Do you hear that? Seriously, can you hear that? Yep, I thought I was right… I can’t hear a thing, but perhaps it is because it is so quiet here tonight. My little man is having a sleep over with his grandparents tonight. Shawn’s parents wanted him to spend the night and since I normally want him to be with me all the time, well I decided to let him stay. I thought I was in need of a much needed break. So, when they came over this morning, he went home with them. We stopped by their house this afternoon for some homemade pizza, but tonight he is enjoying the comfort of Grammy and Grampy’s home. Shawn and I are enjoying the quiet time and I am enjoying the fact that I have a nice clean house for the evening and much into tomorrow too. Gotta love being able to get the house back into order.
Did I tell you that I braved the freezing cold temperatures last night and went out and sanded a couple boards and finished my ladder back chairs? Well, I was totally insane and went out in this cold weather. Oh boy….. it was flipping freezing out!! The temperatures are low again tonight with flurries, but nothing like what I hear some of you are receiving. I am the type of gal that says “If it is gonna be cold and snow, then why not allow us to have more snow then just flurries.” So, I am hoping we get some more snow then just a dusting on the ground which is what we have received lately. So, with that being said…. do you think I should share pictures of my ladder back chairs? Do you remember these awful looking chairs? I found them on Craigslist for $30.00. Yep, all four of them for a total of $30.00. I thought that was a great deal and with a little bit of black flat spray paint and some dark walnut stain…they were as good as new. Here is the BEFORE picture.
Here is the AFTER picture.
So, do you like them? I was real pleased with the way that they turned out and they look great with my table. Here is a picture of that. Gotta love ladder back chairs!!
Oh….. do you remember me telling you about the windowsills that my FIL made for me for Christmas? Well, I was able to get them stained the way that I wanted them and he was over a couple days ago to get them installed. I must say that I absolutely love them. They turned out beautifully and it is wonderful having the ability to put candles in my windows now. So, are you ready to see some pics? Here we go….
I absolutely love them and I love the color too. I think that they totally and 100% complete the look of the window. Before it just looked cold and unfinished and now they look fabulous if I do say so myself (lol). Gotta love having a handy FIL and the great news about all of this… my husband is starting to take an interest too. Today he was using the table saw SO, that is wonderful news and maybe soon he will be taking bigger steps and offering to make me something. Ok, maybe I won’t go that far, but at least he will use the big saw which is a good thing because I am still a bit afraid of that bad boy (lol). As long as he can cut…… I can make it. I have so many more pics to share with you, but I don’t want to overload you all especially since we just entered into the New Year and all. More pics coming soon so Stay Tuned. Happy 2010!!
Until Next Time….. Blessings,Lisa