Tonight I only have time for a quick post. I just got back from a nice event called A Warm Winter’s Evening that I went to with a friend. There was a nice dinner and then an inspirational speaker. It’s a big event and designed to cheer and inspire area women during the long, cold Michigan winter. It was nice to see a number of ladies I haven’t seen in quite awhile. That’s one problem with working full time – I don’t have much time to see some of my friends on a regular basis. I guess that’s another thing I need to work on.
It sounds like “our” baby may be coming very soon now. I think we will drive down sometime in the next couple of days and the baby will be delivered on Monday. I’m getting so excited and a little nervous – being a Grandmother is uncharted territory. What if I can’t even remember how to hold a baby anymore?
Anyway, my little project for today is in the master bedroom again. I’ve decided to make that room my focus for a few days. It’s kind of like the bedroom upstairs – I got it about 90% finished and then just pooped out. A few tweeks and it will be able to live up to the name “Master” bedroom.
I have an old laundry hamper that probably came from my grandparent’s house. It looks really dated, but it’s never particularily bothered me until now. I could just replace it, but they’re hard to find and probably fairly expensive. I decided to give mine a “facelift” and see if I could save a few bucks. I looked around on Pinterest a bit and found this link : http://www.newedealsdaily.com/lamont-home-apollo-snag-proof-wicker-large-family-size-laundry-hamper-white/. This looks about like the one I have, only a lot more modern.
I happened to pick up a can of spray paint the other night while at the hardware store. It was a pretty grayish blue that I thought could come in handy in the bedroom. I carried that thing down in the basement and just started spraying like crazy. I wasn’t sure if the paint would adhere to that surface, but the directions said it worked on plastic so I figured it was worth a try.
I was surprised at how easily it covered. I only did two coats and it looks just fine. I added a little trim around the edges – using my new handy staple gun! I think it looks a lot better. I also took the opportunity to hang up a small picture in that area and now it is much improved. Such a simple and cheap improvement! Even Big Daddio was impressed.
I’m also adding a picture of the new lamps I bought for this room. I’ve had the same ones for probably 20 years and I think it was time for something new. I got these from someone at work who couldn’t use them in her house anymore. I think they’re beautiful – just what I had in mind and I didn’t have to go out and shop all over for them.
Well, I need to get to bed. I have a lot of things to do before we have this baby!