Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free time Activities

I probably should have mentioned that the Hello Kitty cake I baked on Tuesday was just a practice cake. Porgie doesn't actually turn 3 until June. So I have plenty of time to perfect my cake decorating skills:)
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I have a set routine when it comes to blogging. I read your blogs while the kids are napping. And I write my posts when the kids go to sleep for the night. But lately, I have been trying to cram everything into the naptime blogging session. At night, I have been busy painting doors.

Our interior doors are ugly. UGLY. I told my husband that I wanted to paint them. He rolled his eyes and said that the doors looked fine. With no help from John, I decided to start painting a door every night. It is a pain in the ass, because I have to primer first. So, it actually takes two days to paint one door. But it is totally worth it. Look at the before and after...


I have successfully completed two doors - only seven more to go!

22 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

Can you come do my doors? I am still working on tirm.

Jenn said...

Looking good ,we need to do that to our kitchen we already did all the other rooms and doors.

Amanda said...

Good Job Christy, what a big improvement!

Mama Kalila said...

Nice!

Alicia W. said...

You are really giving me the itch (not that kind) to paint the doors in our house too. Yours looks SOOOO good.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Hands down freaking awesome! It looks gorgeous! I really do love it!

Jeninacide said...

I do this kind of stuff around the house all the time! It always feels so good when it's done and it looks pretty. There is something so satisfying about painting in general.

Danielle said...

looks god. makes a big difference!

Bon said...

i've been distracted lately, but two things...thanks for the shout-out, i needed that, and baby, i'd eat that hello Kitty cake in a heartbeat. but, as a recent convert to piped icing, let me suggest that that's the biggest difference btwn the two pictures in your post below. i got a piper and bag at the bulk barn for about $2 and i am in LOVE.

mind you, cakes are one of my only yet-discovered creative outlets. you have doors. and that looks waaaay better!

Lindz said...

Good times! I used to have a blog routine too... but I have somewhat fallen out of it.

The cake will turn out great, you have lots of practice time.

amanda said...

what is your hourly rate?

i would even include the plane tickets...

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'm with you - huge improvement!

Eva said...

Looks great!

Chris said...

That looks great! The hard work will pay off in the end.

Dooneybug said...

That really does look a lot better! Great job!!

Lainey-Paney said...

looks fabulous

Jiff said...

Very nice! It's amazing what a little paint can do. :)

Clare said...

wow!! the new paint makes the door look great!

Rachel said...

Can you come and get me motivated?

Christy said...

Oh that is totally awesome - good for you! What a fun project and I just love ones that provide immediate results like this. Can't wait to see them all done!

Z's Mom said...

Awesome difference! You go girl!

misguided mommy said...

wow this is a huge giant difference..i have to go look at my doors now