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Weekend Coffee Share: there’s paint in my mohawk 

So this weekend, I looked at Pinterest. I found coffee related things to fuel a million DIY projects. 

I decided that I needed to have beautiful kitchen cabinets. They look like this . . .

I knew right away that I was in over my head. After a few trips to the store, paint in my mohawk and kitchen in a chaotic state, the cabinets look like this . . . .

The lady at the Dollar Store has faith in me. 

Screwed

I’ve been trying to screw for a month. It’s not working. I think I broke it.

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On the plus side, my fingers are silver and glittery. I wish I had some matching face paint. It might help to get me motivated to finish screwing.

I like a challenge but I think I may have been defeated by this screw. It’s aggravating to not make any progress whatsoever for so long.

I don’t have adequate screwdriver skills either. Damn that Rehab Addict chick for making it look so easy to renovate a house. They made a dresser into vanity for Pete’s sake. Genius.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/450360031459904493/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/450360031459904493/

Do you think she’ll let me borrow that crow bar? Oh no. Wait. . . I don’t need a crow bar. A sledgehammer. I bet I could get the screw into the wall with a sledgehammer.

If only, I had orange juice and vodka then I could celebrate with a different sort of screwdriver. Celebrate defeat via a screw? Whatever. I need a drink and/or a nap.

Also, if someone could come finish screwing the screw into the wall. And the three other screws that are waiting in the wings. Yeah, if you could just screw them all in and then hang up my no-sew curtains that I made a few weeks ago that would be great.

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http://www.hgtv.com/shows/rehab-addict

If we were having coffee: It Rained on My DIY Parade . . .

If we were having coffee . . .

  • I would ask how you’ve been. I was MIA for the last coffee share. I read and shared many posts but I didn’t write one of my own.
  • I finally finished reading, “Snow.” It took forever. Not in real people time. Just in my time. It took a whole week, when normally I can finish a book in two days.
  • I would tell you how it rained on my DIY parade this weekend. However, hope is not lost. Everything that was rained on is fixable. No major damage. I was very blessed this time.
  • I would tell you how happy I am that the same-sex marriage is legal. I feel weird saying Gay marriage because of this . . .
  • https://www.pinterest.com/pin/115615915408845975/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/115615915408845975/
  • samesexmarriage
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  • Now I can go to weddings of family members that aren’t out of the closet and those who are out of the closet. I mean . . if any of said family members want to get married. Everyone has options and that is awesome!
  • https://www.etsy.com/listing/236773953/mrs-mrs-mug-set
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/236773953/mrs-mrs-mug-set
  • I could totally make these mugs, right? Maybe after I finish my other DIY projects. I have five left out of five that I started last week. There’s still hope that I’ll finish something sometime . . .

Mostly Finished Project: #NaBloPoMo

What was the last big project you completed?

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A few days ago, I bought a dresser for my teenager for $10. We’re moving sooner than later. The best part is that the kids will not have to share rooms or dressers. So the lucky teenager gets a repainted dresser. As we speak, it is drying on the back porch.

I also used a handsaw for the first or second time ever. It’s so much different than watching a video game character or a hunky movie star saw logs or whatever. It was very real and very awkward. But I prevailed!

The teenager wanted a black dresser. I think she’ll be happy with black and white. Yes, I did listen to “Paint it Black” while painting it black. Thanks for asking. 😉

So after I find the hammer, I will be attaching a piece of wood to the dresser. It was missing when I bought the dresser.

When the paint dries, it will be time to attach the new knobs to the drawers. I think it will be completed tomorrow.