Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm Finished! My Girls Names

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Do you ever have those projects that are supposed to be so simple, but go on and on and on.......?

This is one of those, I started making these with my friend, Carrie, last spring. I had just finished my very first set of blocks and I had blocks on the brain. They were supposed to be a two afternoon project. Cut, sand, stain wood one day and then mod podge and embellish the second.

About 9 months later, we both finally have ours done. The funny thing is, in the meantime, my girls were given bedding that they love and it actually coordinates better than they did before!

My favorite part is the flowers, I mod podged regular silk flowers. I only put a light coat on so they would keep their shape. Alexis thinks that hers looks like it is made out of wax. The flowers are so pretty.

We realized as we worked on these, that in order to not have screws showing; we would need to modpodge the bottom layer of paper on and then screw the blocks together and then embellish the tops to cover the I write this I realize that we could have just screwed them together from the back, duh! Oh well, I rarely do things the easiest way first.
I am planning to put some shelves in their room after it is repainted, but for now, these will hang on the wall. Happy Finishing Day!

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  1. These are beautiful! Great job- even if it DID take you nine months :)

  2. Those are so cute!! I may have to try it for my daughters room!!! What a cute idea. I bet you are glad to have them finished :)

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  4. Those are so adorable. I bet your girls love them. Have a great day!

  5. These are adorable and I loved how you layered them! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to the party!

  6. Those are sooooooo adorable. I really like how you layered and staggered them.

    I just hopped over from Lindsey's Craft Spot to check out your blog, so glad I did.

    I am now off to do some browsing on your blog.

  7. wow! these are adorable! a great spin on wood blocks!

  8. OK, I friggin adore these. I think I'll feature them on my VOTW recap here soon. You did a fabulous job!

    Thanks for linking up your victory for VOTW @ Design-Aholic. Make sure to come back again, I can't wait to see what you have next!


  9. Those are beautiful!! All the time and hard work really paid off! Great job. :)

  10. These are really cute. I found you via Shanty2Chic. Makes me wish my daughter's name was longer than 3 letters. Oh, I could do one for my son too, he's got a long name. Thanks for the great idea. I'll have to put you on my tumblr so I dont forget.