Thursday, July 18, 2013

Another Step Closer to Crafting My Heart Out

Since we moved, most of the non-necessities have been living in boxes. This includes the bulk of my crafting items, which means that mama can't play! We decided to use a little nook in the basement as my "craft area". The rest of the basement is going to be set up as a playroom for the childrens. Naturally I needed a surface to work on if I were going to have a craft setup, so off to my favorite thrift store I went. And came home with this gem. Only $14.41! I liked the detailing on the bottom of the table, and figured it would be the perfect table to love, and use and abuse simultaneously.

So, I bought it, brought it home, and asked Scott if he could make it prettier. Of course he agreed, since I'm pregnant, and pregnant ladies shouldn't be playing around with paint fumes ;)

So the yucko, chipped, blue paint was covered with a couple coats of white.

Here it is, in it's new home in the "craft nook"

 After the bottom was taken care of, it was time to make the top look nicer without putting too much work into it. So I picked out a sample paint color that I liked, bought a can, and WHAM! 3 coats later, table is finished :)

And then we replaced the table top, and once again, put the table in it's rightful new home.

Paired it with an old chair (also thrifted) for $5

The first step of completing the basement! Hallllllllelujiah!

I also was in the market for 2 more small, wooden, child size chairs to refurbish, to put with the set we already have down in the play area. Instead I lucked out and found 2 matching, perfect condition chairs with the seat the same height as the current ones, for $3 each!

So while there is no project there, WHAT A DEAL. Coloring table can now seat 4 beebs!
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Thursday, July 11, 2013


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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Nightstand to Glider Side Table - A Transformation!

Since my early 20s, I've always loved thrifting. I like to decorate things, and make them my own, and it's easiest to do that with cheap items from thrift stores, garage sales, etc.

We got this eyesore nightstand.
Looks pretty rough, doesn't it? But it's a really cute shape, and a sturdy piece of furniture, so I decided to rescue it!

We decided to turn it into a side table to put in Ian's nursery next to the glider. Since the theme in Ian's nursery is Finding Nemo, we went with a turquoise and orange color scheme in there. And since it's a small piece of furniture, I decided it needed BADLY to stand out. So we (ok, Scott) slapped a coat of paint on it.
And then another coat, and then another coat. (We bought a full quart for $9)
(Paint color is : Caribbean Sea by Glidden)

Once we were happy with the color and the coverage, the project was brought to me for it's finishes!
I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up a paper that I thought would be fun to use to the accents, and wound up with an orange chevron pattern. I lined the inside of the drawer with it, as well as put it on the very back of the open cubby on the bottom.

We bought a two pack of wooden drawer knobs, from Menards. ($0.99) We dipped the knob so it was all white, and I then Mod Podged the same chevron paper over the front of it to tie it all together.

And here it is today, in it's home next to the glider!

Nighstand : FREE
Paint : $9
Knobs : $1
Paper : $2
Mod Podge (already had on hand)
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Baby Love

Today I am officially 30 weeks and 2 days pregnant with my son. I cannot believe time moved so fast, and now it feels like these next 9 weeks will never end. I cannot wait to meet this little guy (and subsequently get my body back!)

We are going in for a 3D/4D ultrasound session this Saturday. I've never had one done before, so we figured it was due time. Bonus since the elective place we go to offered us a discount on a return visit!

But everything hasn't been all sunshine and roses. on June 20th, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, something I never had to deal with in my previous pregnancy. I took the news hard, felt like my body was a failure, and my labor and delivery was bound to be awful and optionless. I felt like maybe if I had done this differently, or just been better in general about this or that, I would not be in this situation.

I didn't understand, how if all of my numbers during monitoring are WELL under what they are looking for, they still gave me this diagnosis based on (what I feel) is an antiquated test. I mean, come on, what pregnant woman starves themselves for 12 hours and then drinks 100 grams of sugar water and sits in a hospital waiting room for 3 hours for hourly blood draws? Definitely NOT this one!

But alas, I have to deal with the diagnosis. If anything it gave me a reason to quit my Coca Cola habit, which isn't really a bad thing. And as long as everything goes smoothly, I'm okay with it.

It did depress me greatly, and while there are risks, it's also a pretty common diagnosis. A good friend sent me this link to help me cope, and it helped reading it, and then having a sit down with my doctor.


Have a few more exciting posts planned in the near future, but for now, here is my 30 week bump in all it's glory!!