they used photos from their instax instant camera, but you could just as easily do it with instagrams, and lord knows, i love instagram. and it looks super easy. they didn't print out each of those photos. they actually had pages printed of the images and then simply stapled em up to the walls. no glue, no mess. awesome.
i don't have anywhere or any need for them at my house,
but my family's lake house, abso-freakin-lutely.
i'm calling my mom right now and pleading my case.
how fun? using years and years of lake photos from when we were small all the way up until now. fun. fun. fun. fun. fun.
since then, i've had this nail polish marbling thing on my brain and wanted to marble something.
with easter coming up, i figured it was the best option.
i remembered hobby lobby always having those wooden eggs but when i was up there 2 weekends ago, i found these instead in the easter section. much better because they were already primed white and cheaper.
only $6.99 for this pack of 8, and all the easter junk was 40% off.
so a little over $4.
my only obstacle was how to get these eggs into the water with polish and then dry them, without getting my fingers in it and smudging the marbling.
so i drilled some teeny tiny holes with the smallest drill bit, 1/16", in the bottom of each egg.
just big enough for these pointed skewers i had to squeeze tightly into the small hole and hold my eggs. i think i also got those skewers from hob lob back in january when i made some birthday cake flags for my mom.
like the tutorial suggests, you need to have all your supplies ready to go because the nail polish dries fast on your water.
i just used an old glass vase i had.
and another tip, use warm water so your polish doesn't seize up on you.
the tutorial also mentions that it doesn't really matter about the quality of your polish, so while at cvs, i grabbed the cutest spring palette of the cheap stuff. from $.99 to $4.
i didn't take any photos of the during because it went really quickly.
plus there are tons and tons and tons of tutorials online of how to do it, and i'm sure they'd be better than mine.
i even youtubed some before i got started, just to make sure i had it down.
but the one i linked to at the top, was the best i found.
and here are my eggs drying.
i used the same drill to drill holes in the top of an old shoe box so they could dry without touching anything on the skewers.
worked like a charm, if i do say so myself.
i love how they're different.
now they're hanging in a gold bowl on my front coffee table.
i have this ceramic egg container that i was planning on using, in the pics above, but it covers up too much of my marbles :)
the mint and the neon are quite trendy, yes...
but i don't think i'll ever get over the neon thing... like for as long as i live...
so i think we're good.
i did see that camille styles posted this same project yesterday, but she used blown out eggs.
you certainly could do that as well, but with the wooden ones, you can save them for years to come without worrying about them smooshing into a million bits.
(and those holes i drilled are so tiny, i didn't even fill them like i had planned. they aren't noticeable.)
my dad is running for our city's city council again. he's been on it for 11 years and is up for re-election. i'm his campaign marketeer... of sorts. i have photoshop and i take photos. so all the mailers and ads have turned out to be my job, yet again :)
the ad for the newspaper was due at noon today and i wasn't quite finished, so that was this morning. good news is its all finished and sent off to print!
today, i can hardly even believe it myself, it's going to be 80 degrees here in sunny kc.
i'll be sitting at my desk, longing for and daydreaming about the sunshine out my window at work today. but that's ok. at least it's here.
i can't wait to share my recent purchases with you...
first we have the most sumptuous, luxurious, yellow-with-a-hint-of-mustard, gorgeous velvet. 2 yards of it. and it's already sitting atop the chair it's going to cover very shortly. i have been searching high and low for the stuff for a long while now. it's hard to purchase over the internet because you can't feel it in your hands or see the true color...and yellow can be good, but it can also be very very bad. i'm glad i held out because yesterday i stumbled upon some at my favorite discount fab store for $6.99 a yard... marked down to $3. holler.
i even snagged 8 yards of another fabric to tackle my hand-me-down wingback. finally!! and it too was only $3/yard. the luck! and even though they aren't recovered yet, my front room has finally become what i want it to be. there's more satisfaction in holding out for the perfect fits, ya know. even if i takes 3 years.
can't wait to share.
can't wait to reupholster!
i think that's what i'll be doing all weekend long if you need me.