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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Let the Games Begin!

Yes, the kids have been in school for over three weeks, my daughters done with her jobs, and I am  finally starting to settle in to a routine (WHEW!).  Now I can get to the tasks I have set for myself.  Actually I set these tasks about two years ago, but I've been given an ultimatum...if we cant get both cars in the garage this winter...my junk goes or my husband goes!  As I love (LOVE) my husband, and he's been so patient with me and my hobbies, its finally time to clean out the garage!!  I don't mean 'clean' as in sweep, dust, etc... I mean 'clean' as in furniture makeovers!  Here are some 'before' photos...

DISCLAIMER:  these photos are not for the faint hearted!  If you have a history of shortness of breath, cardiac irregularities, or obsessive compulsive cleaning disorder, please turn away...

YES, THE TOMB STONES ARE TO SET THE MOOD... Its a dark tomb where good furniture goes to die...

SPIDER WEBS, DUST, GOOK, GENERAL NASTY STUFF!!!  Luckily no rodents in my garage!!!  So its just spider nasty things to deal with! I got sooooo itchy cleaning these pieces!

Did you keep track?  Did you count all my projects? Seven pieces of furniture in all!

Plus, a door (well, there are a few doors but only the red door to paint) which I want to paint white!  Thats such an amazing door!  Its an old apartment door which I bought for my garage, but two things happened.
1)  My *@#$ing contractor shaved the top of the glass insert off to make the door fit into the door frame he bought, compromising the structural integrity/strength of the door...maybe he should have shortened the bottom????
2)  The wind kept whipping it open as it wasn't heavy enough to handle the wind.  Our garage is quite exposed.
So, off it came, and anyway, is far to lovely to waste on a garage!  This baby is coming inside!  

Sooooo keep tuned to my progress in my attempt to save my marriage!!

Back to the garage for me, but first...(as we Canadians say...)Its Timmy Time!!  (coffee....)

Have a great day!!  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hallowe'en a wee bit early!

Since we've been back home from Ireland, I haven't been able to catch up with my house work and kid obligations long enough to create anything to blog about.  If I don't create, I feel like somethings missing from my life. I'm not talking about creating a master piece of any kind, just creating. Painting furniture, walls, canvases, crocheting, baking, anything really.  However, between getting the kids uniforms and back to school stationery ready, there just wasn't time for anything.  Then, the second last week of August, my youngest had two auditions.  The following week, she had the callbacks for both, and lo and behold, she landed both commercials!  One filmed the first week of school, and the second one filmed on the second week of school!  She thought she was the luckiest girl in the world!  Imagine missing two days of school on the first two weeks of school!  Both are for Canadian air play, but one is for an international furniture company ...which sells meat balls...The second one was for a poultry company and filmed in a supermarket near our house (bonus!) but here's the catch...her call time was for 10 pm!  They can keep her on set for 8 hours, plus an hour for lunch, so a total of 9 hours.  Fortunately they let us go home at 4:15 am!  She was so sad!  She loves doing this so much, even at 4 am she didn't want to leave the set!

Anyway, that was last friday morning, and today was the first chance I had to make a wee little low labour craft.  I mean I have a garage FULL of furniture I'm going to paint (promises,promises), but as I only had about 45 minutes before I had to pick up the kids...no paint rollers in the cards for me. 

I had bought those ghoul 'photographs' you see in the shops at Halloween.  I bought them from Dollorama for a dollar each.

Nice cheap plastic frames huh?

Then I bought two nice black frames from Winners for $10 each. While it was a bit steep for Halloween, I'm going to use the frames for other photos afterwards.

Then I just trimmed the yucky cheap plastic frames off the ghoulish photos...

...and then placed them in the nice frames!

Ghoulishly creepy, huh?  Imagine them on the wall!  I think the real frames make all the difference.  While they are a great idea, the plastic frame it comes with is just to cheap looking to make it look creepy.  What a difference!

The house isn't ready for Halloween yet (way to early!)so they look out of place. I'm going to put them away for another couple of weeks!