Monday, June 25, 2012

Anyone Out There?

Oh hai!  Remember me?  I used to hang out here all the time.  Seriously though, I can't believe I did it again.  Time is just cruising by super fast and I can't keep up.  Just a flurry of activity around here, so much to talk about.

Hmmm, where were we?  Oh yeah, the desk!  So I finished it and absolutely love it.  It's got me inspired to do the rest of the room, I can't wait until we rearrange (A whole different story.)

So here it is, my beautiful revamped work bench.

Isn't she a beaut?!  I want to do a little something special with the drawers but I'm still so in love with it.  It's just so cheerful and bright.  Exactly what I was going for.

I'm definitely a detail person, can you tell?  I had to add a bit of my favorite hobby and embroider the pegboard.  Besides details, I'm all about personalization.  Bows and vintage buttons?!  Yes, please.  I've never been a very feminine person, but lately I have this whole new girlie side.  Weird.  Just in case it's a phase, I didn't want to do anything too permanent.  Yarn stitches were a perfect choice.  Cute, crafty, and easy to change on a whim!

I used some of my favorite vintage buttons to top off my bows.  Some of which I've had since I was a kid.  Hitting up antique stores and flea markets with my mom, she'd always let me pick something.  Nothing like getting a huge bag filled with tiny treasures- hours of entertainment right there.
The only thing that irks me is that I still need to add another coat.  It had solid coverage and I let it dry between coats, but for some reason everything I set on it mars the finish and leaves a mark.  Why?! UGH!!  Oh well, I keep telling myself, it's just a work bench.  Plus, I have more paint to do more coats and paint some shelves, so it's no biggie.  I just hate that feeling of redoing something you thought you had nailed the first time.

Anyways, beside a new workspace, that's about to get even better, I've been up to a lot!  A new job, commissioned embroidery, and a huge lifestyle change.  Just plain craziness.  I'll tell the handful of you still reading just as soon as my head stops spinning.  Bye!