Creative Inspiration: Please Do Not Knock

I hope this gives you a creative muse for your home! Hey, isn’t that why we flock to Pintrest? I have had a lot of requests from you, and I hear you loud and clear! You want one of these. Here is the back story on this gem of a sign. Ordering information is at the bottom of this article if you want to skip to the nitty gritty.

I am a podcast-aholic. I love hearing people’s stories and my sister turned me on to The Longest Shortest Time; all about being a parent. Moms and dads are heroes! They have a FB forum for the mamas and I am one of 10K. These people have been my companions on some crazy long nights with my little sleep-fighting monster.

Yesterday this picture was posted:
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Moms got excited. Then came a knock-off:
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Then came another inspired piece:
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Then I had to post the original pic on my personal page because it was genius. I wish I could have a sign like this. My chihuahua and child are in cahoots to make sure all sleep around here stops, but we all know Mama always wins. Well, mostly wins.

Then came a gift from one of my dear friends:
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I hope you are inspired to have fun telling people to shut-it in adorable ways.I mean, how many creative ideas do you have brewing for your own sign right now? A few, right?! You could paint wood with chalkboard paint and do it up.

BUT, if you are like me and you don’t make cute things very well and would rather just buy it, the link is below.

Mrs. Darby Gates was once a Sacramento mom, but now lives in the great Salt Lake City, UT. She will always be Sacramento at heart. Her and her hubs make all sorts of stuff from reclaimed wood. This particular sign is only $25 (plus shipping). You want to customize it? She will do that for you! You need a cupcake recipe? She has tons. She is mom you want to be connected with. Enjoy!

Written by Mariah Cook. Her and her husband live in Sacramento with their son who happens to have a wicked cold and needs some serious sleep. So don’t knock, just come in.

Trendy Wall Art You Can Repurpose Later

Trendy Wall Art

I originally started this idea for my cousin’s bridal shower. The theme we decided on was a black and white striped print with accents of pink flowers and gold glitter. I wanted to do a few wall decorations for the shower that matched the theme and would give the room a little sparkle. I’m all about finding a bargain. I have champagne dreams with an apple cider budget. So, I searched for the cheapest prices I could find.

I started to keep my eyes open for small deals and I just so happened to go to Michael’s one day and found a pretty nice sized canvas that was 50% off. I believe it was about 7 bucks! I also picked up some painters tape, a tube of black acrylic paint and a few shades of pink flowers that were also 50% off. Score!

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After about 2 weeks, I finally found a small pocket of time to start this project. I started by taping off the stripes on my canvas. I originally began to spray paint the black stripes but I didn’t like the way it was looking so I went ahead and painted the black stripes. While it dried, I hot glued the first pink flowers down.

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I slowly pulled off the tape after it dried and Voila! 

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I glued the second set of pink flowers on the canvas.

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I was torn about exactly what I wanted to do in the middle. I knew I wanted “LOVE” to be represented but I didn’t know if I wanted the word or a symbol. So, I prepared for both.

I found these letters at Michael’s for $1.49 each. I also found a wooden heart for $3.00 in the clearance section. I picked up some gold glitter, Mod Podge and one of those spongy brushes.

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I spray painted the letters and the wooden heart with Rust-oleum Metallic Finish gold spray paint first.

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I allowed the pieces to dry and then I prepped my wooden heart for the sparkle! I coated it with Mod Podge and then immediately covered it in glitter.

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After all the pieces dried, I placed them on the canvas using glue dots. I used glue dots because I’m afraid of commitment. Not really! I loved the stripes so much that I thought I might want to use the background for different seasons. Now, I can just pop off the letters and the heart and replace them with something else. How cool!? 

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Written by Ricketa Bluford. She lives in Sacramento and is married to Sacramento local musician, Kenny, and their three kid (all under 3yrs).