Well HELLO! I'm so glad you stopped by to ask what I've been up to. Because, see, I haven't been able to post on my own without a little nudging...
So first off, here is a wonderfully practical yet totally impractical door stop. Doing what perfectly fine bricks and door wedges have done for years with ease, I present:
7.5 lbs of pinto beans in a bird sack. Thank the Lotta book for this one. I couldn't help it. And to be honest, my pre-teen daughter's door does slam a bit when the windows are open. (It is just the wind, isn't it honey?)
Also, the littlest daughter was the lucky recipient of my first-ever 'oatmeal can/box stool'. 7 Oatmeal cans, some felt and rick rack, and voila!
I have to admit, I really like that one. She can sit on it, because it's only like 10 inches high... and she's not much taller than that at 15 mos....
Lastly, my cheap-o antique store table and chairs graduated from the workshop (ie my garage) to the inside of the house by way of new paint and a lovely antique faux finish.
These will look great in my soon-to-be sewing and piano room when the basement is FINALLY done and I can move all my not-as-pretty-but-pretty-necessary work stuff into my new space downstairs. And a big HA to the guy at Lowe's who laughed at my need for a 'smoky blue paint' for my chairs. I think they look so sweet with the satin curtains. They are showing up a bit baby boy blue here, but I assure you they are not! :)