Sunday, July 17, 2011

sneak peak

I have been busy this week on the boy's room. I posted about finding a map and I did find one but it was a cheap $2 thing and when I went to modge podge it to my canvas, it wouldn't stick. I tried two times and the second time it looked awful so I scrapped that idea and came up with another one. I happened to have some blank canvases from awhile ago so I got online and printed off outlines of all the places the boys in Mike's family and the boys in our family went on missions (I included in-laws too so Brent, Kevin, etc. got included). I cut out the outline and taped it to my canvas, then painted over the paper and then tore the paper off to reveal my outlines. Man, anyone else think this would have been easier with a silhouette? Maybe one day...

Anyway, these will go on the boy's wall this week. I have already painted their room and hung up some shadow boxes I found found at Goodwill and painted brown. Also, their hooks with their pictures are hung up ready for them to put up their towels. And, I have another surprise that I am really excited about and hope it turns out as good as I want it to.

This week should be busy though because I have to take the kids to the doctor and register Isaac for school (it starts Aug. 3) and clean my house and go grocery shopping in preparation for Jess and family to come. So, busy week!

P.S. Does anyone else notice something wrong with the United States one? I didn't until I went to put the star on for Kevin. Apparently, the outline I used didn't have Michigan on there. I thought perhaps I just cut it out on accident but when I went back to look at the picture online I saw that sure enough, no Michigan. But, I'd already done it on canvas and I'm not redoing it.

10 comments:

Dave and Tana said...

That turned out really well! I like it a lot! I think it is cooler than having just a map up..more of a artistic piece:)

Jason said...

Very nice. That is a good idea.

Gillian Mohlman said...

I love that idea! you are so crafty. I love it. Thats weird that it wouldnt include michigan. Haha. Oh well! I'm sure he won't mind. :) He doesn't have very fond memories of his mission.. detroits a scary place!

Mike and Adrianne said...

Gillian, I still put a star on the map for him, it's just in water--where Michigan should be.

Mike and Adrianne said...

Oh, and my brother-in-law Mike (married to Mandy, Mike's sister) went to Toronto, Cananda so I just put his star right above the map where Toronto would be. So, everyone should be included, they just might not have their state or country on there.

Jess and Jen said...

Pop quiz time: I think Michigan is included in Adrianne's cut out. Any guesses why I believe that? Adrianne, you can't play since I already sent you my explanation. -Jess

Kaitlin said...

I know why Jess. The outline included the great lakes that are part of the US. What happens when I get my call? Do I get a different colored star than all of the boys since I would be the only girl to serve?

Jess and Jen said...

You are right, Kaitlin. The US portion of the Great Lakes is probably included in the outline she cut out. You're smart. -Jess

Kaitlin said...

I know I am. I had to get into BYU some way right?

Ethan said...

no