Although I don’t post very often, I really am busy doing projects. Many times they are for other family or friends. Here is a recent project that I completed for my daughter-in-law. I had given her an old, antique desk several years ago and we decided to paint it. I used blue, latex paint that we had painted one of her accent walls with. I brushed it on and then wiped it off, using it like a stain. I think it looks beautiful. 🙂
Lately, I have been feeling rather convicted about all of the crafts and craft supplies that I have accumulated over the years. They sit and sit, and nothing happens with them. I go thrift shopping and add to my pile. Well, this has got to stop! I have decided to go through my ‘stuff’ and make a list of what creations are there for the making. I thought of trying, like many others, to make one creation a day. However, being gone frequently on the weekends, I have decided it might be wiser to attempt just four creations a week. My intention is to use up the supplies that I have before buying any more!
My son just recently bought a home and I gave him the furniture that was his when he was a boy. The problem that created was that I no longer had any furniture in my studio. Everything was in boxes that used to be in chests and dressers. No desk to use either. So, I hit the garage sales with my husband, and we found two large, matching desks for $5 each. They are more like work desks, they have no drawers. We also found a white hutch which sits perfectly on top of one of the desks in the corner of the room. My husband added a shelf to it below the doors. We found a rolling cart at a thrift store that he built three shelves in for me. I then found boxes that fit each shelf and covered them with fabric. Now I have drawers again. My supplies are all cleaned up and put in their proper places. I am ready to begin my challenge. Stay tuned for what I hope will be frequent updates!