Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Finally!!

So we've been in our house for three years and something has been missing. I have always known what it was but it's taken three years of discussing (whining) with my husband to get him to see the light....(my way actually). I have a giant old sign that I bought at a flea market a long time ago that I've always loved. In one of our other houses we had it hung up on a wall and all was well...but for some reason my hubby didn't want it up in this house, so sadly it was hung up in the garage. I saw it every day hanging up just above our 2nd refrigerator and every day I thought to myself that I need to get it back into the house. Well I finally, FINALLY got my way :) My husband finally agreed with me and he hung it up in our family room. He actually said that it looks great and that he doesn't know why he was against it so much...he then said "that he should just let me do whatever I want to the house since it always turns out looking great". Can I please get that in writing??!! Anyway, here it is...one of my all time favorite flea market finds-
I just love the graphics on this metal sign!

Right above our tv, where she was always meant to be :)
One other thing....I know the pictures aren't the best (more like crappy). I used my cell phone again...I did finally dig up my camera, I just was to impatient to wait for the batteries to charge, lol.  Shared with:  Knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com  Photobucket

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Tale Of Two Tables

I recently re-did two tables for a friend. Both of these tables were garbage picked. She asked me to repaint them for her but left what I wanted to do with them up to me, which made it a fun project for me! Since they were both going into her dance studio I decided to use her prominent color, which is purple in some way. I actually was asked to do one table first but she liked how it turned out so much that she gave me another one.... :)  Here is the first table's before picture:
 Heres' the after pictures....




Close up of the design I put on it's top
Here's the second table....
I decided to do this table similiar to the first since they were going to be in the same area.
Is it just me or does it look like it has a face now?



Same design on the top of this one too....
It was a fun quick project and I'm glad I was able to give her two "new" tables...:)
Now back to my other two projects that I'm working on......

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Fun With The Girls...And A Few Zombies

This past September a friend of mine posted a little blurb on Facebook about a zombie race. I clicked on it and noticed that it looked like fun and since I'm always up for trying new things and the fact that it included zombies I was very interested. See, the first thing you have to understand about me is that I am a big fan of The Walking Dead, and the second thing is that I like to exercise. But there was one problem, as much as I love to exercise I don't like running. I will only get on a treadmill just long enough to warm up and even then I will not run. A fast brisk pace is fine with me but running?....no thank you. But then my husband reminded me of something... I always said that if I was going to run it would be for one of two reasons: 1. I am running towards a large pot of money or 2. I am running from a monster or a chain wielding psychopath. He then said that he thought zombies qualified under my #2......lol. Well, he was right so I recruited two of my friends who are crazy like me and we decided to go for it! Here's what I learned....it was a blast! Instead of being a typical race it was more of a team building exercise. Besides the running parts there were many obstacles and plenty of stretches where you could catch your breath too. When you were going through one of the obstacles there were no zombies around, which was a good thing because there was plenty of something else....MUD!! Let's just say that I now know what I would look like as a brunette with a deep dark tan, lol. Back to the running parts...we were told to wait for a group of runners before trying to get through the zombie infested areas. There's safety in numbers, take my word on this. We were all wearing flag football belts and the zombies would try to grab one of our three flags. If we got through the whole race with at least one of our flags left on our belts we were a  "survivor", if we lost all of our flags we were "infected". We thought we would all run together but that does not happen. When you are being chased it's every man or woman for themselves. You could care less where your friends are, you'll find them later. Your survival instincts kick in (big time)and all you want to do is get away from the zombies that are reaching for you! Pictures a bunch of frightened rabbits sprinting off in every direction...thats's what we all were. Even the "professional runners" were buckled over laughing and trying to catch their breath after running through a mass of zombies! We had a great time and managed to get a few pictures taken while we were there. Also, before you start wondering.....yes, we are definitely doing it again next year except we are dragging our husbands along too!!
Almost there....it was in the shadow of the nuclear power plant


A view of some runners on the course

Runners trying to avoid a group of zombies

It's hard to tell but it was an Abraham Lincoln zombie...who's about to get some runners, lol

Us, before the race...nice and clean



A dance party was going on during the races



Afterwards....all muddy. Yes, that's a zombie behind us at the hand washing station :)

Yikes!

The zombie that captured my last flag about to take a bite out of me!

My medal

Stupid Toliet Roll Holder

One of the projects that I finally got around to fixing was my downstairs bathroom. It was a dark crimson red which I was fine with for a while. My problem was my stupid toliet paper holder. It never stayed in the wall correctly. It was hung with anchors and everything but it always somehow managed to work itself loose! It was driving me crazy!! I could not understand why this was happening, we even re-hung it with stronger anchors but, you guessed it.....it came loose again! At one point I asked my kids if they were hanging on it or something. Of course they denied any wrong doing.....so as a result we just lived with two holes in the wall and the roll getting thrown anywhere. Then one day I just decided enough was enough. I had a solution and for me that means the whole room had to get redone. Never mind that I had to be at work in a few hours, I pulled out my leftover paint and had at it. Three coats later (I was too lazy to find the primer- learned my lesson on that one, btw) I had the wall done!! In my typical style I didn't get around to finishing the bathroom for a week or two but now its finally done! It's much brighter now which is good since there's no windows in there. And as for the toliet paper holder problem, that's been solved with a simple basket :).
Notice the lovely holes.....at least the toliet paper wasn't on the floor this day.
Here are the after pictures...once again I was too lazy to grab my actual camera so I used my cell phone again.....
Problem solved :)


On the tank top is a vintage brick maker's mold which I'm using as a tray...( I know, I need new towels :)

I finally found somewhere to hang this! It's a reproduction of a Paris street sign that I bought a year ago and have just been trying to find a spot for it.
It's funny how a little paint can change even the tiniest rooms so drastically!

MIA

Hi.....remember me? I know it's been a long time but I'm hoping that you guys haven't totally given up and bailed on me. Besides working two jobs and taking care of my family and my crazy household I have been managing to squeeze in some fun activities and crafts too. First I will share this with you...my house has also been visited by an elf. Yes, I have also been sucked into this holiday nonsense.  It's fun but also kinda a pain in the butt (especially when I'm already in bed and then I remember about the elf!)...my daughter loves it though. Every morning it's the first thing she does, she always looks to see what our elf, Jasper has been up to. So without further ado, here's a small taste of what he's been up to....(please excuse the bad cell phone pictures).
First he teepeed our tree...


He made a little marshmallow snowman next

He took it upon himself to add to my grocery list...lol

Giddy-up!

Ok, now he was turning into a little vandal 

Trying to make a break with my daughter's candy....

The abominable snowman stole the candy from him so they're battling for it

Teaching abominable a lesson....

Enjoying some chocolate :)