Sunday, February 18, 2007

Busy Work

I told you about busy work last weekend. This is what I mean by that comment. I found two miniature wooden chairs in the clearance bin last weekend. Did I need them? No. Did I know what I was going to do with them? Not really. I was in such a state on Sunday, I just whipped them out and started going to town. Busy work. They didn't need to be painted and distressed; I just needed something to do.

I took those two nice wooden chairs and started painting them with whatever acrylics I had in my junk case.

Layer upon layer of colors.

Then I briwaxed them, which takes some paint off, knocked them a couple of times with a knife and called it a night.

I now have them on my dresser. What I really need to do is put them outside until the spring. I think now that the wax is on them, though, they won't peel as easily. Oh well. I guess I did too good of a job "distressing!"

Here are some pics from yesterday. We had snow mostly all day. It never really stuck to the ground though. But, it sure was pretty.

More busy work and cleaning this weekend. Got my desk all cleaned up. Look at my wall of goodies. So many wonderful items from so many wonderful friends.

Here's Abby lounging. You'd think it was summertime looking at her through that plant. Not quite ready for summer, but spring? YES! I am definitely ready! You??

And here's Dave doing Lord knows what. I think he's looking at the birds feeding just outside the window. The kid took this, and I kinda like the effect.

I'm waiting for a new comforter to come in before I can show you the new bedroom. (I have a quilt ordered; but it is back ordered until, get this, APRIL! Good price, I guess everyone jumped on it!!) I had forgot that I would have to buy all new bedclothes to fit the new king. Duh. We're now sleeping with all the old queen blankets and covers. I thought they would "do"--everything being "oversized" these days. But, of course, they aren't oversized enough. Oy. We are so enjoying the new mattress and the new floors though. Simply scrumptious. And as close to dust free as it's ever going to get. Deep clean breath!


Anonymous said...

After reading all you been up to I need a nap! I just can't seem to get the desire to do anything in the house these days.

lila said...

I love what you did to the chairs for "busy work".
Good luck with your remodeling and decorating!

Tammy said...

I loved the toon at the top of this post and those little chairs reminded me of the ones in our local Mexican restaurant till you distrested them...
If you wanna see some snow, honey come on over to my blog today...oy!!!

Beth said...

OH wow,,,I love the look of the chairs,,they look so cool. You were a busy gal huh? Gave mom her presents yesterday,,she loved them.
Doesn't it feel springy today,,if the wind would calm down some it would be awesome! Take care Rosie!!

PEA said...

Love what you did with the chairs...I had no idea how to "distress" wood like I know:-) You sound like me, have to keep busy! I just get bored too easily I think. lol Can't wait to see your "new" bedroom...I sooo want wooden floors! Spring can't come soon enough for me either...although we haven't had much snow this winter, I'm sick of the cold and not being able to travel!!! xoxo

Mrs. Staggs said...

First of all, a very happy belated birthday to your mom! She sure has a sweet smile.
You sure are busy these days. It's all going to look so wonderful and be worth it in the end.

Linda said...

You did a great job on the chairs. I love them. I didn't know you could do them the way you did. Can't wait to see the bedroom.

Linda said...

You did a great job on the chairs. I love them. I didn't know you could do them the way you did. Can't wait to see the bedroom.

Francie M. said...

Beautiful smile, beautiful lady. My Grandmother's name was Rosa. In fine Italian tradition my sister got Rosa as her middle name.
Enjoy watching the progress you are making, thanks for sharing!

paris parfait said...

The chairs are wonderful! Can't wait to see photos of your new room. And the cats are so cute!

weirdbunny said...

How adorable are those little chairs..such a find in the clearance bin.

Dianne said...

I love miniatures so of course, I love your little chairs.

It's snowing here. We're due to get 14 inches, something that thrills the locals. I guess the state is in a draught so it's needed. I'm just going to hole up and watch food network.



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