Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sorry to Disappoint!

I hope I haven't disappointed anyone by not showing a picture of a beautifully finished desk. You might have thought that since I didn't post yesterday, I was working feverishly trying to finally finish the project. That was actually my plan. But I was having an "ugly day". You know one of those days where crawling into a hole actually sounds appealing? Am I the only one who has ugly days? My husband even said that I was "surly". I thought maybe a day off would be a good idea.
I planned on painting my desk, doing a lot of gardening and catching up on chores. BUT, instead I went thrifting (no treasures to be found), watched a DVD, took a nap, and went to a concert in the park. I think I'm not so surly now. I just need to stop beating myself up for not accomplishing anything. And I need to apologize for disappointing you, my friends.

I will, however, show you a simple and fun project
you can do this weekend.
No, this is not the damage a surly woman
can do on her ugly day.
It's actually a creative and easy project.

All you need is regular pliers, needle nose pliers,
and a fork.

(You should probably get one from the thrift store
and not use your fine silver)

With the needle nose pliers,
curl the outside tong ends forward.
Use the regular pliers to bend the two inside tongs back and out. Play with the bends to make sure that
the fork can stand on it's own.
You have now made a cute, inexpensive little easel.
Now it's time for me to get some things crossed off
yesterday's to-do list.


Valarie said...

That is such a cute idea! I am so loving your site! I hope you are having a better day. :)

Shirlee said...

We all have our "off" days. Too bad you didn't find anything at the thrift stores as that probably would have perked up your day.
Hope today is better for ya.
Have a great weekend! :)

Sandra said...

Oh my word that is the coolest thing always amaze me :)

Joy said...

I appreciate your well wishes! I am having a better day, and I'm getting a few things accomplished. Yay!

Kitty Scraps said...

Hmmmm, I think I have more "off" days than "on" days... LOL

Love the bent forks! How clever!

patsy said...

Oh- I a lot of those kind of days!

love the project!! thanks for sharing~

Anonymous said...

What a cute and simple idea!

Brandee :-)

Susie Harris said...

I understand... I have those icky days too.... Love your forks.. yet another cute idea by the one and only Miss Joy!.... I do hope you get to feeling better with smiles on your face again... Take care my sweet friend! Susie h~

Mabry's gamma said...

Love your posts, you are a clever gal. I just love this idea with the forks, who would have thunk it.

Hope you are having a better day and have a great weekend.

Jen r. said...

What a great project!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi! If there is a cure, let me know too! I am glad someone else has the UPPS! ;) Jen R

Mary Isabella said...

I love my visit here. I hope you will be feeling better tomorrow....Mary

Tausha said...

too cute! so wish that i didn't have so many off days. Surly is such a great word! never thought about it before. I would say that describes me perfectly!!!! Good luck on the projects! I am off to garage sale in about 7 hours-maybe I should go to sleep!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I did your fork project for a birthday present. I couldn't remember where I saw it, but remembered I had one here, so I used it for a pattern, so mine is a little different. I'd love for you to check it out. I used and old fork and those prongs were pretty hard to bend. I love the way it turned out, and I am considering doing some of these for Christmas presents. I figure I have maybe a dollar in them. By the way quit beating yourself up you are an inspiration!

Gale said...

Someone must have been reading your blog. My daughter saw these somewhere and we used for holding the table signs at her very eclectic DIY wedding. They were a hit!!!

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