Hello, everyone! Not too long ago I promised I’d show off some progress we are making on the house and I am finally delivering on that promise. One of my favorite projects recently has been turning Dutch Bros. hot coffee lids into framed art for our downstairs hallway. The company has a variety of inspiration lids to give you a little daily pep talk but I kept a few I really enjoyed and this idea started when we were still living in our Gilbert rental.
Don’t mind the fact the walls are still unpainted in the hallway. I will provide better photos down the road as all the art displays come together. Putting the artwork together took a bit of craftiness I don’t normal tap into; the lids were not sticking to the scrapbook paper I obtained at Michael’s with just a thin line of craft glue so I ended up putting glue on the inner rim, the edge and the “gap” between the two areas to help hold the lids on tight then I weighted them down with bags of rice and lentils for a few hours.
The end result for the lids makes me happy and my daughter is (mostly) happy with hers as well. She wanted a shadow box for her room as well but I had a 50% coupon for a frame instead and instead of spending $15 for a shadow box I found a perfectly size frame which only costs me $4.
We are still unpacking more wall art a bit at time so it is nice to see some playful representations up at this time even if they are a bit lonely.
The living room is now the only room that is completely finished as far as painting goes. We did discover some of our artwork won’t stay up with Command Strips alone however I would still highly recommend using those items where possible. As someone who rented for 10 years, they are a lifesaver. Additionally, I still prefer to not put holes in the wall if they aren’t necessary.
Again, the room’s not entirely finished so we still have artwork to place but I hope you love the current progress. Lastly, here’s a peek of our before/after progress in the kitchen.
We also received some unexpected surprises courtesy of our loan officer for the Fourth of July. Thanks as always for sharing in this delightful journey with us. I love seeing this house become a home.