Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend Project

 I decided that I needed a break from work and took the afternoon off on Friday, I left work around 1pm and head off to Home Depot in search of a project for the weekend.  I walked the aisle's, check out my favorites and spent well over an hour in the store thinking of a project, but I wasn't wanting to spend any money, then it dawned on me...the weekend before we remove the small section of fence by our patio and the planks from the fence were still in really good condition so I thought, what if I used the planks and covered our ugly coffee table.  Ta Da!!  And the project was born.  Right away when I arrived home I took the coffee table out to our back patio and started laying the planks on top, this is going to be awesome and my moment of recycle, re-purpose, reuse.  I also reused the same screws from the fence.  I spent most of the day Saturday, sanding, cutting, painting and staining.  This afternoon Shane and I brought it in from the the garage and it looks so good.  The Black base matches our entertainment center and the cherry stain on top matches the frame on the wall and our little side table.  I also got a kiss from my hubby, I'm assuming that means great job honey!!  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  I already have project number two in the works, I'll be posting about that soon. 

We also hung our favorite George Washington picture on the wall, now our living room is pretty much complete.  Funny thing is Shane paid $5.00 for that coffee table before we were married.  I have hated that thing ever since I met him, but how could I tell him, now it's like a whole new table.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

a beautiful day

 It was a beautiful day today and it gave me a little spring fever, so Shane and I took advantage and started cleaning up the back yard.  It's amazing what a little bit of yard work can do.  We are so excited for spring to arrive so we can dive in and get to work. 

She LOVEs him & he LOVEs her

Sunday, February 3, 2013

What have we been up to lately?

Just a little bit more house updating.  We took a break from painting during the holidays and as soon as the new year hit we were back at it.  In January we painted our master bedroom and then over the weekend we painted our masterbath.  We also finished some small details in our computer/sewing/craft room.  Here are the updates.  Hope everyone is enjoying the new year.