Now I'm using it with home
Today I've had another burst of inspiration. Our big kids are spending a few days with Alan's folks and I'm slowly putting the house back together after having been gone on a youth work team for a week, coming home, doing ghastly amounts of laundry, then having family staying with us for a few days. While planning all that 'free' time we are going to have before the kids come back in 3 days, I should be able to cram at least 3 or 4 big projects right?
Apricot - will do this afternoon. (LOVE having parents in law who will offer to bring you fresh picked fruit from the Gorge and then swap you for kids and some fresh eggs!)
|morning after mudding|
|dad in the back with baby|
|room to spare...|
Now, about that title I've become completely distracted from.
THE BEST girly power tool for me these days? Spray paint. It'll get 'er done. There is one girlfriend I have who uses the phrase, "if it holds still, I'll paint it." SUPER FUNNY the first time I heard her say that but now, I'm realizing she's RIGHT and not just stinkin' hilarious. :)
Picture the scene: you have a piece of furniture you inherited from a family member long since and while it has FABULOUS structure, the finish on it was desperate for help and you have great aspirations of refinishing the piece back to it's former wooden glory but instead, just kind of live with it (or cover it) because you haven't the skill, energy, or FIRST CLUE how to refinish a piece of wood. After 25 years you're going to look at it one morning as you drink your coffee and suddenly the words SPRAY PAINT will scream in your mind and you will hear angels singing.
It just so happens that you have to go to the farm store anyway for more pectin and canning jars and, LOOK, they carry spray paint as well!!! Yeeee haaaw.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, you will pick the fun blue color, knowing it'll be perfect for that piece. NOW, you can look at it and sigh while saying, 'it's not old....it's covered in the patina of a bygone era'.
I think pigs might have just flow by my window.