Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Break Project #3

Another before and after type post! (I do have knitting to show you too, but that may be another day)  Knox's litter box fits perfectly in the unused fireplace in our bedroom, but it has been a bit of an eye sore, especially because it what you see when you walk up the stairs.  I thought a fireplace screen would help! (Mom and Dad found this at an estate sale for $7.50! Talk about a bargain!
 But you can see through it!
 A yard of fabric and some hot glue!  Perfect!
"Looks good to me!"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Break Project #2

 This spring break has been full of getting some much needed projects done.  Here is another piece that needed a little revamping for the new house.  Two cans of spray paint later and I'm happy! 
 Plus it feels great to get some things crossed off my list.  Still have some work to finish, though I've done some of it and finally removed all the boxes of "my childhood" from my parents.  Right now they are in the basement.  Out of sight out of mind.  I should go through them, but that may have to wait for summer break.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break Project #1

I have to say I love "Spring Break" especially when I'm not desperately trying to finish a dissertation :)  So far I've gotten to spend fun time with my families!!! and now am starting some of my to-do list (while I procrastinate a little on my work to-do list)  So here is the first project:
The before picture!
I love this little arrangement.  I got it in Baton Rouge and it was perfect to add a little soft touch to a rather drab apartment.  I looked good in my new house until I found the perfect rug for the entry way.  Then it clashed! and every time I walked by my eye screamed something was off.  I thought I would have to replace it, and then I realized it had a foam center, so I decided to swap some flowers and ribbons instead. 
The after pictures!
My dear mom helped me pick flowers out and then I went to work!  (Now my mom is amazing with flowers, and has always made stuff for me....including all my wedding pics)  I've watched and helped her, but never tried on my own.  So this time I tried on my own, knowing I could run to her for help if I made a disaster.  I'm quite pleased with myself and feel like the colors work so much better now!

The after pictures!