Friday, June 13, 2014

Hall Tree--Sometimes Simple is Best!

Can we talk about time management?  Goodness, I am so far beind for this show, farther than normal and honestly, I have no idea why.  

Oh yes, there was May, which is often a more busy month than December.  And then hubby, who is an assistant principal at the high school, got thrown in as acting principal.  The other assistant prinicipal was moved to the middle school so hubby was the only administrator to finish out the year at the largest A school in the state. I tried to ease his stress by asking for no help around the house, etc. from him.  Throw in a few days of illness and  I am running around like a headless chicken.   

I love what I do and could spend all hours of the day working on it, so that is not the problem.  My 48 year old body however, cannot handle 10 hour days of sanding, drilling sawing.  I need to work a few hours at a time, break for a bit, work again. I will survive, I will have a blast at the show tomorrow, and hopefully all of it will sell!

What is your best time management tip and strategy?  Inquiring minds want to know!
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I managaed to get pictures of one of the items I made for tomorrow's show.  A hall tree that was simple and easy, with, what I think, lovely results.  I started with tis drawerless table (cell phone pic).
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I painted it a few coats of wite and then added some beadboard across the front where the drawer was.
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Three pieces of reclaimed wood added to the back, secured with 2x4's across the back,
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a little shelf with crown molding across the top,
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hooks and a mirror,
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a bottom shelf,
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and an awesome blue color I mixed up was all this needed to create a simple and functional hall tree.  
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Oh, why is my hall tree in the grass?  This was right before it was loaded up to head to the show.  I hope this sweet little piece finds a new, happy home!
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7 comments:

  1. I love it. Love that color too. Great job. Good luck at show. I hope you sell everything. Wish I was there to see it all.

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  2. So creative, where do you get your ideas? Wish you the best on your show tomorrow! :)

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  3. Too cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is absolutely famous! I love the raw, textural wood, softened with the soft blue paint. The contrast between the bottom and top of the hall tree is so interesting. Love this creative piece!

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  5. I love your hall tree! I haven't made one in a long, long time. :) This makes me want to grab a door and get started!

    time management? THIS 57 year old body hears ya! I promised myself that I was going to work more "banker hours" this year, not pull 10-12 hour days. I've done pretty well with it because of the heat. However, Saturday it was so gorgeous, with an impending heat wave knocking on the door--so I worked from 9-8. I got a lot done, and it's a good thing. The heat is here and it's miserable!
    Now, I'll only work outside for an hour or two on less humid days... I guess I'll be utilizing the basement shop a lot more!

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