Monday, August 27, 2012

A Little Sneak Peak

You can see how I am distressing the cabinets in this photo & my hardware is finally on!! :)
Even though I am still working on my never-ending kitchen I wanted to give you guys a little peak. The cabinets are almost completely done!!!!!!!!!! Talk about taking my time, but in my defense it has been an incredibly busy summer & I am working part time now too...... Anyway, here's a peak:

The doors on the left have been stained with both the dark stain & clear stain from Annie Sloan. The one on the right has not...see the difference? In case you guys can't remember, I used chalk paint for this whole project.

It's Been A While, But Here's Another Quickie....

 It's been a while since I've posted any craft projects & frankly it's because I've been so busy working on my kitchen, that I haven't done anything. So the other afternoon it was raining (which hasn't happened in like forever..) and we were all plopped on the couch being lazy & watching the movie Fifty First Dates (cute movie,btw) when I decided to get all crafty. Maybe it was because of the rainy weather & I felt unusually lazy or maybe it was because I had just consumed a huge plate of nachos, but I felt like I had to accomplish something. How else was I going to justify ignoring my four gigantic loads of laundry that I was ignoring? So I went into my office (nice word for the place I keep my hoarding piles) & rummaged through until I found some goodies. I had an old straw wreath and some upholstery tape, found some leftover red felt from a Christmas project and decided to make this. I think it's the first time that I ever actually made anything with red roses.....what do ya guys think? I call it a "quickie" cause it didn't take too long to make. I'm not sure how long, I started it during the movie & finished it way before the movie was over. Anyway.....I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :)
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close up of my roses..I added the little green leaves because I think it needed a little something-something......
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Playing With Instagram

So I'm the first to admit that I have been neglecting my blog, and for that I apologize. It just seems like this summer has been so busy...I have been working part time in a bakery & some of you may be aware of the fact that Illinois has had a very hot, dry summer. As a result of that & working next to a huge oven all day, I have become one lazy person! It seems like the only thing that I want to do lately is hang by a pool & try to get away from the heat (& I like heat).......I have managed to have some fun playing around with one of my favorite aps - Instagram. I'm sure you guys have heard of it, so I won't go into any details about it except to say that it's fun to play around with. Here are a few of my Instagram pics: