Although we did some work around the house, a lot of our free time was spent recuperating. But even when I'm sick or just feeling run down, I have a hard time sitting still for too long, so I took to tackling smaller projects this month.
I made a super cute felted wool ring (that was just recently featured on Babble, in addition to other flattering features):
I also jazzed up a sentimental kitchen staple of Hubby's:
I think my favorite project this month was my reclaimed shell casing necklace.
It seems that every project I love needs a project that bombs. It's how the DIY world stays balanced. This month, in the spirit of transparency, I shared my DIY bubble bath bomb.
The project may not have turned out, but the tip I got from my father-in-law (give the honey bear a little "hot tub time") really works to re-soften crystallized honey!
Another bomb? Finding out a beloved "vintage" tray from a high end vintage shop isn't the real deal! Oh well, at least I have a pair now!
This month, we continued to chug along in the basement. With the fabulous, insanely inexpensive, laundry room lights installed . . .
. . . plus a good deal of painting done (I hate painting around carpet, so I'm happy to finally be done with that) and a floor colour chosen, I'm certain we'll have pretty laundry room photos to share soon enough!
Speaking of decisions, thanks to everyone's honest feedback, Hubby & I also chose a faucet, making a decision between black and stainless styles from our shortlists. Unfortunately, the model we like will take 8 weeks or more to arrive, but it will be worth the wait. Do you want a hint or shall it be a surprise?
The new faucet will be just one addition in a long line of changes, from my pretty 1960s posters to new kitchen accessories (like my FAB trays and laKattun tea towel). I'm in kitchen-spruce mode because I have more accessories to share and a DIY project (or two) in the works for making the kitchen even lovelier.
Speaking of laKattun, don't forget that Eva and I have partnered for a fun giveaway. No registration required - click here to enter!
This month I also rounded up some gorgeous metal beds (I was lazy and never did enter the Apartment Therapy bedroom contest - it was mostly for US readers anyway), shared some crafts I would have loved to have tackled instead of nursing a virus, talked Google Reader, Pinterest and made you listen to my favorite song, plus I shared a funny little way we trick ourselves into saving money.
Hopefully April will mean the end of snow, the start of spray painting season and some peeks into the laundry room!