Sorry for the late post today but things are a little crazy around here…
But I already am loving the change and will really love it as soon as I can get it finished hopefully THIS weekend!
I think paint cans, tools, and other materials have become a permanent decoration to my kitchen counter…
If I don’t see one uncluttered, clean surface soon in my house, I think I might scream!! (I will spare you a picture of the laundry baskets overflowing outside the laundry room – clean, just not folded and they might have been that way for quite a while…ugh!)
Yes, I have those weeks days too!
So some painting, cleaning, organizing, and much laundry folding is on the agenda this weekend.
But I wanted to update you on a few things. The first is an update or a fix to a project that I did a while back. If I ever show you something on here and it later fails or I change it to make it better, I will do my best to share that with you. Like my paperclip plate hangers – if they fall off the wall one day, I will let you know!
I loved my green spring wreath and I still do! (You can get all the details on how I made it in this post.)
But it required a little touchup that you will need to know if you decide to make one. I made the wreath in March and it was fine for several weeks. Then we had a warm spell and I came home one day to find this…
Apparently hot glue, a metal door, and the sun/heat don’t get along too well! The hot glue got soft in the heat and the branches just fell off.
It was easy to fix (don’t know why it sat in my living room for an undetermined amount of time before I did it, but that is another story.) I just wrapped some basic floral wire around each set of greenery to affix it on to the frame.
Here’s a picture of the back so you can see the wire.
And it is has been back on the door for about a month now in 90 degree heat and is holding up fine!
I will update the original post for those that have pinned it on Pinterest but wanted to also update you here too. Might be a good tip for any wreath you plan to hang in the heat or sun – hot glue won’t work!
Now for some blog updates.
I have added a new feature on my menu bar (you can see it in the picture below) called “Projects”.
Click on that and you will be taken to a page with thumbnail pictures summarizing pretty much every project and post here at The Frugal Homemaker!
So if you are looking for a certain post, let’s just say – my clothespin wreath, just scroll down under the heading “Wreaths”
click on the picture, and you will be taken straight to that post.
Or if you are just wanting to see everything that I have done with spray paint – just scroll down to the category “Spray painted projects” and you can see everything I have posted involving spray paint right there.
I hope this helps you if you are looking for a certain project or just for some inspiration for maybe your mantel, a holiday, or tablescape. And I will keep updating it as I add more posts and projects. So keep checking it!
I also updated my “About me” page on the same top menu with some new pictures and information.
And for the last update for now…
You might have seen some new pictures of me popping up around the site!
I finally got some pictures taken of me! I was quite tired of the beach pictures we got done almost 3 years ago and my self-portrait mirror shots and I really needed some new pictures for something else I will have to wait to tell you about!
So a friend of mine recommend her friend, Laura and she happened to be in town that weekend. You can check out her site here. She is just starting out after college but I was very happy with the shots she took.
And once again, I am realizing how red my hair is turning! But I guess turning red is better than turning gray so I will take it!
This was my favorite one! We took the pictures near a historical fire station which has a running spring with a big brick gazebo type thing over it. The white barn-style door, brick, and natural elements were just what I was wanting as backdrops!
Oh, and my jewelry – the necklace and earrings are some of my favorite yard sale jewelry finds! Love them – wear them at least once a week! $1 necklace and 30¢ earrings.
So I am all updated for now!
Make sure you have entered the $50 gift card giveaway – it closes tonight (Thursday, May 31) at midnight! I will announce the winner tomorrow afternoon.
And make sure to come back tomorrow morning – I can’t wait to show you my yard sale finds from last week! Just a hint – I had to come back home and hook up my trailer to go back to pick them up!!