Monday, October 28, 2013

Mission Possible Sweet Table

I got to make a sweet table for the
Stake Youth Conference
this weekend and had the theme of
"Mission Possible."
Friday night was the farewell party with games,
a bouncy castle,
cotton candy and of course desserts.
Some of the projects that I did were:
Made the stained world map on some plywood for a backdrop.
(cost $1.00)
Made bunting from maps for the front of the table.
(man wishing this picture was in focus....sorry we were kind of rushed in setting up)

got tons of candy, chocolate, cookies
(which a dear friend made for me and everyone noticed they were homemade)
and brownies to eat.
Covered a cupckae tower with maps 
and made 120 cupcakes with flags from the 4 missions that we sent the youth on.
(Russia, Chile, Madagascar and Philippines)
I think the conference was a success and that the youth
 had a great time.
(The classes and speakers on Saturday were
 phenomenal and our four RM mission presidents were wonderful.)
Hoping that this is just the beginning
 of their preparation
for hastening the work.
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Friday, October 11, 2013

What a bright idea!

That's right I had a
"bright idea"
 when I picked the colour for this cute dresser.
She didn't start out cute though, but was in decent condition and had all of her parts, including the four wooden caster wheels that I fell in love with.
I took her apart and lightly sanded, taped and primed everything.
Then I went and painted her "Bright Idea" by Krylon. 
 This did take at least 4 cans
to get a good solid coverage.
I love how it turned out, so fresh and after many weeks of waiting for the weather to be warm enough to paint outside...she is done.
Look at those gorgeous wooden wheels.
 Really this is what inspired me to buy this piece in the first place. 
The family that I bought it from
had no idea how much I wanted it. 
 I tried to play it cool and even talked them
down to $10
 because one of the wheels was loose,
(which I fixed with some glue).
I painted the wooden handles a bronzed colour
to make them look like metal.
My daughter is so excited to have this in her room.
One of the
 exciting things
 about moving is that I
now have a whole house to decorate.
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