Monday, April 11, 2011

I've gone a little nuts

I usually have a 3 projects at a time only rule. I seem to have thrown this out the window! The problem now is that I have so many projects floating around that I am having a hard time finishing one and moving onto the other. I seem to just be running around in circles throwing paint and sandpaper and everything else all over the place. So I am trying to change my ways and finish some projects. Luckily my husband sees just how unfocused I am and has started helping me hang the light fixtures. Anyway I have been thrift shopping the whole time and here is an idea of some of the projects I have going on right now.

If you can't tell this is a huge ottoman. Its the Target variety. I went to a yard sale on the way home and this ottoman was on this guys grass. I stopped and it had one little inch rip in it. It didn't look too bad so I asked how much he wanted. $20 so I asked if he would take $15 (I don't usually haggle but I knew I would have to recover this) he said yes and I threw it in the truck). The inch rip turned into this after 4 days!! (once again the little munchkins attacked)
So I am in the process of finding a material to cover it with.

Then I found this:
Its a solid cedar chest and even has an insurance policy pasted on the inside for moth control! It was only $10 without haggling! I have been looking for toy chests so it was perfect. The only problem is it looks like someone went modgepodge crazy with gardening pictures. I plan on stripping this sanding it and then seeing the shape of the wood.

Then I found this:
Its a LANE table for $8.99 Savers. I wanted it for our TV in the loft for the kids. It is currently being sanded and will be stained.

Then I found these:
I am switching out all the lighting in the house and I want it in brushed nickel silver or chrome. The one on the left is a Kitchler for $7.99 and the right is I don't know what but it was $15.

I am also sanding and staining a sofa table, upholstering a low coffee table I found to make it a bench, rearrangeing my seascape wall to fit with the hutch and making some faux canvas art! I'll let you know how it all goes :) Focus Focus Focus!

Today I am linking up with Linda at:


  1. You've found some fantastic things. I'm a bit in the same boat with projects at the moment. Can't wait to see how all yours turn out.


  2. Well, as long as you don't have too many projects going on (LOL). You found some neat things. I like the toy chest and it will look cute after you get rid of the gardening theme.

  3. Love those items you found thrifting! I am totally guilty of having too many projects going on at once- and am quite familiar with paint and sandpaper flying :) Is it crafting ADD ? Have fun, and be sure to show us what you do with your haul!

  4. Wow -- I can so relate! I can't believe you're going to tackle that toy chest . . . can't wait to see how it turns out! I just went to replace 2 bulbs in my ceiling fan in the dining room (which I hate) and now, the blades are off, being primed and waiting for paint and some sort of stenciled design?? All this while priming an OLD bench that will need recovered and endless small projects waiting to be finished! Oh, did I forget we're going to paint our kitchen cabinets and the countertops??