Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The World's Quickest Project

Howdy Ho!

I've been meaning to show you something  I bought at HomeGoods a few weeks ago.  I don't know exactly what to call it.  A rack?  Wall hanging thing?  I don't know, but here it is:

My husband wrote, "Peeka Poly Po Wishes There Was No More Snow" on it after a particularly bad day of spring fever.  Peeka Poly Po is just one of those random nicknames he assigns to people or things.  No rhyme or reason to it. 

I bought this thing for $20 something dollars and  with the intentions of using it as a place for the boys to display their artwork.  I struggled for WEEKS trying to figure out how to attach to clip to the rungs.  I imagined tying picture wire and a clip to it and a bunch of other things, but none were right, until I remembered these crazy things:

Ummm, DUH! 
Its always the simplest solutions that elude me, I swear!
A little hot glue and I had finished the world's quickest project (if you don't count the brainstorming part).

So now my shabby cute display thing looks like this:

Cute, isn't it?

And its supposed to be 60 here tomorrow, so I better think of something new to write on that chalkboard because that snow is gonna GO!!  Woot!

Right now, I am working away on the laundry room.  The paint is bought and up a little on the walls and we made a few other major purchases for in there this past weekend. 

It took me a few days to decide between the two blues you see here in these pictures.  The grey and white were easy to decide on.
The top blue is BM Buxton Blue and the bottom blue is BM Wedgewood Gray.
I took these pictures at night, so they are pretty dark.

This pic is a little more representative of that they look like IRL.
Left is Wedgewood and the right is Buxton:

Again, this picture is dark, but it shows how close the two colors are to eachother:
I'll be back next time to tell you what we picked and show you a few more pictures of where we're going in this room.

Before I go though, how about a picture of my little demo guy?  He LOVES tools and was so excited to get this baby in his hand.  Anytime you ask him what he's doing, he says, "I'm workin'".  He loves to walk around the house and just randomly work on the walls with his little plastic hammer. 

Have a great day!


  1. aww he's such a cutie pie!
    Can't wait to see this room!

  2. Love the display board! I know what you mean about the most simplest of things eluding us :o)

    Wedgewood gray is so popular these days ... I'm interested in knowing which of the two you end up choosing! Doesn't the work always go faster with little hands helping you?!

  3. I love cute little boys and their tools. He and my son could do some damage together! I absolutely love HomeGoods- nice find! I don't think you can go wrong with your color choice. One looks a little more mellow and the other looks a bit brighter. I'm excited to see the after photos!!