Thank you, friends, for sharing your personal stories and motivational words after yesterday’s post on haters. I wasn’t expecting, or hoping for, such an out pour of support (and flattery!). Truth be told, I’d kind of been bracing myself for more hate from the naysayers I pictured lurking silently around the townhouse (the blog, not the real house, because that would just be creepy and a much bigger issue).
I stayed up late, reading every comment and appreciated the candid sharing of pain, frustration, and humour. Your amazingly supportive comments and kind words totally caught me off guard, although I’m not sure why I was surprised because you have all, always, left me wonderful words. But I’m a touch more sensitive now, a little less naive about blissfully blogging away. So thanks for being so awesome.
|Etsy: Stella Girl|
This month, in addition to being bullied on the internet, I had some fun with blog friends and guest posted over at Brooklyn Limestone and Go Haus Go. In addition to the Huffington Post feature (which is still kind of cool, despite then negative press), I got a little more blog love, which was so nice.
|Made by Girl|
It was a momentous month because I gave a makeover to a chair that Hubs has had since I met him (almost 11 years ago). I always tried to put distance between the chair and I. I really disliked it, but now I am absolutely smitten. I’m always amazed by the power of paint. And I’m also sometimes amazed at just how loooong it takes me to do some things. Eleven years? That’s nuttiness, right?
This stool, that got a little Better After & DIY Show Off love, has only been around four or five years, but it also got a little facelift with the some sweet, dipped feet. I used dribs and drabs of leftover paint (and the stool was a yard sale find that was hanging out in the basement), so this project was almost free!
I knocked off a couple of little, very inexpensive DIY projects, like round two of dipped wood spoons:
To keep things real around here, I also shared my DIY dip bottle fail and tried my best to get a dip-tastic song stuck in your head.
|Woman’s Day; Design Love Fest; Project Wedding; Whipper Berry|
On the treasure hunting front, things have slowed down a bit. I find earlier in the season has the best goodies, but I still managed to unearth a Krenit bowl and some Shmoos. As well as a few other goodies.
Speaking of treasures, I also shared a tip for jewellery storage and launched the first post in my “New Uses for Old Things” series.
This is only month two of my monthly round up. If you missed my June round-up, check it out here (although I only highlighted my favorite posts, but my archives, to the right, will show all the posts).
What’s up for August? Well, grouping my monthly posts this way makes me realize how much black (and pale mint) I used in projects! Boring. It’s summer, so I am pledging more colour. I might even make good on my colourful chair obsession . . . among some other DIY fun.
|Vandongen Dingen; Matter; Anthropologie; Charlotte Love|