Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project Completion Weekend

We have been so so busy lately, as well as focused on so may other things, that some things have been put off again and again. THIS weekend, we decided we were going to stay home and FINALLY get some things done. Here are a few of the things we can mark off the TO DO list:

We have 2 of these bookshelves. In our new home, we will have an office. My desk is white & the hubby's is wood. So I decided I wanted to paint one of them white, just like my desk

I didn't paint the back because I ordered some old sheet music that I plan to decopage the back with

 This potatoe bin was gifted to me by a friend. I didn't have a food pantry & mentioned that I wanted a wood potatoe bin. Well, she happened to have one and gave it to me.
BUT, I decided to give it a new look

I waited a LONG time for this letter P.
 It has hung on our wall just like this for a few years. However, moving to a new house in a few months, I plan to change a lot of the colors in my decor. I am really excited to be going to a more neutral color palette....

But with splashes of teal here and there. This isn't a great picture, but you get the idea

Then there is my bed.
 I wanted a pencil post bed for YEARS! Finally, after searching on craigslist for just the right one, I came upon this one. My Hubs & I took an entire weekend & painted & distressed it (& a dresser too)
BUT it felt like there was something missing...

And this was just the thing to make it complete! The hubs & son made this frame just for me &

Here they are hard at work...
I love these guys!!

I don't have a before picture of these guys, but they had labels on them for many many years & one day  I came across this idea on Pinterest
(oh pinterest how you get me in trouble on so many occasions)
So, I went to work & scraped off all the labels and painted on the chalk paint. They are still drying, but I can't wait to chalk on my new labels
 As well as all of these things, we somehow managed to also
complete the laundry,
caulk the window ledges & tubs and toilets
 & I even managed to get a bit of cleaning done!
I love weekends like this!