Some in my family (including me) were disappointed I didn't get my act together for a "Boscars" post prior to the Academy Awards as I did last year. Take a peek if you dare... I had hoped to make it an annual event, but perhaps it will be an every-other-year thing.
I've had my hands full helping some friends, getting some repairs done around the house and of course catching up on some tv and reading. And, well, I must admit a certain amount of time was spent figuring out Pinterest and then looking at everything on there for-ever!
However, I did watch the ENTIRE broadcast last night and was pleased to see "The Artist" pick up a good number of awards. It was my pick for Best Picture because of it's originality and it's nod to the early days of film.
The category I felt the most ambivalence about was Best Actress. I had wanted Michelle Williams to win for "My Week with Marilyn", thought Viola Davis would win it for "The Help" and was pleased nonetheless that Meryl Streep actually got the win for "The Iron Lady". I loved her somewhat embarrassed acceptance speech, because that had actually been my inital reaction as well. "What? Again?!?!?" But it is only her second win for Best Actress and after being nominated 17 times, it was time for her to win again. Her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher was spectacular.
I also did some work on the hope chest I am refurbishing for The Maven.
Here is a picture of the design on the front before:
And here is a peak at it after some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint has been applied and some sanding has been done:
Still have to fine tune the look with some stain to deepen the exposed wood and apply some wax to finish and protect the whole piece. I hope to get that done this week. And catch up with my favorite bloggers - going to to that right after I hit "publish"!
What will keep you busy this week and if you saw and cared about the awards, what did YOU think?