Monday, July 5, 2010

In Our Home (Deployment Project #158)

I saw this fabulous “Do” list on someone’s blog the other day, and I cannot for the life of me find it again.  In typical Amy fashion, I put it in my idea file, but forgot to make sure I had the link saved also.  So - - I know it is on one of your blogs - - if it’s yours, send me an email and I will link you to this!!

Here’s the wall that inspired my next project:20090517225915[1]

Don’t you just love it?  I love that it is a positive twist on a household “list of rules.”  I took the words and ran with the idea, making my own movable version.  That’s what we do in the military - - we make movable versions of everything.  That along with checking the weight of a piece of furniture before we purchase it!!

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I plan on hanging this on the wall in the hallway outside the kids room.  It’s actually just leaning there right now until I can go and get the hardware needed to hang it.

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Here’s the line that really sold me, “We do loud really well.”  If you knew my family, or hung around with us for any amount of time - - - especially if Handsome Hubby is around - - you would know that we do LOUD really well!!!  We joke that my husband has the laugh, “heard around the world!”  It’s true - - it’s really loud!  When we were dating in college, that would be how I would find him.  I would just open my dorm room window - - listen for a few seconds, hear his laugh, and head off in the direction I heard it!  I love that my man is such a happy person and not afraid to share that joy - - especially with his family! 

So, yes, we do loud really well!!

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To make the sign, I dry brushed my blue paint on my board, used my T-square to chalk some guidelines on for writing my words.  Then free-hand painted the words on my board.  After it all dried, I used some sandpaper to distress the entire sign and added some white accents using my paint pen.  It was a quick and easy evening projects that serves as a great reminder to all of us of the things we, as a family, should be doing!

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17 comments:

Rona's Home Page said...

I love it!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I have always wanted to do this too!

I love the way your sign turned out!

Beautiful!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kelley said...

We gonna do this project, too!

Cheryl said...

Love it and the paint colors you used. So fresh, happy and a reminder we all need throughout the day.

Teri said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing. When I have kids, this is definitely something I'll try! :)

Tara G. said...

I always stop and think, too, if it's a house specific item and whether it's worth the cost to get it if I can't use it in the next place!

That is a cute sign!

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

I love this! I might have to do one as well. Thanks for sharing!

shelly @ the familyblt said...

I really like it! Easy and way fun!

Nicola said...

Such a great positive idea - I love it, off home to see if I have what I need in the cupboard to make my own!

Mom in High Heels said...

I LOL'd when I read how military families make movable versions of things. So true! I've seen this too and been contemplating doing one for my front entry. Yours turned out beautiful.

mrs_eric said...

That's fantastic! I will have to put this in my Projects list. :)

April@ Natural Nester said...

I love this idea! I saw the house rules signs and liked the idea, but was hoping to find a more positive alternative. This may be it! Thanks for sharing!

berg4 said...

I really like this - positive messages are good lessons

Jessica said...

Such a cool idea. I love it.

the wild raspberry said...

What a great and truly inspiring list. I think it is going on our living room wall once the addition is complete. Thank you so much for sharing!

Warmly,
~Debbie~

April@ Natural Nester said...

I finally got mine done...I used yours as inspiration, but put my own spin on it. Check it out!

http://naturalnester.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-family-rules.html

Dave and Erin's Blog said...

I love this idea and made one for our home this past weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

http://erinanddave2001.blogspot.com/2010/08/just-makin-list-of-dos-for-our-home.html

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