Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tile set

So, I thought I should show you my amazing blunder, and perhaps I could render a little sympathy.  You see, I did this amazing first time tile job (if I do say so myself), but then I was foolish and allowed a whole lot of tile set dry onto the tiles... Well, I had a reason at the time.  You see, those itty bitty tiles are 2"x 2" and 2"x4", and when you try to wash them they wiggle around. 
but if you don't wipe them off for days weeks it gets REALLY solid.  I was in denial, I regularly sat and looked at it, thinking "It shouldn't be too bad."


After about 5 minutes of scrubbing, I remembered that this little pasty stuff is holding great big heavy pieces of tile on the wall in mid air essentially.  It's really strong.  The picture shows the side I've done on the right, the left side... well let's just say I'm righthanded.  *sigh*

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My New Entertainment Center

So, I wanted a new entertainment center to fit perfectly under my new TV (which isn't really new anymore, so as to give you an idea of how long I've been wanting one.  But I don't have money for one (did I mention there's a new TV?) and then I found!  There I got the idea of reusing old fiberboard furniture, but it took me awhile to figure out I had just what I needed already.  So, drumroll please...
What do you get when you take one  small bookcase,
plus one shoe shelf thing,
plus another small bookshelf thing?

Well, after you throw on a left over piece of MDF, you have a new entertainment center! 
I'll post more pictures after it's painted... but knowing me I wouldn't hold your breath for the finished product!!
And all it took was a best friend with a nail gun, a two year old, 2 homeschooling children with no focus, a circular saw, and less than 2 hours!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Return With Honor

Love, love, LOVE how this came out! I put it over my front door, so my children (and husband and I) see it when we go out!