mission possible: is it easy … or is it peasy?


Easy …

…and peasy.

The two words I swore up and down and backwards and forwards would never, ever appear on my blog without …

… at a minimum …

… one word separating the two.

Because the minute I start proclaiming a project is easy with the word ‘peasy’ immediately following …

… it would mean I’ve been turned …

… the Kool-Aid consumed.

And you would soon find me at parks and grocery stores and outside elementary schools with a tambourine in hand …

… hoping to convert other mommies into the cult that is mommy bloggers.

So what does this say about me …

And what does it say about me that I actually suggested that ‘easy’ and that ‘peasy’ and put them right next to each other …

… and why am I humming “gypsies, tramps and thieves” and playing air tambourine as I type this …?

Unlike our “Imagine the Impossibilities” challenge this past January, this time around we’re keeping it easy.  Easy peasy, if you will …

Like this idea that I pinned to my Pinterest board here a few weeks ago from Knick of Time Interiors blog here


It’s Angie’s take on Restoration Hardware’s vintage metal letters which retail for $16 a letter.
Here’s what I did …
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Yup.  Those are cardboard stencils, just like Knick of Time used. Angie spray painted hers.  I used a can of metallic paint and a paintbrush.

Then I punched some holes in the corners and grabbed some twine …

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… and strung them up on my Spring mantel here

Fantel Easy Peasy 3

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… and they fooled both my son and my husband who both noticed them right away …

I did skip one step that Angie did to hers.   You see, she aged her letters with some glaze like so …

… just click on the pictures above to learn more …

I skipped the glaze because (1) I’m lazy and; (2) unlike Knick of Time, I like shiny things.  I’m originally from New Jersey after all …

And to quote Knick of Time Interiors, this project was “Fast, Fun & Frugal!”

And to quote the mommy bloggers’ newest cult member (me), this project was “Easy Peasy” …

Now this “It’s a Cinch: Easy Peasy Tips & Projects” Mission: Possible challenge is part of something much, much bigger …

… a full year of themed challenges that take place every other month …

We’ll post reminder announcements at the beginning of each challenge month …

… and then wrap it all up on the last Tuesday of those months with a big old multi-blog link party …

… that I’ll be co-hosting with these lovely bloggers  …

P.S. Feel free to follow my Pinterest boards here

P.P.S. If you feel compelled to pin Angie’s photos, could you please do it from Knick of Times Interiors blog?  Just click on the photo and you will immediately be transported to the post …

P.P.P.S. Feel free to grab the Mission Possible “It’s a Cinch” challenge button …

P.P.P.P.S. Feel free to grab the Mission Possible year-long “calendar” button too …

P.P.P.P.P.S. If you would like to receive our Mission Possible email reminders, let me know in the comments thread …

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  1. says

    I like shiny things too – we’re like 2 fish!!

    Of course, your project involved paint – you just can’t get enough of that stuff! But at least this time, it didn’t involve a mile high ladder and neck spasms!

    Love the banner – so easy, even I could do it!

    Can’t wait to par-tay!

  2. says

    I only do “easy peasy”.


    P.S. That’s a lie
    P.P.S. Well, sometimes I do easy peasy.
    P.P.P.S. I REALLY do love easy peasy.
    P.P.P.P.S I will most DEF be linking up and partying… that’s for sure!
    P.P.P.P.P.S. GREAT letters!!!!
    P.P.P.P.P.P.S. I also LOVE all your P.S.s…. it makes my heart SO happy to know there are awesome people like me out there :0)

    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  3. says

    All those pees at the end got me runnin’ to the loo!

    ADORE your letters. Like really, adore them.

    It’s got me thinking about massive creative things!!!! Thanks for inspiring!!!


  4. says

    Gypsies tramps and thieves we’d hear it from the people of the town, they’d call us gypsies tramps and thieves, but every night all the men would come around…. and lay their money doooowwwnnn


  5. says

    I love letter-themed art so I may be a bit biased here… LOVE your SPRING banner :-) And love that you transformed cardboard into “metal” just with paint. It may be easy-peasy, but it’s a great looking project and really dresses up your mantel nicely.

    I’ve got a project in mind for the “It’s a Cinch” party – looking forward to it :-)


  6. says

    This is a great “easy peasy” project…I think even I, the DIY challenged can to that..or at least make a good attempt…But, now the problem is…I cannot get that song out of my head!!..and where’s my “Green Tamborine” when I need it…

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    Easy peasy is right up my alley. Love these and Knick of Time too. Loving the banner, it looks really good, I think I like the shinny too. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  9. says

    Love these! I was at an antique shop this week (this is rare, because I cart around 5 little ones) but I saw old metal stencils and thought of this post :)

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

  10. says

    That really looks awesome. Great post. I loved all the easy peasy and kool-aid talk. I am your latest follower. I found you via Centsational Girl. Hope you will stop by and consider following me back. Thanks.

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