Summer Projects

It’s been quite a summer for us and I finally have about a week of downtime before my postdoc position begins. I am determined to finish the projects I’ve daydreamed about while finishing my writing and letting the house and yard and sweet little Jax fend for themselves!

Some of these took more time than others. Some things we’ve been working on:

A little project for my little nephew. I’m not finished yet so I can’t reveal any more about it!

New fabric roller shades I made using this tutorial on Design*Sponge.

I made this craft table and chair set from found items and decoupaged scrapbook paper. The only issue we’ve had is that because I used non-toxic milk paint, the finish is not very durable. You can see from the multicolored stains that we’ve done a lot of various painting projects!

A 5-minute craft organizer for under $10: That’s an inexpensive towel rod from Home Depot, some industrial S hooks, and metal buckets found for a dollar. If you wanted to make it a 30 minute project, you could paint it to match the decor. We’re all about function for the moment!

We also had a momentous month, with my finishing my dissertation and Seth contributing to the cover story of the current issue of Fortune. Whee!

Seth’s cover is cooler than mine.

There he is! In print!

5 thoughts on “Summer Projects

  1. I’m excited to see what that “little project” is!! Congratulations to you and Seth on all of the recent success! I can’t wait to see you in a few weeks. 🙂

  2. Hi! I found your blog while looking for a taggie blanket tutorial (thanks!) and just noticed the French wall hanging in these pictures. Did you make it? If so, can you share what you did? It’s fabulous 🙂

  3. Hi Kim,
    Sorry about the late reply! I did not make the French wall hanging, but I think a DIY version would be feasible if you have a fancy embroidery sewing machine. Otherwise, it would be pretty labor-intensive! I purchased it from a store called Nature et Découverte. Here’s a link:
    http://www.natureetdecouvertes.com/cadeau-enfant/jeux-jouets-3-6-ans/jeux-apprendre-a-compter-et-lire/mon-premier-calendrier-30140080
    Perhaps they’d ship to your area!!

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