If you have read this blog for a while. You know I adore, you. Right?
I mean, you have really hung in there. Through the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Toes and the exclamation point projects and the bless your heart pillows and the salamander escapade of 2012.
And when you look back at the archives of this blog, let’s be honest.
There is an occasional project or room reveal or paint job or piece of furniture being photographed in a field while eating fried chicken.
But on the whole….
…..there is a lot of randomness going on here.
Post after post of utter and complete randomness.
Where does it all come from?
This is where all the randomness that is….me….finds a home.
In my notebook.
In the kitchen in a drawer, I keep a notebook of things that I intend to blog about one day. Blog post ideas and things that make me smile and projects I wish I were talented enough to make someday and observations that makes me wonder why.
And those ideas go in here.
In my notebook.
Because I discovered within two weeks of writing the blog that if I didn’t write them down, those fleeting thoughts became just that….fleeting. So I started writing them down and now I have pages and pages and pages of ideas.
Pages of ideas like this yardstick stool.
Because when I found a bunch of yardsticks at a thrift store, yardstick ideas made the notebook.
I think I wrote them down on page 235. Just kidding….you know I don’t have that many pages in my notebook.
It was page 228 🙂
And when I planned out the posts for this week, I knew I wanted to make a yardstick project.
I took several old yardsticks I found at a thrift store and a chippy old stool.
And cut the pieces of the yardstick to fit the top of the stool.
It was so easy.
You can use a simple saw and cut the pieces of the yardstick so that the seams are staggered on top.
(Aren’t you always so relieved when I put those arrows into an otherwise vague tutorial).
I really love a good arrow project.
And then after the pieces are exactly lined up, glue them down with this.
Let the stool dry overnight.
Here’s the finished stool in the upstairs bathroom.
And I’ve crossed off another idea from the pages of the notebook.
Only 230 more bits of randomness to go 🙂
For more furniture projects….click here to check out out my furniture projects page.
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