This and That May 9, 2012
You know, I just love to laugh at myself! And I’ve had a few chances to do that this week. And it’s only Wednesday afternoon!
Case in point…this week I decided that I was going to make pasta, like we did in Italy, at our cooking class. It sounded like a really great idea. It ended up thick enough to stop traffic!
I wish I had a better picture, but trust me, light and delicate would not have been appropriate adjectives. Next time, if there is a next time, I need to roll the dough quite a bit thinner. Thankfully, Mr. Wonderful did not complain or point fingers. He’s the easiest man in the world to please, when it comes to food!
Next up, on the hit parade of DIY projects, was a chandelier renovation. I found this chandelier on Craig’s List, at a really great price.
I was looking for a way to make the candle sleeves more attractive. I don’t care for the white plastic look. So, I found some shelf liner in my pantry and thought I could cover the candle sleeves with this webbed material, creating the look of a beeswax candle, believe it or not!
I didn’t know quite what to use as an adhesive, so I used my glue dots, thinking that they would be easy to remove, if the material did not look good. The only problem was that after about 10 minutes, the material started lifting from the plastic. Oops! Tip of the day: Never use glue dots on anything, unless you want the glue dots to stay there for ever. They are that hard to remove! I spent more time on this silly project yesterday, then I will admit to anyone!
Now if you’re new to this blog, please know that I don’t screw everything up. But it certainly happens from time to time. That’s life!
I’ll be working at Veranda Antiques on Thursday, so please come visit me. I’ll give you the grand tour, and show you around!
Thanks so much for being here!
Until next time,