2) Quit adding more craft / re-do projects before I completed the ones already on the list. (I'm the type that when I see all the beautiful creations everyone is sharing in Blogland, I tell myself, I can do that and then I add it to my list) 3) Be more realistic about the time I have to do some of these projects....unless I'm willing to stay up all night.....NOT.....I need my 7 hours of sleep or I'm a little bit of a grump :)
So yesterday I tackled a couple of items:
First is a wall mount magazine holder. I didn't get a "before" picture, but it was a natural wood color. So I painted it Heirloom White and added a simple rose applique.
Close up of the rose.........I am really happy the way it turned out so far. Simple but Sweet. I still want to distress it up a bit. Then I think it will be perfect.
Next is a piece I bought at a yard sale for $3. I loved the shelf but not the wood stain. It just wouldn't work with the rest of the decor in the room I plan to hang it.
So. . . . . . . . after a couple of coats of black spray paint. . . . . . . I think it is on it's way to being a beautiful piece. The sunlight is causing it to have that shiny look, it really isn't shiny.
After a couple of passes with the sander to distress it a little bit, I think it will be just what I had envisioned.
That's TWO items I can check of my list :)