A brain that never stops thinking of new things to make?
Inhaling too much spray paint?
One or all of the above is at work here.
It started with a frame.
The prettiest frame in the world.
The infamous Ung Drill from Ikea.
18 months ago I bought two of these beauties for Halley and Lucy's room, but I never got around to painting them or getting photos to put inside.
Then we moved. Their room is different, the walls are different. The Ung Drills needed a new home. So I planned on getting one more, so each of the girls had their own. It was to be the crowning glory of our staircase.
Except for one problem.
Time after time Ikea would be out of stock. My third frame seemed elusive. Hiss.
So the project got shelved. At least until my crazy tray making spray paint extravaganza. The tarp was out, the cans were open, so I searched for more things to paint. Out came the Ung Drill. A fresh coat of turquoise embraced it.
I went to get the other frame. Moved the turquoise one. Lookie at what I found...
An outline that certainly could not be wasted on my dropcloth.
An outline with a greater purpose.
A funky chalkboard, fill the nekkid walls, purpose.
I needed boards. I needed that third frame. I needed to take advantage of this accidental discovery.
I checked online. The frame was in stock.
Off we went. The girls went to the Magical Forest (supervised play place) while Janey and I shopped. They were happy, I was happy. I used up every single one of the 60 minutes of freedom to buy that frame. Thank you Ikea play place!!! I am pretty much going to make that a summer staple. Even if I don't need a thing. Hello. It's magical. It's a forest. They watch my kids. For free.
Days later I hauled my girls to Home Depot for more spray paint and wood.
How I love being a girl at Home Depot. Especially a girl with a cart full of kids. Everyone helps me. Everyone carries my stuff. I don't need to tell them that I know that place as well as I know Target. That 99.99% of Home Depot purchases are made by yours truly.
But I digress...
I found some 1/4" MDF paneling and had it cut by the ever so helpful Home Depot employee. Three cuts. No charge. See why I like being a girl?
Then I brought it home for my crazy plan.
Then I waited.
I get giddy when it is spray paint time.
The rattle rattle of the little ball inside is just the most wonderful sound!
I waited again for the paint to dry.
Then I repeated with the Rustoleum Key Lime and another coat of Valspar's Petrol Blue.
Until finally they were dry enough for me to do a coat of chalkboard paint.
The drying. The torture.
By now it was getting dark.
But even in the darkness, I could tell that they were so fun, so quirky, so me.
All for less than $10.
A serendipitous by-product of a project that I was going to do anyway.
In our guest room, which is awaiting my sis in law and her family who is flying in from Europe to stay with us. I can't wait to write silly messages on them.
All I need is my mom to come over with her nail gun and help me hang them. She likes being a girl in Home Depot too. A girl who buys nail guns. That is how we roll in our family. It's awesome.
Now I need to order pictures for the frames. That is, until something else distracts me.