Thursday, April 16, 2009

Weekend Project

This past weekend I painted a piece of useless furniture that I had to repurpose it as an end table. It used to be the part of my desk that held a computer tower. I no longer have a desktop so I no longer had use for this piece.

I primed the cheap Ikea piece with an oil-based primer and then followed up with a cool cucumber colored paint. Ta-da!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I LOVE lavender. Purple is one of my least favorite colors, yet I love lavender. Not the color, but the plant. I have been threatening to buy a bunch of potted lavender for my apartment, but I wasn't sure it would survive. I did my research and have had the lavender for about 3 weeks and so far it is doing great. It has grown tremendously, which is hard to believe since they're just three little shrubs, but I swear they were much smaller when I bought them. Unfortunately, I am without BEFORE pictures.

Specifically, I bought English lavender because it does better during cold weather and the leaves smell even before the flowers bloom. If you put your nose up to the leaves you can smell a faint lavender scent.

It's supposed to bloom in late summer so maybe I will have some pictures to share soon that look more like this:

This was some of my inspiration for my lavender: