What do movie classics and fall doormats have in common? Fall, of course!
On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participates in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . Fall Movies.
Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite Fall-themed film for this challenge. My personal favorite would be Dead Poet’s Society, but alas that choice was already taken.
You’ve Got Mail, St Elmo’s Fire, Dan in Real Life – fabulous.
And then, of course, there are the football movies such as Rudy, Remember the Titans, Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side.
And any Movie that takes place around the school year, on a college campus and so on. Animal House, Good Will Hunting etc.
As for me, for this blog hop, this Monday Movie Challenge, I chose When Harry Met Sally, a classic 1989 romantic comedy about two people who meet driving from Chicago to New York. They develop a relationship that sidesteps the line between romantic and friendly. It’s just SO good!
The idea behind the blog hop is to take a movie and develop a recipe, DIY project, or something related to the movie. So much fun, right?
With When Harry Met Sally I thought, “Yeah! I have hit the motherload of fabulous options!”
Let’s just talk about the iconic scenes we can choose from. My first thought was… Pecan Pie. I make a great pie crust and how hard can a Pecan Pie be?
And then I remember, I don’t have a food blog! Duh, right?
The absolute, most iconic scene ever from this movie – “I’ll have what she’s having.”
I think I’ll leave that advice to my very favorite sex advisor…
Or maybe a timeline of Meg Ryan’s hairstyles throughout the movie? That sounds really interesting, doesn’t it??As for me, as I watched When Harry Met Sally for the umpteenth time I noticed that Harry is often seen wearing his New York Yankee’s baseball cap and clothing. Typical Billy Crystal, right
And I got to thinking…
I love baseball. And it’s fall. World Series time and everything. Let’s do a baseball DIY project everyone can do. Of home. At home. And for home. 🙂Let's do a baseball DIY project everyone can do. Of home. At home. And for home. Click To Tweet
Of to the At Home store I went. (totally appropriate, I know!)
I looked at several different doormats and chose this one. It has some texture, but I can still work with it. And I really like the size. It is about 27″ x 45″.
I purchase some indoor/outdoor acrylic paint, a few paint brushes, and stencils and set to work.
Did you know that home plate is 17″ x 17″ square with its corner cut? A little math, a straight edge and I traced out an outline of Major League Baseball home plate.
Using this super cheap paint brush, I painted the outline of the home plate onto the doormat.
After the cheapo paint brushes and the stencil, I took a small brush to fill in. This particular doormat is made of jute and very textured. I really like the thickness and boldness of the outline.
Once the home plate was painted I drug out some stencils and began the lettering.
Once again, I needed to use the cheapo brush with the stencil and then follow up with a smaller brush for detailed edging and fill in.
I just love the way this doormat came out. It represents Home Plate, the World Series, and Major League Baseball, When Harry Met Sally, and the feeling you get every time you come home… safe.
It is a stretch, I know. Baseball doormat and When Harry Met Sally. However, baseball, Billy Crystal, and the World Series work quite well together in any situation. Just ask Billy, himself. 🙂
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.