Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Desk Makeover - The Reveal

Hello Friends - I'm finally getting around to posting about my desk makeover.  I started out with this earlier in the spring.  It's all finished now and looks like this:


I won't lie, it took several coats - a primer and close to 3 coats of paint in some spots.   All in all about a couple weeks start to finish.


On the inside shelves I decided to put in some leftover contact paper down rather than paint all the cubbies out.

 
It's now in our dining room and it's been getting lots of use!
 
 
I changed out the hardware as well.  In case anyone is interested, the colour is Benjamin Moore Cloud White.  Overall, I'm really happy with the results.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Round-Up

I hope all the Mother's out there had a fantastic Mother's Day!  Mine was just lovely, spent with my kids, my own Mother and my Mother in-law.  The day started out with breakfast in bed prepared by my children (with the help of their father, of course).  They also presented me with some lovely hand-crafted gifts.  Here's a sampling:


 
A beautiful tea light holder and a flower pot with hand made flower, plus one real carnation.
 
 
Hand knitted coasters, these were lovingly made with no help by my eldest - so proud!


The new Vogue Knitting Crochet edition magazine.  This was a nice surprise!
 

 
Here are just a couple of the gorgeous tops in this issue!

 
Hope everyone had a great day!  Look for my desk makeover reveal coming soon!