Thursday, September 18, 2014
So, please head over and check out my latest projects at the Workman Fire Family. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I tore apart my close-to-15-years-old fall wreath and updated with some junk I had lying around:
Monday, October 7, 2013
I've not posted much lately. Even for me! But I've not been idle friends. Oh no. I finished up the towel bar for the boys bathroom. Its ginormous. It has 6 wood hooks, which I ripped from a 1x1, stained to match, and color coded for each kid.
The towel hanging success rate is up to about 65% now, which is awesome. The clothes on the floor rate hasn't budged, so I'm considering a laundry strike.
And in case you're curious, those vinyl decals are holding up well. Steamy showers and midnight fights with gobs of wet TP (don't ask) have yet to leave a mark. Awesomeness.
Monday, September 23, 2013
I'm so productive! More things checked off the list: Finish up my poor little abused tray - CHECK. Spray paint frames & shelves glossy navy blue - CHECK.
Here's my little tray. Just imagine it all sad, with cheap mahogany veneer over cheap pine and pockmarked with holes.
I do need to go back and touch up the stencils. It started raining as I was working on Saturday, and I had to scramble to get my shelves off the lawn! I may even decide to add a great big monogram to the middle. I need to let that thought marinate a while first though.
As for the huge gallery wall, we went from this... To this:
|My chippy broken $5 estate sale frame.|
|I'm not showing it all yet. It's blue and gilded and GORG!|
And here is a non-glamorous painting shot - it's the only one I have of the shelves (3. 2 ledges & 1 shelf) Many not-thanks to my sneaky Aidan for shooting this one!
And that's all we have time for today folks! I'm going to be linking up at:
|All stained up & ready for paint!|
|How do ya like that edge?|
|Blue & orange|
|Why yes, I did stand in the shower for this! (please ignore the crud on the floor, behind the door, it's there no more!)|
|Gavin was "helping" by "washing" the mirror, and keeping track of my tools. Just keeping things real people!|
Saturday, September 21, 2013
This is where my cute little yard-sale pewter tray ended up:
Can you see it? Right, THERE. Filled with chamois, staples and partially hidden by rags. Yeah, I'm all over that.
A quick clean, and a shot of slate blue spray paint later, and here is where she's at:
|Look at that paint line! Love me some FrogTape!|
|Guess I got excited and bobbled the camera...|
So, that's my first teensy bite of Project Elephant. Not bad 'eh? I think she's cute, and she's helping me corral all of my little sparklies, instead of them being strewn all across the vanity.
Here's a sneak peek at the next project on the list:
What projects are you tackling this weekend?
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
So, Abbie over at Five days…5 ways, has an awesome new challenge for us. It’s called ‘Project Elephant’, and it’s all about eating the elephant of To-Do lists we all have. One. Bite. At. A. Time.
I’m totally joining in. I need this! I’ve got so many things lying around half finished, or just percolating in my brain because I’m so overwhelmed by it all that I can’t bear to take care of any of it! It’s time to take control of the list, and CHOMP.
Check out Abbie’s blog, and decide if Move-It-Monday Project Elephant is for you. Or just hang around and encourage us…because I can tell you, I’ll need every bit I can get!
UPDATE: Here is my list of projects for Project Elephant, and my progress thus far:
2. Tackle the HUGE (we're talking 6'x20') statement wall in the great room (I'll be happy if I just START this project!) this includes a mini-list: a)take everything off the wall & clean it,
3. Frame & hang adorable inspirational art I've had in a folder for too long