Friday, July 11, 2008

Yay craftiness! (and other things)

May I first say that being a bank teller is not easy work. It's especially hard being new. It's even harder being in the middle of a bank crossover and dealing with four processing programs. It doesn't make it easier to have a computer that crashes and needs to be restarted five times a day. It's even harder being left to be the only teller at the line on a Friday afternoon. And angry, unpleasant customers aren't exactly helpful either. (It was a bad day at work)

I've decided I want something to DO with my hands--besides type or pass out money all day. I want a project. So since I'm getting ready for a new home in five months (and Josh may be moving into it sooner), I figured it would be wise to relate it to that. Therefore, tomorrow I'm going to the local thrift stores on the hunt for a cool end table. Something that would look nice next to a sitting chair and cozied beside a bookshelf in the living room. I'm going to find a wood one, strip it down to its wood, and then I'm going to paint it an antique white. Then, I think I'll get some sandpaper or something and distress it a bit to give it an aged, New England cottage look. I think it will be really fun and give me something to do in the evenings and weekends.

As always, here's a couple "inspiration pictures" of what I'm going for:

I'm also interested in doing a coffee table the same way to match. If I can find a *trunk* to double duty as a coffee table/blanket storage, that would be even better! Something like this, but not with double lids:

I may also run to Macy's tomorrow since they're supposedly having a great sale. :-D Obviously, I'll post pictures of any good finds I may pick up.


srm said...

kelly if you are into that style of decorating you might like shabby chic. i have all the shabby chic decorating books if you want to borrow them.

Amy said...

I always love reading about the stuff you are doing - always something new, creative, and exciting!