Monday, May 24, 2010

magnetic art wall

Hey, long time no post .....Heh?

My newest project has been sooooo much fun, I just had to show y'all what i have been up to, well, among lots of other stuff!

Check out our new magnetic art wall for our soon to be playroom!

I used that cool as grits magnetic paint that RUST-OLEUM makes, and it is going to be so much fun for the kiddos to use to show off their one of a kind creations.



Here is the wall with some of their art..below. I never know if I should talk about the photo above my words, or below??? Is there a right way? someone educate me please.

Where are the magnets you ask???? Well that is exactly what I wanted to know......I couldn't find any, so I had to use tape!!! How crazy you say, you could have just taped the original masterpieces on the wall, instead of spending all that money, and time, using that cool as grits magnetic paint, you say?

That's what I'm screaming!

Not for reals though, cuz it's like 1:00 am and everyone is sleeping soundly, so I am just whispering my frustrations!

It was really fun though, and the rug rats adore seeing their rifity raff on the wall all framed up pretty, and when I do find some magnets, and I will, it will be oh so easy for them to change out the old, and replace with the new.

well, except that way up high oval, I can't even reach that, but, that's what step ladders are for right?



Just to give you an idea of the scale of this wall, those are two nine and a half by eleven sheets in the big red frame in the center.

Here are few more closer shots of some of the details.........
errr uhhh, below....down there.


Hope you enjoyed!
Check out some other cool paint projects at the new CSI project blog.



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I've been working hard on this playroom , lots of trash to treasure projects, some cutsified drapes, some paint here, some fabric there, and I'm going to sharing them all soon. So, if you enjoy that sort of thing, well then, y'all come on back now, ya hear?

I don't really talk like Ellie Mae Clampet in real life, just like I don't really scream stuff in the early morning hours. Not usually.

Hey I have to go to the torcher chamber tomorrow, otherwise known as the dentist, so please pray for me. I would literally rather give birth to a ten pound baby med free, then go to the mean ol' tooth doc. I am not even lying to you.....seriously, but I am in pain, and I must get rid of it, or I will start looking like a screaming Granny Clampet. Oh, I used to be neighbors with the son Clampets first wife in real life....I can't remember his name, not Jed, that was the Dad....You know the one, tied his highwater jeans up to his armpits with a rope, and fetched opossum for supper every day???? Really, she was a model for me in a few fashion shows in my former life....long long time ago. Pretty lady, even had all her teeth, unlike me if I don't get to bed, and stop rambling.





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27 comments:

thehomespunheart said...

Hi Amy!!

Loved seeing a new post from you today! And, what a cute, cute, cute project! Love what you're up to :)

Thinking of you this morning at the torture chamber...I've had so much dental work done I don't mind going to any tooth dr. anymore :)

Love,
Monica

Danielle said...

Lovely project! It does look little but now that you gave us sizes...it looks really big!!! How fun it would be to hang masterpieces there!!! Hope you find magnets soon!

And just an FYI... My husband informed me that the info goes below the photo... it drives him crazy when I do it the other way. Maybe someone else knows better than me... but that is what I try to do:0)

Laurie-Jean said...

Love your whimsical frame embellishments around each magnetic area! So clever! Of course the added kiddo art work is priceless!

Jennie said...

You crazy girl! I laughed all through your post. I SO love this idea!
I hated the dentist too until I found my current fabulous dentist. I never knew the dentist could be such a great place. REALLY! Good luck! I'll be thinking about you.

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

This is a cute idea! I did the magnetic paint on a wall in my playroom & then did chalkboard paint over it but I needed about 5 more coats of magnetic paint to have anything stick to it :( so someday I will re-paint with magnet paint, then re-paint with chalkboard lol!
Came over from The CSI Project!

Jen said...

This is soooo creative. Just absolutely darling! Great job!

Richella said...

Dropping by from the CSI party. This is darling! What a good job you did!

You're thinking of Jethro Bodine, Jed Clampett's nephew. I was a big Beverly Hillbillies fan! :) Hope all goes well at the dentist.

Lauren said...

Followed your link from the CSI party - I LOVE this idea!!! I am planning on turning the formal dining room in our new house into an arts and crafts space for my munchkin and this will be PERFECT on the walls!

Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea!

CRAZYMOM said...

Stopping by from the CSI Project. You are really talented! Your wall looks great. I can see why your kids love it!

Cassie said...

Um...hello!
Awesome!!!!
I am totally in love with this idea!!!
=)

Marie said...

Hello sweet Amy - love, love what you did with the wall art! What a great and clever way to showcase some of your children's creations. It's amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Randi said...

Stopping by from CSI. What a great wall!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

It was super cute before, but the addition of the kid's art puts it over the top! Love it!

Kimberly said...

ha ha ha... oh, gosh. I love it when bloggers type like they talk... it's great. :) And so's your wall! I just put up a magnetic wall in my play room too, like literally JUST. But I wasn't as creative as you. We have a wooden ledge a ways up the wall and I just painted the part under the ledge all magnetic and then painted over it with white because I didn't like it all black... so you wouldn't even know it was a magnetic wall if you just look at it... I love the way you painted frames around your magnetic shapes. Anyway, now I feel like I'M rambling.

Great job!

Kimberly said...

ha ha ha... oh, gosh. I love it when bloggers type like they talk... it's great. :) And so's your wall! I just put up a magnetic wall in my play room too, like literally JUST. But I wasn't as creative as you. We have a wooden ledge a ways up the wall and I just painted the part under the ledge all magnetic and then painted over it with white because I didn't like it all black... so you wouldn't even know it was a magnetic wall if you just look at it... I love the way you painted frames around your magnetic shapes. Anyway, now I feel like I'M rambling.

Great job!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Such a cute idea!!! I love that. How fun - I bet your kids think it's just the coolest thing.

Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project. We really appreciate it!

XOX
Jen

Maggie Reno said...

Super cute. I love the grouping! What a great way for your kids to feel like their creations are important to you!

Schona Kessler Photography said...

Cute! Love the colors too. Office max always has some of the cutest magnets by the way. :)

Stephanie Cameron said...

This is such an awesome project! I've never seen anything like it before! Great job.

ellie g said...

Found you over at the CSI Project. Such a fun idea! I love how whimsical the frames are. Totally cute!!

Joy Cometh in the Morning said...

Awesome, awesome project! Great idea! It is good to see you again! I love reading your blog.

KatrinkaJane said...

Super-cute! Could you take a pic with someone's hand putting up a piece of art or something, for size perspective?

Jill said...

This is such a cute idea. At first I didn't realize that you had actually hand painted each frame (maybe I didn't read closely enough?!). I just thought you'd found some really cool frames and spray painted them and I was having some frame finding envy. Then I realized you hand painted tem! Hello talent! They are darling.

Tracey said...

This is darling! I have a can of that magnetic chalkboard paint just waiting for some inspiration.

I always type above the photos because as you scan down the page I think it easier to read about the photo and then see it instead of seeing the photo and then reading the words and you sometimes have to page back up to see the photo. Who knows? This is probably wrong.

Stephanie Trapp said...

Hi! I'm dropping by from the Beneath My Heart party. Your art wall is amazing! I would love to do something like this someday. Thanks for sharing!

Al said...

Above or below, still an awesome project

the domestic fringe said...

Love this art wall. I am working something similar with frames for my own kid's art.

-FringeGirl