It seems every winter I find myself doing some sort of mind numbing project to take my mind off of being cooped up in the house.
Even when I was a teenager I made my own Monopoly board. My original board broke and instead of buying a new one I just decided to recreate one:
When my first daughter was little I decided to turn a crawl space in our house into a “Super Secret Hideout.” I brightened up the walls by applying magazine pictures:
Then a few years ago I took puzzle pieces and painted and glued them to an old drawer:
There was also the year that I bought a used coffee table at a rummage sale for $1.50 and decided to paint it:
This coffee table sits in our living room and also serves as a stage for our kids. They stand on here and do their dancing. I’m pretty sure it’s on its last leg. I’m not going to replace it until they are a bit older and have grown out of dancing on tables (that happens right?) So instead I decided to sit down this past week and do this:
I glued 1 inch squares cut out of magazines all over the table and then put varnish on top. I did this while watching television and usually surrounded by the kids or being jumped on. My 5 year old Bency kept tearing out pages from magazines that he wanted me to add to the table. One was an advertisement for Breathe Right strips and another one was for kitty litter. I unfortunately had to over rule him on those selections.
Like I said, the table is not going to last much longer but at least it kept me busy this past week while we were all confined inside!