A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oh, the excitement!

Yep, I'm beyond excited.  Really thrilled actually! 

What have I done today?

W - e - l - l ......

First of all,
just for the sheer exuberance of it
I painted this!!

'This' is a cedar lined blanket box that my Dad made many moons ago.  It was painted a really AWFUL colour.  I really have hopes that one of our kids will want it and if they don't, well, I'm sure prospective buyers at the yard sale will be much more interested if it's white.

And then....
just for additional oomph in my life....

I covered the top of my worktable with cheapie tile from the dollar store!

I can barely contain myself.


arlee said...

HEY, i know that feeling :) And what a great idea for the worktable! I'm SO tired of splinters! Think i'll do that myself!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well then DON'T contain yourself; LET IT OUT!!! :-D
Come over to my blog for a dose of excitement.....


P.S. My work tables are getting really ratty on top and I always look at those tiles but never sure how to use them---now I know!

Marie Alton said...

Hey Ma ... it is just lovely!

Great new finish on your desk too!

A change is as good as a rest!

Hugs ... Marie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Nicely done! I thought you were going to tell us you were moving into the apartment, but this is nice too. Happy St. Pat's! Connie

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

You have been busy. I hope you are doing well. Hugs, Kim

karen said...

DIY expert!! well done !

MosaicMagpie said...

I hope one of your children will want this family keepsake. I treasure the coffee table my Grandfather made for my Grandmother when they were dating. I know it is impossible to keep everything but family treasures are a real treasure. The work bench looks great and when it gets messed up the tiles can be easily replaced.