Do you ever find yourself pulled in a gazillion directions, so many you’re not sure where to start? That’s me today. I have a new project I’m eager to get started on. I purchased the wood today.
It’s such a gorgeous day out (66 degrees right now) so I’d really like to get a started on a table setting for Tablescape Thursday before it turns cold again. As I opened the doors on the porch hutch to pull out some dishes…
I saw this. I know it’s hard to see but a year or two ago the floor of the hutch began to sag under the weight of the dishes. It’s kind of pain to store dishes in there now because they all lean toward the center.
So, I pulled out some more dishes and stood there staring at it thinking how that piece of thin plywood I brought home today for another project, would be just the thing to fix the floor of the hutch. I have a jig saw now and I think with a little measuring I could fix this on my own, that is if I can get the old bottom out.
As I was standing there trying to decide if I should pull out all the dishes and start this project (which would mean some demo, sawing, painting and hammering) OR make hay while the sun is shining and set the table on the porch, OR start on that new project…the doorbell rang.
The McCloskey marine varnish I ordered has arrived.
Now I can get to work adding some protection to the potting bench I built recently before it goes to live on the deck. See what I mean…too many projects and I want to start them all right now! Definitely a case of DIY ADD! Do you suffer with it, too?
In the meantime, I have something else to share for those of you who have asked over the years about these red candlesticks. I bought these in Hobby Lobby around 5 years ago. They made it into the 3rd Tablescape Thursday on September 9, 2008, only then it was called Tablescape Tuesday.
I’ve used them many times over the last 5+ years in autumn table settings.
Each time I’ve used them, folks always want to know where I found them. (Tablescape can be viewed here: Autumn Table Setting with Acorn Tureens)
Sadly I always have to say I’ve had them for 5 years, which means they would be impossible to find now. Right?
Maybe not! These aren’t exactly the same but pretty close! I haven’t been in Hobby Lobby in ages but recently a friend and I stopped by and I spotted these. I instantly thought about all those folks who have asked about them over the years. So if that was you and you have a Hobby Lobby near you, you may want to check these out. I just noticed, it looks like they have them in blue, too…see them there on the left?
Okay, I’m off to get into some kind of trouble…not sure what it will be but I’m going to try to pick one project and FOCUS!