I’m ready to get working around here again.
I’m SO sick of these yucky snowy, cold days! And if you live in California or Arizona… I don’t wanna hear it! I know, it’s probably sunny, warm, and PERFECT spray painting weather 🙁 … lol
So, today I gave myself a swift kick in the pants.
Did a little project, that I’ve been meaning to get around to for a while.
I picked up these book ends at Salvation Army for $1.00 each, about 6 months ago,
and have a REALLY great purpose for them….NOT being book ends 🙂
But first, I needed to paint them.
To get started, I took off this….”flattened door hinge?” (lol, NO idea what I should call those)
and sprayed the rest of the piece with a few coats of flat white spray paint.
After they were dry, I flipped on my mouse sander, and distressed the edges a bit,
A coat of spray on poly, and they’re done!
I’ll hopefully be putting these up tonight, and be back with pictures of where they are making their debut, later on this week 🙂
After that was done, the girls and I headed to meet Cason for lunch, and took a quick trip to IKEA,
for some picture frames.
We’ve got plans…. BIG plans 🙂
Eeek! I’m so excited!
Cason headed back to work, and we girls, got our shop on 🙂
Which is never complete, without a trip to Hobby Lobby… am I wrong?
After a quick melt down, over a huge chunk of rock salt in our shoe…
(girls are SO dramatic)
We headed to my favorite section of the store…
and unfortunately my kids’s too….
The KNOB ISLE!
I know, it’s dangerous… kids, glass, Mom on a budget….
But I braved it, to snag some cute new pulls for my freshly painted sideboard.
Just look at all the choices!
It was SO hard to choose! I feel like whatever style of knob you place on a piece of furniture, it kind of “defines it”… ya know?
Who KNEW that such a small piece of hardware would be so important?
I’m looking forward to showing you the ones I finally chose 🙂
Since I was going home to a house that looked like a hurricane hit it, I thought it might make me feel better, if I washed my car, instead…
weird reasoning, I know… but it worked 🙂
So… this was another one of those…
“I’m not going to be getting the Mother of the Year Award” moments.
I thought it would be fun to take a picture of us all screaming in the car wash, because that’s what we normally do, when the “loud water tunnel” comes…
Just NOW, while posting these pictures did I notice that not EVERYONE was
“into the scream” as much as others…
Today = Mothering, FAIL.
Lastly… A quick stop into Salvation Army.
SO HAPPY I stopped in, to scope out their new goods, because I found
Can you say $40.00 wreath from Target, for only $15 bucks!?!?
It might have some falling off wood curls, but nothing a little hot glue couldn’t fix.
I LOVE this wreath, and have had my eye on it, for-E.V.E.R!
It went down to $34.99 once, but I STILL couldn’t justify spending the money.
And even $15.00 for Salvation Army is pretty steep, but I didn’t want to miss the chance of waiting for it to get marked down, and then NOT be there, the next time… so I swiped it 🙂
With all of my shopping success today, I’m ready to get goin’ on all these little unfinished projects!
* Finishing “book end” display
* Distressing the rest of my sideboard, spraying with poly, and adding knobs
* Cleaning the House
ew. did I really just post a picture of my crumb, dust filled kitchen floor?
If you feel the need to NEVER come back to this blog again, in fear of potentially getting completely grossed out, …. then I don’t blame you. lol.