Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Crafts...Can you Believe it?

See the wreathe hanging on the wall in the picture below? I made it. I went out and gathered sticks and wove them together and....just kidding. I bought that part at a craft store. So I guess the proper phrase would be: I beautified that wreathe. It looks small and off-center in the picture, but it actually looks pretty good in real life. I just wanted to show my rarely set table and my recovered and painted chairs.
So it's not the most beautiful thing in the world, but considering I made it out of a dollar store purchase and leftover scraps I don't think it's too bad.
I also spray painted this little table a few weeks ago. I had extra spray paint that I decided not to use for a previous project and that I knew I would never actually take back to the store because that would entail digging around in my Mary Poppins-style wallet for the receit. I forgot to take a before picture but this thing was UGLY. It had been relgated to the far corner of the "junk room" down here in our apartment. After painting and glazing it I don't think it is too bad. Also, on a totally unrelated note, I got pulled over this morning on my way to work. I will admit it and say that I've had this coming to me for a long time. But before those of you who have been just WAITING for me to be pulled over and WAITING to laugh triumphantly and evily in my face actually do so, know that I did manage to scrape by with only a warning. Whew.....

Friday, March 18, 2011

So...My Dad is a Superhero

So I googled my dad the other day to try and find anything on the story of little Hilda, which was part of the inspiration for his future humanitarian work. Surprisingly I came across this article which I had no idea even existed. Apparantly my dad is a superhero.... (but of course I already knew that). Click on the following link to check out the article. I was also impressed at the many glowing comments that followed the article.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jazz vs. Kings

So I know the Jazz has been a bit of a disappointment this year, and there have been some pretty big changes with Jerry Sloan's resignation and Deron Williams leaving, but that did not diminish the awesomeness of sitting in third row seats at half court. You could literally see (and in some cases feel) the sweat on the basketball players. Thanks to Mark and Industrial Supply for the great tickets!

Go Jazz

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My New Bench!

Remember when I said stay tuned for my coffee table turned bench redo? Well one month later I finally finished it. I could only work on it during the weekends and considering I took the original fabric I was going to use back to the store, bought different fabric, painted the whole thing blue, then painted it over again with white because I didn't like the blue, I think taking only one month actually wasn't that bad. It is nice to have it finished though and I am pretty happy with the final product.
Here is the original. Ugly, right? Viola! Much better I think.

This was my first sewing project, and to tell you the truth, my brother-in-law Mark sewed most of it. He had to show me how to use the sewing machine...that's how pathetic I am. Also, if you know Mark and you have ever wondered if there is something he can't do, the answer is definitely no.
Now that I know how to use (kind of) the sewing machine, I may just make some pillows to go on my new bench!