Monday, June 27, 2011

My 4th of July mantel, in progress....

My mantel is ever evolving. Currently it is 4th of July themed, but still missing some stuff! What exactly, I have no clue, but as soon as I see it I will know!

My printable from Landee See Landee Do right above my pinwheels stolen from her blog also!

And the other side.... which looks quite sad. I'm telling you! I'm missing something!

My husband finally caught on and asked if we were now decorating the mantel for every holiday. You're darn tootin!

Non-work at work???

If you work while at work, but the work you are working on isn't work related.... It still counts right?

Here is what I have been working on while at work. Which isn't work.... Or something like that.

My boss brought me this sad little table.
It was covered in a hideous varnish and had been used as a spray paint table for God knows how long. Poor thing.....

Well, after some work getting the layer of crud off..

 I finally got down to some wood!
Then a nice coat of white (since I plan on distressing it after it's painted the color I actually want it to be)

Now.... (And before the distressing and the decoupage!)

It is looking so much better already! I plan on decoupaging some white/black damask print onto the very top of the table, but I haven't found exactly what paper  I want yet.

I am so excited with how it is turning out! Now to just find that dang paper!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Finally tackled a project... AND FINISHED IT!

Friday night, after being traded in for Gran Gran by my two oldest little monsters, the littlest had fallen asleep and I was left with free time (which doesn't happen often, who am I kidding... It NEVER happens). I had seen the wreath made from the pages of an old book on and knew I wanted to make it. I was unsure of whether or not my excitement for making it and having one overshadowed my inability to complete projects, but I decided to tackle it anyway. Imagine my discouragement when halfway through it I ran out of glue sticks for my glue gun! Now usually, this would result in my swearing I would buy more as soon as I got to go to the store and then never looking at my half-wreath again, but... I did it. I made my way to the store on Sunday after the husband went to work and returned home determined to finish it.



This is a great personal accomplishment for me. Although when I look at it, I think it needs something else, but I cannot figure out just what. Maybe a bigger bow.... Whatever, I FINISHED IT! For my first attempt I am quite pleased with myself.

And, since Sunday was Father's Day.... I made my husband a gift bucket of goodies. We went to the circus the weekend before last and had S'Mores on a stick. They were super tasty, but definitely not tasty enough for $5 a pop! I made some to go in his gift bucket and for less than $5 I was able to make eight of them!

Super easy and super tasty! Although maybe not as tasty as the Auburn Football tickets that were also in the bucket. He is a major Auburn fan and hasn't gotten to go to a game in forever so he is pretty excited!

Have a fantastic Monday!