Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ta Da!!!

If any of you have had any type of conversation with me in the past couple of years, you know I have a huge thing about giving people "Ta Da's"  (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, give me a call, it's obviously been too long since we have last talked!... or just tell me to explain myself and I'll write a whole post about it... yes, I feel that strongly about the Ta Da factor!)

... anyway, when Ben came home from his 3rd day of school with his first art project and walked around with me to find the 'perfect spot' to hang it up, I thought, "He needs his Ta Da moment"  





... and as we were walking around, I suddenly noticed how barren this wall looked:
 ... and how much it was just screaming for a little spice in life.
... and then I thought, "hey how about a Ta Da WALL??!  (with 5 kids, we've got to think global here, folks... no piddly pin up board is going to hold all of the masterpieces that grace the threshold of our household!)

... So after a bit of research, and a great big deep breath, I dove in and started...

and quickly got a little scared to see the BLACK magnetic paint all over our once beautifully neutral walls, and suddenly panicked, thinking this may be one of my (many*ahem*) hair brained schemes that looks a lot better in my brain than it does in real life...

... but we forged ahead... through all the layers, spills, and smells...


to give birth to the "Official Ta Da" dwelling in our home.
... so if any of you are needing a little recognition, pat on the back, or any other form of Ta Da... send it here... we'll put it up in your honor :)



9 comments:

Julie said...

Ok, it did look pretty scary for a minute. How does that magnetic paint work? Did you just paint over it with regular paint? Great idea!

Porsche said...

Love it, Jen! Ta Da!

Gabby just had her 2nd boy unassisted at home (it was kind of a whoopsie, he came too fast). She and baby are doing great. She says to tell you hi. Tell Jerry hi, too from us.

mahina said...

that is so very cool! such a great idea!!

Sue Howe said...

Wonderful to have a perfect place for those creations the children make. The need to see their things up and on display for a while. Do you have a growth chart place. We did it on the furnace door in the hall of the old house. But it was like a long measuring tape and the children would stand by it and we would mark their growth in height and put the date and age of the child. It was so suprising to see that they even checked the growth chart to check where their height was all the time even when they were 17 and 18 years of age. It was a great thing at our old house!!!!!!

mnjacksons said...

What a great and cute idea! love it. how did it work just paint? your so creative.

sarah said...

I LOVE it! I really want to make one! You are so creative.

Robin Conner said...

Way to go! That is such an awesome idea! Love the magnetic paint idea! Sooo cool! And love the wall decorating you are doing. It's looking really good! I can't wait to see your new house hopefully sooner than later! ;)

Nat said...

love the ta-da idea and your ta-da wall! nice work!

Chas said...

That is AWESOME!