Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Adventures - and a new TV stand

I have a wonderful neighbor that is beginning a new journey in life.  Yes, she's in her 70's but she's not letting her age keep her from trying something new - so good to see!

While Toni is keeping her home down the street from me, she is also leasing a condo about an hour and a half from our homes.  This change will bring her closer to her daughter's family, and she hopes to spend much more time with her 8 year old granddaughter.  

Since she's not selling her house, she needed to furnish this 2 bedroom condo.  There was a perfect niche for a television but because of the size it required something custom built to hold the TV.  

The result, although not a perfect fit, it's working for her now.  (I either measured wrong or the walls were more crooked than I anticipated! )  I'm going to be out of town for a few weeks but when I'm back I think I'll need to tweak that cabinet a bit!  Plus, I think she'll be adding a matching custom built floating shelf slightly above her TV.

Anyway, it looks just like she wanted it to.  White semi-gloss paint, warm silvery-brass handles.  It's a perfect spot for her TV, and it gives her lots of storage-something that is often pretty meager in rentals.  

Here's to a wonderful adventure, Toni!  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The 4th of July - it's just around the corner!

So, I still had a couple of the stars I made for Christmas.  I needed a gift for one of my sweet sisters.  And what do the two have to do with each other???  
Well, she happens to love the 4th of July.  I've been to her house on the 4th - she'd actually put up bunting and everything!  So, I scanned the internet and saw the perfect gift - was able to use my stars and make something I think she'll like using.  I see it hanging on her front door - we'll just have to see where she uses it though!

Aren't these the cutest things ever??