6 long and glorious days.
6 amazing days!
Did I mention that I didn't have kids for 6 days?
My parents rock.
We had gotten word that my husband may or may not be coming home early (that has since been taken off the table, we're back to a 9 month deployment) so they had decided to take the kids so I could knock out some housework (painting, etc)
So. What all did I accomplish?
Let's start with project #1: Fabric covered corkboard.
I had seen these things all over Pinterest, I had an unused corkboard and a wall in the laundry room that needed something. I bought a yard of fabric, some upholstery pins, grabbed my corkboard and went to work!
(And please disregard the crappy cell phone pictures, my big camera isn't getting much use lately)
|So mad! I was only short about 5-7 pins and had to buy a new thing!|
|Finished! (there will be better photos!)|
|If I could change one thing, it would be that I had used the dark pins.)|
Then I moved to the hallway!
I always say that this house is filled with a lot of, "What the hell were they thinking," moments.
This is one of them.
Seriously. Who patches a wall like that?
A long time ago (when we first moved in), I took a photo of the system I had been using for the kids shoes...
So I came up with a new one:
When we moved in, there was a big shelf that had been hung above the kitchen sink. I took it down and had no idea what to do with it.
Until I started working on the hallway.
It was a pain in the friggin ass but I love how it turned out. I love how it's functioning. And I will finally always know where my purse is.
And if that wasn't enough, I still decided to tackle one more room.
I had ordered some wood boards on sale on hobbylobby.com. THEN, I was in Hobby Lobby and found some that were in the shape of a cloud and my mind started going.
I had originally thought I would paint the walls green to match the curtains that are in there now. Once I really started looking at these boards, I decided to paint the walls a sky blue, paint the boards white, make them picture frames and hang them (like clouds in the sky!)
And it worked!
And that's how I spent my week!
How about you?