Okay, I promise I will get batteries for my camera today. I just couldn't resist posting my first piece of Easter decor.
I used an 16x20 canvas, painted a rectangle on it, and then framed this [free] subway art from Landee See Landee Do. I attached the frame (which is a very lightweight Dollar Tree frame) with industrial strength velcro. That way, I can change out the subway art as often as I like!
I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. My camera died and I've yet to go get batteries because I've been so TIRED lately. I don't know why? I literally come home from work, eat dinner, and I'm falling asleep on the couch by 7pm. Anyways...I have been saving some project I'm wanting to do so I thought I'd share.
1. Have you ever had a professional massage before?
This has been the topic of a lot of conversations in my life recently. No. Never have, but I have decided that I will go get my first professional massage on my graduation day because I'm not walking. Now I just have to wait for Groupon or LivingSocial to have a coupon :)
2. When drinking bottled water do you have a preference on which brand you drink?
SmartWater. It's all about the spout on the bottle, that's all I like about it.
3. What is your favorite kind of soup?
Chicken and Rice Soup from Demo's (which I think is only in TN)...but darn vegetarianism took it away from me :( You better appreciate me chickens!
4. Do you have a preference on which Kleenex brand you use?
It's so easy to set up and if you have something that an RCA cable can plug into, it will project the picture.
Now, let's get real, the picture quality is NOT amazing by ANY means. Think, drive-in move theater 15 years ago. Also this is a $35 "toy" not a $600 HD projector. That's why it has mixed reviews on Amazon.
I love it and hanging outside on our deck watching a movie was so fun and I can't wait to do it all Spring, Summer, and Fall.
*Disclaimer thing: I've never had to write a disclaimer, but just to make it clear no one paid me to say any of this and this is all my own opinion and...that it's.
Since I am participating in the Blogger's Day of Silence for Japan tomorrow I am going to go ahead and post this today.
Tomorrow, March 18th, is the 7 year anniversary of my dad's death (I was 16). He fought lung then bone then brain cancer for 2 years before passing away. Please hug your dad a little harder today if you can. I'd do anything to have my dad here now.
Take pictures! We never took a lot of pictures in my family. I don't even have any pictures of my dad since I was a baby.
For Japan With Lovehas a direct link on the website to our fundraising page for ShelterBox. ShelterBoxwas one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, greenShelterBoxis tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
Pleasecheck it outand whatever you can contribute will be so appreciated.
Bloggers Day of Silence
Anyone that has a blog can help out with this one.
The aim is just raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.
The guidelines are simple:
1. This comingFriday, March 18th, no posts at all on your blog.
2. Please post a blog post about what you will be doing this Friday whenever possible in hopes to spread the word and whoever else would like to join in. You all can check out what Lydia of Ever-Ours did for her’shereor how we did ourshereand do it your way if you’d like. We’ll be posting a reminder post on Thursday evening on my blog too.
I wanted a little table in my kitchen for the sole reason of putting this huge "LOVE" thing my sister gave me for a wedding present (I love this thing, but it weighs 18 lbs, yes I weighed it, and is about 2' tall). Anyways, more on that later.
So here's what I started with (imagine it with brass circular knobs too). It's a sewing table that had a gorgeous turquoise antique sewing machine that love. I'll take pictures later. I removed the sewing machine.
...and after. I guess it was the laminate, but it didn't take the paint very smoothly, so it's not perfect by any means.
What can I do with this little shelf thingy? (I plan on covering the inside of the door with scrapbook paper).
Here is the aforementioned sign/statue.
At least it's an improvement!
I promise I make more stuff than just repainting furniture white. That's just where my projects have led me to recently.
Check out my side bar to see where I'll be linking up!
I finally finished the chairs for my table. (Well I have to figure out how to attach the cushions, but more on that later).
So this is what I started out with...pretty, huh?
I do love that detail though.
Oh gross! What is living under these? Don't wanna know...just vacuum them up.
So here's the problem. These are what the cushions were attached with. Such a nice array, don't cha think? That far right one is where someone jammed a golf tee in the hole and then screwed a screw through it. I have no idea how I'm going to reattach them the seats are so hole-filled.
Anyways. I was gonna buy new foam because the old foam was literally 1/4 inch thick and you felt like you were going to fall through the chair at any moment. But then I realized how expensive chair foam is so I just used batting I had.
Batting sandwich anyone?
I primed and painted with spray paint (rust-oleum's semi-gloss latex enamel).
Isn't she pretty?
I love this pattern. I think I paid $6.50 for 2 yards.