04 March 2009

"Momma's Project Friday"

We moved in to this house in Sept. and I have Been trying to figure out what to do with this room. When Momma asked me to do Project Friday I figured it would Be a good reason to get it done.

It's just a small little nook between the garage and the rest of the house that we call our mud room. Since we moved in, it has served as a place to put the things that don’t go anywhere and of course Angel’s food.

I have had this desk for about 5 yrs. It was a great find while out “trash shopping” one night. (this wonderful hoBBy runs in the family) I had sanded and stained this piece, But I had a paint color in mind for this room so I decided to give the desk a new look. I spray painted it flat Black and added new handles to the Bottom drawers.

By the time I finished my “project” it had turned into a few.

The two pieces of art on the wall I made from a couple of cabinet door frames wrapped with an old pillow sham to make a canvas. Then I painted them using satin black and sour apple paint. The sticks I got out of my Back yard and painted myself (I never really saw the point in Buying them when they grow for free everywhere).

On the other wall I made special for Angel. The words were printed, transferred onto the wall, and then painted with craft paint. I really liked the idea of putting polka dots on the wall. My husBand on the other hand wasn’t thrilled with this idea. He is in the Navy and since we live in housing and will Be moving in less than a year he didn’t want to have to paint over them. So, a compromise, I cut out cardBoard dots, painted them, and stuck them on the wall with putty. I think this was a Better idea anyway, Because they stand out.

The screen Behind the door was a last minute throw together. After putting the room Back together I realized I still had to put all that stuff in there so I hot glued these pretty tree Branches to it. You can't see them in the pics, But there are tiny little pink and green Buds on the tips and yellow green moss all over the Branches. The colors go great with the paint colors in the room.


Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh my, I love it. Now where did you learn to cover cabinets doors with a pillow sham? Painting the cardboard dots and then putting them on the wall is just to clever. I think, as far as creativity goes Aunt Pam and I are lacking a little. Aren't you glad I always loved trash, too bad it rubbed off. Hugs, Momma-Rosemarie

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your idea of cardboard dots! How clever. Love how your mud room turned out.

Hugs :)


Pamela... Beehind Thyme said...

Love... Love... the cardboard dot idea, how clever, you get all that cleverness from your Aunt Pam...heehee. And the idea of 'Angel's Cafe' how neat is that! How adorable is your mudroom now...

Hoping you a Wonderful, Creative Weekend, Love ya, Aunt Pam

Anonymous said...

That's so adorable....Love Love the dots.....great ideas...so creative. Nice to meet you April...Your mom is so special to me....Have a wonderful day...Kathy

Country Romantic said...

You did a great job on this project. Those dots are so clever and cute and spray painting that desk really looks good. And what a find it was!!! :)

Hugs & Blessings,


jessi said...

1. love the dots
2. i'm gonna make some canvas paintings like that for my apt for next year
3. i saw your post on moms wall..you are not her favorite. we all know thats me :)

love you sis