Key Lime Mailbox + New Blog Name

Yes, change is coming around here.  The name of this blog is morphing over to Life Like Art in the next week.  That means the new address will be lifelikeart.blogspot.com. 
A wordle from Mommy’s Medley posts.  
Why?  I chose the name Mommy’s Medley when I was just a few months into mommy-hood and while it was a great name, I don’t want mommy-hood to define this blog.  It is about so many more aspects of my life.  Hopefully Greta will understand.  In the meantime, enjoy reading about what brings me so much joy in my life – the projects, the DIY time, painting, crafting, sewing, baking, cooking, family time, working on my house, and yes, being a parent.  

Oh boy, things are still busy around these parts.  The latest spray paint victim was our mailbox.  The thing was rusting and peeling away, see below.  Nothing a couple coats of Key Lime green spray paint can’t fix!  Seriously, what can’t spray paint beautify?

 Ugh.  Before.  I taped the flag, the wooden post, and the numbers (on the back side of this photo).

The first couple coats shocked me a little, not going to lie.  I started looking around the block wondering if the neighbors would think that the crazy art lady had gone too far, especially when everyone else seems to have a mailbox that is green, black, or brown.  Eep.  The color grew on me in the next 2 minutes.

When it was dry, I added more reflective numbers, removed the tape, and am pretty sure it glows phosphorescently after dark.  On my walk the next morning I did however, notice quite a few mailboxes with butterflies and odd murals.  I guess my touch of Florida isn’t so bad after all.

Other updates – outlets.  Replacing outlets and switch covers are such an easy way to update and clean up the look of a room.  I still shudder at the previous color that drenched the living room and dining room.  Egad – it made me nervous just being near that much blood red.

Eric had the genius idea of replacing the dining room switch with USB outlets for charging.  Next step, add a pretty shelf and touch up the scuff mark seen below in this image.

Coming soon – finished shots of the downstairs bathroom.  You’ll either smile or shudder.

Easy DIY Bedside Organizer

{UPDATE: Since this post was created, we have moved and have created a new use for this bedside organizer.  Click on the link to see the updated idea of a DIY Charging Station.}

Our home is an older, smaller home.  With that being said our bedroom has room for only one nightstand. The only nightstand is on my husband’s side of the bed leaving me with the second window wall next to my head.  I needed somewhere to put my reading materials, Chapstick, hair ties, and such because they had been piling up on the floor next to me.

So I headed to a discount store, looking for solutions.  I found a sea foam green metal desk letter organizer for a whole whopping $8!  This is the white version of my desk caddy.

 

I love the cut out designs, which will also serve a functional purpose for my bedside organizer.

I used the removable tab hooks, measuring with the metal organizer, ensuring that the cut out leaf designs would line up perfectly with the hooks.  These hooks are my new best friends – they can go up anywhere and come down easily without taking away paint.  And they are cheap!

The finished bedside organizer.  It is lightweight, cheap, roomy, and a nifty color.