Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Week 1

January 1, 2012
1. Finished the Santa Suits, finished snowman jars, finished painting hutch and put the doors back on.
Haha, looking a little bare now that the Christmas decor is gone. That will change but the doors are back on so hopefully the dusting will be less. Still need knobs.
2.New Project -  Made some sleds just for fun.
The one laying down is not quite dry. I tried the vinegar thing to make it all look old and gray. It worked. Stinks a bit when you are doing it though.
 3. Sorted through a few boxes of stuff in the spare bedroom. I cleaned the whole stupid basement and that should count as about six months of organization and declutter. By the time I was done I felt like I had been hit repeatedly with a baseball bat. We used to burn wood so I broke up all the old pallets with a sledge hammer and threw them out to be burned. I bleached the floor to kill any mold under them. What a job. When you burn wood and do woodworking it can create quite a mess. Oh course my dad used to collect lumber as a hobby I believe, I even sorted through all of that. There must be 1000 board feet of lumber down there. All sizes and types. It was a lot of work but a great feeling when it was done. Even when I got done working down there tonight I vacuumed and put away all the stuff I was using so that it will stay clean. May not last but I can try.
So I made it through week 1 of my 2012 goals. If this keeps up for the whole 52 weeks I won't have anything to do next year lol.
I hope your New Year is starting out great too.


  1. Those sleds are darling Kat!! I too saw a tutorial using that vinegar...great job! Wow, I'm tired just reading your post. Sounds like you need a massage from the Fred Man!!??

  2. Love the black on the cabinet, the sleds are great too, Organizing is such a great feeling when its done.....

  3. Hi Kat! I was going through the list of followers on my blog and saw that you follow me so I thought I would come over here and meet you. Glad that I did!

    Your hutch is beautiful! I went back to some past posts to see what it originally looked like. It is a wonderful transformation, I love the black!

    Sounds like a lot of work and I'd probably be hurting for days after that, lol.

    Nice to meet you. Have a delightful week~

  4. Holy Kat...I mean Holy Cats!! I'd be impressed if you did that all in a month or two!! So, when are you coming by my place to whip me into shape??? ;o) I LOVE your sleds!! So, so, SWEET - especially that little vinegared one....Who'da thunk that you could make a sled?! Too bad you don't live a bit closer to my neck of the woods!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Kat~ No the basement sounds like an entire year of cleaning!! oh, my you made me sore~ Whew you are ambitious girl~
    But the sleds ~ seriously just whipped them up~ you kill me~ I am so envious of your wood working skills~ love them they look so old~ like they have been used & abused by plenty of kids~
    Okay the Hutch looks better with doors on I was WRONG!! Really pretty detailing~