I know it's the shortest month of the year, but am I the only one who thinks that this February was even shorter than ever? I started out with such good intentions, but before I knew it, the whole month was shot.
I'm blaming winter.
And the piney stick forest that fell on my lawn.
And the power company.
And OK, the septic tank too.
If that doesn't work, I'll blame hormones. At 52, you can blame hormones for everything. That's why I'm blaming my hormones for a the serious case of decorating ADD that kept me from finishing all the projects on my February list.
'Cause I started this month with the best laid plans.
I had all kinds of irons in the fire, folks. Some were big refinishing projects.
Others, I just wanted to taupe up a bit.
I not only planned to finish it all; I planned to blog about it too.
Of course, you know what they say about the best laid plans...
So here I am at the end of the month with a coffee table and side chair that remain unfinished. I did manage to complete some taupe projects. I just never yakked about them. That's why I decided to do an end-of-the-month installment in the Nogger Collection called:
Five taupe projects that I never blogged about:
#1. A little taupe table...
$10.00 at an estate sale two years ago. Finally painted it about a month ago.
#2. A little taupe lamp
It started out as a $2.00 brass lamp, and yes I realize that painting it oil rubbed bronze hardly qualifies it for a taupe nogger. I'm counting it anyway because I added a little espresso paint for contrast. Espresso is just an Italian way of saying taupe. Everybody knows that.
#4. A little taupe tray
# 5. Little taupe photo editing
Yes, I'm putting that in the taupe category, too. I was planning to print the little photo above in black and white, but then I started thinking.
I'm always thinking...
Now, I'm on a little sepia kick.
The photo editor turned these three wedding cake photos sepia.
I hung them in the dining room because cake is kind of dining roomy.
The top one is ours.
The bottom two are our parents.
Love them, and though the photo sort of makes it look as if the wall swallows them up, it doesn't. It sort of draws you in to them instead.( Plus, I went ahead and purchased two more frames to go with it just in case I need them some day.)
And that's all the taupe Noggin' I have for this morning.
I was also busy last week with an adventure of another sort, but there was nothing whatsoever taupe about it so it can't go in this post. That's the rule. I know because I made it up. I'll just say that it involved a trip to Atlanta with not one but two daughters... plus a niece for good measure. It. Was. Lovely. If I ever do a pink nogger post, I'll be sure to yak all about it.