You are My Sunshine

As girls,
we can’t help but have a SONG for just about everything…
First Crush.
First Love.
Summers spent with Friends.
Vacations.
Graduation.
College.
Wedding Day.
1st born baby.
We ALL have those songs that tug on our hearts,
or bring us right backin time.As many of you may know,
is Landyn and I’s song.
I’ve sang it to her every.single.night since the day she was born.
It’s a little something that I will forever cherish in our mommy daughter relationship.
…….I was recently BLESSED beyond belief to be contacted by
Kristi of Barn Owl Primitives.
Can we say DREAM COME TRUE?
Have you met?
Barn Owl Primitives:
hand painted, typography signs, to decorate your life.

Barn Owl Primitives is the REAL DEAL.
I’ve been coveting a handful of signs for quite some time.

Guess what just came in the mail for me?

I nearly cried when I opened the box.
Not only did Kristi send us the “You are my Sunshine” sign, 
but she hand painted it to MATCH Landyn’s room.
I can’t walk past Miss L’s room without gazing at our new piece.

It’s THAT GORGEOUS.

I foresee a BARN OWL PRIMITIVES purchase in my VERY near future.
Thank you Kristi for this memento Landyn and I will forever cherish.

 

Lindsay

DIY Shabby Chic Frame

We recently had family portraits done,
and I wanted to display some of our photographs in Landyn’s room.
I love the look of a distressed white frame against a wall.
So instead of paying an arm and a leg for a couple shabby chic frames,
I decided to make my own.
Here is my step by step tutorial oh how to make your very own
 Shabby Chic Distressed Picture Frame
unfinished frame (Michaels, on clearance for $5.99)
off white paint (I went with BM Navajo White)
paint brush
medium grit sand paper
Because your frame is unfinished,
begin by sanding light over the entire surface.
 Paint seems to adhere better this way too.
Once smooth, begin painting your entire frame white.
Let sit until completely dry.
Sand your entire frame down. Concentrate more on areas that will wear easily, edges, corners, etc.
This will give it an AGED look. You can even take a hammer or screw driver at it for a more intense look.
Notice how the original wood color shows thru on the edges and corners.
Now it’s time for more distressing.
Using a black stamp pad and old rag, dab your rag and blot ink onto your edges and corners. 
Sand over the ink
You can continue sanding if your frame still appears to polished.
THAT’S IT!
Now want to see what I did in Landyn’s room with my distressed frames?

TADA! 

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Lindsay