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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Still Working...on the house

We were at softball all this weekend.  Ole Miss finished the tournament at 2-3.  I am not used to us losing so many games but the team is young.  They will get better.  Kevin took Monday off.  We slept in.  Kevin cleaned up dinner from the night before.  I cleaned the kitchen, countertops, microwave, floors, etc (Monday is kitchen day).  Kevin has yet to understand my need for a routine but it works for me.  We went to the office so I could do a sexual harassment and equal opportunity tutorial for the University.  Then off to Wal Mart so I could buy more spray paint.  We should own stock in spray paint as much as I buy lately.  Then an afternoon of watching spring training baseball and dinner.  We were exhausted from our long and busy (ha!) day and in bed by 9:00.

Kevin is back at it again today.  2 home games this afternoon, 2:00 and 4:00.  I dusted all the wood (Tuesday is dusting day) in the house and decided to take a long bath.  So I decided to share my bathroom decor thus far.  Our master bath is split into 2 rooms, one with the jacuzzi tub and his/her sinks and the other with the toilet and stand up shower.  I haven't had much motivation to decorate since it is just us using it but got a little inspiration from other blogs.  I saw someone doing paint chip art on antoher blog and decided to give it a try. 
I bought 3 canvases at Big Lots for $5.00 a piece.  Then I scoured Wal Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's and Ace for paint chips in greens, browns, and tans.  While I was watching Criminal Minds I cut out the squares.  I didn't use a template.  I just tried to cut them all about the same size.  Some of the paint chips were large enough that I was able to get 3 or 4 useable squares.  Once I could cut squares no more, I started to lay out a pattern.  Again I didn't have anything in mind just started laying out a design.  To adhere squares to the canvas I went to the Dollar Tree and bought the little foam squares that are sticky on both sides, $1.00 a pack and I bought 5.  Then came the monotonous job of peeling and sticking.  I added the K and J from the old house.  I am very fond of the artwork and this large piece cost me $20.00


2 comments:

  1. Super cute! I wished I was that creative! ANd BTW... Men never understand routine, I feel ya!

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