Archive for September, 2011

Weekend Project

Sunday, September 25th, 2011 | Permalink

Ok here’s a little project  I worked on this weekend. I found 4 of these nightstands at a yard sale and got all of them for $17! 


I immediately thought one of them would be a nice companion for the chair I reupholstered a couple weeks ago.  (See that here)  So I decided to give it a little paint, a little fabric and a little TLC this weekend. 

I used a glossy white spray paint and didn’t prime it or use a heavy coat because I wanted to keep the wood grain look.





Of course as always I had great help!



Here’s the finished product! 


And close up shots of the lamp shade I recovered.  I had no idea what I was doing but once I found a needle and thread I figured the rest out. 

 I found the material and cute ruffle at JoAnn’s fabric.

And here’s the final shot with the chair.  A nice little set if you ask me! 


This project was very cheap and very easy.  I have several more items lined up to do something fun with so stay tuned!



Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 | Permalink

This is PROOF that I am a Sweet Mommy. :)

 Rock Jock – Mommy is Sweet!

Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes

Monday, September 19th, 2011 | Permalink

Today our family went out to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and participated in an annual “Walk for the Cure”.  It was a 5K walk which doesn’t sound like much except I literally haven’t gotten off my butt and exercised in a very long time. 


It was a fun day for the family.  They had several activities for the kids… blow up slides, arts and crafts, and oh goodness hair paint!  I knew I wasn’t going to get out of letting the boys get their hair painted a crazy color so I decided to not even try and fight it. 

I hope it comes out before school tomorrow!!      
























  Noah decided to participate in the walk with me which made me very proud.  John Parker is too young still to be trusted to walk 3 miles without asking to be carried a half mile in so he stayed and continued playing with his dad.

I’ll admit I was a bit surprised when we got to the half mile mark.  I was SURE we had gone at least a mile and half already!  Boy, I could really tell how out of shape I am starting to get by not being more active this year.  By the time we got to the finish line I was in the groove though.  Noah was also very proud of himself for finishing.  He got ahead of me once and very sweetly too a break on the curb to wait for me.  :)


I was very proud to watch Noah cross the finish line.

Here’s a shot of the whole Dynectics Technical Services team… A great group of people to work with.

This was a lot of fun.  The next walk is the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer walk in October.  I think we are going to do that one too.  Man I hope I’m not too sore tomorrow.  I have a feeling I’m going to have painful legs tomorrow.  Oh well… it was worth it.  :)


Something Old becomes Something New!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 | Permalink

So excited to show off my latest undertaking… reupholstering.  My sister and I decided to go yard selling last weekend.  We considered ourselves very lucky to find a couple of old chairs for $2 and $5.  They were hideous and in serious need of updating so we stopped by Walmart… got some cheap fabric and spray paint and got to work.
Here’s a before shot of the one I got for $5 from a little old man sitting in front of his garage with a “Yard Sale” sign.

First we had to take off the hideous fabric.
Here it is all stripped down.
 Next step was to paint over the brown wood with a new color to match the cute fabric we picked out!
Added some new padding…
The last thing left to do was add the new fabric.
Here’s a close up shot of the fabric.
Final product!  I love it.  I am actually surprised at how great this chair turned out! 
This was so much fun and a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Check out my sister’s blog here to see the one we reupholstered for her! 
Can’t wait to find our next project!

Photo Ladder

Monday, September 12th, 2011 | Permalink


I love because of all the great crafting ideas.  My latest project, a photo ladder, came from via Pinterest. 
Here’s the idea I wanted to copy.
Luckily, I have a friend that had some tree branches that could be used for the frame.  And he also agreed to nail it together for me!  Gotta love having friends that are handy with tools.  :)  
Next I wanted to personalize the frames.  I bought some wooden frames and paint from Hobby Lobby and let the boys each decorate their own frame.  One last trip to Walmart for some ribbon and twigs to add some more color and we were ready to put it all together! 
Here is the final project.  I am totally in love with it.
I couldn’t be happier with the results!
Stay tuned for my next project… reuphostering chairs. 

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