Week of Jan 19th
Thought I'd better start off a new week. That last one was getting pretty long. ha Good to have everyone over here chatting!
Luvs~ Gosh, wish I was there to have some of your yummy cookies. I'm back to trying to watch what I eat, but who can pass up homemade cookies?? ha Glad ya'll are having fun. Have you seen anyone from years past to reconnect with? How are the furbabies enjoying the trip?
Belle~ I'm trying to picture your tray in my mind. Was wondering if the trick with the candles would work on it to make it look older. Maybe paint it black, then rub the candle over it where you want it to look worn, then paint another color on top, then use steel wool to rub it where the candle was. It gives a different aged look. Then you'd seal it of course. Maybe try it on a scrap piece of wood to see if you like the effect. So nice that you have DH to build such nice things for you.
Punk...let's don't let luvs put herself down. She is very pretty and such a sweet lady. We are so lucky to have her around! I was wondering why Karen said that since she was barely smiling, but I think she was not talking about in the picture. If you go down to the bottom of the posts and put metal trays into the search on this forum you may be able to find the posts of luvs trays. They are really beautiful.
Well, my niece and nephew are here today and tomorrow since they don't have school, but I'm hoping to get some painting done. DH is home as well. He had a flat tire and woke up with pink eye so he called in sick to work. ha Guess he thought those 2 things were a good sign not to go anywhere today. ha
I'd like to know how you all juggle housework, errands and shopping and anything else you have going and finding time to paint. Do you all just let the housework go or do you have certain days or times that you paint? I'm having a hard time finding a balance. I think I've got it figured out, but then something always comes along to mess up my plans. ha I have 4 kids ages 4-14 and I always have lots going on, but am always frustrated because I'd rather be painting. ha Give me some tips please! I know I could get way more done if I wasn't on the computer, but I'm cooped up in this house a lot so it's my only social outlet during the week. ha And it's fun to chat with you guys.
I'm off to paint. ~A