Wednesday, July 28, 2010


This week I finally broke down and bought a new point and shoot camera.  You can see that I was finally able to take some pictures of the projects I have been working on lately.  I found a great little camera that I got for $69.99, it is a Kodak Easy Share M341.  It is teeny, tiny and will be great to take all those places that I don't want to have to worry about my big camera.  The irony is that I finally got it and got it working so I could take pictures today.  Immediately I got a call saying my lens was finally fixed and I could pick it up.  Now that I have missed nearly the entire summer of picture taking, I have two working cameras.  LOVELY!

In other news, these are pictures of two projects I have had a lot of fun with lately.  The first is a garland I made to use on my decorative shelf for the patriotic holidays.  It was super easy and turned out darling.  It took a little time, but was the perfect brainless activity to work on in front of the T.V.  I found the tutorial at  The Crafty Crow and they got it from Saltwater Kids.  I made my flags a little bit bigger, I used an index card as a guide and I also used my sewing machine to stitch the flags to the twine.  Other than that, I pretty much followed the tutorial. 

The second picture is a cedar chest I bought on  A few weeks ago I decided that I needed something to keep my shoes in because my closet is so small.  I thought a cedar chest would be perfect.  I have always wanted one, so I headed to .  I quickly found the cheapest one I could find that was realtively close to my house.  The outside was a little beat up, but that didn't matter because I planned on painting it anyway.  I followed the tips found at
I spray painted it with Kiltz spraypaint primer, then spraypainted it with Krylon aqua and used the tips for glazing and it turned out great!  It was so much easier than I expected and I am thrilled with the results!  I definitely see more furniture painting and glazing in my future.  It was fun and completely rewarding!


brooke said...

I'm totally impressed with both projects and neither one would have been easy for me!

Team Beardshall said...

I love the dresser. You have found some pretty great things on KSL lately. I am still totally jealous of your couch!!!! Glad that you got a new camera and that your other is finally fixed!!!