Thursday, February 2, 2012

One Good Idea Leads to Another......

 Or, why you should stay out of Lowes on a dreary, windy winter afternoon.....

It feels like it's been ages since I had a "project" around the house!  You know....painting something, crafting something, switching some things out to create a new look....that sort of thing. 

I guess you can safely say the old homeplace has been in a bit of a rut lately.  

So, while Eddie Dale was off today, we went out to Lowes and prowled around.  Uh oh.....

Actually, I had two particular projects in mind.....

~ A heavy-duty-yet-visually-pleasing shelf in my kitchen area to display a bunch of cookbooks that are stuck in drawers here and there.  Let me be blunt - I need that drawer space to hide store other stuff!

We found some unfinished wood brackets and lumber to "create" that. 

~ More useable storage space in my rather small closet.  I've been paring down and weeding out as much as possible, but it's still a messy, cramped space.  We measured before we headed out and came up with the idea for some shelving that will fit above my hanging clothes and wrap around a corner. 

Materials for this project - purchased!

I figure that on his next day off, we can probably knock both of those projects out in a few hours! 

Here's the kicker, folks....the idea of adding a white shelf in the kitchen makes me want to repaint a couple of pieces of furniture/decor in there and tie it all together.  (Not to mention the fact that I really would like need new curtains in there!)  This thought led me to the paint aisle.....which ultimately led to picking up gobs of paint samples and pretty little idea brochures -

because I am suddenly inspired to paint some furniture - and not just in the kitchen.... 

You know, going to Lowes for ideas and inspiration....and picking up the latest edition of "Cottage Style" magazine at the checkout....can lead to all sorts of problems! 

Now my head is swimming with ideas for new "projects"!!!

Let's just call it a case of Spring Fever and see where it leads.....


  1. I've got more than enough projects over here if you run out at your house! :)
    Have Fun!


  2. Sounds like you are about to have some busy fun! Can't wait to see your pictures of all your projects.

  3. You go girl! Now that we are moving, all projects are finished here and we will be looking for a new house! Can't wait to see what you do!

  4. Isn't that the way it always is? It's such a snowball effect when you start one project it leads to another! Sometimes Lowes is like a candy store to me! I could spend hours in that place just looking at all their stuff and imagining the possibilities! LOL! Just like you! I've told myself I HAVE to finish the projects I've already got lined up before I start anything new. Good luck on your kitchen projects!


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