Sunday, July 15, 2012

Live Well Waco Commercial.

I am so grateful for the creativity I am allowed at work. Sometimes it takes the form of creating posters, or wellness programs, or tshirts, or in the case a commercial. Through a grant we received, we have the opportunity to by ads on TV, billboards, and radio that will send healthy messages to the community. After inspiration at a conference, I worked up an idea to highlight some of the outdoor opportunities that Waco has to offer. I worked with our graphics department and we put together this commercial.

We have decided to build a whole campaign around this commercial and "I'm Healthy and I Know It" .
I think it came out great and turned out just the way I thought it would.

Nursery Art.

Just a quick look at nursery art I created for a friend. 

It is a Jungle themed nursery so this seemed like a good idea. I used giraffe print scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and 14inch MDF letters. I painted all the letters first. Then I cut out all the giraffe spots and glued them on. The little animals are just extras.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Painting Tile.

Our fireplace has been bugging me since day one. I love having it, but it is a boring and the colors just dont match with the rest of the house. The surround is the same as the entire floor! Just has I made up my mind to reface the surround with plywood, Pinterest came along to save the day. 

I found a picture of painted tile! Why had I not thought of that? I have painted almost everything else!
So I took the plunge. I started by taping and priming. I used Exterior white paint that we had left over from our porch and used a foam roller brush.



 It looks great and since this is a VERY low traffic area, I'm thinking it will hold up fine. This is the same paint I used for the kitchen cabinets as well, and those still look great.

You can see the trim we added around the insert for a more polished look. Also, some of the old grout color was showing so we used liquid nails to put it up.

For a $15 project, I think it made a big difference. It feels so much brighter and bigger and it matches much better. We have plans to do the floors soon anyways so I'm sure it would have needed a change anyways.