Friday, January 30, 2015

Inspiration, laundry room

We are hoping to knock out a few more small things for our laundry room overhaul this weekend. I think the tiny little shelf will be torn out and the wall repaired. Maybe, fingers crossed we can get the new, bigger counter top installed. It is not up to me at all. I am still dealing with my rotator cuff tear on my shoulder. So any kind of DIYing is Dale doing it and me being the most annoying backseat driver/DIYer ever. I try to not be too pushy when it is just him doing the work, I do like him and would like to stay married. So this laundry room as of right now is on Dale pace. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friday Favorites #94

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Valentines days arrows, Fancy Shanty contributing article

Valentine's Day Craft Ideas - Paper Arrows

I cannot believe that January is almost over. Which means February is almost here, which means Valentines day is just around the corner. In keeping with my theme of looking to the near future I am over at Fancy Shanty today sharing this fun, easy, and whimsical way to add some love to a space. Some paper arrows are the way I did it.  I had fun creating these and then adding it to a fun table centerpiece. I am already for love, and flowers. Hint, hint Dale.... Head on over to Fancy Shanty to check out the tutorial and my Valentines day themed table centerpiece.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

from the archives, old spool redo

With it being a new year, and the second full year of this blog I am still feeling out what works. Also gaining new people daily following along. So, with this in mind I am going to bring back from the archives one project a month. Today I am sharing the old spool redo. You can find the story and tutorial here.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

dining bench redo

Whew, we made it through the weekend. This past weekend we had Nora's birthday, she is now 7! I will have lots of goodies, projects and crafts to share. I am thinking next week it will be a Frozen party craft extravaganza. It will be all about the DIY, one project after another. I need some time to organize the pictures and projects. Some decompressing and reflection is needed before I attempt to do the Frozen project tutorials. When I say reflection I mean stare at a wall and not hear kids, screaming, no more throw up (oh yeah, it happened), pick up shirts from already peed in toilets (also happened), clean, or do anything but sit in a comatose state for minimum of 5 days. I should be able to arrange that..... decision time, to kick the kids out or run away? It is one or the other for me to decompress.

For better or worse it is Monday, and I am eager to get back to normal. So, today I am sharing a great dining room bench redo for my usual Monday project. We had purchased this bench from a great wood craftsman store where all of the pieces are untreated or "naked". With the plans to paint it eventually. We finally got around to painting it, almost 4 years later. Not procrastinating, just busy bee's.