January has been full of creative activities, but not ones that fall within ds106.
My daughter is going to be a mom and is due in April. She invited me to help create the nursery – aka as Mom can you paint for us? Together we went thru what her visions might be, what she liked etc. A very loving person and sensitive she didn’t want to shoot for the stars and would be perfectly happy with just something ordinary. However – this is also my grandchild and why should we take the simple way out!
I offered chevron on an accent wall and she accepted. 🙂 What a real life math adventure. How many chevrons? How wide? How to factor in the tape width? Yikes! But I got there and it was fun trying to figure it out. The best information and guidance I found was from Smart Girls DIY – the directions, photos, math formulas and the discussion made the most sense to me and broke everything down into segments that I could adjust to my own thinking and learning style.
After measuring the wall and creating a grid it was time to tape and keep my inside and outside diagonals in sync.
I think it turned out well.
Math was involved in trying to figure out the window treatments and how to hang them. How much white to cut, linings – right side- wrong side.
Creating the cushions for the chair…whew! More math and measuring!
But it came together and our Teddy has his spot and is waiting for Baby to watch over. The dresser was painted and up graded from old as well.
A diaper and essentials cake(s) was built. This was hands on maker stuff – building the levels and making them sturdy enough to transport.
and more creating – painting a canvas board so that guests at the baby shower could place their thumbprints and name as documentation of who celebrated.
Now onto #western106 and some more GIFs!