I love home improvement projects, don’t you? Afterwards I love sitting back and admiring my work, appreciating the impact my efforts made and feeling accomplished for the day(s) it took to finish the job.
All winter I have been itching to redo our upstairs bathroom cabinet and today I finally had a day off where I actually had some free time (yippee! Enjoying that rare moment 🙂 ).
So after spending a few hours at Lowes; pretty much just walking through nearly every department, dreaming and comparing colors, I finally made it home with my needed supplies: paint, sponge paint brush, mini roller, new knobs (we already had sand paper at home).
After removing the doors and drawers, cleaning and preparing the base and medicine cabinets, taping, painting, and reassembling I got to do one of my favorite things….impress my wonderful husband! He was totally shocked when he saw the difference, and kept commenting how paint and new hardware can make that much of a difference, he immediately wanted to redo our kitchen cabinets lol. Woot! I count this as a win 🙂
When my brother and I were growing up we were lucky enough to have very involved parents. On days we had good weather they had us outside being active, however on the days the weather forced us to stay inside they sometimes had a project for us. We were very lucky because both of our parents are artists and they taught us how to draw, paint, do pottery, etc. Now that my wonderful husband and I have our daughter we naturally want to be involved in her life also. So from a very early age we have positively encouraged her alone time where she can play and entertain herself for a bit, however we all enjoy our quality time together and when she has to stay inside due to weather or it simply just being too late to stay outside we have continued the tradition and do similar crafts with our little one. It’s wonderful knowing that she cherishes craft time and hopefully one day she will want to have that special time with her child.
Last night’s craft project was inspired by my brother (Alyssa’s Uncle Bubba…his childhood nickname has definitely stuck for a lifetime)
With the lights on…
Amazing view with the lights off
1 tsp – 1 Tbsp Gold glitter
1 tsp – 1 Tbsp Green glitter
1 tsp – 1 Tbsp Elmer’s glue
Liquid from a yellow glow stick
Clean jar with lid
Mix the glitter, glue & glow stick liquid into the jar
Put the lid on tight
Shake, shake @ shake some more 🙂