Summer went by in a flash of awesome and before I knew it, it was back to school. The kids are at those perfect ages where they are quite independent and capable of doing so many fun activities, but yet still enjoy hanging out with old mom and dad. We definitely tried to make the most of that and have fun. Look how big they're getting!
We did do a couple fun crafty projects at the lake while we were there. One was a fireplace makeover by The Hubs. Painted over the icky brass accents with a matt black fire-safe paint and voila! Instant pretty fireplace! The built in cabinets on either side of it are getting a makeover next :)
Our other project, and my favourite, was taking some paddles and painting them. We added hooks and transformed them into a fun place to store life jackets and soggy towels in the screen room. Wish I had better "final" pictures, because I seriously kicked some ass at this, I ain't gonna lie. They are all cute and distressed and such. But anyways, you'll get the idea:
Yah, it was a great summer :)
So much more to tell you about, including an awesome 40th birthday trip to NYC with girlfriends where I went to The Promised Land (aka Purl Soho), lots of finished projects, and then the EPIC trip to Nashville to attend Craft South with none other than Anna Maria Horner AND Heather Ross (I am still reeling). I promise to be back to tell you about it soon, I do!!