Bloggie Bestie Blog Swap with Andrea of Bubblewrapp’d

Hello lovelies!!!
Happy Thursday!!! 
Today’s Bloggie Bestie is the lovely Andrea from Bubblewrapp’d!!
She is an absolute sweetheart!
Hope you’ll pay her some bloggie love. 
And when your done go visit her blog where I’m guest posting today. 
AND while you’re there check out her FABULOUS Etsy shop! 😉

Here’s Andrea!!!

Hi to all you Truly Lovely readers!

I am thrilled to be the bloggie bestie today, and blog swappin with Kassi!

She’s over on my blog today, so stop by and say hi to her there! 🙂

I’m Andrea!

I’m wifey to my hunky hubby, and momma to two crazy boys. They are 4 and 5, and keep me busy and crazy all day long, everyday.

I blog over here, about projects, house stuff, and other random things that sneak their way in.

Today, I’m going to show you a quick project I put together.

I had a spot on my version of a gallery wall that I was wanting to fill with something. I did a project for 4th of July using some scrap bead board that the Hub’s had out in the garage. I loved how it turned out, so went with the same ingredients to make this project.

I started with these.

I painted the bead board piece black, and the little rectangle piece white. Here’s what they looked like after 2 coats of paint.

Then, I sanded both pieces with a fine grit sanding block to mess them up a little.

I grabbed my antiquing gel, and covered the whole white piece in it.

I didn’t leave it on very long, just because I was mainly wanting the gel to get into the nooks, and crannies of the wood. I wiped it down with a damp rag, and it looked like this.

For this project, I went back to my trusted method of printing, and tracing onto the wood. So, I printed my phrase out on paper, and then traced it while pressing really hard with a pencil.

After I did that, I went back, and traced the indentions with a pen, just so I could see them more clearly while I was painting the space in.

I then grabbed my paint pen, and filled it all in.

From there, I sanded the words a little, and then added my picture hanging hook on the back of the piece of bead board, and hot glued the white rectangle to it.

Time to hang it up!

I love it! Now, I just have to update the pictures in the frames, and add something to the right side! My gallery wall is a definite work in progress, and I love how it’s coming together!

I would love to hear if you try this project out!

Thank you so much to Kassi for having me as the bloggie bestie this week, and for guest posting over at my blog!

THANKS Andrea for being this week’s Bloggie Bestie and for blog swapping with me today!!!
Have a lovely day friends!!!

P.S. I’m getting married in 2 days!!! 


  1. Andrea makes me smile 🙂 What a fantastic BFF post!!