My Shame

We have covered that I live in a townhouse with 4 other people and a dog.  We don’t have a ton of in-the-house storage space and for some stupid reason we don’t  use the crawlspace. But we should. We really need to. Here’s why:

 
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That’s our basement closet and currently the only place we store any seasonal/large/stuff we can’t think about right now. There are empty boxes, beds, holiday decor, sewing materials, golf clubs, wallpaper rolls and who knows what else in there. I have a bed frame that I just didn’t put back together when I moved in. I know I should just put it together and then my room would look like a semi-adult lives in there instead of a teenage boy. We keep the empty boxes because one day we will move and then we’ll have the box all this crap came in. It’s just our dumping ground.

Ok, that sounds redonk, but I wasn’t the one who decided that. So I’m on a mission to clean it out. So I can put up my Christmas tree. Sometime before Christmas would be nice.

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Pretty Lacy

After my long family overloaded weekend, I stopped by a friends house to just chill out.  Between the two of us, we are pretty obsessed with blogs like Young House Love, Apartment Therapy, and Bower Power Blog.  She is obsessed with Pinterest. I am not. Was not. So when I got there she suggested we make something crafty and I love something crafty so I was in. Then she breaks out her laptop and starts perusing her boards for some pinspiration. She pulls up this pin.

I was instantly smitten so off to Goodwill we went to get some jars/votives/glass containers. Admission time: I’m obsessed with Goodwill.  It’s like a garage sale that’s open everyday and that’s what I call fun. Finding a gem among crap, and gems I did find. Aside from my glass objectives, I got a lamp, a dress, some flower dipping bowls, and a few vases.  It was a smart $40.  We stopped off at a few more stores to get lace and flameless candles.  After seeing the price of Modge Podge, we decided to make our own.

1 part Elmer’s glue + 1 part water = homemade Modge Podge

The steps were pretty simple:

01. Wrap lace around jar and cut to size.

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02. Secure lace with little peice of tape.

03. Cover all areas of lace with Modge Podge mixture.

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04. Let dry. Depending on the lace you chose you might want to consider reinforcing it while it dries. I did this by wrapping newspaper around the jar and securing that with tape.

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05. Take tape off. Put a bird on candle in it.

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We were pretty (nerdily) excited about the result. She spent the entire night trying to convince me to join Pinterest, but I know that if I did I would never get any work done.

Do you Pinterest? Do you get peer pressured into crafts?