Monday, April 30, 2012

Women's Conference 2012

I was asked to decorate for our Stake Women's Conference.  Because it was in April, I wanted it to be bright and springy and fun!  I found some cool flowers on Pinterest and then adapted them to fit my idea.  I love how everything turned out!  The response I got was overwhelming.  Everyone loved it!  Enjoy the pictures....

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hey, Mr. Postman! Is there a letter for me?

This summer I promised myself I was going to get some projects done. We have had a rough year and I need a fresh start. I have a list a mile long of things that need to be updated or replaced or just plain changed!!! One of them was the mailbox......
Here's what the old mailbox looked like for six years. No flag and it was G.R.O.S.S!!! (My neighbor's isn't much better, eh? )
You can't tell from the pictures, but it was faded and scratched and very sad looking.
But now I have a shiny one with numbers and I love it!
So, here is how the "new to me" mailbox started out. I was given it about four years ago to use in primary. Never used it. It took up space for four years.....I know....pathetic! But! It is now checked off my list! And do you see that A.W.E.S.O.M.E sander sitting next to it? A birthday present from my neighbor. (I think it was a hint to stop borrowing his!)
Anyway, Noah and the animals needed to go. (Nice shot of the sander again, eh?)
I just sanded down the paint from the mailbox, primed it and spray painted it black.
This one was precariously attached with nails and such and took about two seconds to remove. (The neighbors isn't even attached, so I guess ours wasn't as bad! We just lifted theirs up and removed ours and then put theirs back where it was!)
I printed off numbers I liked and traced them onto the mailbox and painted them white.
I love it! Such an easy and FREE upgrade! I had everything on hand and it looks so much better! I am sure the mailman appreciates it also!