Which is her senior year...
Didn't we just create that freshman dorm room for her about two days ago?
Yes, I think we did.
Aside from trying to scale Mt. Whimsy, we're also dealing with issues of the medical sort. The poor thing brought home a case of shingles. We have no idea what could have prompted it since she wasn't really under a lot of stress this summer, unless it was the stress of doing her first really grown up job in the form of an internship, and trying to do it well.
At any rate, she is home and healing. We're pretty blessed that she hasn't that much of the characteristic pain that goes with it. Her problems are more of the side effect sort. As I mentioned in THIS POST (a long, long, time ago), Miss Whimsy does enjoy a good milking. Between the information packet that came with her prescriptions and some googling she did for extra credit, she has discovered quite a few of them. By all accounts, she has decided to have every, shingle, one.
Oh that girl...
What would we do without her?
In more crafty news, I've been working on a bit of this and that. You might recall that I dubbed the summer of 2013 the summer to Sweat the Small Stuff. Much of it has been cleaning and organizing and not all that blog worthy, but today, I'll share an easy peasy little candlestick project.
It started out as a set that looked like this.
I got them some time back at an estate sale and paid $3.00 for the pair. I wanted something tall, dark, and handsome for my fall/winter mantels, and I loved their height and shape. Unfortunately, they were designed for a tall taper.
Honestly? I thought they looked kind of dorky that way.
So I attached a little terracotta saucer (Hobby Lobby, about $2.00/pack.) with some E-6000 epoxy and made it more substantial. Then, I darkened the finish with some Rustoleum Metallic in antique brass and dry brushed some espresso craft paint.
Don't you think it looks better this way?
Please say yes, because that's the way I'm leaving it.
Of course, when I set about to do the matching one, I had a little bit of a mishap.
The whole point was to have a pair of them.
Frankly, I don't know how it happened since I propped it up the same way that I did the first one. It wasn't the least little bit windy that day, either. Nonetheless, it broke. Of course, I also noticed the scented calling card of Good Time Charley, the roaming neighborhood spaniel in the vicinity, too ...
Oooh that dog!
Him, I could do without...
The breaks were clean ones so I will try to glue it all together and create a Frankenstick.