I'm working slowly-but-surely on little projects for my girl's room. I made this ombre art one night while I was camped out in front of the television. It took maybe 30 minutes - I didn't tape off any lines - I grabbed 2 bottles of acrylic craft paint - dark pink and white - and a sponge applicator brush - then just started painting - adding a little white to the pink to lighten as I worked my way to the top of the canvas - when it was dry I used rub 'n buff and finger painted the xoxo - just because - because I like x's and o's - and I also rubbed 'n buffed the sides of the canvas too. Then it was done and I leaned it up above her chest of drawers. I took no pictures of the process - I was too busy watching American Reunion - don't judge, but you've probably seen like a bagillion step but step OMBRE tutorials by now. Best advice - relax - it's art - not rocket science.
Okay - got that out of the way - now on to the sparkly part - my favorite!
I was cleaning out my girl's closet (also a night time project - I do this twice a year) and was sad to find her gold sequined skirt was too small for her now. Enter sad momma face.
How do you just get rid of these special things? She wore this skirt to church last Christmas. She picked this skirt out at Gap - she begged me to buy it for her. And now, it's too short and I'm supposed to get rid of it, or store it away with all the other keepsakes that I refuse to let go of? I don't think so.
The wheels in my head started turning as I was misting up thinking about how my little is getting to be not so little anymore.
When I turned around to see an innocent looking lamp staring me down.
This lamp was the very first thing I bought when I found out I was having a girl. Most moms probably buy a pink outfit - I bought a pink lamp! I designed her nursery around this vintage hobnail lamp that I scored for $7 at an antique mall in Virginia (3rd house). I fell in love with the color and shape.
Long story short - this happened.
Yeah, I just pulled the skirt over the top of the shade. The elastic band of the skirt fits snugly around the top and I covered it with grosgrain ribbon. It took all of like, ummm - 5 minutes!
And the best part is my girl LOVES this thing! She loves her some sparkle - no idea where she gets it from.
I can't lie - I'm kind of coo-coo for it too!
It's just so fun and quirky and girly and sparkly and Kate Spade-ish and shiny and sparkly - oh wait I already said that - but mainly I love that I was able to find a new way to use something that has so much sentimental value.
And I love the shimmer it adds to her room.
What can I say - I like GOOOOOOOLLLLLLLDDDDDD!
WHO -WHO you callin' cray cray?
I'm sorry I couldn't resist - there's a 14 yr. old nerd inside this almost 34 yr. old body.
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot, about my absolute FAVORITE part.
The light bulb department at Lowe's is too legit (to quit) - there are so many fun light bulbs now - did you know?
I'm immediately drawn to anything with the word sassy. But, yeah - it's a pink light bulb so enough said.
Look how pretty it is at night!
OH MY WORD! I can't even take it - pink light people - it makes the world a happy, happy place!
What is making your world a happy place lately? Anyone else re-purposing your kids outgrown clothes? What do you do with all those "special outfits"?