I have so much stewing around in my head, but I don't have the energy to share it...or could it be that I have the energy, but not enough down time to get it onto paper or my blog.
Do you ever feel that way?
I always do. In my head, I'm so prolific...but how do I get it out?
I suppose it's the time in my life...
I have begun another creative class online...and I love it. It's from Alisa Burke. Do you know her? I think she's fabulous!
And another random thing:
The season, the storms, the colors...they inspire me! and I sense a seasonal change in our family: our kids want to stay up really late each night. They can smell summer break...the sun warms us later and later each evening. I'm crossing my fingers for some good springtime thunderstorms this weekend.
Some "after" shots of the hutch we repainted and moved into the family room for our t.v. and dvd storage.
I sanded it all down and made it look all "chippy". I love the detail of old pieces.
We found this pine hutch when we were first married. It sat at a yard sale in St. Charles, Illinois and we snatched it up. Our first furniture purchase together! We left it pine for about 10 years. Then I painted it "chippy" black. It has housed blankets and quilts, been in the nusery, the hallway and most recently our dining room. It's got great stories...
So I've been rummaging around looking for a new "old" and bigger piece for our dining room. I found this two piece hutch in need of lots of t.l.c. It needs some molding, some paint, a couple boards and something for the bottom front. I love that this old thing is being saved and resurrected to serve our family's needs. I cleared away all the clutter from our dining room table, so I filled it up with wine, serving pieces and the things lying around that needed a place to go.
I'm also thinking of painting the oak trim in our dining room white and the wall color lighter. A whole new look...I can't wait to get started. Of course, I'm already committed to hosting some holiday gatherings, so I need to get moving. Why do I have a habit of this? Finally ready to forge ahead with something I've been thinking of and planning...right before the holidays? Maybe it's because I know with a deadline, that's the only way it'll get done.
Don't know about you folks, but I'm ready for my Friday night glass (or two) of wine.
Oh, and some glimpses of my youngest two on our bed today.
Little hands pulling and pushing around...
Why is she so delighted?
Big brother launches himself across our room, bouncing on our bed and making her so happy.
Now I've got to go to this room and figure out what's for dinner tonight...
I treated myself to a few etsy pieces and they just arrived in the mail.
These are so special because they will be a part of my creative workspace---meant to inspire and make me happy.
I love this pillow made with a vintage hankie!
This is from Pam's shop iloveplum! She does amazing work (and has a great blog)...I think I just may need one more of these pillows.
I love houses...especially funky, bright ones like this. It's make of wood and then distressed a bit to look "shabby". It's adorable and really sweet...from the ever-talented Micki.
I love this vintage enamel bowl that holds some of my paints. Notice the clay mug next to it made by my husband (when he took art class in college)...he's actually a great artist. He started college pre-med, then an art major...then changed again to communications. Anyway, he's a real creative talent and maybe soon I'll share some more of his art...
Finally some peeks at works in progress. I have so many pieces that just need a bit more "umph" and then I'll do a shop update.
This is our office/studio. It's a work in progress.
It's upstairs, on the second floor, above our sun room...I'll have to do a "house tour" one of these days.
I love our old home and all the nooks and creaky wood floors.
I love this room because it's so light and bright. It's orange and cheerful and a place that warms you no matter what season.
My husband made the work table out of an old door. He attached metal pipe legs and a mirror on the top. I plan to add hooks and a curtain to hide my shipping supplies and extra craft gadgets that I store underneath.