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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I'm finished!

It's been busy, busy, busy here the past few days. Before leaving for Audrey's house on Friday I had the electrician in. Finally.
You know those TV cords have been driving me nuts and much as I hate paying the money for something we could almost do ourselves, I wanted it done right.

See? Ugly.
So the guys came in and in less than 2 hours had solved my TV cord problem along with adding a few more outlets (including new ones in the garage so I can plug in the freezer yay!). But we were left with a big hole in the wall.

Sam taped and patched it while I was gone, then I sanded and sanded and sanded it. And added a little texture back so it would (mostly) match the surrounding wall. Yesterday I spent the day painting. And now I'm doing my happy dance because that was the LAST room in the house that needed paint! WOOHOO!
Of course it's far from being done and probably won't be for a very long time. But as Kaitlyn said today "it feels all nice and new again."

Here's the Before:

and After paint:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Monster Truck Bed

I've decided to join the ranks of all those crafty people that comb through thrift stores, buy something for dirt cheap and turn it into something fabulous. If they can do it, we can do it right? And with all the blank spots still left in this house, that's probably the only way they will get filled.

My first big find was this headboard for Tyler. Only $25 for it and the matching footboard!
Tyler and I painted them white (not as smoothly as I had hoped since my little helper really did stick right by me the whole time, much as I tried to sneak out to the garage myself to do the final coats alone) and covered it with a few coats of poly. I had also promised him a "monster truck bed" so I found a truck font online and used it to cut a monster truck out of black vinyl with the Silhouette.

Ta-da! We realized that the mattress frame doesn't have a place to connect the footboard. So we'll have to buy some wood and make side rails at some point. But we're happy with it as is. Tyler was so excited to sleep in it that first night.

Kaitlyn thought it was pretty cool too and of course wanted something added to her own bed. She even took the time to draw up her idea before asking me if I would make it. (though I found that Ty had ripped it apart when I went to take a pic - anyone else notice a super-destructive phase in their 4 year old boys??)
So Tyler and I snuck in there and decorated her bed for her this morning. I love to surprise that girl! We'll see how long it takes her to notice it when she gets home from school.

Linking to:

Thrifty Decor Chick