She-Shed Update: Making Things Pretty
Progress on the she-shed this month has been slow going. Prince Charming is taking a master's class right now, it's track season, and we're hitting the end-of-school slump. So rather than tackling the larger projects such as wiring and drywall, we've focused on smaller projects.
One of the things I desperately wanted for my office, was an old-fashioned roll top desk. They're sturdy, have tons of storage space, and there's something about them that just says "author" to me. Prince Charming, being the amazing man he is, found me the perfect, used desk at a fraction of the cost a new one would have cost, and not at all far from where we live. He drove out to pick it up after school one day and brought this beauty home.
|Roll top desk|
|Carefully peeling away the backing.|
|Getting it in position|
|Smoothing it down.|
|Working on the drawers|
|Slow and steady|
The next item I really wanted was a window planter box. I absolutely love flowers, and I love gardens. So once again Prince Charming helped me search for the perfect window box. We ordered it, and then waited for it to arrive. I went with the children to the annual plant sale held by the FFA and high school band. We picked out plants for their turtle garden, and plants for my window box.
|Pretty flowers for everyone!|
|Gail planting geraniums.|
|Ben planting mini morning glory|
|Prince Charming and Sam putting the finishing seal on the window box|
|Adding plants and potting soil.|
|Carefully getting the plants out of the box.|
|Smoothing the soil.|
|Sam gives directions and his approval.|
|Serena Purple angelonia, Superbells Blue Moon Punch calibrachoa, and Snow Princess sweet alyssum make up this arrangement.|
|All planted and looking beautiful!|