Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wall Bookshelf

My projects lately have incorporated a lot of woodworking.  On my recent staycation, I turned my carport into a workshop and worked on several projects for three full days.  They're not all done yet, but this post will begin the finished project parade.

The first thing I finished was this wall bookshelf for the playroom.  It holds all of Sam's board books, and since I hanged(?) it all he does is read his books.  I guess they are more exciting now that they are front and center for him.
The plan is from  I've enjoyed every project of hers that I have made so far.  All I had was sawhorses, a circular saw and jig saw, and a square and tape measure.  Anybody really can do it.  I stained it with a coat of Minwax English Chestnut and then used a half glaze, half Martha Stewart Caraway Seed paint mix on top.  I like how it blends into the wall but still has red undertones like the trim.

This is how I got it leveled while I screwed it into the studs.  Lots of trial and error to get the right book combination . . .
Sam likes it, I like it, so I think this one is a winner. :-)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

July 2011 Clamshell Club Update

As always, a few days late . . .

but after no progress last month, I did make some in July.


Bloggy Update

It seems to get harder and harder to update the blog these days.  Life is just that, life, and our temporary no computer at home situation has gone on longer than expected, so posts have been infrequent and sporadic (and will continue to be for a while longer). 

But here's what I've been working on over the past while . . .

One set of curtains for our master bedroom (still trying to find the material for the other set)
 A pirate pillow (fabric is P. Kauffman)
 Other pillows of which I have no pictures

Cheese dome cloche from House of Hepworths via Thrifty Decor Chick
Artwork holders for the playroom
Spray painted yard sale boxes (that I still need to make cute labels for)
Note the before below . . .
 Random quilt piecing

And some other not-yet-finished projects involving this big pile o' wood


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