Sunday, March 21, 2010


I have a super-cool, super-creative niece who is a sophomore in college. Okay, picture this: A gorgeous, artsy redhead with her own set of power tools--it just doesn't get any better. She gave our girls the greatest belated Christmas gift a couple of weeks ago.

Hand-made picture frames, painted white so that we could paint them ourselves. How great is that? Check out the back:

I love the pop tops used as picture hangers.

We're still in spring break mode over here even though it's snowing (!) this morning. Yes. This is Mississippi. And, it's March. Go figure.

But, there's nothing like a great art project when you've got nothing but free time.

I promised a playroom update a while back. Check out some before and durin
g pictures here. For the last few months we've been redoing our toddler playroom (before it was a playroom it was a kitchen way back when our house was chopped up into apartments), and we turned it into an older girl homework/art/game/puzzle room. We didn't do a humongous transformation, but we did move the computer downstairs and raise our pottery barn train table. And, we purged some toys. Big time.

The mystery of how to raise the table was solved pretty simply with these beauties. My poor husband spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to add new legs and rework the table . . . and then my neighbor walked in and said, "Oh, all you need are bedrisers. They sell them everywhere." Perfecto! Except, I'm thinking I need to get my girls to paint them so they don't look so white and clunky.

Spring break ends today. All in all, it's been a good stay-cation, but I'm looking forward to being back on schedule tomorrow.

Happy spring, y'all,



martinealison said...

Intéressant le travail de l'encadrement...

Lisa and Laura said...

Those frames are a fabulous idea! I must remember that for when my kids are bored out of their mind...

Katie said...

Gourds? Frames? It's an art fest over there! I need to get with the program and let mine do something fun. Maybe I'll just bring them over to your house and we can drink coffee and talk books while your chickens teach mine to paint. yeah... that sounds good!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Such an artistic family!

I can't believe you guys are getting snow in March. Yikes!

Joanna said...

OMG, this is the best idea. EVER. I am so doing this for my little cousins this Xmas (they will be nine and six).


So I guess creativity runs in the family??

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