Happy Friday! I had fully intended to post three easy projects this week, but then Friday was here and I hadn’t blogged about anything. Ahh, life. It happens. So I’m in the process of decorating my new kitchen shelving and have been doing lots of small projects for them. This particular project started when I was cleaning out my craft closet and came across a painting done by Elijah, it’s the first time he had ever painted. I remember stuffing it in a bag full of scrapbook paper because I didn’t know what else to do with it and didn’t want to throw it away. But it happened to match the color scheme in the kitchen and I decided to display it.
I grabbed a frame from my stack (yes, my stack), cut it down, and popped it in. Then I felt bad because Levi should have something displayed too…and I did have two matching frames. So I stripped him down, gave him some kitchen friendly paint colors and let him go to town. Now all was right with the world, I had framed “first ever” artwork from both my boys.
I felt pretty good about framing these, like someone was going to pop put of my pantry and give me some kind of awesome mom award. However, the frames were a bit to dark for my kitchen and they looked…well, they just looked too dang normal. I had no ideas about what I wanted to do with them, so I aimlessly wandered around the house looking for something to jazz them up with. Then I spotted the stack of vintage yardsticks in my craft closet.
I bought these at a garage sale, like, six months ago because I had a project planned for them. I still do and one day it WILL happen. It’s not even a big project, but that’s just how to-do lists go. Y’all get it. So I did some quick math and decided I could spare two. I hope I did my math right… math was never my strong point. I may have taken college algebra three times (I pretty much made straight A’s besides that though! Well, almost…I remember getting a C in Music Appreciation.)
I’m off track. So I cornered my husband and offered him homemade chocolate chip cookies if he would cut them all for me.
Tip: Almost no man turns down homemade chocolate chip cookies. Use this to your advantage.
So I just hot glued the rulers to the frames and called it a day. I love easy projects.
I kinda like the whole “symbolism” too…kids art, rulers…growing. You know.
Granted this is not your standard kitchen art, and you probably have to be a mother to appreciate it…but hopefully it gave you a good jumping off point to create something wonderful of your own :) If you happen to love the yardstick idea then Home Depot sells wooden yard sticks for 60-something cents a pop, and you could stain them or do whatever you want.
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