Monday, August 30, 2010
THAT MY FRIENDS....IS A SNAKE ON MY BEDROOM CARPET! Ya think I'm gonna sleep tonight? VERY doubtful!!! I came in my office for my "nightly email check" and Mike hollered...grab your camera. I'm thinking to myself, it's too dark outside our bedroom window for a picture so what in the world does he want one of?!? I was too afraid to ask! I rounded up my camera and headed for our bedroom. The minute he said well, you can blog about our first SNAKE in the house...I just about screamed and ran for the hills! Wait, I am in the hills...
He said he had stepped on in after coming out of the bathroom and he wondered what had gotten spilled on the floor because it felt like water. Just so happens, it was on MY side of the bed! I said...(VERY BOLDLY AND LOUDLY) if that EVER happens to me I will probably have a heart attack so we better figure out where it came in so his brothers and sisters don't decide to visit too!!! I may just decide to sleep upstairs tonight... surely they wouldn't follow me up there??
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
I sure didn't mean to turn this post into a sermon...it just happened that way! Or maybe I did and that's my way of doing what I feel led to do?!? Now...get on over to their blog and let's help 'em out!! And you might even win one of the prizes they're giving away!! They're GOOD ones too!
(food for thought): We help send Missionaries on mission trips don't we??
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Remember this! Ahhh...just what I hoped for and more!
Close up detail...
Furniture in our bedroom that I was trying to match.
Project Complete!! My Mom will be so proud of me!! I've decided that by posting it on my blog...it makes me more accountable to complete it! What to do next????
UPDATE (8-20-10): This is for you Dawn! Because I was asked...I wanted to share my steps used in this project. 1) I used a hand sander and sanded the whole desk down to the bare wood. 2) I spray painted 2 coats (yes...spray painted it)...taping off the top of the desk so I wouldn't get paint on it, letting the coats dry in between each other. 3) Then I lightly sanded them down after they were dry with a 320 grade sand paper. While sanding I wanted the edges and parts of the bare wood to show through so I used a little extra "elbow grease" on those areas! 4) After wiping all the dust off with a soft cloth, I used stain and a small 1 1/2 in. brush to go over the exposed wood (corners...edges...etc.) which included the top of the desk that I had covered with paper. Then wipe off the "extra" stain with a dry soft rag. 5) Let the stain dry really good even over night if needed. If you don't then you will be working with a gooey mess. 6) Let the finish coats begin...I started with a spray can of clear Satin enamel. Spray-let dry-then lightly sand off the roughness. Then repeat about 4 times letting each coat dry in between. My very last coat I used the Polycrylic and a sponge brush and ever so lightly went over it all avoiding any pressure at all so I wouldn't have any little air bubbles which cause the final finish to be rough to the touch. 7) Spray the handles with the textured spray. WahLah...that's it! A brand new desk that you can walk by and be so proud of yourself for completing a project!!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Is that Gold or what? YUCK!!
Scratched up top...
New hardware...not really...just a fresh coat of paint!
This desk came from my Great Grandma...I've never been able to let go of it! I'm so excited to finish it! I tried really hard to match my furniture in my bedroom and so far so good!
You'll have to check back for the finished product...just couldn't wait to share! JaNae...are you proud of me for simply "starting"!!!???!!!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
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