Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Crafty Week (AKA Getting it done!)

This week I decided to tackle some things from my list of "Poo 2 Do".  I have been inspired by all the bloggers out there and friends around me who have been working on summer projects.  My office has never been finished.  Not in the twenty years we have lived here.  It's sad really because we just ran out of steam (and money) as far as actually completing each room in the house.  The finishing part just hasn't been a priority.  To say I am SICK of half finished rooms is an understatement!  So... I decided that I would like to see some progress.  Which means staining and painting.  Neither of which I love to do.    
I am NOT neat when crafting!
Lots of boards to stain!
These boards will "someday" be the wainscoting in the office.  Originally the boards were bought for the front foyer but I made the executive decision to use them for a project that may actually get done (finishing the foyer is just a dream and may never actually happen).  I stained the five packages we had (80 boards all together!) and need to go buy another five or six packages to go around the entire room. 
Yes, this is "better"
The office walls are were in tough shape.  Several years ago, we hired a "professional" to rebuild our porch.  To make a long story short, those white spots are the areas that had to be patched due to him cutting through the interior wall with a Sawzall from the outside.  Good times.  The fact that they have now been patched, spackled, and primed is nothing short of a miracle.  I have the paint and plan on finishing by the end of this week.  I am looking forward to looking at undamaged walls for the first time in years!

This was my fun project for the week :)  My cousin is getting married in a couple months and she asked if I could make her a brooch bouquet.  Since I am a fool always game for any new crafting challenge, I said I would try.  I think the final result is pretty darn good!  The brooches hold many special memories since they were collected from family members.  It was fun showing it off to the bride and our family this weekend.  I am glad she likes it and I can't wait to see her walk down the isle!
 The FINISHED project :) 
So, how about you?  Do you have plans, big or small, to get a summer project done?