This week my inspiration from pinterest was this pray board. I love it! The originator of this creation along with the tutorial can be found here.
I had fun making my version of this. Remember that roll top desk I said I decided wasn’t worth refinishing? The same one I used a drawer from to make this? Well, I pulled the top of it off, and used it to make this board. After some mod podge, and hot glue, I think it turned out pretty cute!
I plan to write new prayers on the cards each week. If I could go back and change one thing, it might be to have tried fitting 6 prayer cards on there instead of the 5, so that my husband and I could have 3 each.
Also, I am thinking of using the backs of the cards to elaborate if need be. If the front says “wisdom,” I might use the back to go into detail explaining what I am asking wisdom from God for that week. Others might not need elaboration though, such as “dad’s health.” I really can’t wait to use this! I think it will make me more mindful of remembering important prayers having a visual aid.
~ HEADS UP ~
I will be posting a gorgeous vintage waterfall style painted dresser and chest of drawers for sale in a couple of days so STAY TUNED!
We have a dog named Sophie. She used to be spoiled. Then we had a baby…..
This post is dedicated to her
So, our yorkie used to sleep in bed with us, go on road trips with us, get lots of baths, yeah, she had the life. But don’t feel too bad for her, she still has it made sleeping around all day, getting her organic food and she’s still quick enough to outrun the baby in his walker (for now) . And after all, if she had been totally forgotten about, I wouldn’t be writing this
We have always had a dog “bed” for her. It’s a cushiony thing I think I got at TJ Maxx years ago. The problem with it is, even though it is a little rubbery on the bottom, it moves all around on the floor, and I end up tripping on it, since it is near my side of the bed. So, if you have the same problem, or just think this is cute, here is the tutorial on your very own “desk drawer dog bed” :
start out with an empty drawer you don’t want anymore. this came from a free rolltop desk i was going to refinish, but was in too bad of condition (and it takes a lot for me to give up). but the drawers were fine. i used the others for organizing my paint supplies in the garage.
first i painted and distressed the drawer. then, i cleaned the inside, but it was still grungy, so i found some cute flowery rubber drawer liner and cut it to fit. you could use the peel and stick kind too.
if you want your liner to REALLY stay put spray some spray adhesion. then add whatever decoarative knobs you want, or leave them off.
then put in something “cushy.” if you don’t already have a dog bed that fits the drawer, be creative. you could cut up and sew the edges of an old comforter, or even use a tie on cusion used for dining chairs.
i stenciled her name on the side. but the possibilities are endless. paint whatever you want, or use a hot glue gun to add things on (as long as you don’t have a chewer)
Don’t you love when you have one of those days where all the stars align and things just seem to fall into place and go your way? Yeah, they are few and far between for me, but today was one.
Let me paint you the picture of my afternoon. The weather was an amazing 73 degrees and sunny, yes you read that right, I have no idea what is going on with the weather this winter, but I will take it. The baby went down for a long nap, and I went into an excited panic of what to do with myself. I almost flustered myself right into just getting on facebook because I couldn’t decide. But, instead, I grabbed a bunch of craft stuff, the baby monitor, and headed outside. We live in an older “plantation” style home that has a very large front porch with big white pillars in all their southern glory. It would be as pretty as it sounds if it weren’t for all of the reckless splatters of paint and stain.
So I racked my brain of my previous pinterest pins and got started. I was able to finish THREE whole projects. That my friends is crafting heaven for those with busy babies.
So here is a quick tutorial on one of them (the others to follow tomorrow when I can get some pictures).
take any glass bottle or jar. also works nicely for organizing pantry goods like flour, etc in glass jars with lids. mine is a large empty wine bottle leftover from our wedding a few years ago.
take any shape stencil. if you don’t have one, you can easily make one. for this i used a heart. take a square of cardstock, fold in half, and cut a half of a heart along the fold (remember like in grade school?) unfold and you will have a heart stencil.
tape the stencil on, trying to make sure the edges are pulled tight. i wouldn’t worry too much about the perfection of it, as mine didn’t turn out perfect and I like it that way.
make homemade chalk paint. you have more than likely seen this before as it is blogged about frequently. if not the recipe is: 1 cup of any color paint (mine is flat black) with 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout from hardware store. mix to cake batter thickness.
for the record i don’t really like this olympic flat black paint. i bought it and tried it on a couple different pieces of furniture and it had peeling issues. so, i have it left over for small little crafts. it seemed to do fine for this.
once your paint is dry, peel off your stencil and use chalk to write whatever message you like! very cute (and nearly free) decoration i added to my hutch.
try not to use excessive pressure when writing or you may scrape the paint off.