Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Missions being accomplished and more! Fun!

I am so proud of myself....ever since I took the initiative with my studio shelf (see previous post), I am FINALLY feeling energized to get some things done around my house. Some days I think that is what holds me back from really getting into my crafts - the idea that I SHOULD get things done in the house....then I just completely shut down and do neither. Oy!

Anyway, this project pictured below is only half done, but only because I have to run back to Lowe's to get more grout.....I have a small vanity in the upstairs bath that had that old, probably original linoleum crap on it....so, I broke up some vintage plates that I had been collecting in a closet and tiled around the sink.....I love it! I can't wait to see it when it is actually grouted....I plan to work on that this weekend. I will post a finished product pic at that time.


Then, I had this shelf that my mom gave to me and I love it and need it for the kitchen, but it was this gross green........so I painted it burgundy, hung a few crystals from the top, and I like it. You can kind of see the open shelves at the bottom of the pic....I am making curtains for those, that match the curtains I have in my lower kitchen cabinets (the curtains were an idea which I totally took from Karla at Karla's Cottage - thanks, Karla!)....a really neat burgundy/cream toille fabric!


Okay, and finally, speaking of kitchens, I really do love mine! I love my corian counter tops and my seamless sink; I love all of my crystal jars, both new and vintage (that hold cat treats, dog treats, rabbit food, etc); I love my mirrored glass jewelry box that I use for tea bags, etc; I love the vintage plates and pictures and frames with loved ones (both animal and human); and check out the fantastic cat mold that my godmother just sent me for my birthday (which is tomorrow Jan 24 - I will be 43!! - where did the years go??) - I love it all! These pics are just the one corner of the kitchen and then my memory card was full and I had to get to work......but you get the gist! The only thing that really bugs me right now is the cabinet door pulls - I really need to find some crystal ones - that will be my next mission on eBay.





Well, thanks for listening to my rambling......

12 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, pretty mosaics! But- there is NEVER enough grout, that happens to me every time.

Stevie K said...

Gorgeous!!! I absolutely love what you did to the sink! WOW!!!

Angela - Life w/ One Busy Boy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

cindy said...

Love the sink! What a project! I've done little flower pots before and wow! I can't imagine doing a whole sink, it looks awesome. Happy B-day (belated) girl, hope it was happy. And I love that brick wall in your kitchen, how wonderful! Looks warm and cozy.
c

Kai said...

Lolly, you did a GREAT job on the shelf, the sink, and the shelf! It all looks absolutely professional! And your kitchen IS lovely! Very classy, yet cozy! Love it!

Lucy said...

Love the pics of your kitchen and love the mosaic bathroom sink you are doing--it's looking gorgeous already!

lindaharre said...

Lolly.....It is all so cute! Especially the sink top! You clever girl:D Can't wait to see it grouted! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it:)

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hello Lolly
Thank you so much for your visit and comment today.
I love your mosaic sink unit... It takes a lot of patience, a lot of china and a lot of love to make something like this.. beautiful!

Michele

Beth Leintz said...

You are so brave to take on such a big mosaic project- but it looks great already- even without the grout!

Secondhandrose said...

That mosaic sink is really fun and you have a pretty kitchen. Come for a visit.
Karen

Heidi said...

That sink is amazing! How pretty. I'm so impressed!

corina said...

You have magic hands...Thank you for visiting me.