I *Love* woodworking. I am a follower of 'Not JUST a Housewife' it's a DIY blog that features links to cool blog posts from other DIY-er's. While reading through back posts, I came across the bloggers instructions for making a simple side table. I thought to myself "Hmmm, I could do that!" and so I did. I borrowed tools from Chris's dad and I set to task. I had to go to the Menards and purchase supplies. That was very nerve-wracking as I wasn't sure what I was doing. But Chris came along to help give me direction - but stood back and let me do it myself! (How else am I going to learn!) After a short tutorial on how to run the power tools (My dad was a woodworker so I have a basic idea!) I set to work.
Here I am sanding my table after we put it together. Now I have to be honest; I was a little (a lot) scared. But I love learning new skills and when I was finished I felt so empowered. Chris grabbed a shot with his cell phone. Look at my cheesey grin. I was so relieved that the table didn't wobble.
The table turned out fabulous. I was going for a worn, barnwood look. I stained the top and then I sanded the middle to make it look worn. The next couple of coats I did around the edges and I used a wadded up paper towel and I went around the edges in a circular pattren. I wanted to slowly fade it into the darker outside edges ...
If anybody tries their hand at making this table - please be sure to send me pictures. =)
Sunny Summer Blessings ...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
|Jaden's First Band Concert|
We were getting ready for his first band concert. I have to be honest, I was very nervous. (After all, I had heard him practicing.) Jaden choose to do a solo. The song chosen for his debut: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. I must say - I was very impressed. Bravo Jaden, Bravo!!!
"Even a SMALL star SHINES in the darkness." ~ Finnish Proverb
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We moved into this big beauty in December. It's 5 bedroom and 3 bath. The kids still have to share but it's not like before where we had all 4 boys sharing one bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds. We had spent 3 years crammed into a 3 bedroom twinhome. It's amazing to have space. The kids really enjoy it too.
Here is our backyard. There is probably twice as much snow back there now. We've had a series of blizzards that have made life a ... difficult. But it's the price we pay for no spiders, snakes, centipedes -- any sort of poisonous creepy crawly. In our backyard there is a built in fire pit and a coy pond. The trees provide a lot of shade and there is a sweet flower garden back there too.
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This morning all I ask; is a wee bit a wisdom before my tasks.
The laundry, the dishes, my children’s needs and wishes.
The packing, the stacking, the order of the house is lacking.
I stand in an old, old house that slopes in the kitchen,
And I reckon the heart of any home is in that dip in front of the sink.
It’s enough to drive me to drink - to think of some other woman who stood here before; Growing old on this here slanted floor.