I’m still plugging away on that looooong and tedious “to do” list. But the end is nEAR!
I feel like a confUsed boomerang ~the weather is sO crazy. Dictating what I can work on–and when.
One day I’m in shorts, tank top, flip flops~ sweating in the humid air. The next day I’m bundled in sweats and sweatshirt trying to keep warm. It’s dry—it’s raining. It’s sort of “summer-like,” it feels like we’re back in March. What the heck Mutha’na’cha–?? NoT. fuNNy.
In March, when I [finally] took the back door Christmas wreath down (I know~I know), in desperation, I reinstalled last fall’s oak leaf, acorn wreath.
1st~the thieving squirrels pilfered all the acorns.
Then, squatters arrived. Robins. We’ve learned to co-exist, but papa bird doesn’t like our comings and goings when the babies are being fed, and has swooped our heads a few times–yikes!
The Antique Mall space is a double-edged sword. Things are selling~yAy! I just haven’t had time to work on projects to refill it properly, so it looks a bit “sparse.” I promise though~nOt complaining! The proceeds are funding two fUn projects I can’t wait to sink my teeth into!
1st—I’m still working out the final design for the OUTdoor China Hutch I’ll build to go on the dining level of the 2-teired deck! I found some mosaic-styled tile at the ReStore today for its “counter top.”
I’ve decided to make it “armoire” styled. I’d like the doors to kind of mimic the house—stationery louvers in the bottom (like the clapboards), and the top—either divided light (like the window and door mullions)? Or lattice-y (like the trellises)? Or more iron work?? Hmmmm.
*This is a pretty rough sketch, with no ornamentation figured in yet. But it will have to have a pitched top to shed rain water. The greenhouse was jUst taken down when the picture was taken, so the coach lamp was still upside down, and a mark is left on the house to clean off.
And 2nd—by the end of June, I hope to be building that “Victorian, cottage-y playhouse for
my inner little girl my many little nieces!