Thursday, October 14, 2010

{Dining Table, Birthday Party & Halloween}

So I finally finished the dining table.  It looks amazing!  It took 4 coats of Minwax Dark Walnut stain and 8 coats of Varathane.  It was worth all the time it took me and all the dust that I'm still finding in what seems like every inch of our house! 

This picture doesn't do the table justice.  It looks amazing y'all and I'm so happy I did it.  I can now mark it off our project list!  Yippee!

On Sunday we attended the birthday party of a very special little boy, Carter.  His family was the second family to live in Parker's House.  He was in the NICU for 115 days before finally going home!  He is a miracle.  And his family is now our family.  We love this little boy more than words could ever explain.   He has healed our broken hearts in so many ways.  Thank you to Brad and Kellie for letting us be a part of his life. 

I've never been into Halloween.  Ever.  I don't decorate for Halloween or fall.  Christmas is another story.   Well I've been reading Chelsea's blog, Room to Inspire, for a long time now and she started putting her Halloween decorations out and I was totally inspired.  I headed off to the Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart to see what I could find to create my own tasteful Halloween decorations.  I did duplicate most of the items Chelsea bought because 1) they are so cute and 2) they were $1.   I added my own touch too and I'm loving how it's turning out.  I'll leave y'all with a sneak peak.  I hope to be done by the end of the weekend!

And this table is what I'm working on now.  It's driving me crazy so I'm taking a break for tonight. 


  1. Your dining room table turned out so well. I can only imagine how much work that was. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful birthday boy. Ann

  2. Looking good! Can't wait to see your end result. I only did a little this year.

  3. I love how your table turned out. Good job! Looks like the birthday party was fun. Sounds like Carter is surrounded by lots of people who love him.