Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Crafts...Can you Believe it?

See the wreathe hanging on the wall in the picture below? I made it. I went out and gathered sticks and wove them together and....just kidding. I bought that part at a craft store. So I guess the proper phrase would be: I beautified that wreathe. It looks small and off-center in the picture, but it actually looks pretty good in real life. I just wanted to show my rarely set table and my recovered and painted chairs.
So it's not the most beautiful thing in the world, but considering I made it out of a dollar store purchase and leftover scraps I don't think it's too bad.
I also spray painted this little table a few weeks ago. I had extra spray paint that I decided not to use for a previous project and that I knew I would never actually take back to the store because that would entail digging around in my Mary Poppins-style wallet for the receit. I forgot to take a before picture but this thing was UGLY. It had been relgated to the far corner of the "junk room" down here in our apartment. After painting and glazing it I don't think it is too bad. Also, on a totally unrelated note, I got pulled over this morning on my way to work. I will admit it and say that I've had this coming to me for a long time. But before those of you who have been just WAITING for me to be pulled over and WAITING to laugh triumphantly and evily in my face actually do so, know that I did manage to scrape by with only a warning. Whew.....

7 comments:

Russell said...

http://www.hulu.com/watch/210887/portlandia-put-a-bird-on-it

:)

Brian Porter said...

Classis Russ, Classic. Really captures the essence of whatever it is that's taken over Mandy lately!

Mandy and Brian said...

Oh come on....a bird makes everything better...and so does a good laugh. Thanks Russ!

Allison said...

I like it. And I wish that I had a room full of furniture just waiting to be painted.

TODD + ANNIE said...

You are amazing! And had I been in the car with you I would have demanded he give you a ticket! xoxo

mia said...

p.s. it was actually Rich that put the link up. he told me he put this link on your blog after I showed him some cards i bought that had cute little birds on them! ha! i'm with you Mandy, they make everything better! :)

Brian Porter said...

Still awesome, but I liked it better when I imagined Russ watching that and liking it enough to post it.