I knew it had been a long time since I had posted anything, but my goodness! 12 days?! I think that's a record...and not one I'm happy about. I'm amazed that I have any blog traffic at all with a gap like that. Sorry about the lack of posting - I'm still alive, I really am!
This basement mess has really thrown me for a loop. Not that I've been working on it non-stop, because I haven't...Steve's been dealing with various issues about the wiring and other work in the walls for weeks now. I just can't work on anything with the entire contents of my studio packed up and scattered throughout the house. I wasn't careful about keeping track of where things were because I thought I'd have the studio put back together in 2 weeks, max. Hahahahahaha!
I didn't even make anything new for Valentine's Day because I can't find my craft and sewing things, and here it is a week after Heart Day and I still haven't photographed the decorations that I did manage to put up! So here are a few shots of the decor, to prove that Valentine's Day did indeed happen at my house. I didn't shoot anything else, I ran out of time between all the busy activities that a Saturday brings. Hopefully this week I can at least make one project I was planning on (better late than never, right?) and finish the pictures of everything. We'll see...
This is a beefy old dresser that I found for $70 a couple of years ago on Craigslist, and the original 70's plastic-wood-look finish was begging for a facelift. It's real wood, it just had a severe case of laminate-look finish so typical of that decade. Sorry, I forgot a "before" photo. The weather was finally warm enough to spray paint (I'm so excited for gloriously warm spring weather!!!) so that became my priority this week. Several trips to the store, 5 cans and 2 brands of spray paint later (long story short: Do NOT use Painter's Touch from Home Depot on anything without testing it first! The paint blistered and freaked out on the parts that I hadn't sanded down to bare wood), here it is!
I distressed the edges of everything because, well, I wanted to. I don't like furniture to be so perfect that I then get upset when it gets dinged up or scratched. So I just take care of it at the beginning and then I'm okay! I'm really looking forward to being able to put this big red beauty in my studio. Here's hoping that it will be on the soon-ish side.
ps Anybody feel like testing a quilt pattern? I have 4 ready to go!