Green with envy

Can you tell I like the color green? Here are some green things I LOVE:





And from all this inspiration, my green wall! Painted in Glidden's Spanish Olive.

Yes it's a terribly un-staged picture, so forgive me :) And pretend my carpets aren't such an ugly color (can't help it, I rent).



First, a little background: I have two kittens (Simba and Daisy) and one dog (Mosley). Mosley is in the habit of eating ANYTHING he can get into his little mouth, especially cat food. I had been feeding the kittens atop my dining room table since I got them, but I wanted my table back! The solution? I bought this beauty ------------------>

...with dreams of turning it into this
(see the post here) but decided I liked it as it was (for now). I was still stuck with the problem of where to feed the kitties...

While looking at my bookshelf, the idea hit me, make the bottom a feeding spot for Mosley, and the top, for the kitties! Since my dad was already heading over that night to bring me a new wireless router (yes, he is THE BEST) I asked him to bring a saw along; sadly, I don't have one of my own. Randomly, I had just pulled out a box with old fabric/curtains in it earlier that day and decided I wanted to cover part of the bookshelf to store other things I don't want my little animals to get their paws (or mouths) on. I busted out the saw (once my dad came), scissors and hot glue and began! **Note, the idea for the fabric covered section originally included SEWING the fabric together, but who can be bothered with going to buy a sewing kit when I wanted to finish this project right now!? Hence, the hot glue :)

Memo to self: get some tools and at least some needles and thread!

Here it is:

And now I can use my dining room table for things like crafting!!
PS. I even ended up using the middle shelf for my billions of books from school!
I linked this project up with A Soft Place to Land!


old post, new blog

In case you are new to me entirely, here is one of my favorite hand-made Christmas gifts I made this last year. This idea came from Shanty2Chic.

Step One :
take glass/backing out of frames:

Step Two (and three and four):
Spray paint frame desired color, let dry. Stretch fabric over cardboard/backing that came with frame and hot glu
e down in the back. Hot glue a small clippie where your picture will go.

Step five (not pictured) : hot glue/modpodge (either way, modpodge is cleaner) your letters to your fabric, and voila!


I've moved!

Welcome to my blog!

Formerly located at www.sunglassesintherain.wordpress.com,
I decided to change venues and focus this more on my growing love of decorating and being crafty :) I have realized that I enjoy creating things, yet sometimes I can't wait to finish them with the "right tools," so I substitute something quicker. Like hot glue instead of sewing - it's just how I do things! I hope you enjoy what I have to show on this blog!