July 21, 2014

A Weekend, a Bit of a DIY and Some Watercoloring...

Rainy Weekend in the Mountains

Four days spent entirely alone is good for the body and soul. At first I felt a twinge of guilt. Okay, I never felt a twinge of guilt. I read a lot. Rarely changed from my pajamas and rationalized that a lot of dessert can be balanced out with an equal amount of salad. (Have you used this, too?)

Stump to table: Part One

I began the long, drawn out, very technical process of turning two stumps into tables. Search for your future tables in the pile of stumps being careful to find the desired height. Very important - this stump should be fairly level. (After all, one does not want one's drink to topple.)

Some folks may want to sand the top and bottom of the stump. They also may want to remove the bark. Not me. Aside from thoroughly brushing away dirt and other clingy things, this stump is good to go in my book.

Stump to Table

Step one: coat both the top and bottom of your stump with a conditioning wood oil to make it pretty (and, I'm assuming, to condition the wood). You may need to repeat this step if wood is particularly thirsty.

Step two: wait 72 hours for step two. I was unaware of this fact due to the wine I consumed the first (and second) evening thereby beginning this project the day before leaving. As a result, step two will take place in the not too distant future.

When I return to the mountains.

Before I consume wine. 

Maybe not.

I also...

Watercolors via Instagram

Painted, had hot tea, popcorn, cheesecake, tiramisu, crab cakes and salad. (Pics via Instagram)

July 18, 2014

Color Inspiration and a New Freebie...

Turquoise Inspiration

Ta Do Desktop Wallpaper

Ta Do Desktop Wallpaper

It's not uncommon for my brain to be invaded with shades of turquoise. After all, it's one of my favorite colors. Today, I'm sharing a few lovelies from Pinterest to go along with this "new" desktop. You know I can't just toss out the monthly wallpapers - gotta recycle and I loved this turquoise watercolor so much. This one comes complete with a "ta do" list for your files. 

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!


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