Time for some random updates. Since I don't really have anything specific to blog about this week, I figured I'd share a few recent happenings, so here we go:
Last week I made a post [Which you can find here] on the subject detailing in it my thoughts on the social movement that was in response to the horrible crime that happened due to some boy who had his ideals and priorities mixed up. I was honestly expecting some kind of interaction but mostly I was expecting an uproar and people telling me how I was wrong and how I'm horrible for having these opinions but instead there was nothing. It's safe to assume that the post was simply ignored which doesn't really bother me all that much. I guess it's mostly a relief.
On Thursday morning, we started packing for our family resort trip which happens a few times in the year. We were kind of excited, more so than usual, mostly because this time I had board games and cards. We arrived at the apartment which was much more spacious than the usual sweet my dad books on these trips. The rooms were bigger, the apartment itself was nice to sit in and there was a perfect place to set up board games for an all nighter. The weather wasn't half bad. It was warm outside but there was that occasional cool breeze that felt like a heavenly release from stifling heat.
My cousins, siblings and I walked around and mostly headed towards the marina where there were many shops and cafes there to hang out in. We always had a usual spot to sit at and just hang out. Back at the apartment, we mostly spent the night playing board games and playing cards and all in all, it was quite the weekend. The drive back is usually the fun part. Loud, silly music is played in the car and we sing at the top of our lungs, enjoying ourselves and the company of family. It was a good weekend.
IKEA Corner Desk - DIY Repaint!
So I've been working on moving into another room which will gain me bigger space, privacy and a proper desk to actually start crafting! I already bought the bed, I got a shelf unit, a set of drawers and a desk but then I wanted to get a corner desk. It took a few trips to IKEA to actually find it but every time it was either not available or not available in the color I want it in so I decided to do something crazy! I got the corner desk in black and decided that I was going to paint it white. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. There was definitely a lot of sanding involved, a lot of back aches, arm cramps and bruises plastering my legs from bumping into everything. Not to mention the mess of black dust and primer that stained my legs and arms. It was difficult but it was fun and while I was done with the hard part today, the hard part being the biggest parts of the desk, there was still the other half.
Luckily, the other half consisted of smaller pieces of shelves and wood so the sanding won't take as long as the first time and I am rather glad that the paint and primer that I picked out dry very easily.
More Crafting Stuff!
Last week I ordered some more paper and stickers from Simple Stories and today was the day I got my stuff and I'm so excited! Not only that but I also got my SMASH* Date Stamper and my first ever kit from Studio Calico! The only thing I'm missing is a few stamps and some inks so I went to Ebay and bought the small sets of Distress inks and a few stamps from Tim Holtz Ideology. My collection is slowly growing!