I was motivated to complete a couple of Unfinished Messes this past month because it was our month to host Supper Club.
Don't get too excited.... my projects aren't real fancy or innovative. Lately, I just borrow ideas from Pinterest to re purpose things I already have stuffed around our house.
Project: Whiten Shelves
We have these shelves in our little dining room. I usually love a hodge podge look, but after admiring some pictures of shelves filled with all things white, I was inspired to create my own monochromatic look. Without buying anything new.
So, I started looking through my kitchen cabinets and hutch and pulled out everything I had that was white. Then, I started spray painting.
I painted wooden vases, glass vases, plastic objects, and even an old set of encyclopedias that I have never been able to throw away. And honestly, they are from the early 80's and their content is just a tad outdated. Now they are whitewashed.... and the absolute perfect object to place on the bottom shelves of my toddler-friendly house.
I still have lots of space to fill to create the cottage feel I am hoping to achieve, but here is the start to my all-white shelves.
Project: Supper Club
I wish I'd thought to take some pictures of the tables and a picture of the guys, but I was of course too busy having fun. Isaac made sliders. Turkey and blue cheese and regular beef.... they were yummo. And everyone brought a side or a delicious something for us all to enjoy. Fun times.
Project: Re-purpose Old Shutters
I've had these old shutters in our shed/storage thing for several years now. I bought each one for a dollar. I knew that one day I could do something fun with them.
I painted them. Distressed them. (Mess, and more of a mess.)
Then, I attached strings to the back of them. And hung them. I pretty much like the way they turned out. Wish I had distressed them even more, because from a distance you can't really see all the sanding and dents I spent my time adding. Then, I added a wreath I got from Target, which of course was also inspired by the big P.
I couldn't write a new post without posting at least one recent photo of my two favorite 'messes':)
This is pretty typical of Annette lately. Moo. Dee. Typical girl. She can be happy as can be one minute, and then throw a fit the next minute. PLUS, she insists on picking out her own clothes. Dangerous combo.
Charlie, however, is my Mr. Easy Going boy. Hope he stays that way for a bit longer.
Off to make some more messes! Hopefully, messes that are productive....