Saturday, November 19, 2011
Family Wood blocks
So I have had these blocks for a long time. If I had realized I didn't have a before picture then I would have taken one of them. But think "toll" painting. Mainly each letter a different color in a blue, brown, burgundy pattern (ABC for those with primary grade kids) and splattered with black and white paint. Really cute but they didn't match my decor and I was "tired" of the look. Then while I was in Utah over the summer I saw that my sister-in-law had painted hers all black. It looked awesome and matched her frames so great. I decided that I was going to do that when I got home.
Well almost 5 months after we got home and I finally got around to it. I decided after making my Be Thankful sign last month that I LOVED the pattern and coloring of the paper. I ran back to Micheals and bought more so I could mod podge the paper on my family blocks. I sanded the old paint off and painted the sides black. Mod podged the paper on and then did a little smudge on the sides of the letters to make it look a little messy. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how they turned out. It only took me a little bit of time and it looks awesome. It is even better that I didn't have to touch the heart. It matched perfectly and give it a nice look. It also matches my frames - they are black and burgundy.
Sorry about the glare on the pictures, I tried not to but the reflection just happened in all my pictures. Plus it was finally a nice day with sunshine since this room doesn't get much "good" light for taking pictures.