Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pinterest Paint Party

Hey everybody!

 It has taken me FOREVER to get this post up because blogger has been so aggravating! It wouldn't hardly let me upload pictures. I read that some other people were having this problem too. I finally got it though! :)

Last Thursday night, my mom and I attended a Pinterest Paint Party! Our local Habitat for Humanity - Restore put it together and it was SO much fun! If you have a Habitat near you then you probably know that they build houses for people, so all of the money they made from the party went toward helping with houses.

With all the money they raised, they were able to paint a WHOLE house!! So wonderful!!

We got to paint a cabinet door and I really love how they turned out. 

We had a great teacher :) Her name is Lori and she has done a lot of paintings including some on the walls in a local mall!

Mine is on the left and my mom's is the one on the right.

We got to put a piece of cork on the bottom of ours, but you could also use chalkboard paint, magnetic paint or combine the two for a chalkboard that holds magnets. The possiblities are endless :)

We started with this ^^^

Then, we white washed it....

All you do is take regular latex paint that's white and mix it with a little bit of water and brush it on then use a paper towel to wipe it down.

It'll look similiar to this once you do that.

After that, we painted our background color. We did this in turqouise and we just mixed our paint in with the white and water mixure that we already had so that it would lighten it up.

*I didn't mix mine as good so my turquoise wasn't very light*

You then paint that on and wipe it down with a paper towel.

Next, we figured out where we wanted our images...

She had printed out, on regular printer paper, the images we would need and then she gave us some tracing paper (I don't remember exactly what it's called) and when we drew over the picture it showed up on our cabinet door. Does that make sense? lol

After that it was time to paint! :)

Then it was time to cut our cork piece to fit at the bottom

And then we were done! :)

My mom (left) and me :)

It was soo much fun and I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with my mom!

Hope you like it! :)

I'm linking this up to:

Craft Junkie Too Friend

P.S. - I got a new job! I'll be working at a daycare and I am sooo super excited! I love kids and I've always wanted to be a teacher (I'm going to school for it actually!). I have been praying and asking God to show me my path and I believe that this is his way of showing me! I feel like being around kids is what I'm suppose to do and I couldn't be happier about the path that God has chosen for me! I've applied for other jobs with no luck so I was so excited when she said that I had the job!  It couldn't have came at a better time either! I am truly blessed. I haven't started yet, I had to have my fingerprints done and get a physical and TB test. I also got a flu shot! lol I'm hoping she will let me work a few hours tomorrow because she told me she would just start me for a few hours a day til I get use to it. I'll have a room of six 18-24 month olds! It will be 5 days a week and with that and school, it won't leave much time for blogging except on weekends. I'm hoping I can make all three work :) lol I have a feeling I'm gonna be so tired, but it will be so worth it!

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  1. WOWZA those are FABULOUS!!!!! Great Job!!!

  2. Very cute! Thanks for linking up to my party at Jillify It!
    I'm a new follower!


    1. Thank you so much! :) I love linky parties! lol

      -Kara Fortenberry

  3. I LOVE this! I will definitely be doing this project!!! Pinned it.

  4. so so awesome! and so much fun being able to work with little kiddos. i'm a preschool teacher and i LOVE it. seriously, it is the greatest. i would love for you to add this to my new link party... spreading the love. please go check it out if you are interested!
    {love} lauryn @ love notes by lauryn

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, today was my third day and so far it's great! I can already tell I'm going to really like it :) I'll definitely link up to your party! I love linky parties! lol

      -Kara Fortenberry