We had a great week! I learned to wake board, we all went swimming, chilled out in our pj’s some days, and finished some projects! It was lovely :) I hope you all have a happy weekend! Happy Thursday! xoxo
It’s summer time! Hannah couldn’t be more excited about summer. Her and Noah are looking forward to time at the lake house, swim classes, gymnastics and summer camps! Hannah LOVES school and since she’s out I must keep her busy :) Next year, she is going to a private pre-school for 5 days a week. It’ll be a bit of a change for her but I am sure she will love it. Gotta get her ready for Kindergarten. Since her birthday is September 28th and the cut off is September 1st, she has to wait a whole extra year. Bummer. So, I figure some extra school time will do her some good. As for Noah, well he’s still little and doesn’t care either way. Noah started out the year staying at home with me and joined his sister a little later in the year. I think he would have just stayed home but I think it was good to socialize him some!
Here they are on their last morning of the last day of school!
Here’s what we gave Hannah and Noah’s teachers. A fun, summer-themed, end-of-the-year teacher gift! A beach towel rolled up with the perfect summer magazine!
And for fun, here’s Hannah on her first day of school last year. She has grown so much in such a short amount of time!
It was such a beautiful day Wednesday, so the kiddos and I went to a local splash park. They had a blast, and got lost one too many times on the giant playground! I wish Texas weather would be in the low to mid 80’s every day!
A DIY end table project! Sounds fun, right!? Oh come on, it’s easy!
My poor end tables really need some help, and some cuteness added to them. The kids got to them one too many times with food and drinks and one had lots of ugly scratches on top. Normally, I’d trash something like this and just buy something new. But not this time! I had an idea in my head and I was determined to pull it off.
A couple cans of spray paint, my trusty Silhouette Cameo and some clear coat made them both so much better!
Here they are in their sad state. I already primed the top of the first one to prepare it for it’s pretty design.
This is the design I chose to use and cut out on my trusty Silhouette Cameo! Love that thing. I didn’t use this whole piece because as you can see, the bottom of the design messed up because I didn’t cut my vinyl long enough before it went into the machine and it started turning on me. I didn’t need the end anyways….
I applied the vinyl once the white primer was dry. I didn’t have any white spray paint on hand which is the reason why I used primer. It turned out fine, just needed 3 coats.
Once the vinyl was applied, I spray painted over it with the blue I was using for both tables.
TIP- paint the rest of the table before you apply the vinyl. Or paint the bottom of the table and then spray over your vinyl. Reason being, you need to pull the vinyl while the paint is still wet or else it may pull up paint in areas you didn’t want it to.
You might want to wear gloves!
Here it is after I pulled up the vinyl decal. There are some tiny areas where some blue got on the white, because when you pull up the edges you may tuck under some wet paint. It’s not that noticeable but if it bothers you, go back with a tiny paint brush and touch it up. I wasn’t that worried about it.
Now spray some sealant (clear coat) on it and you’re all done!