Revamping Things....

Remember these ugly trays?!...

Well I finally finished them and here's the one that worked out....

I used chalkboard spray paint and then covered the inside with newspaper and sprayed the outer frame with a pretty blue color!
But when I pulled off the paper, it still felt like something was missing so it sat for awhile as I tried to come up with something to spruce it up.
Enter some mini bunting...

and I'm in love!

I just glue gunned the whole thing together, so it was super easy and quick to make.

I've been saving these buttons for a while, waiting for the right project to show them off and I think this is perfect!

How cute is that little flag?!?
I have the chalkboard up in my kitchen and I'm loving it as a place to write out encouraging verses that I need to see all the time...
because let's face it, as mom's we need all the encouragement that we can get :)

***Update: This chalkboard was featured on these two blogs!!! Yay!!***

I Heart Nap Time

And remember how there were 2 trays....

one was a giant craft FAIL. Seriously.
I used a different kind of spray paint on this one and obviously it didn't take to the chalkboard paint. Oh well, I have one and when I have the urge, I'm sure I'll sand this one down and do something with it.

And it being Valentine's Day and all, I figured I'd brag on Zach a bit and show you what Aubrey and I got. The stuff above was for Aubrey and you should have heard her squeal when she saw it waiting for her this morning! It's just a shame Zach didn't get to see her reaction.

And these are my fabulous flowers....

So pink and purple and wonderful! Well done husband, well done.
Now all I'm hoping for is to actually see him tonight... pretty sure that won't happen with the rotation he's on, but a girl can dream right?!

I Heart Nap Time
The DIY Dreamer


Amy said...

I love love love that! Little bunting make's it! How fun. How big are those trays?

And how sweet is your husband... But we already knew that.
My stinky husband doesn't beleive in valentines day....: (

He say its just a day like any other....he is such a grinch.

But i love him anyway.

And maddie just told me we are going to see aubrey today.... I miss her very much mom! Was what she said.

april@gingerbread said...

I love this idea! What a great transformation...I hope you will link up with me here:

Sara said...

This is DARLING!!! Hope you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/02/turquoise-lovin-25.html

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

You definitely transformed those frames!!! They look so much better and I love the bunting :-)
Stopping by from Southern Lovely :-)

Amanda said...

This is so sweet, and I just love that bunting!

Astrid said...

Lurve it, Jen! And NICE ONE ZACH! Good job on the valentines stuff for you and the Aub-meist! Jo forgot about Aniya---------mind you, so did I. How is that even possible?!?
Anaways, I still think you should have kept the brown duck pictures. They were, as Jacob would say, MINT!

Natalie said...

Love the chalkboard! Great transformation. :-)

Christine said...

Oh WOW!!! What a great revamp!!

I LOVE turquoise!

Would you PRETTY PLEASE post this on my blog?? PLEASE?!?!

Lindsay said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that I featured you over @ Southern Lovely. Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!