|View from my bed|
I also believe it is skunk season, as I have passed far too many aromatic road-kills these past few weeks. I always liked the scent of a distant skunk. Kinda feels like home (weird?). But, up close, it loses that homey charm.
I really want to share my latest project with you. Please excuse my tangent-riddled brain. She's tired. Also, the lyme symptoms are back and doing a number on her clarity.
Well, we've been working on our backyard this month. I can't even describe how calming it is to finally have life out there. (I will show you before and after pics in a future blog.) One of the major improvements, of course, is the grass! It arrived on our driveway in one big square pile of dirt burritos. I wanted to surprise Klee when he came home from work, so I managed to muster my superhuman strength, which seems to kick in when I'm in project mode, and lugged each of those muddy rolls to the backyard.
I was delighted to find a large wooden pallet at the bottom of the heap. I couldn't wait to play. As the ideas developed, I knew that one pallet would not suffice. So, Klee and I set out to scavenge for more. They're everywhere! But they aren't all for the taking. Some businesses reuse their pallets, so we had to make sure
So that's a whole lot of typing to tell you that I made some cool stuff out of wood pallets... and other materials like a big cardboard piece, tin cans, rebar twisties, etc..
Since Klee and I are both creative types, we decided to designate a wall in our bedroom to be our "ideas" wall. We weren't sure just how we would go about this until our magic pallet appeared.
Once the pallet was mounted, I played...
|My tin can project (in process)|
|Card Klee gave me, telling me I was |
courageous; and some shells
from our beach trips
|Sentimental frame, postcard, jars of rocks, and vintage |
hat which I bought at a thrift store in Santa Cruz
when I was about 17 years old
And, what idea wall is complete without a desk?
|I plan to add glass to the top. It turns out, |
a desk with large gaps, has some drawbacks
And, cool antique kitchen cart, which Klee and I found on an unrelated treasure hunt a while back.
The wall has two square windows which I've only slightly covered. I will most likely add to them eventually.
|I used wire, curtain rings and |
It's still a work in progress, but, I guess that's the whole point of an "idea" wall, right? It will change with each new piece of inspiration, or project.