Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Idea binders.

You know, when it's 95 degrees outside, you can come up with all kinds of projects to keep you from having to go out into the swelter!

I've had these binders for years, to hold various ideas I rip out of magazines, but they just had a printed strip of paper taped to the spine for a label. I decided to purty them up.

Here they are all neat on their shelf.

This is so much better than stacks and stacks of magazines sitting around, don't you think?

Quick question.

I got this lamp at a yard sale in May...I love the shade, but the base needs to be shabbied and funked up. What would YOU do with it? All ideas are welcome! I can picture cream paint, rubbed off around the edges, but it needs some kind of decoupaging or something, don't you think?

Green. And doors.

A few touches of green around my house:

I've been painting doors today. Some of you may recall that we replaced all our interior doors--when was it? February? Ages ago, anyway. We had those flat dark brown 198os doors, and now we have white six-panel doors of the 21st century! (What is the official name for this decade, anyway?)

Eleven interior doors. I painted the first three (all downstairs) fairly quickly, and then I dilly-dallied around because I dislike painting so much. I started on the upstairs doors...got one painted...and then broke my toe. This was at the end of April.

You might not think a broken toe would interfere with painting, but I have to stand on tippy-toe to reach the tops of the doors, and I couldn't tippy-toe when one of the tippy-toes was broken. (I also couldn't wear flip-flops--who knew that you flex your toes when you walk in flip-flops?)

I could have stood on a chair, I guess, but when I paint, I get it everywhere. I would have hated to ruin a chair.

Anyway (sheesh, I'm boring
myself with this story) I finally got the paintbrush out today and knocked off two doors. Now I have six done, and five to go. When I get them done, then Todd will let me embark on another project, but I have to finish this project first. He's so annoyingly left-brained!

Once these doors are done, then we'll replace the accordian-fold closet doors in our bedroom (also flat dark brown) with white doors, and then all the doors will be new! Except the ugly door to the garage. And the ugly sliding doors to the deck. There's always something else to tackle, isn't there?

Before/after picture of my study: