Decorating and fun diy projects have been put on standby as of recent in my house, with a very active little one (she just started crawling), road trips and less exciting house duties taking priority. But I really can't help myself from time to time. Even if it's just a little thing that grabs my attention and I find a moment to get my diy on. You know, sometimes something small can make a really big impact, or at very least make you really happy in a big way. So with a nice 20 minute gap in my day, I took on a single bland frame in my dining room that needed sprucing. Of course, there are a few bland frames that need a lil somethin' somethin' to finish them up, but one was all I had time for and one was good enough for me. I had decided that I wanted something written in a few of the frames (I have a giant "W" planned for one frame) and I settled on just the right frame perk up that will help perk me up every time I see it. The ever popular and always pertinent saying, "Keep calm and carry on" was the ticket for this particular craft, so I got to work.
This lonely and empty frame was calling out to me, and was the right size for this little idea of mine.
Next step is tackling the big frame. My giant "W" is going in that one. While it seems simple enough, I still have to figure out what style of lettering I want and how to get white paint to really pop or figure out how to make a wooden letter instead. Or maybe I'll fortuitously happen upon a giant wooden "W" that fits perfectly and praise my good fortune. In the mean time, I'll just take pleasure in the little things like my constant reminder to "keep calm" while wrangling the dog, cleaning the bananas that my child just splattered the floor with and soothing her cause now she's mad she doesn't get to eat them. Yes, even the little things can make me a zen momma.