sábado, 11 de mayo de 2013

Busy Saturday

Middle of May, Sun is shining again, Winter sleep is officially over!

Opening one eye, realizing the sun is shining, is the best beginning of the day for me. My daughter came in the room and told me I have to get out! No problem girl, mummy is coming!!

Straight away all ideas for the day formed in my head, but first coffee time!!

After my morning coffee and cuddles with my girls, I decided to do some DIY.
It was a while ago, I decided already the girls dresser needed some upcycling, and today seemed the best day for it!

I got this idea from Pinterest:

Because of the  move a month ago, I still had lots of buckets half full of paint left. Since my DYI-ing, I am turning in a bit of a hoarder, so obviously I didnt threw it out :).

The dresser the girls had was boring old white and My Mum-In-Law decided a couple of months ago together with Sofia that it would be nice to put some ' Hello Kitty ' stickers on it.. I thought what the heck, if my daughters like that, let them put the stickers on.. 
Ofcourse as Sofia sometimes get bored and therefor has destructive rages, Kitty turned out headless and armless and ugly..Poor Kitty..

                             So it was time to say ' Bye Kitty' !

While I started sanding the dresser, just to be sure that the paint would latch,and put the first layer on.. 

The neighbor boys Pera and Marti dropped in. They wanted to play with Sofia and Livia.
Eva, their mother ran screaming behind them , as she didn't realize that they were gone.
Then she decided that we should go with them to their summer house in the mountains of Montcada. 
I thought why not.. dropped the paint brush, and off Sofia and me were..

Sofia loved the mountains ,and especially all the flowers on the mountain pad up.. Sofia and flowers is like asking for an extra hour walk, as she wont leave till all the flowers are in her hand..and mama's..and basically everybody who has hands..
We found some lovely poppy's and Eva showed the kids that the knobs ' pop' on your hand when you 'tick' them on your hand. Well call me a Nature monster.. I didn't even know that!

After an hour or two having a lovely time with the kids in the summerhouse, we went back home.. 
The kids were tired, so off to bed for a siesta and for me it was painting time again!!

After a couple of hours drawing and painting I was chuffed with the result!
As the paint dried really fast , I could put the drawers back and only realized i made a hugh mistake!! These things only happen to me of course...

I made a lovely butterfly on a green background, only to find out when I put the drawer back in the dresser, that the butterfly was upside down AAAARRGGHHHH!!!

So with a wet cloth and some extra paint I was entering this butterfly war!

Thank god I could get it sort of fixed, although the body of my butterfly looks now like a big middle finger with a face draw on it.. well the girls wont notice... i hope...


After the dresser was done and everything ( including myself) was clean, Hubby already started cooking.. yummy panga fish with oven potatoes and grilled pepper and onion.. It was a nice meal after a nice productive day!

But wait.. I'm not in bed yet.. My crafty fingers are still tickling , so now i am off making some nice coasters for on the table.. 

Hasta Pronto!!

2 comentarios:

  1. Gorgeous dresser! And a lovely day with the mountain trip too, and nice dinner and crochet! Sofia is so sweet and Livia in the chair with the book!

  2. Very nice J! Now, I have a few things here at home to be refurbished... When are you on holiday around here again? ahahaha
    Love ya!