Monday, November 28, 2011

"Do the stars gaze back?"

A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now *that's* a question. - Stardust

I love that movie. And book.

What I'm really getting at is that I've joined a quilt along! (You can find the button in my sidebar.) I think the pattern is beautiful with all the different sized stars against a white background. Perhaps I'll use some of the vintage sheets I've been collecting...

Anyway, I'll do my best to keep up with the program, but the next month will be very busy for me. I've got to whip the apartment into shape before we have guests for Christmas and New Year's!

Sunday, November 20, 2011



This was some pretty quick turn around, if I do say so myself.

This morning I put the final coat of paint on. Luckily, the weather has been cooperative for the painting phase. It was above 50 degrees and the predicted rain showers were not scattered in our neighborhood.

Yesterday I spent several hours sanding down wood filler (smoothing out the front where fake drawers and doors had been scored) and putting on a coat of primer.

Here I am!

My balcony - aka workspace.

In preparation for moving the chest into the bedroom, I reorganized my casual clothes. All my tshirts, jeans and sweatshirts had been on shelves in the very spot the chest now sits, while blankets were jammed to the ceiling on the closet shelf. In the process of swapping storage areas, I purged 3 bags of clothing I no longer care to wear! This feels great except for making it painfully obvious that I wear nearly the same outfits every week. (Not on the same day every week at least.) Anyway, I plan to get some new things soon.

All settled in.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thrifted Thursday

Cedar Chest

The total was $20 including an old blanket to cushion it in the back of the truck.

Anyway, I plan to take off all the ugly bits, apply some new paneling and repaint it black, probably satin finish.

The interior looks so much nicer!

Then I just need to finish some quilts to fill it right?