Sunday, March 11, 2012

Entry Love

Good Sunday afternoon! 

I haven't done much here in a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting!
Today was a lazy day, but I still wanted to get something done. I've been way inspired by pinterest as of late (okay all the time), and wanted to do something I have found on it. 

This is what I came up with....

I was inspired by these pretties: 
The top one was used for my technique, and the bottom was the actual idea for my mini-project:
For my version, I grabbed an old frame I wasn't using. Once upon a time it was a really unfortunate brownish-orange "wood" color. So I had already painted it black. Since it was stuffed in a closet, I decided to go one step farther, with the tutorial of the former picture above. And for anyone using that lettering technique, be warned: it is pretty dang hard to paint letters this small. This type is about 1" tall, so I had to have a micro-brush and a lot of patience. It is a little imperfect, but I think I like that :)
Now I just need a new dry-erase pen! Mine kind of sucks. Just saying.

This is our newest addition to our entryway shelf. I had added the eye hooks with S hooks for a little jacket storage in our apartment. Plus it was a blank wall at the time. Blank walls + interior design degree = a crafty Trena.

On the wall adjacent, I added a few ikea mirrors, and this plaque I made about 2 years ago now. I thought I'd show it some love as well!

The plaque is just some of that board you can get at craft stores, a little paint, and some pour-on, high-gloss finish. Just a little color splash seen as you enter the door!

Anyone else inspired? Share your entry projects! The entry is a great place for a little craft or two, because it becomes a lovely first impression when people come and visit. Who doesn't want that?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Trena!! Lovely blog :) and congrats on your upcoming wedding! Just dropping you a note to let you know that you won my fabric giveaway at Itchin' Stitchin'

    Just drop me an email at ItchinStitchin(at)gmail(dot)com to let me know where to send it ♥
    Warm Wishes,