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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dining Room Set Redo

Being a family of 8 and having a dining room table with only 6 chairs was a bit of a problem.. Unless of course we are like a good many people nowadays and don't eat together.. BUT we aren't, we sit down to supper together every evening. So the seating situation wasn't working well even though Konner sits in a highchair.. We still were missing one seat! After learning about this website I had all kinds of fun finding different plans for things. One being a bench for my dining room table. So while I was in NH for Jimmy's funeral my darling hubby built a bench for us. I hadn't the heart to paint it for awhile, but as I said in my previous post, I have been on a project frenzy. I decided to repaint everything and put new material on the chair cushions.. Well got that done and here you go:

The table and chairs before...

And after!! The two extra chairs fit perfectly at the counter in the background..

New chair covers.. It is actually laminated fabric. How cool is that? Just wipe off the food and spills!

And the bench! Made from five 2x4s. It ended up costing about $20.. The paint I got from Lowes for $5 as it was an "oops" paint. I also used it for my bird picture in my previous post.

Overall I am very happy with how it all turned out. Now on to more projects, this time with old pallets!! :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Another Project Post

I have been tired of looking at the same things on my walls for awhile now so have been getting ideas from Pinterest of DIY decor... Life kind of stopped for awhile with all that has happened in the family, but lately I have been wanting to redo EVERYTHING!! A few weeks ago Sonja asked me to do a yard sale with her so I did and got rid of some of my decor (some of which was 10 years old).. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some stuff to try my hand at DIY.. Here are the results:

I bought three canvases and painted them gray

On Pinterest it said to buy a vinyl silhouette or stencil.. Well I wanted more than one color and plus it was cheaper. Soooo... I just freehanded it! The finished product!!

Knowing me, I can't do anything exactly how they say to.. For this project you are supposed to make it into a chalkboard, but I liked this idea better. I had bought this frame at a garage sale years ago and never used it. So I thought it would be perfect for this, and it was!! I glued fabric onto the frame back and Kirsten printed out the words. I put that in the frame and we made the fabric flowers. All we have to do now is every week clean off the glass and write a new verse with a dry erase marker!! I love how this turned out!!

And just to show you that I am still taking care of my babies and not neglecting them for my projects, here we are!! :)

Next up: My dining table and bench redo (hopefully anyway!)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Brandt Turns 3!

 Uncle Mike went on to glory on April 8th and his funeral was on the 13th which is Little Man's birthday. I had flown out for the funeral so we postponed the party for a week. Here are a few pictures of his celebration!

Our firetruck theme... We had been planning it forever, but with all that happened didn't end up doing everything. It still turned out cute tho!

Flaming cupcakes!

I tried a new punch recipe, but wasn't too impressed.

The birthday boy with two of his cousins!

Opening gifts, he got his fireman rubber boots. I had been eyeing them for about a year now!!
I didn't feel up to doing favors and found this cute pinata so decided to do that instead! Plus kids love that so it all worked out..