Project: Shelving Unit Part 3
FINISHED!! Phew, it feels good to be able to say that. I’ve mentioned before that my natural inclination is starting things and that finishing them doesn’t come as easily to me. While I will always love starting projects, I intend to see some of the things I started last year through to completing this year and here’s exhibit A that I am really working on it!
I thought I’d give you the quick run-down on this project from start to finish. Unfortunately I don’t have a good ‘before’ pic. The worst part of it was that someone had scribbled what seemed to be a misspelled racial slur on it. Not a 100 % sure on that, and what it actually was meant to say, but either way, it wasn’t pretty!
I liked it, but still felt that something was missing. When I came across the blog Jones Design Company, I fell in love with her painted wallpaper and decided to use her tutorial and template to spiff up the sides.
I downloaded the template (it even has the instructions on it), then traced it onto a cereal box and after cutting it out, used that to trace the pattern onto the side with pencil. Emily from Jones Design Company said that when tracing the pattern, she eyeballed it, since she had a pretty good idea of how to keep going straight. Me, however, not so much, so I used a ruler and after figuring out how I wanted to do the placement of the pattern, I used the ruler as I was going down to make sure that it was evenly spaced throughout. It wasn’t as hard as it may sound, I’d just quickly hold up the ruler to make sure it was going in the right direction.
Now on to finishing one of the other projects that I have on the go!
Also, this week, I am really trying to relish the beauty of a snowy day. After lots of snow (and much more to come!), it is easy to get tired of it. Yet, there is something about winter that is so beautiful, like here, the graphic feel of bare branches against a white sky and snow-covered ground.
We also introduced Halo and Cider to each other. We’re trying to take it slowly as we want to avoid any incidents. Halo is rather boisterous and we’re a little worried poor Cider may end up a little traumatized if he ends up getting chased by an overly excited dog. So far so good though.