Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Bedside Tables!

We finally finished our bedside tables!
The tables we had before were too small and just didn't go with the room.

These were our old tables:

These are the inspiration photos for the tables we wanted to make.
We took what we liked best from each table and then designed our own.

Here are our new tables in the making:

dry fitting..

Getting glued up

Then we added a little detail that goes all around the top part of the table.

And now here is one of the twins sitting pretty and
unfinished just after it got fitted with it's drawer.

Here's the new table in it's new home!

We decided to stain the mahogany dark and then applied a few layers of amber shellac
to make it sing. Sorry for the bad pic but the table is dark so it was hard to make it show
up better in the pictures.

I love the shape of the legs, I think they are so beautiful!! They are different from any other legs
we've made in the past, so we are enjoying the look of them.

Sher did a terrific job making them! (as usual) :0) They really compliment our bed and
fill up the space. Our old tables looked sad and small next to our big bed - and it
was difficult reaching out to anything that we put on them (like eyeglasses)!

Well, hope you like them.
We LOVE them!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Our New Mantle!

We finally have a mantle!
Here is a bad, sad picture of what was:

This is what the house came with.
It's not very exciting lol
There was no place to display anything or hang up stockings!
~No place for stockings is just not gonna fly in my home~

So my lovely and talented husband
built a mantle for us :0)

He was kind enough to put up with my craziness. He followed my vision
and thankfully is great in math, (I wanted it at an un-standard angle)
and was able to figure out some crazy angles.

Here's our new mantle:

I painted the ugly gold that was on the doors black so it'd just blend in.
The molding we chose has oak leaves and tiny acorns on the bottom
and egg and dart on the top.
~and was on sale for $20~

With the nice topper and a coat of fresh paint it is
 such a huge improvement on what was there before!
now Santa can find our stockings!! hehe

I'm looking forward to dressing it up more, especially for the holidays
but I have a billion other small projects I'm trying to get done before Thanksgiving!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Yesterday my dear husband became an America Citizen!

I can't believe we finally made it to this milestone in our lives,
and I'm so happy and excited in our future.

Congratulations Honey!!
I'm so proud of you and so happy for you!!

He's already been totally American LOL
but now it's official :0)

He was blessed enough to actually win the green card lottery a few years back
(I didn't even know there was such a thing before that)

 And now the journey is finally complete with his citizenship!
Now he can vote and have his voice heard..and he might even have to do jury duty
...haha, no escaping now!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

An old Painting..

I finally have my dining room looking a little cute -at least as cute as it has been since moving in!
I also have a new painting I made that I want to share

- BUT -
The batteries in my camera have died and I can't find the charger!!
I "put it up somewhere safe-a place I knew (at the moment) I'd be sure to find it"
But, as usual, when I do that -I'm never able to find those "safe"things!! haha

So in the meantime, let me share with you an old cartoonish painting I did of myself and Sher...

I always smile or laugh when I see it..
I tried to capture the funny face he gets when he's near a tasty dessert! haha

Wish me luck on finding that charger!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Goof Troop

Our Family Portrait:

me and my honey
My cool punk mom and baby doll sister:

My young beetlejuice sister
This was our beverage for the night,
Red clotted tea with eyeballs.
The eyeballs were frozen lynchee fruits with blueberries stuffed inside.
Here's my husband in front of our purple gray potato salad,
Everyone had a hard time taking the first bite of this stuff -it looked totally gross lol

Molded bread..DELICIOUS!
It get's it's green color from spinach.

Homemade caramel apples (YUM)
and lady finger cookies
We had a TON of fun!!
We just acted like dorks, played musical chairs,
and scared a couple trick or treaters along the way.

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween!
I'm sooo itching to drag my Christmas things out,
but I have a list of projects to get done before Thanksgiving lol