Check, Check, Check


I feel like I haven’t sat down to write an actual post, or commented on other posts, in a long time, but it’s for good reason – I’ve been bitten by the spring cleaning bug!  I’ve been trying to get my house in order the last few weeks.  Wanting to spring clean is pretty rare for me, but all the unfinished projects around here were starting to get to me, so I went with it.

I’ve had another pretty productive week!  This week . . .

-I made two pieces of wall art for our spare bedroom.  I got the ideas from Pinterest, of course.

-I went shopping for some final touches for the spare bedroom.

-I finished decorating our spare bedroom.

-I painted the one remaining wall in our house that had yet to match the rest.  It was one of the walls on the way up the stairs.  It looks nice.

-I hardened almost three gallons of leftover paint so we can dispose of it.

-I varnished some frames that I painted (I’ll have to post about them sometime too, they turned out pretty cool).

-I edited a bunch of pictures, some from my sister’s wedding, some for these posts (hey, it takes more time than you might think, so I’m counting it).

-I started a sewing project (it’s a skirt – I’ll post when it’s done).  I’m actually kind of hoping to finish it this afternoon, but we’ll see if I have time.

-I am going to my first MOPS meeting today.  I may only go to this one though, because there are only a few meetings left before the end of the year, and I don’t want to pay full-price for only three meetings.  I’d rather save it for next year and get my money’s worth.

And I didn’t actually do this project this week, but I thought I’d wrap this post up with a sneak peek of our spare bedroom!

We’ve had this old, dusty, not-so-attractive lamp in the spare room for years.  I wasn’t sure what to do with it since I decided to actually get the spare room set up for guests, because it just wouldn’t look nice with all the dust clinging to it.

So, I decided to try to give it a makeover.  I had nothing to lose except three dollar’s worth of paint – if it didn’t look good after my attempt I was just going to throw it out and buy a new lamp.  But I think it turned out pretty well!  Here it is:


A little paint and a new shade can work wonders!  It only cost me around $17-18 dollars total, which is cheaper than a new lamp.

I’ll post the official spare room reveal tomorrow!

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Nicole said...

yes, that lamp looks fab.
And, SOOO happy you're going to MOPS!! Yay! Even if you go just this once, get a feel for it... a taste, if you will. Then just be sure to let them know that you'll join for next year and want to be notified of early registration... usually there's a few $ discount and you'll ensure a spot for W. Excited for you, friend!

Sarah said...

Love the lamp! I need that bug to bite me too I think. My house is practically begging for it.

~M~ said...

Can't wait to see the photos!

Venessa said...

you have been busy! I cant wait to see some of your other projects! I wish I could be so crafty so I love seeing pics!

katie said...

Cute lamp! And I can't wait to see the skirt your making!

Ashley said...

OOh, have fun on that skirt!! I can't wait to see it! And that lamp looks great!! Good job, I'm excited to see the complete spare room redo!

Diana Hill said... are really productive! My hat off to you! Iwish I could be that motivated!!
I hope MOPS is fun, I have been looking into going to one myself.

Jessica said...

Wow, you've been very busy! And that lamp looks great! It doesn't even look like the same lamp! I love DIY projects like that.

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