Welcome to Picadilly & Company

Picadilly & Company, creating home decor knick knacks one party at a time. We provide you and your guests a fun evening creating a home decor items while in your home. It's a great venue for a Girls Night Out, family get together, etc. However, before we can create them in your home, I create them for my home. And there are some things I do, that I just cannot bring to someone's home. So, check out what I'm working on, maybe it will inspire you. To visit the company website, go to http://www.picadillyandcompany.com/
Currently I am preparing for our holiday homes tour. I will begin decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. In the meantime I am creating different projects to decorate with. So, the ideas I am sharing do not show the final stage often due to that. In December I will post pictures of the final outcome. Thanks for stopping by. And please, check out the website above!


Days Until...

As anyone knows with children that waiting, for anything, is such anguish for our little dears. Actually, it is more anguish for us answering the question of 'How long 'til...?' This has been especially a challenge for our daughter who is trying to learn the concept of time, dates, days, etc. So I saw this little sign at this blog: http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2011/10/chalkboard-days-until-sign-dremel.html and decided to create our own.
I used a scrap piece of 2 x 4 we already had. It is a little over 24" long. I painted it with flat black enamel paint, 3 coats. Next you must wait three days before you can write on it with chalk. While waiting three days for the paint to cure, I added these brackets spaced evenly across to give it a decorative touch.
I then used my Cricut to create my little 'days until' sign out of vinyl. Once your paint has cured, rub then entire surface with the side of chalk.
It is important to note, do not use clay chalk. I believe this is the outdoor chalk. If you have ever gotten it wet, it gets really clumpy like clay. The chalkboard paint that you buy at the store gives this advice on the instructions. I sat our chunky Days Until sign atop our refrigerator for all to take note of the impending holiday ahead!

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