This came from a post that I read that talked about not doing a New Year's resolution, but picking a word and sticking to it. I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, this was something I could get behind.
So my word I choose was 'Free.' Free from the past, free from guilt from others, financial freedom, and the freedom to be who I am and want to be. I liked 'Free.' A lot. Just within the past week or so I added 'Balance' as I am an all-or-nothing type of girl, I came to the realization that it needs to change a little bit. Giving 110% all the time, to everything, will just lead to failure. So those are my words. 'Free' and 'Balance.'
I tried to take pictures throughout the process. Again - I'm starting with materials purchased at my favorite-store-ever.
As you can see, these weren't in bad shape. They were dirty. So I cleaned them, but other than that, They were in perfect condition.
I wanted to do something different with them. I didn't want it to be the same colors I always use... So I went into my 'stash' and I found two colors that I had from my Mom. Now, my Mom painted their living room and picked out a lot of colors and got the cute little samples. After painting the fan blades.. Thank goodness these colors did not end up on the wall. That's all I can say.. Anyways, here's painted:
I ended up painted a second coat, because, one coat was not even close to enough.
You can see the stencils I used above the blade. I traced them on with a pencil. (Yes, the whole time through the project I thought, "How nice would this be with a Silhouette machine.")
Once I had the words traced on it, I used black paint for one, and the other, a color that was a shade darker.
This was the result.
I'm diggin' them. Now I'm working on ideas on how to display them.
Take it easy.