Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mucho Crapo

We are moving. 

Into a home. 

Woo hoo!!!
We had some other plans going away for Mike to go to grad school...

But sometimes the Lord leads your life in a different direction than you expected. And that is perfect. 

We are super excited for what the future holds. Even though we have no idea at all what that is going to be.  I think I've learned a lot in the past six months about not trying to plan everything myself and letting our Father in Heaven do the planning. He's a lot better at it than I am anyway. Sometimes I find my mind going crazy about how much we need to save in the next three months, or what bill I want paid off by XX date, or when we are going to have a little one, etc. 

And then I realize I am a mental case.

So I have been learning to slow down, enjoy life, and let things work out the way Heavenly Father wants them to.

That being said, we have accumulated a whole lot of CRAP in the last few months. By crap I mean ugly furniture that has great potential to be beautiful.

I don't have pictures of all of our crap, but I have been trying to keep things updated on the blog so that everyone knows how ugly furniture isn't just ugly furniture!! And how super easy it is to paint things up and get it looking beautiful. I promise--me and my husband are not talented at all. We like to have "projects" so we keep buying crap. But anyone can do this stuff for sure!! If you ever have questions, please ask!!  I really love doing projects so I am super willing to help with anything too. :)

Okay let's see what pics I've got on the camera that I can update....

I am super excited about this find. :) She came from a garage sale last saturday for $30. It's one of the things we've spent the most on with our projects, but I was in love with all the detail so we will see how things go...

I really don't know what I am going to do with her yet though... Any ideas??? I would love some suggestions, because I don't have a vision AT ALL for her.

 Pink Lady
Mike basically did this entire project. The staple gun and I never became friends so he did almost all of it. Good job to him huh? His mom is helping us with the cushion so that will be replaced shortly. :) I bought the chair for $10 and the fabric ended up costing about $50 so the chair total is maybe going to be about $70 with the pins. See??? Cheap! And that's one of our most expensive projects!!

Little Red 
Mike has been a champ on this project too. I got this at a thrift store for $5.99. We bought a few cans of paint, did some glazing, and covered it in polyurethane and that was that!! Probably took about 2 hours total...if that. Oh and we repainted the handles and put them back on, but I didn't get a picture of that. Oops. 

This little guy was also a pick up from the thrift store. $4.99 was the price. I don't really know why I liked it but for some reason I just thought he was so cute. I forgot to take a before picture but it was just an ugly brown color. The glare on the camera sort of takes away the color in the picture, but Ralphy is bright blue and super cute. I have no idea what we are going to do with it right now, but we'll find a place.

This was one of my favorite projects. Reason being: I had NO IDEA what to do with it and just made something up. I found this gal at a yard sale for $5. Yes only $5!!! I didn't plan on purchasing anything of this sort, but I fell in love so I had to have it. :)

So we got a little green paint....

Did some glaze....painted the drawers white....painted the handles...and....

I still have to replace the handle on the other drawer, but not bad eh? I have a vision for this one. :) We'll see how it goes.

And last but not least...

The Twins
I have been wanting to find two matching night stands to go in our room for my bedroom makeover, and I finally found them!! For a great price too! $4.99 a piece!! I am real excited for these two. :) I will keep you updated. 


Nicole said...

They all look great! I love it! I am excited for you guys. I can't wait to see pictures of your new place when you get all moved in. Just so you know, I look seeing all the pictures of what your project are. Keep them coming! I look forward to having a house one day. We just need to figure out where we are going to have a permanent job. :) (minor details)

Heidi said...

I too LOVE all your projects and pictures of them. :) Keep 'em coming. Where is your house at? That's exciting! We're moving too... only it's all the way to Idaho. When do you move in to your house? :)

Emily Meyerhoffer said...

Oh honey you kill me! I love the chair so much. I can't wait to come visit your cute house- so exciting!!

Good luck Ragnar'ing this weekend! Love you two!