Henceforth, Fridays shall have a new tag. (Ooh, thrilling.) Around Christmas, I don't struggle to find a craft to share, but the rest of the year, I'm not always crafting. So Friday Surprise means anything. It could be a craft, another recipe, an update on our house, or a personal post. (Or I might take the day off.)
Today, I'm going to share a couple of kitchen updates we did over the summer. My sister and friend came over one Saturday this summer and we had a girl day and did crafts all day, pretty much. These first pictures are of our new kitchen clock. We have the clocks on the oven and the microwave, but I really wanted one over the door. I found the clock at Salvation Army for $2, but it was really beat up and a nasty off-white. However, I decided we could probably paint it, and I was right. We even used free paint (a Lowe's Valspar promotion a few months ago). It took a coat of primer first and then this beautiful green:
It's above our pretty arched doorway like this:
Later that same day, we were looking for another craft, and so I looked through the Pinterest board I created for my sister. We found this pin and decided to give it a go:
Except, of course, we couldn't pick just one shape. I got hippos, Claire got unicorns and butterflies, and Chloe got various dinosaurs. We used old calendar pages, an atlas, and various magazines. I taped mine to a braided strand of yarn and then hung them up in my kitchen:
Aren't they so cute?! I love them - and they're perfect for the space.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love and Lollipops,