Monday, June 10, 2013

Passing the time and feeling crafty!

V is so obsessed with dinosaurs. I've taken him to see them at the zoo several times, and to be honest he doesn't care about much else there. He likes the aquarium, the flamingos, and... yeah, that's it. He thinks the dinosaurs are real though, and it's awesome. It'll be sad to see the exhibit go in a few months. I really do think we're going to end up dinosaur themed for  his birthday! It's so neat watching his interests change and develop, watching him come up with his own opinions.

I finally finished the dresser. It was dingy white with gold hardware. To update it I lightly sanded it, then applied paint. Just regular old matte paint I had laying around the house from a previous project. After it was all dry I used wax to protect it. I replaced the top knobs with some cute ones I found, but the bottom ones proved to be an awkward size, so I just spray painted them to match. There was some damage to the back joints of the drawers, so I fixed that and reenforced it with liquid nail. And, voila! Good as new. You can see on the top left where I messed up with the stencil and tried to patch it. I didn't do the best job, but since it's just going in my room I'm not concerned!

I'm hoping to re-do my other dresser to match at some point here... but since it takes me a month (or more) to get anything done, I'm not going to hold my breath on that! Ha. I did learn some things working on this dresser though, so the next project should go a little smoother.

I bought a pattern today for my Halloween costume. I've been planning for Halloween since last Halloween... not that I have a problem or anything. Ha. I'm hoping everything comes together. I have in my head how I want things to go, but don't know if I have the skill to pull it all off! We're going themed, the whole family. At least that's my hope. No spoilers, but it'll be based on Doctor Who.

Otherwise, I'm just trying to get things done around the house (never ending task, that one!). And trying to find ways to entertain V.

I have some thoughts/posts percolating, but I have trouble tying my thoughts together anymore. I'm scattered. Or torn. I don't know, maybe I'm just confused. Life can be pretty confusing. Hopefully I can come back to them sometime. It would be nice to sort through this mess I call my heart.

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

OOH are you going to dress V up like a Dalek?

AnotherDreamer said...

No... but one of us is going to be a Dalek ;)

iamstacey said...

I was going to ask the same thing! :) I love the dresser! You did such a great job!