Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Did you ever start to look for something in your home and...

... realized that maybe, just maybe if that drawer or closet was better organized that you might have not wasted so much time?
Nah?
Oh well, I found another needy to be refreshed and organized area and that was my craft's drawer in the laundry room, used to be where the cat litter was stored and Casey our long haired orange Tabby with amber eyes who passed away about seven years ago had a circular entrance with his name on his door. After we waited for a while of mourning and did not get another cat I suggested ordering another closed door that matched the raised panels of the custom laundry room cabinet closet company that had installed them, the doors and so we did. Hubby had made a slide out drawer to make it easier access.
PS we still have the circular door if for any reason we changed our minds, an easy reversal of the cubby can be done.
Anyway...I was looking for a couple of specific colors in my acrylics that I knew I had but couldn't seem to locate, gold and teal.
The object of my search or reasoning was I was tired of my plain white candlestick wooden lamps on our night stands that needed some oomph or dazzling, what-have-you.
At first I was thinking the two tone look would jazz things up a bit and blend with our d├ęcor.
But in reality when I examined the lamps again to me they looked like typical candlesticks in shape... so why not just go with one color, the gold metallic!
We had a partial can and a full can of metallic gold spray left.
While digging for the acrylics I tore through the mess and gathered like items together like stencils, hot glue gun and glue sticks, little color pods and larger color plastic bottles of all colors of acrylics including the two I was looking for, even my plastic sheeting I use to protect the work surface that I work on.  I also collected a major portion of garbage, paper envelopes that had contained wooden letters, my kit from a mosaic pot that has been outside for years, an empty box, Gorilla glue and spray glue, colored pencils, I added one of my small tape measurers, the rest of my marble contact paper, rub-on botanic prints, paint brushes of all sizes, modge podge for my decoupage, etc. all that good stuff. And so now that is clean and organized too! Hubby offered to tape off and spray the two lamps and they look great and new!

We had made a H-O-M-E sign with five inch gold sprayed letters glued onto marine quality manila rope curled at either end with the letters spaced well and hot glued on, the whole thing cost less than six dollars to make for the Walmart letters; we had the paint and rope already, and we have gotten compliments on it several times since it went up. Glitzy, but not too over the top and hanging just over the entrance to our hallway; it was our home's 18th anniversary gift, since it is the longest we have lived anywhere in all the years that we have been married, forty-six next month, and our fifth home, and yes the word HOME does mean so much.

On this note of something... allow me to be the very first to wish all of you a very happy good night and ask all of you to kindly count all your blessings and share all your overages with you know whom and we will too!

And next time please be here or be square, ya hear!
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