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Monday, August 4, 2014

My New Coffee Station

                                 Hello friends!
            This post will be a short but quick post about our new coffee station area. A couple weeks ago the hubby was walking home from work & one of the neighbors was having a tag sale, well he got talking to them telling how I like to refinish old furniture. The sweet old lady told him she had a piece for him to look at. He saw it, liked it & quickly came to get me for my approval which of course he got! The best part it was only $10!! Here it is:

So, I got the sander out & got to work. I never took an in between picture. This piece was also a little rickity so my father in law came over to help me tighten it up a little with some wood glue. The color stain I used was special walnut, which I'm also using on my cabinets in my kitchen. I decided it was going to be our coffee station on top & I would store my cookbooks on the bottom.
                Here is the finished product:

This piece had red tones so it ended up looking to be more like a red mahogany. Which is fine with me, I love how it came out! My brother had suggested getting a piece of plexi-glass to put on the top since we were using this as a coffee station. So, I went & got a piece which cost me more then I thought it would but I figured it was worth it so all my hard work wouldn't get ruined from coffee spills. I bought new handles at Walmart for $5.

                          Total amount on this project:
                          Stand - $10
                          Plexi-glass - $35
                          Handles - $5
                          Total - $50

Now I just have to get this all filled up! I'll post pics at a later date once it's all done!
I would love to know what you think! Have a great night!



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Picnic at the Lake

Hello all!
Last week we went to one of our local lakes & met up with 2 of my siblings & their kids & my mom. We packed up a picnic dinner & had a nice relaxing evening at the lake. The kids all behaved really well together, no fighting, which is always nice! Here are a few pics of my kids... You won't see any of the oldest because she didn't go, she's not fond of lakes & also being 17 well you know teenagers, they don't really care to hang out with their parents & siblings all that much.
This is my youngest, Leah, she's 2 1/2.
She is a HUGE Daddy's girl!!
I love this pic of them!

Here she's playing with my nephew, Liam.

My second oldest, Laci, who's 10 being a good big sister taking Leah into the water.

My baby boy, Rylan, 5

The hubby, Leah & my third child, Braedon who is 7 1/2.

A few shots of the lake.

My boys, best buds.



Leah being silly.

It was a nice way to end the day!