I got these shelves/shadow boxes from Michaels like a month ago. I stained them using the same stain we used for the long shelves in our living room. I forgot how messy staining can be. I still have stain stained to my skin from flicks of the paintbrush.... which I barley used. I'm more of a "stick in an old t-shirt and rub away" kind of girl. Anywho, here's the finished project:
Good thing I'm going for the rustic look! That makes it much easier to not care how even the stain is. I then filled the shelves with little fake succulents from Target and Hobby Lobby and some drawer pulls from HL. The full wall looks like this:
The mirror, arrow, wood print and frames were also from HL- hey- it was their grand opening, everything is 50% off pretty much sale. I also loved the look of the botanical prints so I searched for free prints I could print at home, printed them off and put them into these frames that were $2.50 a piece! These lovely prints can be found here. You can also search on Pinterest and you'll find a lot of others!
I also put together this little candle thinga-majig. Don't mind the finger smudges. #reallife
Here's our newly set up dining room that will soon have guests to enjoy it!
I also worked on my new light box this week! I seriously had the same thought of using transparency sheets to make designs when I hopped onto Instagram and saw Learning in Wonderland already 15 steps ahead of me making beautiful designs and taking the guess work out for measuring (she is a genius when it comes to that kind of stuff)! I obviously bought her pack, which included a ton of awesome designs already and started to use her template to make some of my own.
The one on the left is one of Learning in Wonderland's designs. I tried out my first one (and made a few printing errors, but we'll go with it because the kids won't notice right??) for independent reading time.
I had to use my custom clip art set from The Organized Plan Book to make an inspirational quote (or two). Did I mention how much I love how these look even when the light is not turned on?
Last year's crew loved talking about pickles and pizza. So I made this one for those that are looping with me next year.
The last design I'll share will actually get some use in the next few months before the light box comes to school with me.
Meet our new golden retriever puppy, Felix! You'll be seeing a lot of him on instagram (#sorrynotsorry). Here he is on our first night with him, which was Saturday. I'm going to change out the weeks/months and need to make some #s, so don't mind the makeshift-use a sharpie marker on a piece of vellum-8. Yes I know this is not a real baby, but he's my first furbaby and I want to keep track of how fast he grows!
Can't wait to see what others created this week!