Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Current Events

I obviously did not blog every day in October. And I'm not going to remember to post everything I'm thankful for in November.  I'm also not going to do art every day in November.  I'm lucky if I get to shower every day, frankly.

I can't seem to keep up with those kinds of challenges.  But I have been doing a lot, actually.  Girlie and I made 8 dozen cupcakes with homemade chocolate buttercream and homemade cream cheese icing for a bake sale.  Not only were they actually edible, they were really pretty, too.  I was very proud of myself.  We went to watch the boy play college basketball which meant 7 hour round trip in one day.  And I've been working on remaking some stuff for a silent auction for the girlie's art group trip this summer.  These have been really fun, so I thought I'd share them with you.

This is the makeover of a little vintage suitcase. It's now a hipster pet bed.  If I had a little doggie, I would keep it.  I'm pretty sure there's a little doggie and another suitcase makeover in my future.

A very plain, very square, very nondescript picture frame I bought last summer not knowing what I would do with it became this cute collaged chalkboard. 

I bought this old six-pane window from an online garage sale group on Facebook, which I'm now kind of addicted to.  I knew right away what I wanted to do with this one.  I kept all the old chippy paint and just sealed it.  The top glass was still in the window, but all the bottom glass was missing.  It's now a super cute family message center. 

There's one more project I'm working on.  This octagonal side table is becoming another pet bed--one you can put your drink on!  It's still in progress, but here's where it is so far.

The silent auction is on Sunday. After that, my schedule will significantly open up. Maybe then I'll be able to do art again!  Eeek!

I took the day off today from the real job so that I could work on these projects.  Because of this, I thought today was Sunday.  This means Wednesday is going to seem like another Monday.  However, by Friday, I'll be surprised that it really is Friday.

So...Happy Monday, y'all!!


  1. I swear Lori, you need to take your show on the road. I WISH you blogged every day. It's great to start the day with a good laugh! Your stuff looks way cool. "Texas Picker Chick..." Sounds like a good reality show, dontcha think?

  2. Love the makeovers! Soooo much better than that China stuff in stores now. I don't have time for those artsy challenges either. I barely even get on fb anymore. I'm just glad you blog whenever you can bc I love your blog too!

  3. SO cute and I'm with you on the shower thing. I hate we didn't finish the Bible challenge, but more importantly, I'm glad that I found a friend. I made a chalkboard too - GMTA! Love to you!

  4. What fun projects, Lori! I love seeing how you bring your craft and art into your home. Makes me warm all over. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us.


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