We started this project last year, just after we got married and a year later, we’ve finally completed it. GO US!
I think my laziness may have rubbed off because he’s the ‘un-laziest’ person I know (Yes, I sometimes make up words, Calm down).
It’s so annoying though. I mean, it’s cold and rainy and all you want is to snuggle up on the couch and do Nothing because it’s a Sunday, right? Wrong! I had to go marry the peculiarly energetic and exceptionally industrious fella who has to get things done ASAP or the world will end. :O
Jees Louise, those kind of people make me sick. 😉 I kid, I kid. He’s great?! 😛
So anyway, we’re so proud of the finished product. And all we spent was €10. Cool or what.
Growing things is something I love to do, especially when you get to reap the benefit from your hard work and patience. The summer months always bring me such joy when I see my lavender flowers blooming their beautiful purple and the dark green leaves of my tomato plants working extra hard and getting so strong and prickly. My heart skips a little beat to see the heads of our dill weed poke through the nearly over-watered soil, my poor husband is a little obsessed with the dill.
So when we moved into our new home together, I knew I’d be leaving the raised beds my dad had made me, which to be perfectly honest scared me a little. I had potted quite a few of my most beloved plants but really did hate not being able to let them set down their roots.
So finally, after 10 months of being married, it finally felt like we were home, for now. Elvis built this uber cool raised bed for me from old pallets and it’s funny how a simple gesture can make your heart sing.
Happiness is many things but to me it’s always simple…
My cool friend, Claudia, sent me this link around Christmas and I’ve been meaning to try it ever since. Amazing, right? It’s a craze that has taken the internet, one mug at a time.
If you have nail polish (or ‘find’ some lying around the house;), if you spot a white mug that looks like he needs a little cheering up, if it’s a sleepy Sunday and you just want something to do then TRY THIS. If nothing else, it’s FUN.
(I liked this tutorial the best, but of course there are dozens of them on pinterest.com.)
My obsession with creating things is nearly as outrageous as my crazy craft hoard in the spare room. From ribbons to material to feathers found on the beach to dried flowers (from nearly 10 years ago). So of course I had a plain white mug in there. I also found teacups and saucers that I had thrifted from a charity shop before our wedding and thought I’d give them a go too.
Just a few tips if you do try this:
It can get a little messy, so make sure you have nail polish remover. (It helps if you’re clumsy like me)
Work fast. Once the nail polish is in the water, it dries quite quickly (I learnt through trial and error)
Metallic Nail Polish = not so good. I tried it and it was the fasted drying and impossibly sticky
Do one Mug/teacup at a time.
Open the windows
Let me know how you get on. I’d love to see your creations.