I will admit it I am so not a DIY type of person. I just get too lazy- I mean I am way too busy watching the OC Housewives Reunions 1 and 2 and that leaves me little time to DIY. Most of the time it is easier just to buy something the way I want it than take the time and effort to re-do it. However, when I saw this pin on Pinterest I knew it was a DIY I could tackle.
I immediately thought this was a great idea to paint cans and store all of Sterling's art supplies in. Keeping things real, this was the state of his art basket before I started the project. A hot unorganized mess.
While I loved the pastel colors above I figured Sterling needed some more boyish colors. I debated a long time (way too long) about what colors to use and eventually decided on blue, green, and orange. For this project all I did was clean the empty cans well, wrap tape where I wanted the paint to end and paint. I used acrylic paint that I already had. This was super duper easy. Don't look too close though I got eager and pulled the tape off too soon, so some of the paint is uneven!
And while I was in a DIY mood I decided to spray paint his basket metallic silver. Made such a difference! Here is the finished and organzied basket. An easy DIY tackled at nap time!
Speaking of my sweet baby he has gotten a bad habit where he won't go to sleep at night til I rock him.
I put him in bed and leave and he seems fine then 10 minutes later I hear him say "Mama rock you." He says this til I come in and rock him. This happened Monday night right as The Bachelorette was starting. I sighed and went in to rock him thinking I will make this super quick, I want to get back to my wine and show. But as I was sitting there rocking him and he was being so sweet, the words to the Trace Adkins Country song "You're Gonna Miss This" popped in my head. It is a such a great song about a girl rushing through life wanting each stage to hurry up so she can get to the next one. It talks about the importance of savoring the little moments. The chorus is:
You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this
I thought about that song as a rocked him for a really long time, realizing that soon he will be old and not want me to rock him anymore much less hang out with him in public. It is such a great reminder to savor life's little moments. Because I know in the blink of an eye he will be grown. You can read all the lyrics here. That was my deep thought for the day:)