Hope you are enjoying the weekend! We're having more beautiful weather up here in Montreal. I should be yard saling, but we're working on projects instead! :)
First off... I started scrapbooking again.... It's been nearly 6 months, ack! I decided that to ease me back into scrapbooking, I should start with a blog banner. Whatdya think? (Don't worry though, this blog wont suddenly start talking about scrapbooking: i've got another blog for that (and it's been closed a while!!). )
My banner includes letter cards from the Probe game I found this summer, some old lace I found in a thrift store several months ago, a crossword-puzzle stamp I found for 1$ @ Big Lots this summer, and some torn cardboard! How's THAT for thrifty?! :) 'Course, I added an owl, cause I love 'em... and it matches well with this background I got @ ShabbyBlogs!
Second... this is what I'm currently working on (Ok, ONE of the things I'm currently working on... lol! You know how it is!)
Someone painted it yellow and stenciled a bear on the front and a bee jar inside.... with bees everywhere. WHAT was that person thinking?!
Oh wait! That person was me!
But hey!! It's been over 12 years! That was popular back then! Blech!! Stenciling was all the rage. And I loved yellow and deep blue and my apartment back then was in those colours. And that country-ish feeling. BLEH.
That little baby has been sitting in my basement for 8 years (ever since we moved here). I've hated it since. It's been storing scrapbook papers for my daughter, along with some of her crafts stuff for the last few years.
I found an old fashioned school desk for my dd's room, so she doesnt need this anymore, so I'm re-doing it to put in a corner of our kitchen/dining room. We dont have enough storage as it is, so this will be perfect for extra plates and cake molds!
So far, I have taken the yellow off (I was clueless back in the day. I painted in latex over alkyd paint!!) and stripped most of the off-white using an awful liquid stripper.... I still need to sand. And then prime and paint. I'm still unsure about exactly WHAT to do to it.