use to just keep the door closed and that was that. But I realized Tanner really enjoys playing on the window seal when I have the window blinds open; it's the perfect size for him to play with his little toy cars. So I noticed I was back in my room quite a bit during the day. And I got tired of staring at 4 white walls. It needed a little something. I could have just put picture frames on the wall, but this was a nice chance to give Pinterest a try.
I picked four ideas that looked pretty easy and cheap. This way I was pretty sure I would have something on each wall. And almost everything turned out perfect. (Everything was found at Hobby Lobby. I LOVE that store. It must be genetic, because my mom loves it too)
I saw the painted glass bottles floating around Pinterest and knew that was something I wanted to do. My friend, Kaitlin, made some a few months ago and they look great!
I picked 3 bottles I liked from Hobby Lobby and found a few colors of paint that would work with the color of our bed/furniture.
For some reason the grey and blue worked on the bottles, but the yellow would not. And after trying 4, yes 4, different yellow paints, I realized it was the stupid bottle. Not the paint.
So I just painted some designs on the outside instead. I really wanted the pop of yellow color in the room. (I will be repainting, I don't like it. Ha!)
This craft was originally supposed to be on canvas, but I already bought some for a different project, and they weren't on sale. But the little piece of wood was. I painted it all the same color, used wood glue to stick the letters to the wood piece, and then sprayed it with some clear acrylic spray I had left over from another project.
|It's hard to tell, but it's shiny. :)|
I liked this one a lot, because it was really, really easy. But I need to make a few more different sizes to hang up. Three isn't enough, and I need more variety of sizes.
This one was my favorite. It turned out exactly how I wanted it to. I will be making two more to hang next to it. I painted the wood the same blue that I used in some of the other projects and used mod podge to hold the picture on. And I just another layer of mod podge on top of the whole thing to make it shiny. Love it!
These were super simple projects and they added a little something to my room. I'm pleased!