I spent last night having grandma time with my granddaughter and it was wonderful but boy did she wear me out lol. How did we ever keep up with our own kids way back when lol? I did get a post done beforehand but apparently forgot to change it from just being a draft lol…. here it is….
These were fun to make… and easy… just time consuming because well, the whole waiting for paint to dry thing lol. I made one for the front porch and one for the Craft Room and I am happy with how they turned out!
I have seen similar to this all over Pinterest… Imagine that lol…. and I have been wanting to try them ever since!
I was out in the shop last week and saw a box full of washers sitting on the truck Chris is working on. I asked him if he had uses for all of them and thankfully he only needed a few for his project and gave me some to “play” with! These necklaces are the outcome of my playing.
I already had a bunch of necklace cords in the Craft Room so Sunday afternoon I made these! The yellow one is my favourite. I used a zigzag motion with the toothpick and it almost looks like flowers!
I thought I would share the generosity from a few family members regarding the “now in use” craft room! Everyone has been so generous providing me with a few new items for the craft room.
First, when Dillon and I were out grocery shopping, we had to stop at the Canadian Tire store to pick up a few things. Dillon surprised me by buying a 4 ft. folding table that I can use in the craft room so I have a big surface when base painting or to use as a cutting table when I am sewing. It is great because it folds flat, meaning I can stash it behind the futon or the door when I am not using it, and it has a handle for if I want to carry it outside in the summer to use for any number or projects! Right now it is covered with the base painting for 4 of the 8 or 9 projects I have on the go lol!
Next is a paint bottle rack that my mother-in-law (who is also a huge crafter), that she made herself but didn’t end up needing! It is a wooden rack that hangs on the wall…. which means almost all of the paint bottles that were on the change table I redid are gone!!! While not all of them fit in the rack, I managed to get 84 bottles into the rack!!!!
How cool is that? AND, I was given gift cards for Michael’s stores on my birthday and Christmas. Because I don’t have a Michael’s store closer than an hour’s drive, Kim offered to go pick up the things I wanted for the craft room.
Ever since I saw one on Pinterest, I wanted one of those cute rolling racks for rolled storage. Kim picked that up for me and some cute boxes for even more storage.
I put the two flowered boxes she picked up on the change table where the paint was and the other two (that she offered to return because he hubby picked them lol) I just put on the electric fireplace because the sort of blended in!
I’m not even sure if this warrants posting but it’s a very easy craft to make to add a touch of colour and glitter to a room.
The one I made was for the craft room! And for the record…. the craft room is finally DONE!!!! I can’t believe it is finally done and no longer just an image in our heads. I will post about the craft room, with picture, hopefully tomorrow!
After all the planning, dreaming, changing of minds, and yes… some procrastination… the Craft Room (on a strict budget) is finally done! I can’t believe it! It took a lot of days where I pushed way more than I should have and ended up with what I call “Skullcrackers” from my brain injury but it is finished… painted, decorated, storage ideas completed and I am so happy with it and the fact it is finished. Now maybe I can make use of it!
Thank you to everyone who “Stayed Tuned” for it’s completion and a HUGE thank you to my mother-in-law for what she did to help!
About the only thing I need to do now is to organize it more and label everything but the main part, the actual creation of it is done. My mother-in-law told me she has a paint organizer that I can hang in there… so the next time we get together I will pick it up and hang it… I even kept a perfect spot for it on the walls!
A week or two ago Kim asked me if I could paint some wooden spoons for her little cousin for part of her birthday gift. She had an image in mind she had seen in a picture somewhere that she sent to me. The original was on a mason jar but I figured how hard could it be to paint in on wooden spoons. I of course said I would do it lol!
As I mentioned in my last post, I have attacking the craft room project full throttle. Yesterday I started on the sewing table redo and once that is done I think it will be time to wash and repaint the walls! How exciting!
As for the LED light fixture. We switched every light bulb and fixture in the house to LED for the power savings and in all honesty, it has made a big difference. The only problem I had was that the light fixture in the craft room was rather boring. Nice and bright… but boring. Chris said to me, why don’t you paint it? What a good idea…. thank you Chris, lol.
I was going to use my acrylic paints to paint I don’t know what on them but when I went to the craft room to choose my colours I saw my stained glass paint and thought it would be really cool to do it with that paint….so that’s what I did!