Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spray Painting Marathon and a Spring Mantle

I bought my first can of spray paint! I even had to be ID'ed at Home Depot to prove I was old enough. Although I'm not sure how many underage miscreants are buying pink, high gloss navy, gold and chalkboard spray paint:) Of course just as spring had sprung we were hit with torrential downpours. Conveniently, school was also out for a long weekend, just what every parent needs, homebound kids. So we whipped out the drop cloth, the newspaper, and anything I could think of to paint and had ourselves a little party in the garage (with the doors open and fans on!). These will be cropping up in projects over the next month or two, but here is a sneak peak of what we did.

As always, I can't cook or craft without my big kids "helping".




Clearly they thought it was a real party.


So many dollar store frames, all waiting to be used.


Four separate craft projects all coming together to create a spring mantle! You'll see more how-to's as the season gets going. I displayed a shell collection, made toilet paper flowers, a newspaper heart tree, and chalkboard writing slates.




I link to these awesome parties:
Sunday: I Heart NaptimeNifty Thrifty ThingsInspired HoneybeeNest for LessDelectable HomeIt's Overflowing  Monday:Between Naps on the PorchSumo's Sweet StuffThrifty Decor ChickAlderberry HillDebbie Doo'sHome Stories A to ZHome Savvy AtoZ , Tuesday: Coastal CharmTip JunkieMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaCarolyn's HomeworkMade in a DayOur Delightful HomeA Bowl Full of LemonsGet Your Craft OnKurtz Corner , Organize and DecorateNatural NestersWednesday: Savvy Southern StyleMommy SolutionsPower of PaintNewlyweds Recipe LinkySouthern Lovely , Home Happy Home Thursday: The Shabby Creek CottageMade in a DayHouse of Hepworthsthe 36th Avenue , Bloggeritaville Craft, Scrappy, Happy52 Mantels Friday: One Artsy MamaSerenity NowTatertots and JelloThe Shabby NestThirty Handmade DaysAddicted 2 DecoratingFunky Junk InteriorsFinancial FridayFurniture FridayAt the Picket FenceThe Rooster and the HenCentsational Girl

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33 comments:

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Jessica your mantel turned out great! I have to go and make mine now look more spring full!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

That's really cute! How did you do the tree with the blue background?

Megan said...

Looks good! It is officially spring and I haven't gotten my spring mantel up.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Great mantel! Would you be interested in guest posting for my series? Let me know if you are interested and I will let you know what dates I have {right now I am pretty open!}

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so fun, jessica! i love the colors!

Kari said...

Okay I am in LOVE with that rainbow artwork! It ties the who thing together. You did such a great job!

Kari
Newlyweds on a Budget

Cassandra and Nate said...

This is really cute! The first time I tried to get spray paint at Lowe's in Fl they not only ID'd me, but they didn't "trust" my out of state ID so I had to talk to a manager before they would let me leave with it... I'm flattered when I get ID'd for Alcohol, I was annoyed by this. (I haven't been 18 for 8 years)

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

You know what is so cool about that? That your kiddos are out there with you! Too cute. So nice for them to feel "in on it".

Looks gorgeous!! Enjoy =)

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

First can of spray paint? Really? I'm going to assume that here in Va. @ my Home Depot they don't "card" because I've never been asked, and I purchase spray paint, a lot. If I think about this I may get depressed! But on to your fun art ...

What a bright and happy mantle. I love the large barcode / rainbow piece that brings it all together ... hope they'll be how to's for that soon. Have a great spring day!

Robin
happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

Amy - while wearing heels said...

I always have to chuckle when I get carded at Home Depot for spray paint. I can only assume, since your first experience with spray paint obviously was a success, this won't be your last.

amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

Bliss said...

Cute and I see some bottle cap art........

I will report back to Home Depot that you ventilated and didn't inhale.

~Bliss~

Gina said...

Now that is one fun & colorful mantel! It looks great, Jessica!

Laura Hernandez said...

Saying “HI” from the Blog Hop! I’m already a follower and LOVE your blog. ^_^
http://our-reflection.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

It looks lovely! I can't believe that was your first can of spray paint. I bet you'll be addicted now!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

How fun! I haven't started in with the spray paint yet. I actually cannot buy in the city, so I need to find a Lowe's outside city limit!

:)

Linda

thistlewoodfarm said...

Jessica,

It looks AWESOME! I love all the bright colors and the way you displayed them. And great that you had some incredible assistants :)

blessings,
karianne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Centsational Girl. I adore your project. So clever!

Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

Jeanette said...

Fun, and the best part was making it I bet! Found you at Centsational Girl.

Myra @ My Blessed Life said...

Cute! I love what you did with the TP rolls!! Adorable.

nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma said...

Love the mantel, Jessica!

I get carded all the time too...lol...at 32.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love the mantel Jessica! The colors are so fun and springy. Just perfectly fun for the season.

Sugarr2518 said...

There are so many different pops of color and I love it! I really love how the pink and dark blue wall art turned out with the addition of the tree and flowers:) Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Such a cute mantel Jessica! I love the colours you have used! Your kids look so happy helping Mommy! Angie xo

Abbie said...

I LOVE your spray paint art. Such unexpected colors, but they work great!

And I would LOVE it if you'd stop over and share this at Feature Friday
FREE-FOR-ALL, which just went live!

Can't wait to see you there!

http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/03/feature-friday-free-for-all-12.html

P.S. New follower! Great blog! : )

~Abbie

Chrissy said...

I Love your mantel and I am really enjoying reading your blog! I am a new linky follower. :) You have some great stuff!

bonniegetchell said...

Very cute!! zfound you via I Heart Nap Time link party :)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
www.revolutionariesblog.com

luvGodncountry said...

LOVE THIS!! I would like to feature it on my Fireplace Decorating blog!! So adorable. I found your blog through the thirtyhandmadedays linky party. Come check out my blog, I am still new at this but am slowly but surely figuring it out!
http://fireplacedecorating.blogspot.com/

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

I just sent you an email about this. But, let me reiterate...I LOVE your mantel! I really love that it's a bit unexpected with the navy. Perfect!!

Amy said...

What fun! Great color choices. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This is such a beautiful mantel! I love love love all of the bright colors! If you are interested, we'd love for you to share this at our link party!

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

Take care,

Trish

Tisha said...

So fun! I love the bright stripes! Can't wait to see each project. Thanks for sharing @ the Delectable Home.

Erin said...

I'm new here, so I apologize if you have talked about the big piece of artwork in your picture, but I have fallen in love and I need info! Did you make that? If so, is there a tutorial? Thanks!

Chloe Horton said...

Weee! Seems like the spray painting activity with kids involve is a lot more fun than by just doing it alone. Also it's good to see them being too curious about something, in which could enhance their inclination to artistry and painting stuff. Will work on these kind of activity with my friend for sure. Best, Chloe H.

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