It feels ridiculous following my previous paragraph with a DIY project. But this is what I do to compose myself when I'm sad or anxious. I think about projects or design. Projects are therapeutic for me in a way because they help me focus on something else. At night when I can't sleep, instead of worrying about life, I try to think about what I could do around the house next. I sometimes think that if I wouldn't have this as an outlet, I would be depressed. Does this sound strange? I don't know, maybe you feel the same way!
So here is what I have been up to:
Years and years ago I was a huge fan of Bombay Company furniture. The days when they still had stores at the mall. God that seams like a lifetime ago... my taste has changed completely since then.
During that time I purchased this dog, I named him Hugo.
Poor little doggy was kind of beat up and I've been trying to sell him on craigslist, but nobody wanted him. Hmm, I wonder why, haha! Poor little fella.
I need some extra table space during the holidays for people to put their drinks down, so I thought why not give poor Hugo another chance and see if paint could help him out.
I cleaned Hugo and primed him with Kilz spray primer. Then I used some leftover paint to change him up a bit.
Hugo is looking good for the Holidays and he got a super spot for a beverage.
|Look at my camera reflection. I'm such a dork!|
I also thought about painting him yellow after the holidays and putting zombie dog in my son's room. Would be fun ;)
Well anyways, Hugo has a new purpose over the Holidays and I like him for now.
On Saturday I also made the silhouettes for Andrea from Oak Ridge Revival who was the winner of my giveaway. You can still get one for yourself as a last minute gift in my Etsy shop.
Yesterday, I was out with the stomach bug and I'm still not back to normal this morning.
What have you been up to over the weekend? How do you deal with this tragedy in your home? Did you talk to your children? If so what did you say?
Talk to you on Wednesday.