ikea fake orchid in red metal pot and fake daisy in basket pot

Unfortunately I woke up with a really bad headache. I decided to go to IKEA anyways, without taking Advil first. Mistake. But it worked out OK. I got everything I went for! I can’t WAIT to install the new track lighting kits I got for the girl cave & master bedroom, and the new firefly LED chandelier I got for the girl cave.

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Kitchen Sink Light – Part 1: Disconnected

replacing the under-cabinet light bar over the kitchen sink

This item is #7 on my List of Projects to Accomplish in 2015. It has suddenly rocketed to the top of my immediate project list because I’m going to IKEA tomorrow! Woohoo! I go usually twice a year. It’s a 75 minute drive from the house, and I prefer to go on a weekday than to fight the crowds on the weekends, so I took tomorrow off from work. And this trip is focusing on LIGHTING.

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Circle Mosaic Paintings – Part 7: Emerald Green + Phase 2

working on my set of 4 circle mosaic paintings - acrylic on 5X5" gesso board

After work today I added some Emerald green, and by doing so, 2 of the 4 paintings are done! At least with Phase 1. To clarify, Phase 1 = getting each shape filled in with paint. Phase 2 = outlining some of the shapes. After adding the Emerald green, I moved on to Phase 2. First I lay my plastic circle template [the same one I used to draw the circles on my blank canvases] over the circles I wanted to outline.

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Pegboard in the Laundry Room

hanging pegboard in the laundry room

Last month I ordered a Pegboard Kit from Amazon. Instead of being wood, like most pegboard, it’s black plastic. My first plan was to put it up in the Girl Cave, since that’s my sometimes workshop. Then I decided I’d put it on the wall at the top of the basement stairs, since the basement cage is my main workshop. I finally decided the LAUNDRY ROOM would be the perfect spot!

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Cats in the Alcove – Part 7: Because Bonkers.

birdie enjoying the view from the living room alcove cat platforms

Over the course of the past month, I’ve been building a series of shelves and platforms designed to get Birdie & Darwin into the alcove above our TV. I thought I was done. Both Birdie & Darwin LOVE the alcove and are always up there, sometimes together. But not poor Bonkers. As Jackson Galaxy would say, Bonkers is a bush dweller, not a tree dweller. The floor is his domain. Or was, until recently…

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