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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 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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  1. Beautiful, Cecelia! What a clever idea. Jane

  2. Love the Valentine's touches Cecilia! That heart project is so sweet. I might have to "borrow" that idea! Frost is about all we ever get around here too. Sometimes I wish I lived where it snows, but then I remember how much I dislike the cold and am happy to live in Florida. Hope you have a great week!

    1. I would like to get one good snowfall a year but I don't care for cold weather much either. I'm perfectly happy to live in Texas. Glad you like the heart project...let me see what you come up with if you do one!

  3. You have some pretty Valentine's decor. I need to visit Target. I forget about their dollar bins, they usually have good seasonal stuff. The frost looks pretty at the farm Cecilia. That's all we ever get around here. Hope you have a good week!

    1. It's amazing what they carry in those dollar bins. I've found some pretty good stuff over time. The frost was beautiful and the best part? It was all gone in a few hours and warm outside. Can't beat our winters. ;)

  4. All I could think of when looking at that heart was 'she could sell those on etsy! it's so pretty with the perfect amount of aging to it, and I like how your writing goes off the heart :).

    (Please stop by the blog as soon as you can. A dog needs our help)


    1. Aw, thanks Doreen.
      I saw your post. That is awful. I will do my part.

  5. Hi! I found you on Before and After Wednesday. I love your heart craft. You may stop by my blog, if you wish.


    1. Thanks, Cyndee. So glad you dropped by! I'll be glad to pop over and visit.

  6. Hi Cecilia ... love how your heart decoration turned out. Wish we had a Target store here as I see so many cute things that were bought there. Thanks for your visit to Timeless Treasures and the nice comment.
    Audrey Z.

    1. Hi Audrey,
      Thanks for stopping by. Target can be a dangerous store...haha. I always end up buying extra stuff there. :)

  7. I love what you did with the planked heart! We don't have snow in Brittay either... or very rarely!

    1. Thanks, Magali! Well, I think I'd rather visit snow than deal with it all winter long. :) It would just be fun once and awhile.

  8. Very, very cute!....I need to check out that dollar section at Target more often!!!...Beautiful backdrop of the stained glass!!

    1. Thanks, Shirley! You never know what you'll find in their dollar section!

  9. So charming, Cecilia! I love Target's dollar bins :) Blessings, Cecilia

    1. Thank you, Cecilia. Target has some great stuff!


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