It's officially December 1st. I thought it would be fun to do a countdown to Christmas with the boys. (Remember the sneak peek from last week?) Mostly, for Warner. He loves numbers and working with numbers. This is going to give him the chance to practice some good skills, while having fun!
I saw this reindeer awhile back and pinned it. I knew I wanted to make something similar, so it was my inspiration.
I found this adorable paper reindeer at Hobby Lobby and got to work.
I began with taping off and then painting stripes on the background.
After that was complete, I decided to leave the reindeer as it was, but spray the antlers with glue and dip them in gold glitter.
While this was drying, I decorated my hall chalkboard with some garland and globe lights.
For the countdown numbers, I used a pack of mailbox number stickers. I simply cut them out and attached them to my chalkboard with clothespins. This allows to easily change them out daily.
After the reindeer dried, I added it to the chalkboard with a command strip and the countdown was complete!
I love the way this turned out and I can't wait to start counting down with my boys!
About 2 months ago I decided I wanted to paint the dining room...again.
My initial decision was to go with Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. Someone at the store recommended I try Rainwashed as well, so I went home with both samples.
And this is how my dining room sat for weeks.
In the end I went with Rainwashed. I love Sea Salt, but it had more of a green undertone on my walls and I wanted more of a blue with all the OTHER plans I have in store...HA HA HA! If you only knew how I obsess over the paint colors I now want for the kitchen and living room area. I think I have narrowed it now...that will be another post...probably MUCH LATER.
For now, I present to you the new dining room. I think I would like a fun rug at some point, but we'll see. I also can't wait to start decorating for Christmas!
And for the record, I painted this room entirely by myself! I'm actually very proud. 3 coats of primer and 2 coats of color later, I did it! Word to the wise...THINK before going red... :)