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Showing posts from June, 2013

Juggling Several Projects At Once

I am working on several projects at one time ... Why do I do that to myself? haha. I guess it keeps me from getting bored and I feel like I'm getting more done. I actually have a list so I can mark them off as I go. My plan is to get as many done as possible before Friday. I have these that need a new paint job - some will be going on the wall in the guest room: I plan to paint the covers of these and use them for display. Later, I will repurpose some for the holidays. This is going to get a label and will be added to the bottles on the bathroom shelf: This is going in the bathroom to go with my other dog things: These will also get painted and will hold my travel pictures. It will be easy to switch them out: This was $2 at the Habitat Restore - I'm thinking chalkboard: And this could also be a chalkboard message board or maybe a recipe holder. I love its shape: The clock will get new works and a fresh coat of paint. It is going on the man

Bye-bye Popcorn

I did something this past weekend I swore I'd never do. It all began here: This is my laundry/pantry room here at the farm. Unorganized and needing some help. But it has great shelves to the right as you walk in. Lots of them which I like a lot! However, there was this: The cabinet above the washer...too high for me to reach the laundry detergent comfortably. So I asked Bruce very sweetly if he could remove it. He made some kind of teasing remark. Um, no, seriously - I want it gone...I think he may of grumbled but in the end, he tore it out. And then there was this: Whoever had built this, had nailed a board to the ceiling so no popcorn in that place. Bruce was a little miffed...probably thought I was going to make him try to match the texture of the existing popcorn. "Oh no," I told him. "I will just have to scrap it off ." Then he really frowned because I'm sure he thought it would be hard and I'd want him do it. I was pretty

Pew Redo

Remember the small church pew I scored from our church? It looked like this: Help me!! I tore off the old seat cushion (yikes! it was glued down!!) then I stained and painted it: Ahhh,  I feel better! It needed more so I added some words to the back, made a simple cushion, then moved it to the foot of our bed: I added a throw and a book to make it look cozy: This is sitting across from it - I intend to hang it  and put lights behind it: I tweaked the dresser top some more too: Texas lamp to go on my British dresser :o) My horse books...perfect for a farm Some of my Grandmother's old textbooks rustic cross from a friend I think the master bedroom is coming along rather nicely. I am working on some artwork for the walls that go with my Abbey style/places I've been theme. ( I like mixing styles...mainly because I can never settle on just one!) It feels peaceful. I'm liking the way the room is evolving. Simple, c