Sunday, March 09, 2008

A Productive Weekend

This weekend was long, but for the most part, very productive. I managed to finish re-altering my Ikea Fira drawer units. They really weren't as hard to do as I thought they would be since they were already painted black.....I just changed out the papers on the fronts & really like them much better now.
I used my favorite Creative Imaginations papers on them. I also have an altered caddy & bill holder using these papers, so I decided to make it the new color scheme of my scraproom/office. The alphabet stickers are by Rusty Pickle & although some of them don't show up very good, I still like the way they look.
On the 4 long drawers, I used the black & cream polka dot paper on 2 of them & the scroll with writing paper on the other 2. Since the drawers are longer than 12", I had to piece these ones together, but I love the way they turned out! I'll probably add some embellishments to the black drawers eventually. After Jim installed the 'Clip It Up' underneath my shelves, I had to move these to the desk space right underneath my paint racks. I really like them better here, though.....and now, I have better access to them as well.

Since I got sidetracked doing these drawer units, I still have a partially finished layout & mini book sitting on my desk. I thought I'd finish them today, but then we decided to go shopping instead. I actually haven't been out of the house since Wednesday, so it felt good to get out for a while. But hopefully, I'll get them done sometime this week & post them when I do.

I was tagged by Sarah & although I've done this one before, what the's fun to do, so here it goes again :)

Here are the rules:
Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my 7 random/weird facts:

1. I used to play the violin in middle school & wish I would have stuck with it!
2. I have a tattoo of a heart & a flower on my ankle that I got while I was in Athens, Greece in 1983, but it got infected & now it's badly of these days, I want to have it redone, but I'm too chicken!
3. Sometimes I'm a real klutz. Proof in point.....right now, I have a bruise on my booby, lol. I tripped last weekend & slipped on some ice, which landed me flat on my chest. And I didn't even realize I had the bruise until the other day!
4. I'm a pack-rat, although I'm not nearly as bad as I used to be before we moved. Moving 8 years of worth of clutter makes you purged (although I'll never purge my Primas ;)!
5. My Mom got my name from a radio show.....after already having 4 girls, she was running out of girl names & then heard my name on the radio & although I never cared for my name, I would never change it, either.
6. I don't drink coffee....I can't stand the smell of it, either! Give me hot chocolate instead.
7. Before I got into scrapbooking, I used to collect Beanie Babies & was obsessed with Peace Bears (as much as I'm obsessed with Primas :) ). And I still have hundreds of them in tubs in our basement!

Okay, I'm tagging Staci, Toni, Brooke, Emily (since she really needs to update her blog, lol), Jewls (who also needs to update!), Kim & Cindi. Can't wait to read all your answers :)

Wrapping this up for the night as I have another busy Monday ahead of me.



Linda said...

Looooove your drawers! They are so cute!

Heather Bares said...

this is beautiful!

toners said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful project!! Really pretty :) And thanks for the tag :)

BonnieRose said...

your drawers r beatiful!

Sarah C. said...

Great list! And wtg on getting the drawers done. They look gorgeous. :)

Linda said...

The drawers are beautiful!

Colleen said...

Wow! Love the drawers and I'm still wanting to do a shelf with a faux Clip It Up under it myself!

Sue said...

the drawers look great! If I had any more space I would do this.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

those drawers came out adorable!!!

SenomesDesigns said...

COOL drawers Benita!!

I finally updated my blog - two entries! HA! Been a crazy 2 weeks for us...thanks for the tag!


Emily said...

Your drawers look great!!

Oh, I updated my blog ;P

Heather Bares said...

hello, I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog, check it out for the details

Gabrielle said...

Love the drawers! The look FAB! :)

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Yeah those drawers are awesome

Aimeslee said...

Hi Benita, you rocked the drawer facings. Aren't you glad you did 'em like you wanted to? That's always the best feeling. Good luck with your activities this week.

Micki said...

Nice job on those Benita! So how are you planning on using them?

Kip said...

I just spent about an hour reading past posts on your blog and catching up! I love what you did with your boxes Benita!


Sherry Wright said...

Oh, these are so nice.. love all the fun facts. ;0)