Sigh...I have good intentions, really I do! Life just gets in the way. A big round of applause to bloggers that can crank out awesome, meaningful content on a regular basis.
So... here's what we've been up to since I last checked in.
- Finished remodeling 1 bathroom
- Started remodeling another bathroom
- Cleared out the jungle of a backyard. by hand. in the summer.
- Remodeled the dining room
- Started remodeling the living room. It's about 80% finished.
80% seems to be our magic number because we lose interest and move on to the next project. I lovingly refer to is at Project ADD. I should probably figure out how to trademark that.
Since it's Christmas season all projects come to a halt until I finish decorating for the holidays. If you know me, I start in November planning out Christmas stuff. This is the first year that my built-ins are finished in the living room!! They have been blast to style so far.
Here is our newest addition, Frank.
He is adorned by a wreath I just finished over the weekend. I won't mention how long it took, because it was a dreadfully long time.
If anyone is interested here are the step to making your own gold leaf wreath.
- Largest Wire Wreath Frame at Michaels
- Glue Gun
- Lots of Glue Sticks
- Aprox 30 sheets of 12x12 Gold Cardstock
- Leaf template of your choice (I freehanded mine)
- Aprox 1/4 yd of light colored fabric to wrap around the wreath. This helps give something to attach the leaves to.
- Trace the leaves onto cardstock and cut them out. I did this at ball practices, carpool line, dentist apts, etc because Y'ALL it took a long time!
- Wrap the wreath in fabric torn into 2" wide strips. Keep on wrapping until the wreath is covered. I used about 1/4" of cheap muslin. Hot glue it in place.
- Once leaves are cut out make a crease on the center of the leave starting at the bottom. Only go 1/4 of the way up the leaf. This helps give the leaves dimension & depth when attached.
- Start attaching them. I suggest from trial and error to not do all the center leaves and then move to the inside row. I staggered across the wreath with 4 pieces.
- There will be gaps and spaces. It's OK. Fill it in with the extra leaves. I had about 40 extra leaves and believe me I found homes for them.
Here's an up close image of how I arranged the leaves.
I'm off to finish decorating. More pictures to come!!