Friday, July 31, 2015

DIY Painted Initial Pillow

Hello and happy last day of July!  This month really flew by and I can’t believe that August will begin tomorrow.  July was full of vacations and family time, but it’s back to the real world, and I’m excited to share a quick and easy little project that can add a lot of personality to any room.  I’ve been meaning to share it for about two months now, but when they go by as fast as July did, it’s hard to keep up!  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Projects for my Parents: Part 3

The third and final project that we completed for our Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Work Weekend last month was to create and install a shelf above the microwave in my parents’ kitchen.  For the first 27 or 28 years that we lived here (it just feels weird to only say ‘they lived here’ and exclude myself from it even though I moved out over seven years ago), there was a giant built-in microwave.  A couple years ago, though, it finally died, and my parents had to buy a new one.  The new one is much smaller than the first and looked so lonely in such a large opening.  And when my dad sawed off the wooden trim to remove the old broken microwave, some of the trim turned out a little uneven and needed to be smoothed out. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Projects for my Parents: Part 2

This lamp has looked a little sad for a really long time.  First of all, I can’t remember it ever working.  The theory is that somewhere along the way, its wires were accidentally cut while someone was doing yard work.  Or maybe some tree roots broke them as they grew.  Can tree roots break electricity lines?  There are several trees that were planted in my parents' yard in the last 20 or 25 years that have grown into giants that could have done that, if it’s actually a possibility.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Projects for my Parents: Part 1

Last month, the Mister and I made a trip up to my parents’ house for a weekend to give them their Mother’s and Father’s Day gift.  It wasn’t something tangible, though; we went up for a visit and to complete some projects around the house that they’ve wanted to be done for some time now.