Friday, February 17, 2012

the kitchen

so this week I was able to get to some of the craft stuff I have been wanting to do. (stupid pinterest) & I wanted to add a little decoration to the kitchen.

So here it is.

looking for some stuff for the kitchen walls
My pin from Pinterest

I found the wood letters at Michaels. They were about $2.79 a piece and I found this Krylon spray paint after searching 3 stores. It was a hammered finish so I wanted to try it. When I first thought about this with help from the pin on Pinterest, I envisioned more depth to my letters, but I like the way they turned out.

We put about 2 coats on and let them dry. I added another coat later because it just did not have that "hammered" look. To achieve this if you ever use this, you have to spray it on thick, thick as in the paint seems to puddle.

These letters had nail holes on the back side, so they were easy to hang. Since the door frame was so wide, we spread out the letters more.After doing this, I was on a spray paint kick & wanted to go through the house & spray paint everything in sight!

I saw this clock at Ross like 6 months ago & did not buy it. When I finally made up my mind that I had to have it, it was gone. I found it on Amazon for twice the price. You snooze, you lose.

I have been searching on Etsy and other sites for some cute prints for the kitchen. There are a lot of them out there, but they were so pricey. I thought I would try my hand at creating some word prints myself using Picnik. 

I thought of all stuff kitchen related & thought of all the things that go on in our kitchen. I had so much fun with this one. 

I love this quote, all though there was a debate on whether this was the right quote. 

These were super easy to make. In Picnik, select library from the top tabs. Select make a collage and pick the biggest collage there is. You can change the background color or leave it white. In the top right corner, select High under Quality and then select done.  Now you can edit it, put in stickers or write with all their fonts! I did have some trouble with the sizing to make it fit on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper. You will just have to play around with it and instead of printing through Picnik, save to your computer & print from there. You get much better results.

I even had a helper.

Until he turned into this!

Next I am going to tackle our bedroom dresser, using these pins as inspiration. So excited! I already have my mod podge ready, just looking out for that right fabric.

dresser with wallpaper and mod podge   mod podge dresser  mod podge on front of dresser


  1. I love your letters, so cute!! Stopping over via the blog hop! So nice to meet you! I'm a new follower.


  2. Glad to find your blog through the blog hop. I'm now a follower. I would love if you would stop by and follow back so we can stay connected. lori

  3. Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors.


  4. Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}!