Thursday, June 26, 2014


"Why hasn't there been a new blog post for 2 months?" you ask?  Well there's this reason:

But mostly, the time I typically would have spent blogging I have been working on house projects!  I was on a roll.  Unstoppable.  Just ask Brandon!  :)

 Made a menu board.  Loving it!  Helps me meal plan and fills an empty space on the wall!  :)  
I painted a piece of wood with chalkboard paint and used letter stickers for the days of the week.

 A little decor to remind my family about having a joyful song in our hearts for 
all the things the Lord has done in our lives!  I mod podged sheet music onto the glass
of an old window.  Then made music notes out of red fabric and hung a small 
chalkboard from the window latch.

Turned a picture I took into a little wall art.  I mod podged the print onto a piece of wood.

 Thank you Katie Euken and Pinterest for this idea!  Just in time for company!  
I took down a towel rod and hung individual hooks and picture frames with 
burlap behind the glass in it's place

 Here I took three matching frames I had in the basement, painted them all black, took out the glass, painted
the cardboard background black, used a hot glue gun to attach the little clothespins and voila!  A
perfect way to put up a couple pics of the kids.  And SUPER easy to switch them out as the 
kiddos grow!

FINALLY painted the barstools black!  Sure does take a long time to prime, paint, do another coat, and
finally apply a topcoat to protect them from daily wear and tear!

 Next I actually have some pics of the project in process......I made a headboard for Lawson's bed with plywood, some foam, brown fabric, and burlap!  I am very happy with the results!  I will have to post a picture of it on the wall above Lawson's bed. 

And here is an UNFINISHED project.  This empty window is at the bottom of the stairs, near the kitchen.  I am wanting to turn it into the "chore chart" or daily duties, etc.  But I'm not exactly sure what to do.  Do I find a way to put a background in that would use magnets?  Do I use velcro?  How about the little clothespins?  Any good ideas from you out there?  

I worked on a few other projects that I don't have pictures of, including the landscaping!   Brandon and I have been slowly working on the landscaping.  And so far, it's turning out pretty good!  This is the third house that we have completely overhauled the landscaping and we learn A LOT every time we do it!  :)  I will have to post a few pictures of our work-in-progress!

Well, there you have it, a glimpse into my world of projects! 


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    1. What about putting clear glass behind that window? Then you can use a dry erase marker to write on it.