Saturday, July 25, 2009

Trampoline And other things

We're staying at my sister ShaggaBear's taking care of the dogs while they are in WV. One of the allures about Aunt Shagga's yard is the trampoline. AJ has been having a blast. You'll want to turn the volume down on the video, the neighbor is mowing the yard.

The other children have been enjoying the swing set. Grasshopper decided to linger over his lunch.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Awesome Find Continued

Yea for blog parties. This is going up at Nesting Place for the blog party Price My Space.
Awhile back I posted about a cabinet that Nathan and I happened upon at a yard sale. We weren't even looking for a cabinet that day but when I saw it I knew it would be perfect. It was a unfinished and a little rough around the edges. The hardware on it was hideous but oh the potential that it oozed. We have a very large wall at home that goes from the living room into the eating area. I needed something large to ground the living room arrangement.
We paid $40 for and hauled it home. On closer inspection we realized that it was handmade. There were pencil markings for measurements. Nathan of course was please that it was so sturdy and seemed like it would hold up well.
I asked my readers to guess what color I would paint it. There were some good guesses. Several people said blue, they know me well. My mom guessed red, white, and blue. Someone else guessed white. But the winner was Mandy's 'Pookie Bear' with black.
This isn't the best picture of the finished product but we absolutely love it. I bought new knobs at Wal-Mart and Nathan spray painted the hinges.
Here's Before.
And after primer.
And finished product.Next task, make a great tablescape for the top. Something with a beachy theme.