Monday, November 29, 2010

{Do You Want To Own A Meth Lab?}

How could you NOT read with a title like that?

Please head over to Holly's blog, Roller Coaster Life, to read Jenn and Rob's heartbreaking story.  I encourage each of you who read this to please post this story on your own blog or link back to Holly's post. 


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

{What To Do?}

I bought this piece last year at my favorite second hand furniture store.  It was a great deal at only $60.  It's solid wood and super heavy.  I love the drop leaf on either side.  I am not a fan of the color though.  I've had a million different ideas in my head as to what I should do but can't seem to settle on just one. 

I originally wanted to paint the bottom black and use a white wash pickling stain.  And then I thought what about keeping with the black bottom and using a dark walnut stain on top?  And then I thought about doing black on bottom and leaving the top the original color.  I don't know what to do so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  It's a beautiful piece of furniture and it looks great in our living room.  Once the hustle and bustle of this week is over I'm going to tackle it so it'll be ready before Ashley's 30th birthday party! 

Hoping everyone has a great Tuesday!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

{Painting Doors is For the Birds}

I haven't been around lately because I've been trying to get stuff done around the house before the holidays.  Our to do list is a long one and as much as I love blogging, whether writing or reading, I needed to take some time away. 

I started painting the doors in our house last week.  Not a fun job.  I love painting but I hate painting doors.  It's such a tedious job and with 11 doors to paint it's become even more miserable than I had imagined it would be.

Along with the doors I'm having to paint the trim.  It was painted when we first bought the house but our painter decided to only paint it with Kilz and not the high gloss we had purchased.  He was an older gentleman and I didn't see the need in fussing him about because he painted our entire house for $500!  So little by little we are getting the trim painted.  I've debated on many occasions on hiring a painter and just getting it all done but it seems like such a waste of money to me when I'm capable of doing it myself.   It might take a little longer but it will sure be cheaper!  And I'm all about saving a penny!

We've got tons of projects going on right now and I'm excited about them all.  Two weeks ago we started on prepping the yard so we can start building the fence, deck and fire pit.  It's a huge project and with it being picking season my husband does what he can when he can.  The finished project will be amazing and totally worth the wait!

We had 3 large azalea bushes that I wanted gone. Being married to a farmer has many advantages.  One of those being they have all kind of equipment which makes the job so much easier!  My husband was able to get rid of the azaleas in about 15 minutes.  We are now in the process of digging up the million massive stumps that were left behind.  And when I say we I really mean him.  I have no idea how to operate the equipment so I just supervise. 

So while my husband does this

I'll be back to painting doors!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I've been extremely busy lately trying to get some projects done around the house.  I am throwing my husband a 30th birthday party on December 18th and since it's right around the corner I'm freaking out.  I love to entertain but can bet quite obsessive about it.  There are tons of projects still left to get done and so I've been taking a break from blogging.  I have been up to some creative stuff lately and can't wait to share with all of you.  While doing my daily blog walk I found this quote over at Room to Inspire.  It seemed to fit me perfectly.....