Taking a Closer Look at the #14. . .

I know that there are many of you that love numbers and letters as much as I do.  I’ve always been a doodler.  How nice that we have so many fonts to play with now days!

I’ve always loved the number 14 during the month of February.  How could I not?  It signifies the day of love and my youngest son was born on Valentines Day.  Just a little something that might make you smile.  His name is Dalan and he calls it Dalantines Day.  Clever boy!

Any other month the #14 has very little significance to me.


The other day I decided to take a closer look at this  #14.  I realized that if you add 1 + 4 = 5.  The number of children we have.  If you divide it by 2 you get 7.  My lucky number.  Now there’s more to this number than meets the eye.


I haven’t decorated for Valentines yet, but I put together a little vignette to show you my newly made #14 glittery canvas.  Don’t you like my checkered chair as a back drop? lol!

I recently picked up the large red tray at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  Just passed it while walking down an isle and had to bring it home.  I put my sweet little red and white balls in a bowl and placed it on a dotty plate next to a dotty candle.  Gotta love those dots!  I just picked up the little heart bundle of two at a thrift for $.75


And for all of you pink lovers. . .here’s one I made for my friend, Joyce.  She bought the canvas’s and I did the work.  Fair trade, wouldn’t you agree?  (just a note) * When buying canvas’s buy the promotional two pack.  At Hobby Lobby they were $7.99 for two 16x20 and you can use a 40% off coupon.  Even if you only need one it’s a much better deal than the single canvas’s.


I already had these dishes setting on my living room coffee table.  Just happened to be the perfect shade of pink.


I love this little thrift find $5 teapot with the dimensional ceramic roses!


Yup, I’m liking #14 more and more!


According to this picture I am now Mrs. O.  Hee-hee!

Now in case you are interested let me tell you how I made it.  My daughter, Nichole copied me a large #14 at work.  I cut it out and traced it onto a piece of poster board.  Then I cut it out again.  It was large enough that it was easy to cut out with small scissors.  *Be sure and save the center of the 4.  I sprayed the back of the poster board with Elmer's spray glue and laid it on the canvas to hold in place.  Using a small flat paint brush I brushed small areas at a time with Modge Podge and sprinkled on the glitter.

Here’s what I learned:

1.  It was more difficult than I thought.  Mine is not perfect!

2.   You need to keep the Modge Podge thin and even.

3.  Any extra that might have went underneath was pretty easy to scrap off.

The original #14 that I saw at Lolly Jane painted hers with acryllic paint and then sprinkled it with Glamour Dust while the paint was still wet.  Here’s is definitely more perfect than mine.  I will be putting it up on my mantle.  Hopefully no one will notice.  Now my friends that read my blog will be looking extra close at it. Ha-ha!

I was trying to be cheap frugal and use what I had.  I’d go for the Glamor Dust if I was doing it again.

If you haven’t linked up to Share Your Cup Thursday I’d love to have you join me!



I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Common Ground for Be Inspired

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Nancherrow for Fridays Unfolded


Unknown said...

Wow this looks wonderful!! Loved your choice :) Nice blog <3

Keep in touch


Art and Sand said...

Love your number.

I am just about finished with my creative space in the house and I am excited that I can start making some Valentine projects.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Love the 14! I have a Valentine baby boy too!

Junkchiccottage said...

Super sweet Jan and I love that your son was born on Valentines day what a sweet gift to you.

Junkchiccottage said...

Super sweet Jan and I love that your son was born on Valentines day what a sweet gift to you.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Jann, you are too critical of your work! I think it looks great and what a perfect day to have a baby! Now I know why you love Valentine's Day so much! Have a nice weekend.

Alison Agnew said...

Dalantine's Day

love that

your sweet and glittery 14
is the perfect decoration
for such a special day

would love for you to share
at Fridays Unfolded
which i've brought back for 2014

Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

Unknown said...

The 14 looks great! I love the sparklies. I also love the knick knacks you found to go with it. You always find the neatest things. Thanks for sharing, Jann!

Karen said...

Hi Jann,
I am always late linking up. Sorry about that. I love your teacup and teapot today. So very pretty! Thank you for hosting.
Wishing you the best of everything in 2014!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Jann, Your a sweet Momma with many more dates and numbers just as special! Hope you're well and enjoying this new year!
Blessings, Roxy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

14 is a great number…I love 14 too…It is hard for me to think about Valentines day when the majority of my Christmas decor is still up!!…
Love the pretties that surround your number 14.

cynthia lee designs said...

How sweet that your son was born on Valentine's Day. I was born on Easter Sunday and every so many years my birthday will be on that day.

Maureen Wyatt said...

It looks just fine to me! The chair with the checked fabric is the best Valentine's Day prop ever.

LBP said...

I love your glittery 14! Thanks for the tips! Your little vignettes are so lovely. I have some balls that are a little larger than your red and white ones and mine are blue and white, my favorite color combination!



Joanne said...

Oh i LOVE those plates! such a great color and pattern!
Blessings, Joanne

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your little vignettes: both with red and with transferware, your 14 is well complimented.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love all your red and white dotty items. They look so cute and fresh - perfect for winter and Valentine's Day. Sweet vignettes. Enjoy the weekend.

Leslie said...

I love it!! Happy weekend.

Unknown said...

I think yours turned out fantastic!! Love all your red and pink pieces!!~~Ang

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Love your arithmetic!! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love your '14' Jann and your vignette is so sweet.