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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 ban

Fireplace Mantel

I'm back. The art show was a big success - we had a big turnout and everyone loved the artwork. It was lots of work but rewarding. I'm really thankful we could showcase all the incredible talent in my art class and give a big shoutout to our instructor, John and his art school. He is the best! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Back at the farm, I had one of those light bulb moments... You know, the kind that goes off and you're like, "Now why didn't I think if that before?" kind of moment. My fireplace has been a challenge for me since day one...too much brick and a shelf set too high. I'm stuck with it for now so I've been trying to make the best of it. (I do have some ideas on how to tone it down but it's a work in progress). How the mantel looked when we first bought our farm Since that photo was taken, I did paint the trim white which is a big im