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……Happy Friday everyone!
OK, when last we met I was experiencing some….let’s call them minor hiccups on my road to sliding-drawer kitchen organization nirvana.
But I was thwarted by measuring (not an unusual thwarting for me), math (also not an unusual thwarting vehicle) and, of course, that old cliche – Evil Drawer Slide Manufacturers!
I kept working but somewhere around the middle of last week the drawer and I decided it would be best to see other people for a while and I focused on some other projects.
I put together some new, Classic Hollywood coaster sets for the good folks at Sweet!
I also got sidetracked by a random Valentine’s Day project (more on that in a sec)
But, I’m happy to say that the drawer and I worked out our differences and the aforementioned Nirvana is now mine!
Oddly sized spacers were glued and screwed together
Who can get to his pasta pot in a heartbeat?
Who should probably eat less pasta?
(As an extra side-bonus, upon viewing my last blog post my friend and dutiful blog reader Suzanne informed me that my pans were dirty and she was coming over to show me how to clean them. Which she did! You’d best believe I Tom Sawyered the crap out of that situation!)
So, in the midst of drawer-wars I realized it was almost Valentines Day and got one of those goofy-but-its-fun-to-do-something-different ideas that I just feel compelled to make for no real justifiable reason.
Why not make some hearts out of scrap wood?
I have all this beadboard that I bought a while ago – before I realized it was too heavy for what I wanted to do with it because, as we know, “advance planning” the Cheltenham Road byword.
So cut out some heart shapes using my scroll saw and painted them in shades of red and pink using Folk Art Milk Paint that Plaid provided me as part of their Ambassador Program.
I liked them but thought they needed a little text so I flipped one over and painted the smooth backside
And after a bit of sanding (for that “distressed heart” look….which, now that I type it sounds like an unfortunate medical condition) I used my Folk Art Stencils to create a “Be Mine” message.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some extremely convenient pasta to make!