Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 832: Changing Stripes

Growing up, my mom always made sure to announce on the 25th of every month how many more months until Christmas.

I find myself doing the same thing.  HH thinks it's weird.

But do you realize that we are already 1/3 of the way to Christmas?  Can you believe it?!  It feels like it was just barely Christmas morning and I was washing load after load of laundry because half of my family was stricken with the plague.

Ah, good memories.


After three kiddos and billions of diapers, our changing table pad was in pretty sad shape.  The thin plastic  covering had ripped in so many places.  I'd given up on taping them because Baby B would just pick at the tape and rip it off, ripping the plastic even further.

So, I'd added "sew new waterproof cover for changing table" to my list of things to get done before Darling A arrives.

But, I'm not much of a seamstress.  And, I know I haven't really mentioned (or whined) about it here, but I'm REALLY tired and severely lacking in motivation.  So, it kept getting put off.

And then we saw a bunch of those patterned Duck Tapes at the store last weekend.  I'd never given these much thought beyond, "Weird.  Who cares what their Duck tape looks like?"

But suddenly, a brilliant idea began formulating in my brain.

Who needs to locate waterproof fabric, cut it, or sew it when you have cute Duck Tape?

Ta-Da!  This was my Joyful Moment today.  (Ignore the badly scratched paint.)  Isn't the pad super cute?  I'm totally in love with it.  Even HH was pretty excited about what a difference it made.  I really should have done a before, but it was in a very embarrassing state.  And this took hardly any time to do at all.  Unlike sewing, which would have taken me hours because I'm sewing-impaired.

Can you tell how happy this made me?

SO happy.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments that make you SO (not sew) happy!


Belkycita said...

LOVE the pattern!!! I am a huge Zebra print fan.
Oh I have a little outfit that I will have to send it for the little girl..... it will match :-)

This post made me think of you

Meg said...

SOOOOOO Cute! What an awesome idea! You should pinterest it! Can I? Are you a pinerester? Is that a word? I miss you.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

That is totally brilliant! And I would be looking for *ANYTHING* that kept me away from a sewing machine! (c: So cute! I love it when a small project makes a huge difference (c:

Amy said...

I too like your new changing table's look. We wanted to use that new "printed" duct tape on Russell's cast, but we can't find any "boy" prints. I love that zebra look though. I agree with meg-you should pinterest that. Although I may not know what I'm talking about...I don't pinterest.

Cheryl said...

Belky--Thank you! I know, I'm having to fight the urge to redo Sweet P's (and soon to be Darling A's) entire room with a zebra theme! I'm flattered that blog reminded you of me. It's so beautiful! I wish I could take pictures like that. Thanks for sharing!

Meg--Thanks! Umm... I'll have to get back to you on the pinterest thing. I'm not on pinterest.

Aubrey--Totally flattered that a fashion blogger as talented as you would call my idea "brilliant". (c: Thanks!

Amy--Thank you! I thought I saw some camouflage duct tape somewhere... but I was looking in several places for this one. I think WalMart had the biggest selection. But be forewarned--they aren't as big of rolls as normal Duck tape (I would go with the Duck tape brand, as it looked the most durable). It took two rolls to cover the changing table and even then it was just barely enough.