Thursday, November 3, 2011

Starburst Mirror

I've been waiting to show you all this project since August. Yes, August. I was inspired to make my own starburst mirror when I saw several in Pintrest (who knew??). And so way back in August I got the shims and started this little project. It didn't take much time at all to glue the shims down. I spent a few weeks deciding what color to paint and also to find a mirror that would look good with it. I finally found a mirror at Target and decided to go with a bright yellow paint. It was probably close to the end of September, maybe even early October when I finally got around to painting. And then I needed to enlist the help of my husband. Since I planned to hang this mirror over our bed, I knew he'd want a say in what to use to hang it up with. Because, you know, who wants a mirror to fall on their head while sleeping?? So my husband kindly helped by drilling some holes through the shims and base and threading some wire through before gluing the mirror on. But really the hold up was hanging this dang thing. Seriously, it's been laying on the floor in my bedroom for at least 3 weeks. Every now and then I'd give my hubby these sad puppy dog eyes and ask him to help me hang it. And finally, finally, it happened!! I LOVE it. I love to pop of bright color in our gray and white bedroom. What do you think??

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November - A Month of Thankfulness

I've told you all about my obsession with Pintrest, right? Well I got this great idea while I was pining around and I knew that I wanted to make it on November 1st. And here we are. So today I went outside (it's sunny and crisp here!) collected some branches from the yard, cleaned up some of the Halloween decorations and put together my Thankful Tree. The idea is to have everyone write down something that they are thankful for everyday (guest are included, so beware if you come over!). Then on Thanksgiving, I'd like to gather up all the little tags hanging on the Thankful Tree and read them aloud. Does anyone else have a special way to celebrate their thankfulness? I'm hoping to make this a tradition at our house.