Friday, January 7, 2011

Getting closer.

Hey y'all! Hope your first full week of the New Year has been a good one! I have been busy with back to school for the boys and catching up with some sewing. I also started on my loooooong to do list. I apologize for the following two pics. I just now ran out in the garage to take them with my phone cause well  I was just to lazy to bust out the real camera and wait for Iphoto to load and then upload the pics!:) 
This is the top of the kitchen island which is finally 100% completed! I know you have seen a similar pic already but trust me when I say this is three sandings later and finally looks just perfect! It is out in the garage waiting for the poly to dry. I am hoping to get it on sometime tomorrow or Sunday.

And here is the trim that was sanded down, stained and now has two coats of paint to match the body of the island. Tomorrow I need to sand it down in spots again and then glaze it as well as add some stain  so The Hubster can start cutting it down. It will go around the base of the island. I am thinking by next weekend it will be done hopefully! I will need to rub some stain on the entire island body and then poly it all but with the temps flip flopping back and fourth it is taking things a bit longer to dry. I am making progress though!:)

Before I go I wanted to introduce y'all to Kristin over at Ink Blots & Polka Dots! I stumbled upon her over at Miss Mustard Seeds for Furniture Feature Friday. Kristin did this amazing redo to her Ikea tv cabinet! I left a message and Kristin quickly responded with a lovely message of her own so I went over to explore her blog some more. I saw that she is new to bloggy land and only has been blogging since December. I can tell already she will have wonderful projects to share. 

This is her newly remolded kitchen!! So drool worthy! If ya get a chance head on over to Ink Blots  & Polka Dots and say hi to Kristin! I can not wait to see what she shares next in between wrestling her three boys!:)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years Projects

Today was my last day with the boys both at home. Oldest goes back to school tomorrow. The Hubster went back to work today. What were we to do but to go and see Tangled! The Hubster had no interest since he considers it a girly movie but the boys wanted to see it as well and since Littliest got a movie gift card for his bday I figured today was the perfect day to go. It was super super cute and I was not the only mama there with her boys! There was actually two other moms there with just boys which I thought was super sweet. 

Yesterday resulted in this. I spent pretty much the entire day taking down all the holiday. It looks so bare now that Oldest mentioned today how we needed to go to HobLob and HomeGoods cause our house looks lonely!:) Let the creativity juices flow!
Instead of making New Years resolutions that most of us really never keep...I wont mention  my NutriSystem venture from last year... I decided I was just going to make a list of projects that I WILL complete in a timely manner. I WILL try to control my OCD and ADD this year so I can finally finish projects that yes I started back in the summertime last year.  

The first will hopefully be finished up this weekend. The Hubster busted out our new nail gun yesterday so I know we are very close to a finished island! He is just itching to use the gun!:)

Within the next month I MUST finally complete this one set of panels. That is after I glue together the Dragons in the window and maybe even go outside and clean the windows. They just don't make toys like they use to. I also want to make the tie backs for the cafe curtains and the door panel. Speaking of the door don't tell The Hubster but I think that door may very well become blue before it is all over with!;) Think our fireplace mantel!

I am also hoping to have our Master painted by mid February!! I can't wait now that I have finally found a color I like.

The pantry has already been started on. I need to finish it though then I will share pics. Picture  toile, a new light fixture which is already hanging...Thanx Papa...., a runner which has already been purchased from HomeGoods, and probably green walls like the laundry room since I have a gallon of that paint left over. Maybe even some trim added to the shelves.

Yet, another curtain project that sits half done upstairs. I have one panel done and up in the dining room and well now that it has been several months it is officially bugging me to have only that one panel up. I am hoping to get this done in the next two weeks.

And so y'all don't think I am a total slacker for starting sooooo many projects and not having any of them 100% done yet here is a pic midway of the boys room. They share a room because they want to and because the room is soo freaking huge and well because mama wanted a sewing room and a guest room. My goal was to do this room with as lil money as possible so it took a few months but I finally found all the colors needed in the Lowes Oops section! The week of Christmas there was just not enough going on...Ha!... so I decided to get the room finally done and to top it off I refinished a big boy dresser for Littliest at the same time cause I just HAD to have it all done! I love the room and the boys love it too so as soon as I get a few shelves up and an airplane mobile completed I will do a post on it!
So there is a sneak peek at what I will be working on in the next few months. I hope y'all will continue to join me in all the fun! I also have a few giveaways I am working on since I have not done one in awhile.
Hope your Monday was a good one y'all and that it was not too hard getting back to the daily grind after the holidays! 

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