I mentioned recently that I might be taking a week or two off soon from blogging. I’m sure you weren’t standing by holding your breath, but I wanted to let you know my posts will continue as usual. (What can I say…I’m addicted to staying in contact with you.)
For the first UPDATE, Fun Son (FS) and Spunky Daughter (SD) are all settled into their apartment. Whew! Our upstairs is thinned out and livable again.
If FS and SD knew I’m publishing these pics, they’d kill me, but they don’t read my blog. Ha! I went over the other day to hang our old family room curtains. Remember those? College kids don’t care about curtains, but I think they warm the room and help it feel more like home.
You haven’t seen the coffee table in a long time because it’s been upstairs. It has those thumb tack details. Remember the Thumb Tack Coffee Table? SD loves anything vintage, and she helped paint this 1960’s beauty two summers ago.
I can’t believe I let SD talk me into letting go of the ladder! It’s never full because my family members use “covers” constantly. (Ahem…and they rarely put them away.)
See how to easily make this tailored table skirt with only two seams.
I saved my very first kitchen table that Handy Builder Dad helped me refinish in my early 20’s. It’s amazing what you can hide under a bed! 🙂 The kids have begun their own tradition of family game night each week, so this table works great for that. Cousins and friends come over once a week for Monopoly and Dominoes.
The picture on the wall to the right is a blow-up of a vintage dress-up photo we had made of all four cousins while we visited their family in Michigan twelve years ago.
Here’s a close-up, which SD would hate for me to show you. Just so you know (which you probably already do), once you spray a surface with adhesive, you should work slowly and carefully to prevent bubbles. How I wish I’d been there to help! SD wrapped the large copy over sturdy cork board, hung it, and surprised the cousins with it early this week. They loved it, of course!
My camera caught things at the right angle to show the damage (as luck would have it) worse than you see while standing in the room.
OK, onto the next UPDATE. UPS tried to deliver my PillowCubes order in the two-day delivery time-frame like before, but our regular driver is on vacation and the sub guy couldn’t find The Land of Making Do. Imagine that.
The three 12″ x 16″ pillows arrived in a much smaller box, each vacuum-packed as expected.
Oh, and don’t forget the discount.