You may remember my Be Our Guest bed tray that I created for my guest room. It’s the perfect magical touch for my house guests and matches my decor perfectly! Ever since that first visit to Project Studios, I’ve returned to make a table trencher for my farmhouse dining table, a server with my Mom, and now I explored Project Studio’s new second location in Vinings, GA. I was hosted to create my Disney Door Hanger for my front door since I’m ditching my traditional springtime wreaths for this creative option.
The new Project Studio location is located at 5 Mountain Street behind the Vinings Inn, with a fair amount of parking they share with the Front Porch Market. It’s easy to find and very close-knit inside. I adored how the workshop was decorated, with full use of vertical space, a single sink tiled with classic subway pieces, and a full workbench supplied with twine, drill bits, paint canisters and glass jars of hardware.
I immediately chose a project among all the prepped samples and set my heart on a new door hanger for my front door. My neighbors have all kinds of burlap hangers, monogrammed wreaths, and other cute options, so I wanted something to add color and personality to our stoop.
You can see in the above video how I hand painted leaves with several colors of paint. It took a quick refresher from the Project Studio’s professionals to bring back my scenic painting skills, and I went into Zen mode dotting my pre-sanded faux shiplap panel with leaves.
Fortunately for me, the studio attendants are pros when it comes to the studio’s method of hand lettering. They have an entire system of perfectly flowing shabby chic letters that they will plot out for you to paint. It’s very simple and you should have no problem attaining the effect!
Now, who can spot the hidden mickey on my Disney Door Hanger? It’s unlikely that every visitor that comes by will spot it, but if you happen upon my front door, you may want to look at the period a little closer! Gee, pal, that’s a swell easter egg!
The finished product was something I was quite proud of, if only because I didn’t have to wield the drill. But I did paint it myself and was fairly proud of my wedging even more pixie dust into my everyday life.
My besties, Krystyn and Meghan were also attending the crafting session with me (one of them nearly made a personalized duplicate of the HOME sign behind us) making their own creations. Meghan opted for a square serving tray with cutout handles (pre fab-ed of very nice pine) personalized with her choice of flowers and last name. Krystyn tried her hand at a new trowel method of painting flowers and “joy” theme and I think she was incredibly successful. It was a pleasure to watch both of them create!
If you want to try making your own creation, don’t hesitate. Take a peek at either the Marietta/Kennesaw or Atlanta/Vinings calendars and try a project that speaks to you. You’ll personalize your space with your own handiwork and a piece you’ll be proud of. And I’m pretty sure that you’ll come back for another session! Which Disney quote would you choose to create a Disney Door Hanger? Next up for the Fourth of July, a flag panel with “A Salute to all Nations, but Mostly AMERICA!”