Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guess What I Started

Today I went shopping and picked out the paint for my NEW bedroom set.  The headboard and 9 drawer dresser will be ivory with a beautiful glaze (these will be blogged at a later date). 
 The dilemma is the side tables.  I saw these bad boys on kijiji and for $5.00 each I couldn't resist.  Unfortunately I had my parents pick them up because the lady lived in their neighbourhood and well when I saw them I realized they were not all wood.  The top and side panels are melamine.  YIKES!!  Now I love the detail on the doors and know that they will look so good painted and glazed (as seen on All Things Thrifty) and I will not give up on these babies so......I sanded them down.   You can see the difference on the doors ( the lower one has been sanded).  Look at that detail...POP!

So I'm hoping that by roughing up the surface that the KILZ primer will stick.....please, please.
 So imagine ivory bed and dresser.  My bedspread is a light grayish blue and the curtains are a pewter colour.  I wanted to do something a little unexpected with these side tables, but I'm stuck on the colour.  I've narrowed it down to two colours (Walmart was a little limited with colours and I refuse (maybe) to go to Michael's and pay 3x the amount for a larger colour selection).   The choices are Hyacinth (satin finish) or silver (brilliant finish).  I tried to find gloss finish, but I couldn't find it in any good colours.  I just don't know which way to go.  The Hyacinth is a grayish purple and the silver would look very metallic like these other side tables.

I'm leaning towards the silver with a black glaze, but I'm also open to suggestions.  So.....feel free to comment.

Felt like I needed to show a little love for the Hyacinth so here is another table/stool?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Shades of Milk and Honey

I don't remember where I heard about this book, but I thought I would pass it along as a very good read.  It's like a Jane Austen book with a "twist".  Very clean too. 

Monday, April 25, 2011


I was cleaning out some of our old picture files and came across this clip of a french street performer in Paris.  She was awesome and so funny, I laughed even though her jokes/songs were all in french and Barb had to interpret them for me.
The little kids in front were so cute as they put in their money and then received a french candy.  This clip cut short but the little boy was not done putting money into her can and she had to hold that candy there for quite awhile.  Maybe that's why this is so funny to me. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

She's the Queen of the Waa...aaa...aaa...aves

Well we finally had Beth's golden birthday party (better late than never I guess).  Spent the morning doing the cake (how many more themed cakes will there be?) making balloon animals and painting surf boards.  The kids did some ocean themed drawings as one of the party activities and I couldn't resist posting them.  I don't know which of the kids did this whale family, but I love it.  The kids had fun and are now playing with all the NEW toys, which means I have a few moments sans children. aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.
*the balloon animal is a parrot.....the puppies were cuter.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Can You See.

Thought I would have a little fun with lunch.  The girls thought it was funny.  *note*  This sparked a lot of playing with their food.  Have wipes close by.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pysanky Anyone?

I had way too much fun doing these.  Another post with more might pop before Easter. 

I've done it!!

That's right I've done it.  I've finally made my own BLOG.  Now the real question is why.  So..... here are my TOP 10 reasons (because who doesn't love a top 10 list):

10.  Life just isn't busy enough ;)
9.  Only one child not in school.
8.  I love reading blogs thought maybe someone would want to read mine.
7.  Got some amazing used furniture and wanted somewhere to post the before and after transformation pictures.
6.  Feeling inspired by others and wanted to do more projects.
5.  Needed something to motivate me to finish the above projects.
4.  Wanted to set up somewhere to motivate me to do my art.
3.  Love to read.....wanted a place to review some books.
2.  I was inspired by Pres.Uchtdorf's message  "Create" 
1.  To remember what I love to do.