Saturday, December 29, 2012

Watchful Eye

Last night Miss Whimsy had her 1st boyfriend over to hang out. C is a sweet boy and I could not have prayed for a better “first” for my daughter. But being a responsible mother, I could not just leave them to their own devices, but at the same time, I didn’t want to embarrass the kids or seem overbearing. So I got busy crafting! I did most of the work in my bedroom, but had to come out to take pictures, to get paint and supplies, etc.  Sneaky, huh?
I am not ready for Valentines decorations, so I put together a New Years blessing. I have been making signs out of cabinet doors. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore carries used doors for $3. You can’t get canvases for that price!

Whyt's Whimsy
I filled the holes on the front with wood filler and sprayed it with Krylon Satin white.

Whyt's Whimsy 6
The molding on the door makes a perfect frame.

Whyt's Whimsy 10
I used my Silhouette to cut out the crown and verse. And painted with $1 quart of oops paint. I then rubbed in out with some stain and furniture wax.
Whyt's Whimsy 12
In all, this 14X22 inch solid wood, framed sign cost me less than $5 to make.
Now if I can be so frugal throughout 2013….
From our house to yours, Have a blessed New Year!
Love, Whyt
Partying at:

Funky Junk Interiors

Jennifer RizzoA Diamond in the Stuff

Photobucket  A Vision to Remember


  1. Your sign looks so beautiful! I'm going to have to look up where the Habitat for Humanity store is. First boyfriend...yikes! Happy New Year!

  2. The ReStore I go to is at Jones and Grant, not far from Willowbrook Mall. They just opened this past year and I am ADDICTED!

    1. I found your blog while looking for Annie Sloan Paint (Cypress) on Google.
      I love the cabinet door... Beautiful! Gotta find out what's at Jones and Grant that's your ReStore.. Up by Napoli's or DelPueblo ?
      I feel like I'm one of the original redoers of things not so loved anymore. I probably have things I've redone when you were a tiny thing! All the interest for such is growing and FINALLY coming into our area... Oh, I didn't mention, I'm close to you... at the edge of Houston where it meets Cypress.

    2. Ahern? The name of a teacher from Owens Elementary?

    3. The Restore is in the old Randall's store. Did you ever find chalk paint? Not at Owens, but I taught at Jowell for 12 years.

  3. I love the verse. What a good reminder to have. The trim really added some great detail.

  4. I love this. What a great idea. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above


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