|April (the September project I was planning is going to be like this, but the "AUTUMN" version)|
|May (finished this last night while Russ was having a guys night)|
|I didn't plan this one, but this was the craft class project for February|
In addition to my crafts, I also decided our living room needed a little make-over. I can put up with boring, cluttered bedrooms, but since I spend at least 50% of my waking hours downstairs, I needed a change. We re-arranged the furniture back in January to make it look more open, but then I also wanted to get rid of our 3 foot bookshelves because everything on them got disrupted by tiny toddler hands. I also wanted to have as little clutter as possible because I feel trapped by our small apartment sometimes (especially in the winter). So with $20 and my new friend, Home Depot, I added a little color to our lives...
This is the bookshelf I used to keep my monthly decorations on. It wasn't Sophia-proof so I took everything off of it (except the decorations on top) and use it as a (*ghetto*) shoe rack. Then it bugged me to see our shoes sitting out in the open.
I went on the search for shelves. I found one at Home Depot and the other at Goodwill and spray painted them yellow (thanks for Sara for the spray-paint tips) and had Russ hang them. It's so nice to put decorations on the wall and free up floor space!
Then I decided to spray paint the picture frames above our dining room table.
|decorated for Easter|
My spray painting days have only just begun. If it ever gets warm enough to stop
snowing, I might spray paint a few things in Sophia's room too. For the first time all the furniture in our living room is the same color at least - dark brown or black. So I really like I yellow and blue. Maybe the only other thing I need is a yellow area rug for the floor.
|Here is my other little decoration corner.|