Where did February go?! Seriously?!
So how DID you spend your extra day yesterday? Here's a little of what I did...
This project has been bothering me for ages. These railings look like somebody doodied all over them and just wiped it right in. Excuse the grossness-but frankly I just couldn't stand them anymore!
I had no idea it would be so labor intensive though. I've spent the last 3 days sanding,
It took nine hours today to paint these railings. Spindles= 4 hours. Seriously. I know right, I'm nuts?! But, the result is AWESOME and so crisp and clean. This isn't the best picture due to the lighting but you get the idea...
That's M at the top inspecting after he got home from work! I love them. Happy Leap Day to me!
So after all my hard work I treated myself to a bowl of homemade red velvet ice cream and this...
...a class I've had my eye on over at Studio Calico with Maggie Holmes. I love her style. This project is a little out of my comfort zone but that seems to be the flavor of the month around here-trying something new. A little birdie sent me an email convincing me to take it with her today! We are so good at enabling one another-thanks Sara! ;)
Speaking of things that are out of my comfort zone-
I dragged out my sewing machine this past weekend. Made a pillow case-picture to come-and then, since I had it out anyways, I used it to make some of those awesome little mini albums that I saw over on the October Afternoon blog a while ago. They are ready to be filled with adventures-I have a feeling there might be a little mini coming my way about painting a railing!
I even added a little washi tape to the spines. Best part- used up a whole bunch of scraps. Love that!!! So cute.
So, what did you do to celebrate your leap day?!