...finish my mudroom that is! :) The end is almost near...I can see the light at the end of the tunnel...
OK - you get the idea!
Although I'm not ready for the final reveal...let's take a sneak peek...
Here you can see the bench, shoe cubby and top cubby...you'll also notice that darn outlet and laundry hook up. We had to work around those...as this used to be a first floor laundry with the previous owners. We thought it might be a good idea to keep these in place in case the next owner wants a first floor laundry room.
The board and batten is up...ready to be primed!!!! Yes, my wonderful hubby decided to use real wood (not primed MDF board) which would have been a bit easier...not to mention a whole lot quicker! :)
Anyways...I've been priming the wood today and will get my first coat of paint on later tonight!
Like I said...I'm almost there... :)
On a side note...in between coats of paint, I've been working on another spring wreath.
Our house is not very large...and so we make due and work with what we have! As you enter into the house from the garage...we have a very tiny room I like to call our "mudroom". It actually is set up to be a first floor laundry...but in our family...a first floor laundry room open to the kitchen would just not work! You see, the laundry would be piled up in baskets and most likely, we wouldn't even be able to get into the back door! :) Of course I kid, it's not really THAT bad...but it just wouldn't work for us!
And so...we use our area as a catch all place to keep jackets and backpacks! I'd show you a picture, but the hubby removed everything while I was at work! When I came home for lunch...the "mudroom" was pretty empty!
Just imagine a yellow bench underneath the mirror...and jackets/packbacks thrown all over the hooks and bench! We also had a shoe cubby (I made out of an old cabinet turned on its side) against the wall closest to the bathroom...
Everything worked for a while...but I wanted to do something different! :) And so I begged asked the hubby to work his magic...I showed him some pictures I had found in blogland...such INSPIRATION!!!!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my friends in blogland...
Here's a quick project that I made where I tryto post messages and reminders for the kids...and for myself too! :)
It's nothing more than a simple inexpensive plate I bought from Marshall's for $4.00. Using my Silhouette and scraps of black vinyl...I cut out a simple design and the word "NOTES". I also use this for reminders...
And the best part...I keep the dry erase marker attached to the back of the plate using velcro...
In my house...this is a must!!!!! :)
I know it's not an original idea...but it works!!!
As I did my usual "blog stalking"... I came across my picture of those Pottery Barn Easter Eggs I made a week ago...
Courtney from http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/ had featured my project on her blog! Wow! What a way to start a MONDAY!! :) In case you haven't met Courtney yet...I encourage you to go and check out her blog! She is one VERY CRAFTY LADY!!! :) Just check out this wreath that she made...which by the way, will be my next project...
I couldn't wait...I just LOVE the Easter Eggs featured in the newest Pottery Barn Catalog! I knew I could redo them with my clutter crafty supplies! All it took was vinyl and my Silhouette. (Of course you could use scrapbooking stickers too). I chose the "Attic" font at about 1 1/2 in size. The eggs I used were already tan and so I just added the black vinyl letters to each!
I already had the bunny and added her to the basket...it's one of those Dollar Store piggy banks... :)
He He...Like I said...I used what I had! Not bad, eh? ;)
Just thought I'd share a few projects I've done along the way...I love creating things using my scrapbooking stuff...Lord knows I have enough of it! :)
Here's a basket I did a while back...It was for an event to raise money for my son's friend who had cancer. Good news...is that this boy is ok and leading a normal 11 year old life! :)
The basket went into a Chinese Auction...it included note cards, book marks, chocolate treats and gift tags. Because this event was in November, I made sure to include Christmas and Holiday items that I thought could be useful.
I had so much fun creating this basket! The best part of the project was that I knew it was going towards a GREAT cause!!!!! :)
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday...and happy crafting!
I finally got around to making those Gorgeous books that are in the Pottery Barn catalog...and all over blogland! What a super easy project! They make a nice addition on my new shelf...don't ya think?? ;)