At 3:16 today I had a sudden overwhelming urge to create something. I find that I have a lot of little things sitting around that could be labeled as junk or clutter, but it’s time for some of those things to have a new purpose. I only have a little paint, no canvas or useful item to paint, no fabric to sew and no supplies to re-master my knickknacks. But I am determined by the end of the day to create something– which is going to mean a trip to Home Depot or Michael’s…
Fear not, all my rambling about creating something does lead to a point-
Challenge of the Day-
- Create something today, or try something new. Or remodel an item that is just lying around collecting dust. Give it a new purpose.
I believe in you. I am going to go make something of my own and I will be sure to update with pictures later on.
So, I was not completely successful in my challenge- but that’s fine. I started working on some shutters I got last summer, I’m slowly turning them into a scarf rack… we’ll see how that turns out.
I’d like to name them Amelia and Deb. They are going to be a fabulous addition to my home someday soon.
I grabbed some supplies from good old Home Depot, I’m fairly certain the girl at the paint counter thinks I’m crazy- she has helped me each time I’ve gone in there having no idea what I’m doing and asking all sorts of ridiculous questions so I can complete whatever vision I have in my mind.
Supplies in hand, I exited the store with all sorts of excitement. That is, until I gashed finger open trying to open the can of stripper. One bloody finger, a screwdriver, a straight razor and plenty of frustration later I lathered Amelia up with some paint remover and waited patiently.
- It was freezing outside, I’m positive I broke a finger off.
- Amelia has way too many coats of paint on.
- I’m slightly over-ambitious… and surprisingly, it is unnecessarily hard to scrape paint off of slats.
One day though, Amelia and Deb will have a classy new coat of paint on. I got a dark flat charcoal gray color for a base and then a mustard yellow eggshell that I am going to apply sparingly over the gray. They have great potential.