I added another picture to the bathroom wall today. It’s starting to get pleasingly crowded now. This one has a custom frame from yours truly. I had to put my foot down with myself, I have accumulated a LARGE number of frames for $1 & $2, I scoop a few everytime I go to Goodwill. My original goal was to UPCYCLE the plain ones, and I had been collecting more than decorating. Tiny house needs tiny art right, so I have been collecting little art for my little frames. The seahorse got a coat of a sand texture Rustoleum and then some of the beach debris I collected in my very few expeditions last fall. The card of course was about $3 on ebay. I can’t draw for shit. I’m lucky I can handle a can of spray paint...right now i’m a little in love with Rustoleum’s textured paints.
I try to do SOMETHING constructive or decorative every weekend…hey, I’m lucky if I wash the dishes during the week, I have been managing to keep busy. Winters and Seasonal Affective Disorder usually kick my ass, and these last few weeks I have been doing very well. I have a nice routine, work, eat, scoop litter boxes, sleep, with some goof off time worked in. That’s the key to beating SAD and winter back, keep busy and don’t think about it and wait for spring. I am valuing the long weekend days, now that I have a ‘job’ to go to on weekdays, even if it is only 4 hours of non-ditch digging…#firstworldproblem…. One of the days is usually clean the house, do the laundry, and finish any projects that are laying around. The picture frame was one of the things hanging around on the work bench in the basement….i have a spray booth set up down there, where I can throw a coat of paint on something every time I rotate the laundry and don’t have to hang around and breath in the fumes.
Today I also finished spraying some bin pulls I had in my toolbox… the kitchen drawers have those cockamamie underthe drawer fingerholes instead of actual handles. Considering the size of the kitchen, knobs would just tear the pockets of my clothes, so I elected to spray the pulls three times with high gloss appliance paint and then bake them hard. I still need three more, so I ordered them off ebay..which is just about where I get all my hardware these days. If you look long enough you can find things for reasonable prices.
I also got some paint remover sprayed on to the lights I brought with me. One is supposed to be for the front porch…now that the paint is stripped off. The other one for the back door. I also have a new one for the bathroom which is MUCH more appropriate than the one that’s up there. My mother was a big one for ‘the right lamp’ so I inherently buy lights when I see them. I also want to replace all the ceiling lights in the house.. but i haven’t got any of those yet. I suppose if I had them all ready to go it would be worth hiring someone to come in one day and just put them all in. Perhaps in the spring, when I have all the other things magically done with money i haven’t saved yet. It’s a new old familiar feeling to be broke again. oddly comforting, but still a pain. I need to learn to manage my money better..according to the US bureau of statistics I have about 25 years left to do that. Perhaps in 25 years I will be able to make my own art.