I have a long list of projects of things to make, paint, etc. I got Sophia's bag done, and I was looking forward to starting another project.
I decided to repaint the mirror in our room that's at my vanity. I've had the mirror for 9 years, and the gold just didn't match our room (or my taste anymore). So, I bought the same paint I used for our dresser handles and a picture frame in our room. Now, it all matches and ties in together so well.
Today I also replaced the lock (all by myself!) on our sliding glass door. It wasn't working. We had to use a safety device to keep it locked at night, and while it works great, I still wanted a working lock... so off to Lowe's I went (man, I can get myself into trouble at Lowes... I could spend a ton of money!). I got all the hardware, crossed my fingers, and off to work I went.
I am happy to report that the lock works! It's in nice a sturdy (thanks to my electric drill, yes, it's mine, not Michael's... I love doing handy work around our home).
The next project on my to do list was to install new blinds in our master bathroom, but that proved to be tricky, so one of our good friends is going to tackle that for me today.
Mirror before - I taped off the edges and used wax paper for the rest of it, it worked like a charm!
During... yes, I painted it on my deck. We are power washing the deck and repainting soon, so I really didn't care if I got paint on it.
After... I love how it turned out. I need to get batteries in my good camera and take a picture of the entire room so you can see how beautifully it all ties in together. This picture doesn't do it justice. It looks like hammered metal...it's amazing!
In other news, we got to enjoy the company of our friend Emily and her 18 month old cutie of a daughter Brooke for the last two nights. Her hubby was out of town and they wanted some company. I really enjoyed myself! It was nice to have a friend around the house to chat with and get opinions about projects :-)
Now the weekend is here, and it's going to be very warm... so, it's our last chance to take down the pool and get everything ready for winter. Yes, we prepare for winter early up here in these parts.
The weather is beautiful. This fall has been a great. one. It's my favorite time of year, by far. I love having the windows open, fresh air coming in, the smell of my cinnamon or pumpkin candle burning, the crispness of the air, and the the beautiful bright colors the leaves are turning.
Life is good :-)