A Little of This and That - Busy Weekend!

I have lots to share, so bear with me, this may just be a 'stream of consciousness' (brain dump) post!  Sorry for the dark photos, it's seriously cloudy here today!!!

First, if you have little Harry Potter fans in your life like I do, you HAVE to make these great wands!  (The boys have only seen the first movie - I think they're still too little for it all.  But, they're huge fans anyway!)

Let's just say I am pretty popular in my house right now!  I even made one for Hubby and I so we could play along.

We spent the weekend casting spells on each other, the dog, the cat, inanimate get the picture!  I found the tutorial HERE and honestly, it's so easy I'm mad that I didn't think of it first!

I also had a busy day Saturday because it was so warm! (Hurry, paint EVERYTHING!!!!  Can you see me running around my garage?  Yep, the neighbors think I've lost my mind now, too)
  Here are a couple of mirrors I finished; they both started out gold (and not in a pretty way)!  The first I painted white and glazed with black and the second got a shot of hot pink!

I also finished more of these...

They're iphone case inserts.  Lucky for me, my girlfriend who ordered them has my same first initial so I made myself a few new ones, too!  Want some?

Then, these funky brass candle stands adopted me...inspiration hasn't hit yet, but I can tell it's right around the corner... for the gold Christmas mantel maybe?

And last but not least, my favorite find of the week (maybe the month)....

What do you think?  I love this carved mahogany bench so much!  I have no idea where it should go or what to do with it!  So for now, it's going to sit here next to me and wait patiently!

Any suggestions for these last pieces?  Do you buy things even though you have no plans (or need) for them, or is that just me?  (Good thing I'm cheap frugal!)



  1. Hi Lori! Love your style and blog title! I've awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. It's meant to honor up and coming new bloggers. Here's a link to my post to explain what you should do next.

  2. Hi Lori!

    I'm visiting you from Hooked On Home Decor, where we both got an award. What adorable boys you have! I'm following you now!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  3. @Kelly @ Hooked on Home Decor
    Kelly, thanks again!! I'm working on my "pay it forwards" and should have them posted in the next day or two! So honored that you chose me - you're the best! - L

  4. @Elaine

    Elaine, thanks so much! Lucky us, right??? I'll be heading to your site pronto!! - L

  5. Hi Lori! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. I wanted to check out your blog too since we're both award buddies and all. Ha! Looks like you're very crafty. I have crafty "moments", but not all the time. I don't go looking for something to do, if you know what I mean. I usually need to make something because it will fit my budget or I can't find what I'm looking for already made. You have made some neat things. You're very talented. Your boys are younger than mine. When my kids were younger, they liked Harry Potter too. Heck, I LOVED the last movie myself! Your wands are great for role playing like them. That bench is very nice. It would look pretty at the foot of a bed or in an entry way. I'm sure you'll find a spot soon for it. I am following you now too.

  6. Wow! LUV those candlesticks!! They'd be fabulous spray painted ;) Keep us updated on those for sure.

  7. @Kelly Kelly, thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!! - L

  8. @Junky Vagabond
    Jill, thanks so much! I apologize for just now getting back to you! Of course, I still haven't gotten around to doing a darn thing with those crazy brass candlesticks! Thanks for stopping by! - Lori


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