Thursday, November 17, 2011
I guess you could say that I am going through a bit of a chalkboard phase, although I must say that I have always fancied them. When I decorated my girls playroom, I added an original school chalkboard to one of the walls & we have a huge piece of slate hanging on the fence in our backyard.
Anyway....Wait til you see what I pulled outta my "idea journal" - only one more thing to do but it's a BIGGIE!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Anyone else have a mile long list of things we'd love to get done, make or try? I do! So I have decided once a week I am going to tackle an item on my list (of course I am going to start off small, no sky diving or anything yet).
I'm starting with one from my "idea journal". I love shutters & I need one for this "idea." However, every time I find one it is either too big, too small, not the right shape, you get the idea. So this project gets tossed aside & possibly "undone" forever....UNTIL NOW! Why can't I make one on my own? So I did just that. My best friend has been giving me wood & it's been piling up in my workshop (I know I am SOOO blessed). I was buzzing along taking measurements, cutting wood, sanding wood, painting, sanding again, staining...then it hit me when I was assembling it...NO KNOB!!! no, no, no, not today my friends, I was determined to finish this "forgotten project" & not move it to another "started but unfinished project list" so I did what any logical person would do, I jumped in my vehicle & went across the street to LOWE'S...I know, how lucky am I that I have a Lowe's within walking distance.
SCORE! Not quite the knob I had in mind but it's pretty close...to the drill press....
I quickly whipped up a festive sign & added some wire with ribbon for accent. I'm done! I can't tell you how good it feels to finish something that I started!
What are you gonna start or finish today?