Guest Project — Make Entryway Artwork! {and a giveaway event}

28 Jul
Hi! I’m Michele from The Scrap Shoppe.
A little about me: I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 7 years, and we have an absolutely adorable 23 month old son (I’m not a bit biased about his cuteness!). I work full time as a biochemist at a large private university, but I’m a crafter at heart. I love to scrapbook, play with paper and fabric, garden, dabble in graphic design, and just let my creativity out whenever possible! I grew up with a mother that always had an “I can make that!” attitude. I find that I’m a bit of a mirror image of her in that sense today!
A HUGE thank you to Jen for having me on Tatertots &; Jello!
I’m so beyond thrilled to be here!

I want to share with you what is a slight embarassment to me.
My entryway!

Ugh! Super boring, right? We’ve lived in our house for 6 years now and it still looks like this! I’ve been on the lookout for the *perfect* table for my entryway for ages, but in the meantime surely there is something I can do with this space!
My focus today is the wall to the right. The first thing people see when they walk in my home.
My big plan is to make some ENTRYWAY ARTWORK!
My artwork will need a frame, so I started with two 8′ pieces of decorative wood trim, and one piece of 36″ flat trim with rounded edges.
I had the hubs cut all of the trim down to size for me.
Then we cut each of the decorative trim pieces to a 45 degree angle.
Next up, prime and spray paint all of the trim. I used Rust-oleum Satin Espresso paint.
I had a 4′ wide piece of plywood that was made from a combination of synthetic wood (on the interior) and the real wood (on the exterior). It only cost ~$5!
I had the hubs cut the plywood into three 13″x13″ pieces which I primed and painted in Behr Awning Red.
Time to get the trim up on the wall! We mounted it with liquid nails…
…And held it in place with painters tape. And you can bet your bottom dollar that frame is level!
I was fired once from a job around the house by the hubs because I wasn’t keeping a project perfectly level… but I digress! Luckily I wasn’t fired from this job!
Remember those two pieces of flat trim? We put those inside the frame so that we had 3 nice squares.
Can you guess what’s going in the those squares by now?
Yep! Those three red 13″x13″ pieces.
Apparently our boards were a teensy bit warped which wasn’t really noticable until we mounted them on the wall. So instead of holding the boards indefinitely until the liquid nails dried, my ingenious husband said, “Hold these!” and ran off to the bathroom and snagged the shower curtain rod. Pretty smart!
After an hour or so we decided everything should be dry and removed the shower curtain rod.
And, ta-da!! Isn’t it lovely? Okay, so its a little boring. Where’s the “ART” part of this Entryway Artwork?
To add my “ART“, I attached some clear photo corners to two of the red frames. They are adhesive-backed, but I thought I would need to add some more adhesive to be sure they would stay on. Not so!! They were plenty sticky all on their own.
So two of my frames ended up looking like this. They are hard to see, but there is a photo corner in each of the 4 corners.
I was able to slip my “ART” into the the corners.
Any guesses what my art is? I gave you a hint in my introduction to myself. 😉
Its a 12″x12″ scrapbook layout!
As a scrapbooker, I find that I want to display my pages instead of tucking them away into an album. Because really, who’s going to go flipping through my albums except my other scrapbooking friends?
I placed my embroidery hoop monogram wall art in the center frame. Its starting to bother me now that I see in the photo that its not exactly centered at the top and bottom… that will soon be remedied!
Here is the final project! And, I have to say, I’m loving it!
And the best part? I can interchange those scrapbook layouts. I can add my latest ones, change them up by season or holiday, or even change them up for whatever is going on at the house! We are celebrating my son’s 2nd birthday in September so you can bet there will be two layouts of him up for the birthday party!
So here is my somewhat improved entryway. I love that my guests now have something to look at as they enter the house! Now I just need to find that perfect table for the other wall…
This project was super inexpensive. We had to purchase the wood trim, the plywood, the liquid nails and the paint. So about $30 or less total!
Thanks again, Jen, for having me over!! This was too much fun!

Thanks Michele! What a great project – your entryway looks fantastic!! Here’s a little button as a thank you for sharing your talent with us!! Have you checked out Michele’s blog — The Scrap Shop? Michele comes up with such fun ideas, like:
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{Such an awesome rosette skirt embellishment}
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 {these Ceramic Paper Flowers are beautiful!}
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 {Adorable Mother’s Brooch}
And, Michele also makes fun PFD Freebies to share, like these – she’s so talented!!
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Be sure to check out The Scrap Shoppe!
And, now some information about the Great 

BlogFrog FROGGY HUNT

that’s starting in my BlogFrog community TODAY! 
 I have teamed up with 8 blogs for a fun Froggy Hunt!

And, there are some great prizes, including:
A custom-made Giant Flower Tote Bag.  
 I will make it in any color you want — just for you!
From Cristil @ lilsteinstylesA 2T/3T Ruffle Tank.

This little tank is a size 2/3T but they do run small… {The little DIVA wearing this shirt is a itty bitty 14 month old.} It has funky flower print ruffle around the neck & also two rows around the bottom of the tank. If you don’t have a little one this age, it makes a wonderful gift!!
**NOTE: hair bows and jeans not included.
 

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 $25 Alice.com Gift Card — where you can buy ALL of your home essentials
A Frog, T-shirt and Premium BlogFrog Membership from the Wonderful Blog Frog folks!
smockityfrocks.com
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An Oil Cloth Apron from Connie @ Smockity Frocks 

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Any item from  Infarrantly Creative’s Etsy Shop etsy shop!

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 And a $40 Amazon Gift Card! 


HOP over to my BlogFrog community for the details! 
It’s on my sidebar — or click HERE.


Have a Terrific Day!

XOXO

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