Wednesday, May 09, 2012
About three weekends ago I worked on a really easy and quick project but I just now got around to hanging them up, so it’s finally time to share it, I guess. Around the end of April I saw some wooden stars at Michael’s for $2.99 a piece, so I grabbed 3. I took them to my parent’s house then and stained them a nice dark walnut.
I forgot to bring my foam stain brush along, so I grabbed what my dad used to re-stain the trim work in the house – a rubber glove; safety first!
And one of his old socks. Worked like a charm.
I had to do about four coats each, and sand them down pretty well, especially the corners. There was also some flaws in the wood that had to be sanded down.
So three weeks later, I hung them up in the living room. I choose the corner where Coco’s food dishes are. We’ve been really working on trying to get things on the walls lately. We have so many frames, but we just have not gotten around to hanging much of anything. Note: I forgot to white balance these last two photos, that’s why everything looks so yellow.
As you can see, that little wooden cabinet made it’s way into the living room temporarily. And there is a frame laying against it. Travis was going to hang that last night, but he gets easily distracted, so there it sits. I’m thinking about doing another gallery wall in the living room, after I finish the one in the kitchen. & yes, Coco is staring right at me, she was meowing at me which in translation means, “please come to my food bowl and pet me while I eat, because I am spoiled rotten.”
Looking at those pictures makes me hate those weird beige textured walls even more. I have to keep telling myself, “You will have a house one day, you will be able to paint walls and trim, you will be able to do whatever you want. One day.”