Appreciating Art – tweens paint famous works

I am so excited about today's post. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE art! So when I walked into my daughter's school and saw dozens of HUGE recreations of famous pieces of art painted by the students, I was so giddy. I only took photos of a few of the pieces of art, but there were literally dozens and dozens lining the walls. They were huge too - like, floor to ceiling huge. I should have taken a picture with my daughter next to one. I think they projected the images onto the paper and then each group got to paint theirs. Without further adieu, today is art appreciation day at … [Read more...]

Andy Warhol inspired chair pop art

{I have been glued to the TV all evening watching the hurricane coverage. It's heart wrenching to watch. Ben and I (and our chicklets) lived in Long Branch, New Jersey for a year in 2008 so I have a special place in my heart for Jersey and its shore. Watching it get slammed with this terrible storm is just awful. And poor New York City. I cry every time I see more footage of Battery Park. I feel like Jersey and New York are my homes away from home. I hope everyone affected by this awful storm stays safe, dry, and warm. Please know I am thinking about you guys and crying for … [Read more...]

The moulding is hung & I actually have a plan for the Dining Room

I've officially dubbed this week Moulding Week. I've hung, puttied, caulked, taped, and painted so much moulding I am now seeing moulding in my sleep! Here's where I'm at now with the dining room: Last time I showed you the room, it looked like this: (In a Patrick Voice), "What's the difference?!" (I've watched way too much Spongebob lately.) Okay, so the difference is that the room now has a chair rail and moulding around the window. I'd say the room is finally coming along. You can also play catch up and see all the other posts about my Dining Room. Before I hung … [Read more...]

Chair art inspired by Andy Warhol

* The updated framed artwork can be found here * Do you remember when I showed you all that crap I got at Goodwill? It was all from Target and was brand-new, but for some crazy reason was being sold at Goodwill. One of the awesome scores were rolls of vinyl for only $.99 a roll! I used one of the phone vinyls to make my Custom Phone Wall Pop Art for my sister for her birthday. Another vinyl pack I got that day was a pack of 4 chairs. I am really trying to enjoy color more around here at Casa de Hepworths, so I decided it would be a lot of fun to make a set of Andy … [Read more...]