Over the weekend I planned to get a lot of writing done, but my creative juices were about to burst after weeks and weeks of working hard on my book. I needed a few hours of moving and creating and organizing. Release!
So I decided to step away from the computer and do some small projects that I had been mulling over for a while. You know the ones….easy and won’t take more than half an hour but it takes you 2 years to get to it….
In my bathroom I had been wanting to move my essential oil shelves because they were hanging over my bathtub and I was getting tired of having to climb into the tub every time I wanted something from the top shelf. But the only other spot in my bathroom that would work had a towel bar which, frankly, I didn’t really use. I mostly just kept a hand towel there for decoration.
But if I removed the bar, then there would be two gaping holes in the wall and I didn’t feel like taking the time to patch, paint, etc. Lazy.
So here’s what I did….I pulled out an old map that was a gift from my sweet friend Angie at The Country Chic Cottage. It had been hanging in the boys’ room, so I snuck in there while they were sleeping and stole it. Or is it technically stealing if it is something that actually belongs to you but you’re too scared to move it when the kids can see so you do it in the cloak of darkness?
I hung the map on the wall, folding it around the corner and then hung the shelves unevenly over that. I just love, LOVE how it looks (like I am an adventurer) and I now can reach my oils without stepping in the tub. Win-Win.
I could have unplugged all of my cords below the map for the photo. I thought about it. But then I decided to leave it because I want you to see the real me and not some unplugged version.
The second project I did, which I am so, SO thrilled with…is a new light in my living room.
When we put up the Christmas tree, I had to remove a lamp by the couch. After the tree got put away I didn’t want to put the lamp back….I had a new idea. (it always scares James when I tell him I have an idea)
I had 3 strings of bulb lights that I purchased a couple of years ago for a project I never did (raise your hand if you have unfinished projects), so I wanted to use them. Combine that with an old section of fence I got last summer that is hanging over my couch.
So I attached the string of lights to the fence and, oh.my.word, I LOVE it!!!
I just stapled each light in the gaps and wrapped the extra cord behind and stapled it back there so it would be hidden.
Here it is from the side….
I got the “love” sign at Hobby Lobby for half price. Score!
And now that I have my creative outlet fix, I can get to the busyness of this week. I’ve got to get my book edits wrapped up. Plus the Summit starts on Friday and I will be working to get ready for that. If you haven’t registered yet, you can still use my $10 off coupon code! Code: pennington10
Have a great week!
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