Since it looks like the rain, snow and cold are finally settling in here, I will most likely be bombarding you with projects around the house. I tend to get a tad antsy this time of year since we are stuck inside.
First up, the closet makeover.
Yesterday I purchased the wire baskets and I investigated the hangers. I brought home some of the wire hangers that are covered in velvet. If I end up using them, I need to get my hands on 125 more.
I was originally planning to buy the wooden hangers from Ikea, but when I ran across the ones covered in velvet, I thought they seemed like a great option. Clothes sliding off the hangers is a bit of a problem in our closet and I think it would be even more of a problem with the wooden hangers.
Velvet versus wooden - what's a girl to do? Any advice?
I also finished turning the old window into a jewelry display. It was quite the process.
It started out looking like this...
And now it looks like this....
The first thing I did was take it outside and break out the glass with a hammer. It was exhilarating!
I did get a few strange looks from a neighbor.
Next I used metal cutting scissors (very technical term) to trim the wire backing to size.
The backing is from an old fireplace screen that was here when we bought our house.
After that, I attached the wire backing to the back of the window with small "U" shaped fasteners.
I added some "S" hooks that I purchased at Lowe's to hold the bracelets and earrings.
I also added cup hooks at the top for the necklaces.
I bought this old window from an outdoor antique show years ago.
I was never quite sure what to do with it.
So glad I finally found a use for it.
I was feeling ambitious today and I tackled the stripes.
I mixed it up a little with the colors and I love the way it turned out.
I will show you next week.
The only thing left to do is to paint the dresser.
Since I loathe sanding and priming, I am thinking of either making my own chalk paint
So it appears that having a deadline for finishing a project is just what I need. Go figure!
How about you, does a self imposed deadline work for you?