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If you click that (P) button, you can automatically pin the image to your Pinterest account. Pretty cool, right? It is really easy to install to your own blog, too. I used the tutorial at BloggerSentral and it is so simple to understand and recreate, I'm sending you their way.
Awhile ago I posted about an ombre flower letter for my daughter's room. I wanted to do something similar for my new baby boy's nursery. I updated an old oval frame and I added a yarn wrapped letter to fill the empty space.
Didn't have my camera, so these are all iPhone pics, sorry.
I found some super bulky yarn at JoAnns that was clearance priced for $2.97. The gray was spot on, so I grabbed two skeins. Once I got home, I started wrapping a chip letterboard I already had.
You really don't need to used a whole ton of glue. I made a thin line with my hot glue gun and it was enough.
Make sure to keep the same tension while wrapping so the look is uniform.
After the letter was covered, I glued on some sticky velcro I had leftover from another project and stuck it to the wall.
The frame happily surrounds the H and the texture the yarn brings into the space is fabulous.
All the beautiful, vibrant colors outside made me feel my nursery needed some pops of color, too. Orangey red went perfect with the palette.
The original color of this squirrel was a nasty tan. I sprayed it with Rustoleum Fire Safety Red and the difference is crazy awesome. Don't you think?
I noticed that the overspray from my high-gloss spray paint turned sections dull that were once shiny. To fix the problem I sprayed a final coat all over the piece.By spraying everywhere one more time while it was all wet it eliminates those dull, textured spots.
Even the curtains got a makeover! I purchased the pom pom trim at JoAnn's with a 50 percent off coupon.
I have two frames that received the same treatment as the squirrel and his nut. Eventually, they will get a saying or picture inside.
Finding inspiration from my backyard. Springtime is lovely.