Monday, July 26, 2010

yet another project

In May when my mom, aunt and I went to Replacements here in town, I came across this bin of $2 serving tools. I sat down on the floor and sifted through the boxes and picked out some of the more special ones. I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but I knew I would do something!

I cleaned them up as best as I could and tried to figure out a way to mount them somehow. I found an old cabinet door from the original kitchen that I had saved. I had tried to crackle paint it for another project then shoved it in a closet for two years.

I also had some scrap cloth over from when I embellished my curtains and thought it would be a great way to connect my dining room with my living room by using the same fabric. So I hot glued the fabric to the board and then the serving spoons to the fabric, then ran the ribbon over and under the pieces.

I have been trying to work on this wall for a while, and this large star is pulled from my master bedroom. It used to be a weird khaki green color but I painted it white, too. Me and my spray paint can again! The other two stars were just ones I collected over the years, on being a Christmas ornament. I have two more stars that are on another wall, but I'm going to have to be moving them soon, I think, so maybe there will be more on this wall.

So here they all are together. This wall is the one to the right of my photo wall, and I think it is nice that this is a smaller grouping and the photos are a large grouping. I sometimes struggle with unique items to hang on the wall, since I am NOT a fan of cheesy art prints. I am very picky about the artwork I hang, which is why I like to hang interesting things, hence the spoons.

The bathroom is coming along and we now have our toilet installed. Today I started trimming around the windows and doors and such with the paint, but didn't feel like sitting on the ground and doing the baseboards.

I kind of tense and stressed, I have to admit. The whole job roller coaster isn't fun right now. There is an amazing job out there, and it is within my grasp, but I haven't heard anything back. It's been a week now. Also, I talked with someone else today about a job, but am not that excited about it. Charlie and I keep praying that God will make the perfect place for me, but the waiting, just like waiting to adopt, is oh so stressful. Sooo stressful. I don't sleep well when under this stress. When I feel myself getting worked up, I just pray. I pray: Lord, go before me and make a way. Lead me where you want me to be. Calm my nerves and help me trust in you.

Pray with me, please. I'll keep renovating to keep myself busy in the meantime.


Rachel said...

You are so darn crafty!

Alison said...

I love the spoons!
I guess all this home improvement stuff is a good distraction. I'm still praying for you!

JellyBelly said...

I wish that I could be as crafty as you!!!

Sew said...

Please come to my house.

Frizzy and Bird said...

I love your prayer and will continue to pray for you and all you are waiting on answers for.

Bug said...

You are so creative! <3 I adore your house *smile* I hope you don't mind, I linked to your blog. Have fun! <3