I’ve got loads of projects that I want to tackle. Work makes it impossible right now. I’m hoping soon we start getting weekends off consistently so that I can have the time I need to cross these projects off my to do list. I am eager not just to finish them but to share them here so y’all can see them!
I’ve got one room in the house painted. I need to touch up some areas on the ceiling with spackle and get a final coat of paint on the ceiling but then that will be done. Then I have more work to do to finish that room – crown moulding, (actually, gonna do quarter round instead. Much easier to deal with!) base boards, window frame, door frame and door, and finally new flooring and that room will be done. In addition to this I have end tables that will be going in there, that I plan to paint. They’re wood tables with glass tops. When all is said and done in that room, that won’t look right. So they’re going to be painted. I know what color, but I’m not saying yet. I’ve such plans for this room to make it a cozy little retreat; I’m simply hoping to have time (and money!) to do it all soon and that it all turns out the way I’m picturing it in my mind.
I also have plans for my dining table. I stumbled onto the perfect placemats at Marshall’s recently while I was there for something else. I could not resist them and when I was looking at them while waiting in a very long, slow moving line to check out, the idea for the dining table popped into my head. I’ve already ordered almost all the supplies I need to do it. It is going to involve an epoxy resin top. I’ve never worked with epoxy resin before though so before I do anything to my dining table, I’m going to practice with a smaller project to make sure I have a better idea of what I’m doing. I have a small night stand that I had painted many moons ago that needs to be redone. The paint has chipped and come off of areas, over the years. And honestly I no longer like what I did with it. So I’ve decided that will be my practice piece for the resin. I don’t know yet exactly what I’ll do with it, though. I need to figure out what room it will ultimately land in so I can determine what to do with it. I have several ideas, but they’re all dependent on where in the house it will ultimately be placed.
I’ve been penabled. Truth be told it started several years ago but it didn’t actually hit me till recently. J is into pens, and he was kind enough to give me four pens and an assortment of ink samples, two full size bottles of ink (both black), and a couple extra nibs. I very much enjoyed them and yet for whatever reason the addiction did not kick in till late last year. I had started using them with my bullet journals and the idea to buy more ink samples morphed into the idea of buying more pens too. I now have ten pens, about two dozen ink samples, and I added a full size bottle of a pretty shimmer ink to my stash as well. (Oh, and I also got a glass dip pen to play with too.) Full size bottles of ink will last forever so I’ve been mindful of which ones I really want a full size of – I think for the most part simply buying a few sample vials periodically as desired is a better way to purchase ink. Unless you’re weird and really only ever use one or two colors, in which case full size bottles of those would be fine. But I love using different colors of ink.
Tis time I get ready for work so I must go. I hope y’all are doing well. Fingers crossed that soon I will get to post again, sharing a completed project. Or maybe I’ll share more about my pen collection. Or something. We shall see.
Until next time.