See my dilemma? When we both work together we get things DONE. But when we both are together doing separate things. . . we get things done, just not the things we should be doing!
Today I am getting back to work, really. Though, I might try to squeeze in one more house project this week. But I will take you along and show what we are up to. I think you might like it.
Just to make it harder to focus, I have gotten the bug to redo my daughter's bedroom. It hasn't been done since we moved here over three years ago. I did it up beautifully in Utah when we lived there. When she was a baby it looked like this:
Then when she got her big girl bed we redid the whole thing to look like this:
Then we moved. And her stuff made the room look fine, though I didn't paint--even the curtains came with the house.
(I did snatch the chandelier from the old house though--it was a baby gift from my neighborhood friends.)
But the other day Signe saw this picture and decided her room needed a makeover:
I think since her sister has an antique iron bed in her room I will not do iron. I am leaning towards a Jenny Lind style bed but all the ones I am seeing are on ebay for fabulous prices but mainly on the east coast and largely local pick-up only. The search will continue. It will be sad to take out her twin beds. We made those when she was two for the whopping cost of $35 each.
While I was browsing the Goodwill the other day I came across this table:
When I was looking it over I spied a big ugly spider on the under side and my husband refused to kill it for me. So I called over a friendly employee and informed her I was interest in the table, but no so much the spider--and it's two egg sack nests! So she in turn called over another employee--a boy--who put on a glove and hauled the spider off--ALIVE! Eww. I know the idea of saving the spider is nice and all, but if he put it outside in the 25 degree weather. . . but back to the table.
I think I want to paint it and put it in Signe's new room on one side of the bed with a cute little chair. I also picked up this great frame for not much and the painting itself is on a board rather than canvas. That will make painting chalkboard paint right over it a snap. Don't you think that would be cute above the made over desk?
I get so excited when inspiration strikes and I just want to go at it. But my room make-overs are never quick, unfortunately. I will keep you posted on the progress, slow though it may be.
In the meantime, I need to revamp the etsy shop and restock the store. . . unless Rob pops down here to ask if I want to go running or something--because as awful as that sounds, he has convinced me to do it the last three days in a row!
Wish me luck--and focus!