Wednesday, June 22, 2011
MY FOURTH "BUILDING OUR HOMES TOGETHER" FOR WEDNESDAY - JUNE 22ND.
I'M PARTICIPATING IN THE WEDNESDAY "BUILDING OUR HOMES TOGETHER...WITH JESUS" OVER AT THE PRAIRIE FLOWER FARM BLOG. FEEL FREE TO PAY LINDA A VISIT. SHE LOVE VISITORS. TELL HER I SAID HELLO :) :) :)
What a week. Summer has finally arrived here in Southern Oregon. My dad and I broke down and finally turned the air conditioner on. It's spendy, but so comforting in this hot weather.
Today will be a short post, because I have lots to do. I just wanted to show you where I'm at in repairing/repainting the curio cabinet.
I purchased this curio cabinet a little over a week ago at a yardsale. The lady wanted $5 for it. I was able to talk her down to $3.50, since that was literally all that I had in my wallet at the time. Making your home look nice, doesn't have to cost a lot. In fact, I try and find all my items at yardsales to save money. So this is where it's at right now. I had to fix the little door frame. My dad helped with that. We applied some wood glue and a clamp. The tape was to hold down a light repair on another part of the curio cabinet. It's unconventional, but it works. We didn't have money to buy another clamp. Today, I'll be taking off the tape and the clamp and sanding it. Wish me luck. It's my first refinishing job.
I was going to share about my yardsale finds today, but there is so MUCH stuff, that I'll save that for another post. One way to save money is to repurpose stuff. Before you throw something away, ask yourself if there's a way you could reuse it for something different. In this case, the hinges attached to the door were completely off. The only thing that was holding the door in place was tape. I decided not to purchase new hinges because of cost. So I just removed the door, added some doilies and teacups...and voila, now I have a display tray :) :) The door hinges are attached to the frame with tacks or something. They aren't easy to remove without ruining the frame..so I'm just going to leave them there. Isn't it vintage cool? The doilies were part of a set of four for $2 at a yardsale. The teacups were $1 each, also purchased at a yardsale.
I bought just one quart of "Paris White" semi-gloss. It will do the job nicely. It was too expensive to buy more colors. So this will be perfect for now. What's really cool is that I can always add more colors/designs later if I choose too :) :)
ON THE TABLE ARE SOME MORE OF THE PAINT SUPPLIES THAT I'LL BE USING TO REFINISH THE CURIO CABINET. ALL THE STUFF IN THE BACKGROUND IS NOW CLEARED OFF THE TABLE :) :)
I'll keep you posted about the progress of this project as it comes along.
Pray for my dad and I. Apartment living isn't always easy. There will be an apartment complex wide inspection on June 30th. They are inspecting all the patios and balconies. My dad went to the manager's office to ask for details and the manager wasn't very friendly. That's just part of apartment living. So keep my dad in your prayers. He's feeling a bit stressed. We are having to completely spring clean the house in just a few days. It was a project that was going to take us longer. Plus, my dad's heart gets tired easy when he's stressed. He's feeling stressed now. We would really like to move. God is having us stay. We don't understand...but He does and that's enough for the moment ;) :)
Oh, if you like good church apps for your smartphones, another one to try is from Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Church. It's free to install and comes with lots of extras. I'll share more about that next week I was enjoying reading my daily devotional right from my smartphone today while out running errands. My dad was a real sweetheart and let me stay in the car with the air-conditioning while he ran some errands.
That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)