Saturday, June 20, 2009

Working on my "To Do" List

We all have that dreaded "To Do" list. And I certainly have what seems to me, a very long To Do list. It probably wouldn't be that long of a list if I. . . . . . .1) Worked on it on a more regular basis,
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 :)

Until Later,



  1. Good job! I love it when things get checked off my list!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Great redo on the shelf - I'm redoing somethings in black also. Like the rose you added to the mag. rack. I know exactly what you mean about the "to do" list. It is an on going thing with me. Wanted to get some painting done yesterday, but it was just to hot.

  3. Good for you! Love white shelf with the applique - nice touch!

  4. Nice, I enjoy doing things like that too!


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