Wednesday, September 2, 2009

a crafty respite

I need a break from work. I am tired of being the dumping ground for all things in all departments and I need some time away to rejuvenate, remember the reasons why I love my job, and to reconnect with my creative and crafty side. Forget rest and relaxation. I crave creative stimulation, and the exhaustion derived from a tangible, visible, and physical accomplishment. So, this weekend I plan on tackling several decorating and crafting projects, hoping to complete at least half of them.

A glimpse of what I may or may not be doing:

Creating a drum pendant fixture for the dining room. Supplies: random lamp shade, old book of photos and a light kit from IKEA.

Painting the dining room a more neutral shade. I tired of the orange dreamscicle color.

Rearranging furniture, yet again. This time, it will be done with the intent of squeezing a drawing studio into the office.

Making a simple slipcover for my way-too-formal looking velvet covered ottoman.

Its a lot, I know. I might even end up doing other projects than those listed above, for as much as I try, I suck at planning. I usually end up either in over my head, or doing something half-assed at the last minute. No kidding. Nonetheless, I will try to stick to my goals and keep you abreast of any progress that I make! Are you planning any home-dec projects for the long weeend ahead?