So, since everything seems to be pointing to the "what's next" I figured I might as well start thinking about Christmas...you know, since Halloween is over (which reminds of a funny story: the other day I was at Walmart, it was the day after Halloween and they were setting up a Christmas tree-blah-and right above the tree was a sign that said "Happy Halloween" and it made me chuckle and think, what's wrong with this picture?!) I've been wanting new Christmas stockings. I did just see that Pottery Barn has stockings on sale with FREE shipping AND Free personalization, BUT, ultimately, over time I just want stockings that all MATCH. I think that's my big hang up, I want stockings that are all the same. And I have two stockings from when my husband & I got married, but not one for my son (or the dogs-gasp!)
At some point I came across these beauties at Ballard Designs. And of course, I love that they are burlap AND that I can make ones that look JUST like that (& won't cost me $34!)
So here's my first attempt:
Here's what it looked like after I spray painted. I added extra freezer paper around the original names to avoid overspray. Maybe I HAVE learned!!!
So, it's not BAD, it's just not GREAT.