Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Another PB redo. Key Shadowbox

I have had my eye on this to hang in the vestibule, just as you walk in the front door.  We live in a 1920's bungalow and thought it would be the perfect piece of art.  I did not, however, like the price tag so I decided to make my own version. 

I purchased a 9x20 shadow box from Michaels for $10, vintage skeleton keys from an antique store for $10 and a 1/2 yard of duck cloth from Jo Ann fabrics.  I had the glue at home and used that to glue the keys to the duck cloth.  I also used a regular desk stapler to attach the fabric to the back of the shadow box.

After I unwrapped the frame, I wrapped the duck cloth around the back board of the shadow box.  I used a stapler and started in the middle of each side, making sure to pull the fabric tight. 

After stapling all around the board, I flipped the board over and placed the keys out in the pattern that I wanted. 

I started by gluing the first key in the middle and worked my way out so they would be spaced evenly.  After the glue was dry, I popped the back in and put the frame together and hung it in my hallway.  Our walls are plaster and are a pain to nail into so I used this.  So far so good. 

The entire project cost me around $20!  Now that is a much better price

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fun day!

Liam and I went to the Kohl's Children Museum today.  That place is so fun and has so many different rooms, that he never gets tired of going there.  We played inside for a little bit but mostly played at the various activities that were set up outside. 

Then we went to lunch.  It was so fun to be able to go to a restaurant with my son.  When the waitress came over to take our order, he promptly said "pancakes peezzz!", and he was so proud of himself.  He sat and ate and watched the choo choo go buy and was such a good, big boy.  I love that we can do things like this together now!

What have you and your little one been up to this summer?


Friday, July 1, 2011

Bye bye highchair

I put Liam's highchair away today and I have to say, it made me feel a little sad.  No more tiny, squishy baby eating rice cereal and purees.  Now he sits at the table in his new "big boy" booster.  We decided to get him a Keekaroo in red.  I love that it's one piece so there are no crevices to clean out and it's seems very comfy.  I decided on red because it matches the kitchen and kind of blends in instead of screaming "KID'S CHAIR".  Just one more of the baby items that has been packed away which makes this mama a little sad, but also so excited for what is to come!