Wednesday, September 22, 2010

An Artsy Fartsy Week

Do you like my title? Well, I think I’m going to go ahead and talk a little more about why it was an “Artsy” week at our house, and a little less on why it was a “Fartsy” week at our house (please refer to past post with chili recipe).

Isabelle loves anything crafty. So much so that for her birthday I bought a couple of bins and filled it full of markers, colored pencils, art pads, Paint your Own projects etc. She LOVES it and pulls it out MANY times a day. Whenever I do any kind of “project” I try to include Isabelle, if I can. She’s an old pro, now, with a paint brush and a glue gun!

This week I bought her some little pumpkins and let her paint them…very exciting.

We also jazzed up our laundry room storage. I purchased little wooden squares at Jo Ann’s, along with some chalkboard paint. I have been dying to use chalkboard paint, and honestly, I went a little crazy with it. The anticipation was so great, I was a little afraid I would just paint any smooth surface in sight. We painted the little squares and then simply glued a bit of pretty ribbon to the top and glued the squares right on the basket. I just turned them around, so the tie was in the back. I’m thinking of doing the same thing with the girls’ storage baskets upstairs.



While I was on the kick, here is Isabelle pulling a Vanna White in front of our new pantry chalkboard. Again, I didn’t clean, prime, sand. I just taped the edges and slapped on a couple coats of chalkboard paint. I LOVE it!

On a side note, Isabelle obviously has her mother’s lack of self control when it comes to coloring her world, and you can see from the below picture, she went a little Picasso all over Grace…who thought it was fabulous, by the way.

P.S. NO matter what “they” say, washable markers do not come off of everything!


Anonymous said...

how i love those two,

Beth said...

Oh, you so amazingly never cease to inspire me . . . LOVE the beautiful organization!

drowninginblessing said...

I love your little "Vanna"s. Chalkboard paint... I remember using it to make chalkboards for literacy classes in Africa. So maybe I could find it in Asia too. Inspiring, yes!

Anonymous said...

I love the organization; I need you at my house. I feel a trip to IKEA in my future. Maybe I can just borrow Isabelle and Grace to help me. Don't you think that would be fun.
Aunt Brenda