Thursday, March 28, 2013

10 Days . . .

Spring Break!

We ALWAYS go skiing for spring break.

But, not this year.

Steve's shoulder is healing, but definitely no skiing this year.

We went skiing on our honeymoon - Steve was still in college so we set our wedding date during spring break.

But this year we will be spending our time here.

Dorje got into the picture so show how happy she is that there won't be a sitter and she will be at home with the human she loves best (Steve) and me.

So, with 10 days, I have a big project list.


 I will be making 2 yellow pillows and 3 in the red polka dot fabric the living room sofa and chair.

We are going out to dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday, but I will get started before we leave and the plan is to make at least one tonight.


I have never loved how my antique record cabinet turned out when I painted it BB - before blogging.

Had I seen all the inspiring paint jobs on Pinterest and blogs, I would probably never have chosen to go with 3 colors.

Tomorrow will be a drive south to the closest Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dealer.

Annie Sloan Old White is the plan.

Steve won't be able to drive with me so I get to leisurely look through the stores in the little antique mall AND I will be able to visit Home Goods.


When I found the polka dot fabric, I saw this fabric in the same series.

I like it, but I don't think the size of the print is right for the red polka dot so it will become a table cloth.


I bought this fabric before I settled on the red polka dots.

I want a bright tablecloth for spring so I am making use of the "mistake" fabric.

I think I might have to make a long white table cloth to go under it and I am hoping there is enough of the yellow fabric for some chair cushions too.


Since his surgery, Steve has been bumping into the glass top sewing machine table.

I moved things around the house and put this little black bench next to the chair.

The bench will be Old White also.

A white cabinet, a white bench - oh, I really am going over to the light side!


My garden is crying out for help.

I need to work in the garden EVERY day to get it under control.

Rain is forecast for Easter, but the rest of the time should be perfect for gardening.


We bought an entire bedroom suite 25 years ago and the only pieces we still have are the mirror and dresser.

I'm thinking blue.

I will see the selection tomorrow at the ASCP dealer and make my decision then.

I don't want to move the dresser out of the room mainly because Steve is not allowed to do any lifting.

So, this might be a drawer by drawer slow process.


This should be #10 on the list because I probably won't get that far, but I always say "aim high".

If I put it in writing then I am more likely to complete it.


I found the little wooden box in the garage months ago and planned to paint it and add the little clock knob.

I have no excuses.

This is probably one of the easiest projects on the list.


Don't I already have that on my list?

When I was looking for something to replace the sewing machine table I found this bench also.

I want to paint it for the garden.

10 days . . .

10 projects . . .

Wish me luck!

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I will be partying at

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  1. Sounds like you will have a very busy spring break! Looking forward to seeing your finished projects.Have fund :-)

  2. Wow, what a great idea to make a list and have your plans all in place. I love all your ideas, and I think my favorite is going to be the table cloth, it will brighten up your space on the patio! Have fun sewing and painting!

  3. That's definitely a working vacation. I can see you getting most done in short time, but that dresser will take some time. I'm guessing you plan to work on several projects at once to use the drying time from one to work on another. Looking forward to seeing the completed projects. Good Luck!

  4. I am wishing you luck!!! This is an awesome challenge!!! But I know how it turns out already!!! You are going to get them all done!!! I am thinking blue is going to be fantastic for the dresser!!! You go girl!

  5. You really do aim high! Have fun on your little shopping trip and good luck getting to all of your projects. Most of all, enjoy your spring break and Happy Easter!

  6. What a project list! Can't wait to see your blog posts about it. I really liked how you used the numbers in this blog post :-).


  7. Hi Carol,
    Sometimes staying home can be a great vacation too. Enjoy your time off and I can't wait to see all your projects. Happy Easter my friend.

  8. I always enjoyed staying home rather than venture out somewheres-love all your projects too-have fun sewing and painting

  9. Good luck! You have a lot planned ~ it looks like fun.
    I'm visiting you today from Fridays' Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Spring JOY Frame ~ Printable

  10. Wow, girl, you are ambitious! It'd probably take me an entire year to get all that done, lol. Have fun!

  11. Hey get some of those slider things and move the dresser off the carpet to paint. They work good and you can do it yourself.

  12. Wow Carol, you've got your work cut out for you. I love how you used the frog to hole your to do numbers. Can't wait to see it all done. Love the fabrics and I spied that sweet chipppy yellow birdcage. I painted alot of things A.S. Old White and love them. Today I stopped and bought some Duck Egg blue to paint a thrift piece to sit on top of my white desk. I too will be in the garden tomorrow. Beautiful weather. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Hope you link up some of your accomplishments.
    p.s. I passed up a vintage set of pool balls last weekend and now I wish I hadn't. Love your balls in the egg basket!

  13. Love your idea to list and take pictures of your projects. A great way to plan ahead! I have big projects that need before pictures - hope you have fun and get all you want to done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,