Projects and pets

Taking some time off from running has left me with a little extra time in the mornings and quite frankly, if I don’t busy myself with little projects, it’s an ugly day.

GIVE THAT WOMAN A PROJECT PLEASE!

Fortunately there is no shortage of projects around here but I was getting rather tired of organizing screws so I was glad when I remembered I had that old dry sink to do something with. This picture is what it looked like after I had already sanded the top because for the life of me, I can’t remember how to take actual before pictures.

It was made out of knotty pine and the people that I bought it from had put in a little shelf and added some 70’s paper as a liner. I left the shelf liner because it was in really good shape but we took out the shelf itself because it was poorly made and honestly, it looked hideous.

Call me crazy but it only took a bit of cleaning and the liner really doesn’t look that bad…

I knew that I wanted to use this beside my sofa in the media room as a cabinet to store all of our popcorn and accessories. I’m gonna put the popcorn machine on top. But, that will be temporary.

Eventually it will be used as a coffee bar in my formal dining room which is what the room will be when we get rid of the media room. We don’t need it anyway, we have a living room and we mostly live in there. I don’t think we’ve actually watched a movie in the media room in at least 3 years but we eat every damn day so, instead of eating in the kitchen I think we need a dining room. Sorry, got off topic. That’s what I’ve been rehearsing since MacGyver doesn’t know the plan yet.

But for now, back to the dry sink. MacGyver insists it wasn’t that old but I think it’s fairly old. Not from the mid 1800’s old but at least the 30’s or 40’s. I think the last people who owned it changed out some of the hardware and added those hideous knobs but I could tell as I took it apart that the actual wood was quite old.

When I tried to find something similar online the closest I got was this one from Pennsylvania.

Very close, don’t you think?

What really matters to me though is what it looks like now and since my future dining room will have hints of red, I painted the bottom part and I also changed out the knobs. Here is the after:

What do you think? Do you like it?

I’ve been pinning things like crazy to go in the room once I change it and because I get sidetracked quite easily I’ve also been saving images for a Tennessee house. We don’t have one yet and quite honestly we just started entertaining the idea but of course, I’m already designing it.

I found the cutest thing to do instead of using curtain rods. I’m in love with this idea:

Can’t you just see that in a little farmhouse? It’s the cutest thing ever, right?

I have two more quick things to show you before I get to work. First, I need to show this picture of Charles. His feathers are coming in for spring and he’s getting all kinds of action from the lady peacocks.

Isn’t he gorgeous?

And this last picture is the boys. It was freezing this morning. Okay, actually it was around 45 degrees but that’s really cold for here. Anywho, Hank couldn’t find the sofa blanket so he used the next best thing.

That’s it for me. I need to get some work done.

Who does the home improvements and redecorating in your house? You or your husband? Or both?

WTF Wednesday, Wreath me alone

So, this post is a little late today.  I was up at the usual 5:30 AM, I ran, walked the dogs, showered and then got ready to get on the computer.  Except, one of the dogs was farting.  And y’all, it was bad.

fart dogs

Completely accurate.

That’s the reason I spent most of my morning outside on the lanai.  Because my dogs are gross and they stink.  And also because I’m trying to contain all the glitter to one area.  You may have heard me mention it at least a hundred times or more but I hate glitter, it’s the herpes of the craft world but there’s a reason it’s all over my house.

glitter herpes

The reason for the glitter is my obsession with making things and you tube.  I’m pretty sure I could perform a vasectomy with the right you tube video.  No, I’m absolutely sure.  You tube is the best thing ever for audio/visual learners but I digress, let’s talk about why my house looks like the day after a disco party gone wrong.

Wreaths.

I wanted to make my mother in law a wreath for the fall since she’s getting out of the hospital today.  And as luck would have it, I found a great tutorial on youtube and I made this one for her.

burlap wreath

And then I fell down the rabbit hole.  I found more tutorials and more ideas and after 7 trips to the dollar tree, all the supplies I needed.

And then I made this one for me.

 

And I might have made one or two more but I’m not publicly admitting to anything.  I do have a question though, why on God’s green earth does the Dollar Tree put glitter on practically everything?  WHY?  It’s completely unnecessary.  I mean really.

WTF, It’s Wednesday and today I’m steering clear of youtube and the dog’s butt.

Tuesday by the twos

Two miles.  The amount that I walked yesterday morning.  It seems like such a small amount but when you’re having breathing problems and it’s hella humid, two miles is a marathon.

Two minutes.  The amount of time it will take me to put on my running shoes and run a marathon as soon as my doctors figure out what is wrong and then ultimately fix it.

when you cant run

Two Days.  The amount of time until I actually meet with my new pulmonologist.  Also, an eternity.

Two movies.  I told you about one of these months ago but these are two movies that I simply cannot wait to see.

Love, Gilda

Three Identical Strangers

Two for the price of one.  A cassette tape in which I am auditioning to be a teacher, at 8 years old because yes, I thought I needed to audition.  So I reigned in my brother and sister and on that same tape my sister can be heard pretending to be Rosanne Rosanna Danna who stepped in cat poo and my brother, who is playing my student pronounces agent as ag-ant.  AG Ant.  I have that cassette tape in my possession and I am just waiting for the perfect moment to play it again.  Embarrassing two of my siblings at the same time.  Two for the price of one.  Finding a cassette player may prove to be  challenging…… and also I just dated the hell out of myself.

Never mind found it, AMAZON.

Two Dogs.  The amount I have and the little boogers who keep me somewhat in shape by insisting I walk them many times, every. single. day.  And feed them and pet them and give them snacks and take them for car rides and….

Two Birds.  Also the amount I have although I’ve released them countless times because they refuse to leave me.

Too Many.  The amount of peacocks and ducks that I feed daily in my yard.  Also why the two birds may be refusing to leave.  My shopping bill is huge.  HUGE.

Two hours.  The amount of time I slept last night because MacGyver is in Nokomis and it was eerily quiet without the soothing sound of his snoring.

Your turn, tell me something in twos.