I’ve been working like crazy getting ready for the holiday open house and working on other projects, so my home has been a bit of a wreck. Now it’s time to focus some attention on things I get to keep and things that will make my home more enjoyable for me and my family. (Well, mostly me. My boys don’t care about curtains and pillows and painted furniture and accessories.) I don’t have a huge window to do this, but I’m going to take a few days and get some things done around here. I already started by moving an old ceder chest into my living room. I already painted it, of course, but I snapped this picture before I did. I’m not sure if I LOVE it there, yet, but it’s giving me an idea for scale. I’d like to find something really interesting, though. I have an idea for putting my grandmother’s camp trunk on casters, but I’m not sure if the color will work. It’s just fun to be playing.
I also made a hand painted sign just for me. It’s not for sale, it’s hanging in my kitchen and there it will stay until I’m sick of it. I painted an old board that had great texture and nail holes in it and I love how it turned out and how it looks over my window. (Sorry about the poor picture. The day was getting away from me and I had to snap a picture in poor lighting. I’ll get some better pictures of the sign later.)
I have a huge list of things I want to accomplish, but my husband is taking a few days off work and my mom is flying in on Thursday, so we’re hoping to get a lot done. I’m going to start on my family room curtains tomorrow…a eight panels, ugh…and there’s going to be a lot of mundane painting, but lots of fun things, too.
And work is easy when it’s work you love, right? Amen to that.