Friday, October 04, 2013

Is anyone out there? *taps mic*

Hi, everyone! Remember me? I just wanted to let you know I am moving my site and the name will also be changing.

I've been doing a lot more crafting and will also be writing a monthly crafting column for a magazine! How exciting, huh?

The site is called Bleu Pom (which is not finished yet) and it is currently being housed on Wordpress. Don't worry, all of my favorite tutorials will still be there!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Dresser Redo

Howdy, all!

I know I have been MIA for several weeks now, and I appreciate you guys hanging in there with me. My Grandma will be living with me starting Wednesday and I have been frantically trying to get everything ready. It's been a busy time!

I have made time to do some projects, like the one below!

I found this great dresser in a junk store. It was listed for $40 and I paid $30. It had broken runners inside the dresser, and my dad was kind enough to make new ones for me.

I lightly sanded it to get the gunk of, primered it once and then spray painted it with RustOleum satin. I used 3 coats.

I purchased some rub n buff and did the handles in pewter.

I then put liners in the drawers and placed the dresser in the room that will be my Grandma's bedroom. I think it turned out pretty darn cute, don't you?

Edited to add: The picture shows some discoloration on the front of the dresser, but that is just shadowing. :o)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Remember me?

Hey, everyone! I feel like I have been gone for ages! Grandma's coming home date has been bumped a few times, she fell down in the rehab hospital the week before last and just underwent a surgery on Thursday. :o(

In the meantime, I have been feverishly getting my house ready, cooking lots of food and freezing it, and also working on some projects! I have some cute refurbs to share, as well as some other fun DIY projects that I did prior to all of the life changes.

I look forward to sharing these with you all soon, and thanks for hanging in there with me!


Thursday, February 02, 2012

Changes at Home

Well, it looks like I am going to be a very busy girl come next week! My Grandma is going to be released from the hospital next Thursday and she is going to come live with me. It was either this or a nursing home, and I just can't bare the idea of her being in a nursing home, as long as I can manage to take care of her.

Life is going to be a'changing, for sure. She will require 24 hour care, so I will not be able to leave her alone at all. If I need to go somewhere, I will have to schedule it in advance and have someone come stay with her.

What a change for someone like me! I love to pick up and go and go see movies, visit my friends and family, just whatever my little heart desires. I would like to arrange to have someone come sit with her every Sunday so that I can continue going to church, because I think that will be a good outlet for me, as well as the gym. So I guess we will just have to see what happens!

She seems so little and vulnerable now, so I feel like bringing her here is the best thing to do. She turned 91 last November. I don't want her to have to worry about anything, I want her to just enjoy her life.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pardon the mess!

Just uploading my new blog layout. Thanks for your patience! :o) It will be making it's full transformation this week. Please let me know if you find a broken link!

Update 2/1/12: Working on fixing the navigation on the image map, it is a tad bit off. Thanks for your patience! :o)