Monday, June 11, 2012

Photo Prop Fun

I am about to make a whole new batch of photo props and realized I never showed you my last couple.  
Photo props are so fun because they can be just about anything...anything you want to store, that is.

I have made several of the pennant banners.  Just recently I stenciled "FAMILY" on one of them.  It was pretty cute.  I had a little trouble with it just because the site where we took pictures ended up a little windy. Not too big of a deal though, I just had to take a few more pictures to get the banner all down rather than flapping in the wind.

One of my favorite things is to cut out letters.  I like the monogram letters of the family name like here

Or Here.

The & sign was one of my favorites and actually lives on my shelf in my living room when not in use.

The paper chains are super fun.  A red, white, and blue star chain would be super fun for 4th of July pics.

I love the scrabble tile sayings, but there isn't much to making those, just finding all your letters in the box :0)

I painted an old chair...

for a little more spunk for those sitting portraits.  That is Emmalee's bed-side table while it is not in use for pictures.

I found this old suitcase at goodwill a few years back.  I bought it {it was blue back then} for the kids to play with, but couldn't resist painting it and using in a couple pictures. 

No props, just a gorgeous girl ;0) 

Love the missionary pic!  I did warn him it would be cheesy.

Here is the big thing I wanted to show you, how I transformed my $5 Goodwill coffee table into a baby bed for pictures {saving myself $150}.  I started by hefting the table up on the miter saw and chopping off the claw foot portion of the legs.

This part was saved for later.

Next was to use the same saw and chop this curve out of the table on both sides.
I only had to saw the sides because this table was originally a glass-top table.  That made it nice because I didn't have to bust out the table saw.

This piece was not used for later.  Into the firepit with you!

K, here are my pieces.  Two table halves, four claw feet.

I pulled out the nail gun and shot this baby back together.  I just glued the seams and nailed a strip of wood over them to give it added strength.  Next I nailed in some scrap 1x3 for slats to hold up the mattress.  The mattress by the way, was a couch cushion.  I saved it when we decided to get rid of a fluffy arm chair that broke.  Very convenient because the cushion was so thick I was able to use that foam for so many projects.

Anyway, I nailed the feet on the bottom to be like bunt feet under the bed, spray painted the whole thing white, and roughed it up just a bit.  I brushed on a couple coats of varnish and now enjoy using the bed with all my baby girls!

I think it made a darling four poster bed!  Now I have a baby bed that can be used Inside AND Out!

This week I am making a boy bed, an Oscar the Grouch set up, and a couple others.  Have I mentioned that we are moving???  Not super excited, but the house that we are renting is apparently foreclosed.  Yea, found out in a crazy way.  Whatever, I am sure I will complain about that all more later, but for now, I need to figure out how to get prop-en between all the packen'!  Wish me luck :0)

1 comment:

  1. You did Baylor's mission pics? How fun, I want to see more!!


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