Thursday, March 10, 2011

Biggest Slacker Award

...goes to ME!!!

I am the worlds biggest flake, I know. I hope you can forgive me.

I wish I had a really good excuse for my hasty and unannounced exit {something along the lines of..."I was having an organ transplant"} but truthfully, I just needed a little break...I didn't anticipate it would end up this long though.

The first few days of my break were great, I cooked {meals that didn't originate from a box or can} and I cleaned {believe me it was much needed}. Then I spent the next few weeks...ordering take-out and watching my newly cleaned house turn back into a pig sty as my duties turned to disinfecting the joint, taking kiddos to the doctor and doling out medications. I felt like I was on full time HAZMAT duty {with a house full of strep/sore throats, coughs, runny noses and a gut wrenching case of the "rhea's" to round it all out...thankfully that one skipped me.

The kids were not the only ones catching appears my sweet, innocent little laptop also caught a nasty virus whilst on holiday {that's what the Brits say}. Every time I tried to access the internet I was promptly booted off...left to wander the barren land that was my desktop. I have never felt so lost and alone.

The problem is still not totally fixed. Studly, tried his best to restore Phyllis to her former , internet accessing glory, but was unable to. I am left with intermittant access to the world wide web, usually in ten minute increments, but at this point I'll take whatever I can get.

In keeping with this title's post, I have yet to finish the British Invasion room. Tut, tut, tut, I am almost done. But, it is still missing something and I want to make sure it's up to your standards before I reveal.

I know you probably don't believe me, but I swear it will be this weekend even. No really, I am serious. I have to get it done, my ADD is kicking in and it's time for me to move on. So, for realsies I will have the room ready to reveal within the next couple of days...{I hope, j/k, I will}.

In the meantime, here is a sneak peak at some of the projects I have been leisurely working on the past few weeks...hope you enjoy.

And...I'll see you back here in a few days. No seriously, I will.

The room was in sore need of some color, so I painted the closet doors to resemble one of those fantastic red, phone booths. I had in mind to actully make a phone booth to put in the room. I was gonna use old patio doors...the twelve paned ones, you know what I talking about right? I wanted to put a little desk area inside where the boy could work on homework in quietude. But then I remebered that the boy doesn't ever do his homework, so I didn't want to waste my j/k. Kay, but kinda not. Really, the room just wasn't big enough for a "real" phonebooth, so I just did this. Not my first choice, but it brings in a nice pop of color. I vow here and now, however, that I will make a phone booth someday and it will be epic.

Abby road is one the first things I think of when I think of the Beatles. This picture is my homage to that. I painted the union jack and then distressed it. I finished it by adding cutouts of the fab four from old sheet music. This is probably the project I am most proud of in the whole room.

Besides the Abby road picture, this is all the union jack I used. I really like how the cushion turned out.

Here it is on the red chair, and along side the boy's cherry red, electric guitar. Maybe, this room will inspire him to dust it of and start playing again.

I love my $3, Target score. I had almost forgotten about this cool, vinyl decal I picked up awhile back. I didn't want to just use it on the wall, however, so I opted to dress up a plain, white dresser I picked up with it instead. I love it.

Here it is at a wider angle so you can see it a little better.


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