Archives for November 2011
Trace the letter with a permanent marker.
I painted two of these is less than 30 minutes, so it’s really a quick (and did I mention inexpensive?!) project! They make great teacher gifts, hostess gifts or a treat for yourself!
Have fun creating!! (Note: The best place to use these are under a covered porch,where the weather won’t further deteriorate them. I may try and spray an acrylic coat on top to see if that extends their life a bit.)
|Eaton Creek Tree Farm|
Look what came in the mail last night!! UPS delivers at the end of the day to our neighborhood. Even though I know that, I have to periodically look outside my front door, just to make sure they didn’t decide to arrive early. And as always, they arrived around dinner time. I’m not sure how I thought I could miss seeing the box….it is gigantic!
Here is a sneak peak (and I do apologize for the dark picture. We have having tons and tons of rain here in the Pacific northwest. And even though the curtains were open and the ‘light’ was shining in, the picture still came out dark.) Hopefully you can see the texture on the shade a bit though. The shade color appears to be a perfect match to our chair slipcovers!! I do love that!
My biggest concern now is that it only holds one 75 watt lightbulb. There is a diffuser that will attach to the bottom of the drum shade too. Hopefully that will be enough light for our dining room. Unfortunately, that isn’t anything we can test out until the fixture installed!
The last point to ponder is weather we should TRY to install the light ourselves! Neither Dan nor I have fiddled with electricity. And while I know people say it is easy, I have a proper respect for electrical things and have left that task to the pro’s in the past.
What are your thoughts? Should we try and install it ourselves? And do you think it will be enough light for our dining room? I’d love your thoughts!
Need a teacher gift? Or hostess gift? Paperwhites are the perfect item to give. They are very reasonably priced and take very little time to put together. That’s the perfect mix for a gift, in my opinion!
Here are the bulbs after just a few days. Can you see the roots starting to sprout?!
This morning we woke up to our first snow! Jack was beside himself with excitement – bounding into our bedroom at 6:30 am to announce that it had indeed snowed and was sticking (Thank you Mr. Weatherman for finally being correct. It’s no fun having disappointed children when the snow doesn’t deliver as promised).
We are in the market for a dining room light fixture. The one that came with the house was a bit much for my taste. I must have blocked the details of it from my memory because all I remember are lots of crystals and too much brass. And not a fun antiquey looking brass with great looking crystals. This was circa 1995 – too many cheap crystals and plenty of shiny brass. Since the room served as our playroom, a giant chandelier just became something that anyone over 5 feet tall would hit their head on when standing up.
It seems to be a rarity when a sunny, dry day coincides with one of Dan’s days off. Today we were lucky enough to have both of those, so we made the most of it and hung Christmas lights on the house! (and by ‘we’, I mean Dan. I stood back, took pictures and worried about him falling off the roof.)