I’m sitting here, while Joe is working a night shift, in our HOT, un-airconditioned house on another night of dreary, MUGGY rain. Yes, at the end of July, for the second time in a MONTH, we are without air conditioning, in need of a new electrical board and now possibly new parts for the air conditioner, AND (yes, much smaller of a deal) the kitchen light won’t turn on because the the big bulbs are out… Sometimes, being a homeowner SUCKS, but I must say, I am very thankful for a cooler than normal summer, and I am in LOVE with our most recent project in our home.
So, I am skipping ahead of the many additions, and Hubby-made projects to deflect my un-happiness to our new/updated MASTER BATHROOM! A pinterest project, that turned out better than I’d imagined, and now our GOLD, outdated bathroom, is just how I wanted! Take a peek!
Joe has developed a slight dislike of pallets, so when I showed him the pinterest popular pallet trees and explained my desire to have one, his level of excitement wasn’t very high. In fact it took several weeks (i started asking in early November) for him to believe that I was actually serious in wanting him to make one.
Instead of a pallet he used the shelves he had built for his beloved shed (he does love me 🙂 ) to create my pallet tree! Now it was up to me to create a pinterest worthy holiday decoration!
First was my husbands wonderful tree, after he cleaned it up a bit. (he couldn’t think of why I wanted this inside so had assumed it would be an outside decoration and had left it a bit scruffy at first)
Then I created my work space in the living room, put on the Santa Clause (with Tim Allen, my favorite!) and got my paint ready.
I couldn’t decide if I would do the whole things green, or if I would throw in other colors. I had seen some really cute trees with several colors so I decided to give it a shot, I could always paint over it with my green if I didn’t like it.
I was happy with it! I painted the top tier yellow, and then decided to try something I had seen at cracker barrel the week before, a start made of nails and rope. I nailed my 5 points of the start and used hemp to create the outline of a star. I then painted my lyrics to O Come All Ye Failthful – “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him”
With that complete, hubby was put back to work by hanging it in the piano room over the couch! I love it. Perfect hubby-made / wife-painted project!
You know you’re a new home-owner with a tight budget when your husband asks you what you want for your birthday and you ask if we can do some house projects.
We have most of our house in a very livable, even enjoyable state, except our open living and dining rooms. It is an area away from the areas we use the most, but unfortunately it is our main entry way to the house. So, while I get excited to show family and friends the rest of the house, they enter into an area that is used to house wedding presents we haven’t found a place for yet, a dining room table that never gets used, and a couch that needs to be re-covered.
So, the hubby and I went shopping for paint and tried out a couple of colors and luckily he had two days off during the week and while I worked I received this sweet text picture.
The painting has started at the Glaze household