I’m Not in the Mood.

I just can’t seem to get motivated this week.  Several pieces of furniture have been started, but I just can’t seem to finish them.  I have the inside of a chest painted (it’s really the bottom half of a bookcase/hutch) a really bright yellow.  It’s suppose to be more of a golden yellow….looks nothing like the paper sample!!  Then there’s the two-drawer night stand that is mint green.  I had visions of more of a blue-green, beachy color!  Although, it would look great in a baby’s room!  haha  Then there is the four-drawer chest that has had the top and two of the four drawer fronts pulled off so far.  Maybe tomorrow will be more productive.  As for today……..

Since I’m not in the mood to go to the shed today, I’ll post a picture of one of the projects I did this summer.

After I sewed my bird pillow for my sofa earlier this summer, my daughter decided that I should sew her one too!!  After many, many texts from her asking if I had made her pillow, I finally sat down to try and figure out how to do it.  Once again, I had no pattern to go by, so I used some muslin I had on hand to sew a practice pillow.  Better safe than sorry and mess up her pretty fabric!! ( the colors are more vibrant than the picture shows)  She was very excited with the finished product!!  I was too.

Poor Hutch!

School is back in session, summer  is practically over, and Christmas is only four months away!  Count ’em….FOUR MONTHS away!! How time flies when you’re having fun!  Actually, time and life flies by whether you’re having fun or not. But that’s another post for another day!

Anyhoo, it’s been over two months since I updated my blog, and I had planned on writing something at least once  a week.  Yeah, right.  That didn’t happen.  So I’ll catch you up with what I did over the summer in the next few posts.

Mr. Husband and I found an old hutch at an antique store.  It was pretty rickity and had a broken glass in one of the doors.  But…we bought it anyway.  That’s what we do!!  Now what you have to understand is, I have never really refinished, redone, refurbished (whatever you call it) any furniture.  We brought it home and it sat in the garage for over a month.  I looked at it every time I pull  in the garage.  There it stood, staring back at me.  I would actually roll my eyes at it because I had no idea what I was going to do with it.  Poor hutch!

Finally, we got the shed/workshop/storage building cleared out enough and we moved the hutch into it.  After some paint, new glass, hardware, and a couple of supports on top….this is what I have.  I absolutely love it!


and After!

It holds my cookbooks, electric mixer, my little chef man that holds a bottle of homemade wine (that my dad made before he passed away), and my roosters!!