This is the view when you come in the back door of our little beach cottage. So while life is not always a "vacation," at least every time it feels like one!
But this is what it looked like before I got crafty:
Boring, right???? And it screamed "You've got a long list of chores to be done. Go get a load of laundry!" Not the thing you want to think about all the time.
So one day I decided the room need a look with a more positive vibe. This one-day craft project involved a trip to Michael's for craft supplies and two hours of painting. It comprised of four east steps:
- Clear the clutter.
- Stencil the words. (Paint and brushes, Michael's <$10)
- Apply the flip-flop stick ons (Michael's, <$15)
- Roll up the towels and fill the beach bag.
But in the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that things got a bit out of hand when I decided I needed a nice piece of furniture to hide the clutter. Thankfully the furniture store was having a sale and since it was the last one I got the "floor sample discount", but Still $250 over budget. But isn't it perfect?
Isn't that the way that projects usually go?
Now I'm waiting for the dryer to break down so I can get really nice stainless steel front-loading washer/dryer set. This brings to mind the Home Depot commercial where a woman takes a sledge hammer to her old machine and informs her husband that it "broke" and she needs a new one. (Anyone got a sledge hammer handy?)
Happy crafting, beach lovers!