I’ve been in a mood to get a few things done around here…the things I easily put off. I think we all have a list of “those things”.
I had bought this tray (I’m not sure what to call it) last summer at a flea market-type sale. It was in tough shape and was VERY dirty. I bought it because I thought it could be mounted on the wall for me to put some small cross stitch pieces in.
It got cleaned and stained…Next up, I need some varnish…
Buck suggested I try a spray on varnish. I ended up buying this from Amazon.
I’ll give it a try when it comes.
I’ve been wanting a little decorative tree. Just a mini one. I ended up finding one at the thrift store for 50 cents but it was definitely Easter-themed. I forgot to take a before picture.
There was a ceramic rabbit and grass at the base. I ended up pulling out the tree. I got a piece of a tree branch and cut it with the chop saw.
I found a drill bit the right size and drilled a hole in the base I had just cut.
Now here’s my tree. I’m debating about spray painting the tree. We’ll see. I’ll try it out as is first and then decide.
I’m not afraid of power tools but I don’t feel overly confident with them either so I was happy I did this even though it was easy. I keep telling myself that I need to do more and more projects and hopefully, one day, I’ll be more confident.
I broke one of the slats on the bench in my garage.
I was so frustrated about that. It’s been this way for a month or two.
I finally cleared the bench off, got some wood glue and a clamp…
Here it is all better. I can see the crack but it’s much better than a hole!
WHEW. I’ve had junk on these for so long. I’m glad I finally cleaned them off. I was so happy about it I sent Sandra from the Cresco Ladies group a picture. Typically we have to fight for room to put quilts on this. I hope she doesn’t have a heart attack from seeing it cleaned off.
I was on a roll getting lots of things done.
I carried the stuff at the top of the stairs to the basement.
I got softener salt into the water softener.
Recycling all got taken out.
I bought THIS SET set of garage hooks from Amazon…
Buck put them up and now the scooters are all hanging…
The weed eater and leaf blower are hanging too.
Miss Rosie got a bath…
She wasn’t happy about that but I sure was.
I started some more impatiens plants too. It was such a great day and I was thrilled to get so many odd jobs done. Sometimes I put these things off and they hang over my head. What a joy to have them all done. Nothing was hard or even a huge accomplishment…but together it all made my day.