Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My Hobby

One day while I was at the Habitat for Humanity Home Store, I saw cabinet doors. I racked my brain trying to think of what to do with these doors. For some reason, I decided they would make a great canvas to paint on! I really enjoy doing these for my friends and family.

Here is a picture of baby Will Adams' nursery bedding. These are the colors that I decided to go from to paint his wall hanging.
This is what the cabinet doors look like before I paint. I love these particular doors because they are some what antiqued (sp?). This cabinet is solid wood and about 4 feet x 2 feet. I began painting a harlequin print for the background in a cream color. Notice that I do not take the time to make them a perfect diamond shape!
Next, I painted the outside border a green that will hopefully match with his nursery.
This is the first coat for his name. I tried to make the font look more boyish because most of the signs that I have done are for little girls!
After the first coat dried, I painted over his name again. I still thought something was missing so I painted some blue dots on the corners of the diamonds.
For the last step, I wrote the following verse around the outside border:
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." -Psalm 139: 13-14
Amanda, I hope this verse is okay. I cannot wait to hang this in his room!


Natalie Church said...

It turned out so good! Of course, I still love Tori's, too! You are too good! Let's do lunch next week...maybe Mon or Wed?

mandiandjosh said...

really cute job! (not that i expect anything less:)

thesemanchiks said...

SOOOO cute! Are you going to sell these! If so, how much Keeley??

Amanda said...

I love it!! Thank you so much! I can't wait to hang it, call me when you get a chance, we do need to do lunch!

Max's Family said...

Keeley, I love that! You did such a great job! I am very, very impressed and really wish I had a creative bone in my body, but sadly I do not.

Max's Family said...

I am also wondering if you sell these???