HAPPY NEW YEAR PEEPS!!
I hope everyone reading has ushered in the New Year as they wanted to??? We had a quiet one, with just the 3 of us and a little party food. Just the way we like it.
I spend time every New Year's thinking about what it is that I want from the coming year and also taking the time to reflect on what I've done this past year. I write in a journal so it's a little bit easier to go back and re-read your year's determinations and "cross things off" as they're completed. I highly recommend writing one or a least keeping some sort of record of your goals / determinations for your life.
So yesterday, I was going over my determinations for 2012. On the 9th of January, I wrote:
"AND WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T"
The seed of this blog was planted at that very moment.....I didn't manage to actually do anything with it until June but nonetheless, I had the original tiny little thought, back in January last year. How cool is that?!?!?! Look at this blog now! I have 30 posts, followers, beautiful comments and content that I am proud of. By the way, I've just started my Facebook page. I would love and appreciate it if you could "like" it at some point in your travels?? *thanks*
On that note; I have been battling with my procrastination nature for years. I have these great big ideas but "I'll do it tomorrow" creeps in and next thing you know, it's put off. NOT THIS YEAR!! I sit every night in the living room, in front of the TV and to my left is the coffee table. Theo has a little chair in the shape of pencils that he has been using in the living room for as long as I can remember. Slowly but surely, he's outgrowing it and it's now gotten to the point that he can't even put his legs under the coffee table. Time for a change, right? Well, yeah, I've been meaning/wanting to do something about it for ages. Never actually doing anything though. Tomorrow, I'll do it.....yeah right.
No more procrastinating!!!
I got off my backside and did something about it! Wanna see???
This is what I started with:
First, I dismantled the back, then unscrewed the legs, shortened them and put floor saver fuzzy feet on them.
Then, I took the only thing I could find for padding (my old memory foam pillow). Cut it down to size and then positioned it on the base.
Last year, I found this fabric in a store. It was in the remnants section and cost me next to nothing. It matches my couches perfectly!!! *yay*
With my trusty staple gun by my side, I stapled the fabric into place.
I didn't want the little pencil feet sticking out so I decided to make little "leg warmers" :-)
So, this is officially my first project for 2013. I'm glad that this project is finally done. I think the boys liked it too.