Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Projects, Projects and More Projects!

I got on the computer today, and I realized that I had been featured!  I couldn't believe it!  It's the first time for me.  So, a big THANK YOU to Michelle at Someday Crafts!  She featured my little storage room turned playhouse.  There were so many amazing playrooms on her post, I wish I had a room I could dedicate just as a playroom!!

I hope your week is going as good as mine!  I have the week "off" (meaning no babysitting this week!!!).  So, I am taking advantage of the break!  Here is what I have planned!

First, I am going my version of "spring cleaning", I like to do mine in the fall.  Don't really know why, except that it makes me feel like the house is all ready and fresh for winter.  By the end of winter, I feel like my house needs a good airing out, and cleaning, so really, I guess I do spring cleaning too.  :)

My next project, one I have been looking forward to with much anticipation, is my sewing desk!  I picked this up for $5 at an auction! 

I am going to strip it, paint it, maybe glaze it, and add new hardware.  Then put it upstairs in the family room.  I'll finally have a place to sew!!!  For some of you, you understand this excitement, for others you're thinking big deal!  I have been sewing on kitchen tables, side tables, card tables, and once even the floor, for the past 8 years!  It is exciting to me to have a spot for my machine, a spot that doesn't have to be cleared off so you can eat dinner, etc.  It is going to be great!

The next project, this antique school desk and chair that Hubby got for FREE last week!

A lady was cleaning out her storage unit, and so he asked if she was going to get rid of anything, she showed him a pile of stuff, and said take what you want!  He did!  He came home with the entire bed of his truck overloaded with goodies!  This little gem will go in Little Monkey's "playhouse".  I am going to strip it using Citristrip as it probably has lead paint on it, then I will repaint, and maybe distress it a bit to keep the antique look..

My final project, to recover the the dirty, ugly chairs in my living room.  I found a great tutorial about making a custom slip cover.  I am planning (hoping really) to get at least one of the chairs done this week!

I know its an ambitious list, but I think I can do it, as long as the weather cooperates anyway.  In the midst of all this, I am trying to get stuff ready for a consignment sale as well.  Do I know how to pack stuff in or what?  Really, it won't be that bad, since most of the refinishing has to be done in stages, it won't be too time consuming!  I hope you all have a great time, and keep on DIYing!


  1. Melissa, You are a dedicated seamstress. On the floor... wow! You more than deserve this desk. Can't wait to see what you will do with it!

  2. Okay, I am jealous again!! I am in love with that sewing table!! Great find!! Following you back! :)