Heather found an idea on Pinterest to make picture clipboards and thought our stairway would be a great place to hang them. Here is the inspiration for our project. Click here for the tutorial from LoveGrowsWild.
We started with a plain 1x12 board and i cut it into 13 inch lengths. Sanded down the edges, applied a wood conditioner and then I used the dark stain, Kona, that we used on Trigg's bed project.
Then we added the bulldog clips that Heather picked up at Hobby Lobby.
I used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax for these frames, it gave it a good finished look without having to use polyurethane.
What do you do when you are trapped inside during such a cold winter? Find idea's on Pinterest! Heather found this one to keep Trigg busy (for 15 minutes...which for a toddler is a really long time!)
Play-dough, skewer sticks and Cheerios = fun
We also picked up some finger paints! I re-purposed on old t-shirt to make a paint t-shirt for Trigg.
He loves painting with his fingers!
We tried out a new haircut place a few weeks ago, its called Shear Madness in West Des Moines.
Trigg loved that he got to sit in Lighting McQueen
...and watch "Cars"...
...and he got a blue sucker! They kept him entertained and he got a needed haircut...Win-Win!
We have also been going to SkyZone in Grimes! It's an indoor trampoline park and they have Toddler Time from 11-Noon on Wednesday's and Thursday's.
Mom and Trigg having fun on the trampolines!
"I mustache you a question!"
Trigg has discovered pockets...and he likes to fill his pockets with stuff...usually cars!
With the arrival of spring, the dudes jumped on the bike and went from a ride around the neighborhood.
I took a long lunch last Thursday and took Trigg to SkyZone...
...it was awesome!
...and makes for a good afternoon nap!
Our little man is looking more and more like a little man!
Watching his favorite movie Cars!
Trigg does try to push boundaries at times. He is in a new cooshie booster but occasionally he just can't stay sitting and will stand up in his chair...as we are learning in our house, poor choices have consequences and if you want to stand while eating supper, you will lose your chair and you can stand at the table. At first he thought it was fun but by the end of the meal he was ready to have his chair back.
That's some of the happenings at our house, we are ready for spring and warmer weather so we can get outside and play!
We love the open layout of our house, the main level is really one big open room with stairs in the middle. The only trick is that we didn't want to paint the main level all one color. There a natural break of a doorway from the kitchen to the dinning room (for now...) but from the front room into the entryway it is a seamless wall.
But we wanted two different colors...so we decided to build a faux column to break those rooms apart. We wanted it to match the trim work of the front door. 5.5 inch width with 3 fluted grooves... but you can't find that type of board anywhere.
So I set up my router table, measured for a front and back gate, set the depth and width and ran a board through. Three straight lines later I have a matching board!
Then I built a base and top block, added some primer and paint
Installed the faux column! It matches fairly well and makes the transition look a lot better!