Friday, September 28, 2012

following the trends

I love Pinterest!! a couple of days ago I purchased some old thread spools at a garage sale. I was quite impressed with having found such treasures so I jumped on Pinterest to find some inspiration and necklace organization was amongst my finds.

I had wanted to do one incorporating a slice of a tree trunk but settled on a scrap of wood we had lying around. First up I draw a wonky heart and then set to it with the Jigsaw.

Next sand and paint it, then sand it down a bit to rough it up. I had some wax lying around so I used that to finish it off.

I do have to say that the finished result is a little brighter than I intended but I am really happy with it and may add to it...something to hang my 3 pairs of earrings from. lucky I don't own much jewelery. :)

trying something new, part 1

So, I have always been interested in woodwork.. but never really had the tools or the chance. At 30, with a garage full of tools now it the time to get my hands dirty.

I have a 3 yr old and an 8 month old and being that Christmas isn't too far off I have decided that a DIY play kitchen is in order.

My starting point, was a microwave stand that I bought for $5 at the thrift store, I was pretty impressed!

This is a chance for me to learn a few skills, number one: what I can do with a jigsaw.