(this post was created many years ago prior to our great improvements in photos and post-writing. We have chosen not to remove it from our archives because we like the simple idea and think it may have value to you...our readers.) I am tired and Christmas hasn't even come close yet. A fancy advent calendar was not happening this year. But, I realized I was the one that wanted it. My kids . . .
Archives for November 2011
Today I want to share one of the Seasonal projects I have been working on...Christmas AND Thanksgiving Chalkboard placemats! whew! someday I will figure out a shorter name! I'm really not a big fan of keeping a ton of miscellaneous things around the house (read, crap) that only comes out for a few days each year. We don't have space in our apartment. And...it's one more thing to . . .
I've been tweaking my living room lately. And this corner sat empty. Looking sadly boring and blah. NOT okay in my home. We don't do boring. Over the top is okay. Tacky is even okay. Not boring. But, it hadn't spoke to me yet. So I let it sit there feeling sad. And then I had a moment. Of aha! Brilliance! Inspiration! Whatever you call it... I grabbed some homemade chalk paint in a sample . . .
I was dreaming of a big ol' mirror. Like this one! Nice and tarnished. Old and beat-up looking. For on top of my new chalk-painted beauty of a dresser turned hutch. This is what I had; a very plastic, silver, beast of a mirror. But it had great potential. Which is why I have hung on to it for way more years then I should have. See; it's a beast. (actually it reminds me of . . .
Realistically speaking if you all stepped foot in my apartment it would probably sound something like this "oh how cute", "adorable", or "I like that idea, I would never have thought of that", or even maybe "your house is so pretty". So I realize it is probably me that notices things in my home the most. However, they say that sometimes we don't notice our own body odor. Is that the same . . .
Before I share my great wisdom and amazing homemaking skills *ahem* I feel I should put out a disclaimer. I am not responsible if your house stays messy and dirty when you are on this system. I am not responsible if your family isn't smiling and cheerful when it's time for chores. Oh wait! That doesn't happen in my own house! oops! Let it be known that my home is far from perfect. Life . . .