Sunday, September 30, 2012

31 Days

I'm linking up with Nester for her 31 days project. 

My goal is 31 days of finishing projects I have laying around here.  That Current Projects tab up there, that's not even scratching the surface of what I've started and not finished. 

I confess...I am the queen of starting projects and a slave to finishing them. 

My main problem now that I'm working full-time, I procrastinate. I'm can find 101 excuses for not doing something when I get home from work. Am I the only one with this problem?

The list of projects I have running right now is a little bit daunting, but really needs to be worked on and whittled down to something approaching manageable. 

So, here's to reclaiming my dining table, clearing out the sewing room, and possibly getting my bathroom painted. 


Visit with the grandbaby

We just got home from New Mexico and our first visit with the new grandbaby. She's a whole 11 days old and couldn't be more perfect. Just look at that little mouth and those fingers. Sweet!

We managed to get lots of holding time and I realized this morning just how out of shape my holding arm really is. LOL.

I hope she doesn't grow too much before we get to see her again.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby #2

We welcome our newest grandbaby. This is Addison. She was born 9/19 and comes in at 7 pounds 10 ounces. Peepaw is over-the-moon.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Mirror, mirror, on my wall

I picked up this mirror at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. It once sat atop an old dresser that was long gone. I love the size and the shape. The finish was rough. I hate to paint perfectly good pieces, but this was a candidate for a little paint TLC.

I took off the back and the mirror is stamped January '20. I knew it was old, just not that old. I very carefully took the mirror out of the frame and cleaned it up good. I think the streaky imperfections are just right.

A coat of primer and a couple coats of black paint later I think it's gorgeous. I plan on putting it in my office.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chair redo

I posted this poor old chair a few weeks ago. Since then she's had a coat of primer, two coats of paint, and a new seat.

I think she looks much better. Now I just need to get busy and sew her a cushion. I think I like black furniture. Who knew?


No more cruddy paint brushes

I love it when I see something, try it and it actually works.

Source: link
My primer brush was nasty and ready to be chucked. The poor thing had been used so many times and then stuck in a bag and put in the freezer. It wouldn't come clean the regular way so I took a tip from Pinterest. I  soaked it in Murphy Oil Soap overnight and tadah!, not only is my brush clean, it smells great too.

Now we can get back to priming and painting. Brushes are just too expensive to throw away.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012


It sucks you in and then shows you how to eat Oreos with a fork.

I may be ruined forever.