Thursday, July 8, 2010

For Rachel's baby girl...


This project has been ridiculously gruesome today. I can't even believe it. I just wanted to make something for a friend who's having her first baby girl in a couple months and OH MY WORD! It's been such a headache. Everything that could possibly go wrong with this project has.  Just looking at the picture makes me want to reach into the computer and strangle the darn thing.  

 The paint was too old and crumbly, so it was impossibly hard to get a decent paint job.  It took me forever to design the vinyl and I'm not even sure I like it that much.  I choose a cream vinyl, which when placed on the pink suddenly looked incredibly neon yellow. I pulled off the "Sweet Princess" and reprinted it with black.  I knew I was going to hate that because it would peel off some of the paint in the process. Of course I wasn't able to get the black on exactly the same spot. When I wiped stain across the whole thing to tone down the yellowishness, it totally accentuated the places that the vinyl had previously been and it looked like the words had an obnoxious shadow next to them.  I had to repaint the board pink and then scratch the paint off the vinyl and then re-stain.  After doing that TWICE, I think it's pretty well hidden. This little project has taken WAY longer than it should have. 

He he he....I think I need some ice cream.  Something with chocolate and nuts perhaps.  


16 comments:

  1. awww, it's so sweet! Sorry you had such trouble with it, but it really is cute!
    Ice cream sounds great to me.
    gail

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  2. The final product is adorable! I hate when things go wrong! Ice cream will totally help! :)

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  3. I hate projects like that and I know how you feel but it turned out super cute!!

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  4. Oh do I ever hear you. I call them the 'projects from hell'. The finished product is very cute though.

    You have my permission to put hot fudge and whipped cream on that ice cream too.

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  5. I just found your blog today and I am IN LOVE with all you do. I love your style and you have amazing talent. I am not the most creative person, so I love blogs like yours to find ideas! Thanks for blogging!

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  6. I just found you!! I LOVE your blog and your clever talent! This little peg board is darling, hopefully worth the headache:) I'm so sad that I'm a tad too late for the benefit race... I'm from Saratoga Springs as well, and I'm a Ragnar runner, so Brian's story really struck a cord with me. Seriously, I could kick myself, I live a couple of miles away and it's 8:30pm!!! If I'd found ya a little sooner!!! Anyway, I'm your newest follower...
    justsewsassy.com

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  7. No one would ever know it was such a difficult project. It looks absolutely fabulous to us! I love the soft pink color and the white border. Love how you lightly distressed it and I love the black font. I think it's adorable!

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  8. OMG I have so totally had things like that happen! So frustrating! Well it turned out wonderful, but I totally feel your paint. Go enjoy some chocolate or something LOL

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  9. How lovely..well the hard work paid off. Its really adorable.

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  10. well it turned out GREAT in the end!

    Eat a 2nd bowl for me;)

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  12. It's actually comforting to learn others have project woes sometimes too... way to stick with it and the final result is adorable. I love the vinyl design and I'm sure your friend will love it too!

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  13. I'll think of you next time I have to rip out a foot of crochet on the blanket I'm making.

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  15. So cute!! I love your blog! I featured this over at Sassy Sites today! Come by and check it out! ;)

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