Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Project 2 Years in the Making. Warning: Lots of Photos!

Yes, that's right.  Two years.  I've procrastinated long enough but I finally have it done and I think it turned out great!  I love mini-albums because they're so quick to create. Hah!  Unless you're me.

I received a vinyl wall quote from Stampin' Up! a couple of years ago when I hosted a workshop at my house.  I love it! When we finished our basement, I knew I wanted to put it up down there to warm up the space.  But when I got it up there, it seemed like it was begging for something more.  I had this peg board in my old house.  You know, in the 90s.  When Rose, Light Blue, and Periwinkle were hot colors. :)

So I pulled it out of storage and painted the heck out of it.  I love the glossy black finish.  It's hard to see that in the photo.  But it's glossy.  And pretty.

Then I decided to make 4 mini-albums to hang from it.  They probably don't need a lot of explanation, but I'll just tell you the theme of each album and give you a peek of my favorite pages in each.

First is this one.  Obviously the theme is some of our favorite photos:

I used lots of buttons on this album, making it nice and chunky.

Next up, photos about things we do at home:

Next is the holiday album.  We love our holidays!

This is how I know I've been working on this project for 2 years!

Last, but not least, a few photos of our travels:

I even was able to use Photoshop well enough to add the quote to this cute luggage tag.  Not sure I could do that again!

 So there you have it!  A 2-year home decor project that shouldn't have taken 2 years.  See that white board on the counter in the background there?  That's a project that I started at least 4 years ago.  I guess that one's next!  Stay tuned! :)