Sunday, September 30, 2012

Garage Sales: Seeing the Potential

The past few weekends I have acquired some project pieces.

First there was this little end table for $2:

This table will eventually be transformed into some sort of Lego table, like this one from Meet the Dubiens:

I also picked up this $5 table and will eventually paint it to match my living room color scheme (once I figure out what that is):

And here we have a huge bag of frames for $5. A great deal since frames at Goodwill are 1-2 dollars each.

These guys will be transformed into a gallery wall similar to one of my previous projects:

Also good for chalkboard frames too!

This heavy duty bench was $20.  I was just about to offer $15 when another woman piped up and said she'd take it if I didn't want it! Boo!  Oh well, it was worth it.  It's going to get a coat of paint too :)

Then there's this milk glass collection which needs no touch up at all because it's gorgeous and only put me out a total of $4!!

On our way home yesterday I couldn't resist following the signs for one more garage sale and was disappointed when they had already closed up shop, but THEN I turned the corner and on the side of the road found these for FREE:

Ben accused me of stealing some random kid's toys that they left out, but there was a free sign!  Lol!
So what if they are a little sun faded?  Check out this awesome spray paint makeover from Sweet C's Designs:

A Bat Mobile just might be in store for the Little Wombat :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wedding Weekend

Earlier this month we attended one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever been to: My sister-in-law and now brother-in-law's ceremony at Slide Ranch.  The venue was totally unique and STUNNING, as was the bride.

Brigitte and the bridesmaids got ready in the super cute cottage that we stayed in, courtesy of my father-in-law, in Muir Beach.  This place is definitely going to be somewhere to return on vacation someday.

The Little Wombat was the ring bearer.  Unfortunately he had to walk a very loooong way holding his cousin's hand and so there were some tears but he managed to make it down the aisle....where I was waiting with a sucker to keep him quiet for the rest of the ceremony.  He was his normal, adorable little self the rest of the ceremony and reception, which was a relief since this is how he reacted the first time I tried his complete outfit on:

There were too many things for The Wombat to explore at the venue so he forgot to be upset about his attire.  Plus I also bribed him with sticks.

I was busy keeping this little one year old from throwing dirt at guests, sticking his hand in the extra sheet cake (OMG I would have DIED), wandering too close to an electric fence around the chickens and just trying to keep up with his four year old cousin. That being said, I didn't get to take as many picture as I would have liked to, but their photographer did an amazing job!!! He was super on the ball and had them up on his website a few days after the event. You can check out the rest of his pictures over at Duy Ho Photography but here are a few of my absolute favs:

The first glance. Oh, how I love this picture!!!

The ceremony.

The kiss.

Landon hugging his second cousin :)

Our little family.

The bride and groom did all of the signs, centerpieces, bouquets, basically everything themselves.  Seriously, amazing.

The party.

We could not be more happy for them!!!

The following day we were able to have a little family fun at the beach, which was just a short walk from our cottage.

It's not often we get to visit the ocean so it was a nice treat to wrap up what was already a great weekend :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

H is for...

Handy Helper.

This is not even staged. He put those gloves on all by himself :)

The Paper Mama Photo Challenge
Ni Hao Yall

Friday, September 14, 2012

How to Paint an Elephant (or what have you)

So this is old school painting and I'm pretty sure people were using this technique before I was even born.  It's definitely nothing new under the sun but when I posted a pic on Instagram, I received some how-to questions.

Here is how you paint an elephant with no artistic ability whatsoever.

All you need to do is rummage up an old bulky overhead projector (thanks Dad!)

Tape off the wall using your projection

Add Paint

Peel off the tape (preferably while the paint is still wet)

And boom.  Instant elephant.

Doesn't get much easier than that!  Stay tuned for a full reveal of Landon's safari animal room in about a month or so when we can afford baseboards :)
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Who? Me?

Today we had a "Who? Me?" Little Wombat episode.  It happened while I was in the bathroom.  It literally took him about 20 seconds since he was in my room when I started peeing.  We had just come home from a weekend trip to my sister in law's BEAUTIFUL wedding and when we hurridly unpacked the car last night, most of it got put away immediately set on the floor inside the door.  Including (drum roll please) a small bag of ground coffee.

And I'm pretty sure they both ate a little.

Here's a peek at some past Who-Me moments....

Tupperware in grandma's kitchen:

These are my anatomy gloves from college.  Why did I even keep those?!

This was once a nice gift basket from my sister:

And thank the Lord, this was just chalk:

Amen to this:


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Epic Room Makeover Entry

Soooooo there is this ridiculously awesome room makeover giveaway over at Vintage Revivals:

Have you SEEN last year's makeover?!?! Or ANY of Mandi's projects, for that matter? If you haven't then Go. Look. Now.  You will die.
Okay that being said, I am entering what is - BY FAR - the worst room in our newly bought house.  Seriously, it's gross.  If you have a weak stomach, skip over these pictures or your last meal may come up.  Don't say I didn't warn you.
Luckily this carpet and all of the hazardous waste accumulating underneath it are already gone:
But after we replaced the dirt caked carpet I just shut the door and pretended this sad little room didn't exist (okay so we just moved in a week ago, but really the only time I went in there was to take these pics).  The plan is for this to be a nursery but for now it's just a nothing.  It wouldn't even be a makeover.  It would be a make.
Apparently, the previous owners ran out of paint and called it a day:
I think I need a hazmat suit to remove these blinds:
Sad little base boardless walls:
Weird forest green window sill.  Really?!?!
Someone must have kicked this door:
The closet is falling apart:
Don't forget the light fixture.  Oh, wait, there isn't one:
Seriously, I need help!!!  So vote for me and my nursery-make, I'm begging you!!!  You can vote over HERE at Vintage Revivals, once a day until September 14th....I am number 84!!!