I have had the creative bug so bad the last couple weeks. Every year after the holidays I seem to be anxious to get back to crafting. The problem is I told myself I have to get all the holiday stuff down and organized because I can do any projects. The organized part is the problem--I want to take Christmas decorations that haven't been used for awhile to Goodwill and everything else put together into their rubbermaid containers and labeled. Ugh. Not my idea of fun.
So what is my idea of fun is making projects out of fence boards!
I had my husband make this wooden table runner out of fence boards.
He also made me a box to go with it.
I have ordered a sample of Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint. I am hoping it works well on this project. I am hoping it turns out chippy but am afraid that this old wood may really soak up the paint. Maybe I should put a little vaseline on it or something...any ideas? I figure it may take some trail and error to get the look I want. I have ideas to add appliques and little glass knob feet to the box. This is going to be so cute! I hope.
Then for a couple months now I have been wanting to cover these light covers I got for my dining chandelier.
I have planned to add fabric and ruffles and I think it will look so pretty!
Then after looking for several months I finally found a floor lamp for my livingroom. I had a corner that needs light.
As you can imagine this is not how I plan for it to look when I am done. I fell in love with a lampshade at Ikea and I am hoping to make it look something like this---
Wish me luck!
So unfortunately I am not the only one in the family with a creative bug. My husband and kids made this kitty condo for Phoebe and Fez...
They don't understand why I don't think it goes with my decorating. They think it is very shabby chic. Phoebe and Fez better enjoy it while they can--because I am not going to be able to handle not sticking this out in the recycling for too long. :)
So does anybody else have the creative bug right now?
Thanks for visiting!