Saturday, January 14, 2012

Decoupaging and Painting up a Storm for a very special reason!

Here are all 18 of our grandchildren.  They have become so special in our lives.  I think we will be staring at this wall lots during each day.  How can we help it!
And this morning as I was finishing up this wall,  my husband and I could not stop looking at  all these wonderful faces, and reminiscing about each one of their wonderful little personalities.  These pictures are some of our favorites of them!  Besides the gallery wall check out the other projects I have been working on or should I say decoupaging or painting.
With the neutral changes that have been taking place at my house, and wanting to get new pictures up of my family members.  I have been decoupaging everything that goes in the living room or dining room that had a surface which could be decoupaged! Or I have painted it white!  In the last 4 days I have been working on this grand kid photo gallery wall, and because I needed a little bit of variety even with the neutral look, I have decoupaged frames, a clock, and oh one of my favorites for my studio, the little mannequin dress form I scored at a garage sale for $1.00.
There are lots of pictures in this post, and I have to say that my photo gallery at the end of our grandchildren turned out much better than anticipated!
 First I took these old books, (German hymnbook, and an old dictionary etc.) and rip the pages from them.  (I check out and see if they are worth anything first)  If not I go to work on them. 
I decoupaged some frames.  
This one below was decoupaged with the old dictionary.
I decoupaged this one but left the pretty edge on it!

This clock then became this (below). . . . 
I left part of it green, because it matches my wall in the living room.  
And this little dress form became this after I sprayed the gold part black. . . .

And this became this. . . .
This word just has to be present in my home, because my home reflects so much joy with husband and family.  It is not just for Christmas at our house!  
This was burgundy and gold, but now it is white.   

a look into the dining room where the gallery wall is!
I am not finished with my living room, but the dining room is just how I want it now.  

16 comments:

Cindy said...

Your gallery wall is great! I m going to have to do something like that too. We just had family portraits taken and I need to get them up. Also like your decupage. You've been busy!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--it looks great! I really love what you have done with your portrait wall and your other projects are great too. Thanks for sharing!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Me again--I couldn't reply to your comment by email--
Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. I am doing my first swap of ATC cards (I think thats what they are called) and would love to do a swap with you sometime. How fun! I am following you now. I am also a scrapbooker, though I don't scrapbook very often anymore. I used to scrap a lot. I have been published many times in Creating Keepsakes and a few times in Memory Makers (years ago) and other magazines. So I used to be good! LOL! I noticed my daughter is already a follower of yours. Have a great rest of the weekend! --Sandy

Laurie said...

You are always getting so much done, Michele! I love your projects!

Wendy said...

Your gallery wall is just beautiful and what a joy it must be to look up and see all those lovely faces everyday! And I just love the little dress form...

Magnolia Cottage said...

Greetings,

I enjoyed your post on decoupaging and your lovely gallery of your grandchildren. So Precious! Thanks for stopping by Magnolia Cottage. I will be stopping by again real soon!

Lisa

Suzann said...

Hello Michele
Love the wall in your dining room!!! I used to call the wall in my entry way of pictures of my family the "Hall of Fame" Your grandchildren are adorable!!!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. The banner was the first thing I was able to make since before Christmas. The header of my blog was from Shabbyblog.com go check them out!!! I want to eventually create my own header.
I will be back again to see more of your beautiful blog.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

You've done such a wonderful job with everything!! I love the sheet music. What a great idea!! Your dining room looks so pretty and I'm looking forward to more photos. : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hi, girl I have told you before, you can not be old enough to have 18 grandbabies!!! By looking at their pictures they look so close in age! I love what you did with the frames, it added interest, but still cohesive! I probably will end up with 18 pictures of one grandbaby since I only have one child LOL! Your dress form is great, you should link this post up to my dress form party in Feb., I am hoping I will have all kinds of forms, big and small and it will be full of inspiring ideas

Carol

Erica said...

Looks great! I can't believe you have 18 grandchildren! My mom has her hands full with 1! So many blessings.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a gorgeous...and i do mean GORGEOUS "wall of memories!" how blessed are YOU to have so many beautiful grand babies? i just LOVE what you've created here! sigh...

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

It all looks very beautiful!!Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Marie

Kiza said...

super cute Aunt Michele!

Plus. I love your table. The legs on that thing... I want!

Miss you.

Cheryl said...

Ahh I just love what you have done what a great idea. I am putting all my grand children up our staircase wall!
Hugs
Cxxx

Heather said...

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Janae said...

Such pretty pictures of your family and what a great way to show them off

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