Monday, June 24, 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 mantel:




These will be made into a garland for the 4th of July and will stay for the summer:


 along with this:

I'm thinking of taking out the candle and placing starfish inside. Nice and summery!

Then there's this chair of my daughter's:


I'm recovering so it will be fresh for her new apartment as she starts her new jobs. She just graduated in December with an Art Degree and has gotten two jobs working in two museums. We are so happy for her!  She picked out this fabric:

It is a chenille type; soft and nubby.

Then there's this:

I can't tell you how excited I was to find this at a local antique store (cheap too!)...it has the windows I was looking for plus peeling paint:

Oh, I have grand plans for it! It will replace my plain, beat up, hollow core laundry room door. I am so EXCITED!!

All of this besides my painting. I am working on a portrait right now plus some just for fun paintings.

Fortunately, most of these are small projects and go quickly. But, yikes! I may need my head examined.

How about you? Do you work on multiple projects too or am I just crazy?





Friday, June 14, 2013

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 sure I could handle it. (I could) And that is how I ended up doing the one thing I said I'd never do...scraping popcorn.

And it was messy; very messy.

Sometimes, we just have to go with what we're handed. I did and although messy, it was fairly easy to do. I won't tackle the other ceilings however unless I'm forced to. :o)

My next laundry room project will be a little more challenging but I think I've figured it out. I've been playing with different techniques. But that's a story for another time!

Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Cecilia

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Monday, June 10, 2013

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, cozy, perfectly us.

Have a simply wonderful week!