TBT Project Life 2014 Week 26 | The Reading of the Epic Paint Story

Hi guys! Are you ready to hear it? I have been talking about our epic paint project and today is the day you get to hear the story of it. I ended up mixing the video up with a little bit story here, a little bit embellishing here, so have a look:

Since there are quite a few pages to show you, I am only going to show the completed layouts today. Page 1 here, with the layout you saw me complete in my process video last week:

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Page 2, which is two of the story layouts that are loosely based on Ali Edwards' 31 Things format:

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And then Page 3, with just one side completed for now. I will finish that next week!

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Ok, so let me give you a few close-ups, particularly of the embellishing I did on these pages. 

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When I printed out these pages I realized there were a few spaces in the formatting that made it easy to add tiny bits of embellishments.

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I pulled just a few washi tapes and chipboard from Ali Edwards to use.

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The Tough story kit provided some great sentiments and chipboard pieces that absolutely fit in with this story.

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The word stickers are from February's Heart story kit, also from Ali Edwards. 

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My husband sent me this photo via text on one of the days he was working at the house by himself. This butterfly, as if it was blessing us, appeared out of nowhere and landed right there. At first I was going to leave the photo alone, but in the end this tiny word sticker was perfect.

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While I did not get photos of us looking like snow people, you can imagine what that might have looked like from this photo of my putty-encrusted hand! The irony in me wearing nail polish is just so hilarious, I can't even. 

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Even when there is a shortage of photos, don't hesitate to look around Google images to find royalty-free images that might help you tell your story. On this page the photo of the fireworks helps to locate this project in the yearly timeline - while all this was going on the fireworks went on and still we painted and painted.

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If you look closely, you can totally see my reflection in this photo from above, trying to take the photo of the layout! Ah that reflective black on photo paper!

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I love this photo so much of our kitchen just as we finished the painting and removed the mucky tape and plastic. It looks so sparkly and crisp and white, but the ball of plastic tells the real story here!

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This is the final page. I know it has been a photo-packed post today!

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The little round chipboard piece right here says it all. My poor fingers, after sanding the walls by hand, through the entire house. 

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I was having such a hard time with my lighting! You can see me in the reflection again, but life goes on. While this corner might seem pretty insignificant, to me it was a really big deal. When I lifted the tape after the painting, this wall was torn up something awful. Herbert patched it somewhat, but I still had to work on it as well. I was amazed it turned out like nothing ever happened!

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Well, they say all good things must come to an end, and we were so incredibly happy to see this end. I am also happy to have this story documented and included in our family albums.

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This truly is an important piece of our history and of our home. I am so thankful that scrapbooking allows us to photograph and write about these kinds of events. Life isn't always graduations and weddings, sometimes life is about the decisions we make to bring about a real change in our lives. Writing about this has been cathartic for me. Of course we went on to move in and this house means so much to me. But it is nice to tell the story one more time and then close the book. 

Tomorrow is supposed to be a Traveler's Notebook day, but I decided to change things up a bit and show you a traditional layout! See you then!

~Theresa