Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentine Touches At The Farm

It was pretty cold at the farm Saturday morning. There was a heavy frost - it looked like a light dusting of snow. (Hey, I'm in Texas. I take what I can get!)

Perfect weather for being inside and adding some Valentine touches to the farmhouse.

The first project was inspired by some canvas art I saw at Marshall's.

 I was going to use a small canvas I had but then I found this at Target in the dollar section:

Perfect! After lightly sanding it, I painted with ASCP in Old White (2 coats), lightly distressed the edges, lightly penciled in straight lines,  then using a metallic Sharpie, I wrote my saying on the heart ("I love u") over and over, letting the words run off the edges.

Another light sanding followed by clear then dark wax. I also pulled out my metal heart and some pretty faux roses to hang in front of the wood heart.

I placed them over the stained glass window on the fireplace mantel.

My second project was a burlap banner I've had cut out for a year. Heh. Better late than never, right? I pulled out my large letter stencils and white paint to spell out LOVE. Then I added red banners (also cut out last year) and using twine, I folded the edges over and glued the triangles of red then burlap over those to create my rustic with bling banner,

Hung it on the chalkboard wall, added my chalk lettering and stood back to admire it.

Hmmm, needs a little whimsy. Ah, there we go!

That's it for my Valentine touches. I'll probably leave the hearts on the mantel for awhile.

I'm going to be playing with the furniture arrangement in the living room. I took my other red chair up and it needs tweaking. It's a small living room and adding the chair definitely fills it up. My sister is coming for a visit and I'll enlist her help. :o) I'll share that soon!

Hope your week is going well.

God bless,

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