The first was this outdoor music wall, which I saw pop up in my Facebook news feed a couple of months ago: http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/05/music-wall-rip-music-tree.html
What a brilliant idea! And so easy, too. And I knew we had the perfect spot for it, so two days later I was already gathering junk from our basement to do it. It's still a work in progress, but here's a little sneaky peeky:
|Outdoor music wall, in progress|
I still have some more things I want to add to this, but it's a pretty good start! And literally the only thing I purchased for this was some spray paint to liven it up. Can't beat that! Or can you?? (Ha! See what I did there? Haha, eh, ahem.)
Moving on to the second idea... Several months ago, I got the urge to paint our van. No, not have it repainted, but to paint it myself. Crazy? Maybe a little, but it wouldn't be the first time I have painted a vehicle - I had a car in high school and college that I painted twice: once with random designs and the other with the solar system and stars. In any case, I have been thinking about this off and on for many months, but hadn't really come up with a plan of how I wanted to paint it.
///Fast forward to a couple weeks ago///
I was looking at one of those silly buzzfeed articles - you know the ones: "30 Amazing Photos That Will Change Your Outlook on Life" or "16 Animals That Are So Cute You Will Cry" or some other nonsense, seemingly always in a tidy little list format. I see these pop up in my Facebook news feed frequently, and I rarely click on them. But for some reason, I happened to click on one a couple weeks ago - I don't even remember what the article was now, but somewhere in the ridiculous list was a photo of a car painted with chalkboard paint. When I first saw the pic I kind of casually thought, "Haha, that would be fun." But after a day or so, I kept gravitating back to the idea and thought, "No, wait, that really would be fun!" And it was the perfect solution to my indecision of how to paint the van - if I painted it with chalkboard paint, we could draw on it and keep changing it!
|Sneak peek at the chalkboard van!|