I have to give credit to my husband for the title and inspiration of this post. As I was outside the other evening a hunk of metal in the junk pile caught my eye. Of course, it was something I just had to have for a “project” I had in mind. As I was cutting away my husband was like, what are you doing? I rambled on about what my plans were and he said “you got a lot of irons in the fire”. Yep, I do. You see just a few days earlier I drove 45 minutes out of my way to pick up 14 vintage windows for a “project” I have in mind. Not to mention the stuff I bought at the hardware store a week earlier for a “project” when mother nature decides to turn the temperature up.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a lot of things rattling around in this brain of mine. Sometimes I finish them, sometimes I get half way through & give up and sometimes I lose interest all together. All I can say for sure is that my poor husband usually gets roped into my “projects” because they go way beyond my expertise. Trust me, if you’ve seen me try to build anything it is not pretty. All I can say for sure is shame on you Pinterest for causing my husband so much grief. I usually see an idea, show my husband and then start rattling off the changes that I have in my head. He usually takes it from there and it always turns out more amazing than what I had envisioned.
So lucky to have a talented & patient husband who puts up with my crazy ongoing list of “projects”. As you can see from the photo, I do have a lot of irons in the fire. Hopefully I will be able to share an after photo. That is if I stay on track and don’t get distracted by another idea that gets the gears turning in my mind. My mind is about as indecisive as mother nature is right now in the Midwest.
On a fun note, as we were out and about this weekend, we stumbled across a Vintage Market in Centerville, KS held at their old pump house. The building was a perfect venue for a vintage market and I scored a really cool old bread pan that I am going to repurpose as a shelf in my kitchen at the lake house. I was thinking a spice rack, but then I realized that no more than I cook anymore that would be a waste of valuable shelf space.
Never stop wandering, you never know what you will stumble across & be able to give a new life to. I figure even if you don’t get all those projects finished it keeps your hands busy, your mind young and feeds your soul with wonder.
till next time…