A Few Projects

I started making our fabric softener some time ago. It was one of those, hit-me-at-11pm-most-do-now things. It tends to happen around here.

I wasn’t worried about this because I have been using just vinegar forever, so I figured, how could a little water and conditioner ruin it? I made it from this website, but I use half the conditioner. The first time I tried to skip the whisking step. Don’t do that. You’re only making more work for yourself:)

Without further ado- cellphone pictures.

I use an old gallon vinegar bottle and it works perfectly.

I also ripped up an atlas from 1926 to put it on my wall. Don’t look at me like that, it was already in pieces and I saved it from the trash bin

I have a desk that I reeeeeeally didn’t want to repaint. It has a hutch (so much to paint!) and it looks just fine in my room! Except for the drawers. The previous owner tried to paint the recessed part a different color and it was ugly. Very ugly. Even without the sharpie marks. So I got creative to avoid having to paint the whole thing

Turns out we DO use that menu board. Go us.

And I painted the toddler’s dresser today. Pictures, not of my feet, to come.

And do you see that paint covered bandaid on my toe? That’s from stepping on a nail that fell out of the dresser (GHFMSNWKGHJEK!!!!!) and dangled from my foot for a little bit while I stared in shock.  And if you can believe it, I forgot that if a nail was wedged into my foot- it might bleed. I stepped down after I took it out, thinking to get on with my project… only to bloody the floor.

I might be the most ridiculous person on the planet.

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4 responses to “A Few Projects”

  1. Andrea D says :

    I LOVE what you did with that dresser!!!

    • Em says :

      Thank you! Too bad I didn’t take a before pic. I was worried about trying, but I really just didn’t think I could make it worse. Then I was pleasantly surprised by how nicely it turned out!

  2. Autumn says :

    Nice job on everything. Except the nail in the toe part. Maybe you should pin pictures of your floor and blood staining can become the next big thing!

    • Em says :

      I already cleaned it up. Dang it! I hate it when I miss the chance to herald in the next wave of genius decor.

      And I don’t love my art enough to step on another nail.

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