Friday, April 30, 2010

~Coffee table and end tables~

Today I would like to show you my coffee table and end tables that my husband (Steve) made.

I do not have before pictures of Steve making the coffee table or end tables, sorry.  Steve just doesn't get the whole blogging thing... You take a bunch of pictures before during and after...



The wood is solid walnut with maple inlays!


Here's the legs... 

After he finished, he put glossy polyurethane on it.


Here's a view of an end table.  Steve even made the inside of the drawers out of the walnut wood.  



So what do think of our new coffee table and end tables???

Didn't he do a great job?  I think he did!!!
Oh, Steve just said it's For Sale!


I'm linking HERE!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Get Your Craft on Thursday #16

Hello everyone!  It's time once again to Get Your Craft on Thursday!!!!
Don't forget to visit my wonderful sponsors!  Their buttons are over there on the right!

I need to tell you about a new blog! It's called Tools Are For Women Too!  Don't you just love the name??  I know I do! Rory from Tools Are For Women Too is having a give-a-way, so make sure you stop by!   
Make sure you join this new link party over at Tools are For Women Too it's called Morden Craftwoman Monday!

Here are a few projects that caught my eye from last weeks party! 
Since Spring has finally Sprung it's all about outside!!!

Jan at Bobbypins Boardwalk!  Look at her "C" jug!


Beautiful Faux bird bath at Keen Inspirations!

 Look at the DIY bird bath from Rooming with Gail!

Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag from Random Thoughts of a Supermom!

If you didn't get a chance to see all the talent from the last Get Your Craft on Thursday party you can go HERE and see them all...


Now on with the Party!
I have been soooo inspired by so many people’s talents that I thought "what a wonderful way to see all the talent". That is why I am hosting a "Get Your Craft on Thurs." I am also including in my party your outdoor photos, as well as mine. I would love to see what everyone does outside. I love working in my yard and would love to get inspired by all of you talented bloggers. I would love to see anything crafty, before and after, remodels, and what you have done outside. Pretty much whatever you want to call a "craft"!

RULES are very simple: Link to a specific blog post and not just your blog and don't forget to visit other participants and leave a comment. Please make sure you grab my cute button below (the code is on the right of my side bar), so everyone will know where to link to. This week let's comment to the person who has linked ahead of you! If you are the first to link comment to me, if you are the 2nd person comment to the person above of you which would be 1, and so on. Let's show the love. We all love comments!






Get your craft on Thurs.


If you have a link party and would like me to put in my tabs under parties please let me know.  You can leave me a comment here or email me at lifeaslori@yahoo.com


Monday, April 26, 2010

One Bad Blogger!

I know I've been a bad blogger as of late, but I really do have a good excuse!

Back in September, I found a water stain on my kitchen ceiling (oh no)!  My bathroom happens to be above my kitchen, so you know that was not a good sign!  Needless to say, the drain under the cast iron tub was busted, so we had to ripe out the entire bathroom down to the studs!  You can go HERE, HERE and HERE to see the nightmare!  This project was not planned or in our budget.  Yes, we are still working on this great  pain in my you know what bathroom, and getting really close to finishing it up.  My hubby and I both work full time, and it's really hard during the week to find time to work in the bathroom.  This weekend we really pushed ourshelves and made big progress!  I pulled a muscle in my neck and back trying to get this room done!  Let me just say, I'm tired of bathroom, I'm tired of my house being dirty, and I'm just plain tired!!!!!!


Here is my new shower! It's not finished, but at least you can see we will have two shower heads!

The walls are painted.  The crown molding is put up.
We still need to install the sink, faucets, toilet, and shower doors!  Those are expensive items, so another few more weeks!

I guess what I'm saying is that I'm trying to finish my bathroom, so I will not be around a lot.  Other projects that I've been working on are now on hold...  I will still have my Get Your Craft on Thursday party, and hope y'all join me!  I hope to be back soon!

Take Care!
Lori

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get Your Craft on Thursday #15

Thank you all so much for your nice comments about my couch table!  Boy, y'all sure do know how to make a girl feel great! If you haven't seen my wonderful couch table that I made you can go here.  It's also the 1st photo in this post!  I'm just so very proud of my table!  Thanks again everyone for your nice comments!  I think I'm going to make a headboard next!



Now on with other fabulous bloggers!  Here are a few from last week's party!  I swear everyone of you are so talented.  I get so inspired by all of you!

Look at the faux frosted glass from Carolyn at My Backyard Eden!
 


What about this beautiful art work from

How about changing some of your old vinyl records into to a plant holder from


Take a look at this colorful apron from
(sorry I couldn't get the ~ above the n)

Can you believe Apron Senorita is giving this away, make sure you stop by her blog to enter her GiveAway!

Thank you again everyone for joining my party.  I love all of your blogs and ideas! 

Now who's ready to Get Your Craft on Thursday????  I need some inpiration!  I've been in a rut a lately, so please help me out!

Now of course the rules!

RULES are very simple: Link to a specific blog post and not just your blog and don't forget to visit other participants and leave a comment. Please make sure you grab my cute button below (the code is on the right of my side bar), so everyone will know where to link to. This week let's comment to the person who has linked ahead of you! If you are the first to link comment to me, if you are the 2nd person comment to the person above of you which would be 1, and so on. Let's show the love. We all love comments!



Get your craft on Thurs.


Friday, April 16, 2010

~Whoot Whoot I'm raising the roof!!! Look what I made now~

Remember this????  What WAS the Big Mystery!!!


I'm doing the happy dance.....  Can't you just see me???  I'm so happy I'm jumping for joy....  Are you wondering why I'm doing the happy dance???  Well, come take a look...  But first, do y'all know Ana from Knock Off Wood?  If you don't then you don't know what you're missing.  You have to visit her blog.  She's incredible....I've been looking for a console (couch) table for a while, but I could never find one I liked.  Well, I found some I liked, but I didn't like the price.  I went over to Ana's and found a couch table I loved.  I decided to make one.  Yep, I made one (by myself)!  I made candle sticks, so why not make a couch table, right?

This post has lots of photos!!!

Now let's take a look at what I made, shall we??

This is from Ana's blog! I started with this photo and printed the instructions!


I went and bought all the wood and nails. 


Then I went to work and followed Ana's instructions step by step!  Very easy!

Here are the legs...

Base of the table.  Boy, is our shop messy.  Time to clean it up.

Putting the top on!

Here she is finished....  Well almost..  Still have work to do, but I'm one happy camper!!!
(silly photo, but keeping it real.  Now think Pointer Sisters and sing with me)  I'm so excited...and I just can't hide it...I'm about to lose control and I think I like it...Oh yeah!


Now that you've stopped laughing at the photo above here's another view of just the table.

I'm sanding!  Lots and lots of sanding....

I primed it and then painted.
I used a brown satin finish.



See my candle sticks?  Very pretty as well..



I didn't want to put a runner on it.  I will later!



It only took me about 4 hours to make, and it cost about $40.00.  The finising is what took me the longest!!!  I hope you like my couch table.  I know I sure do, and I made it without the help of my hubby, A.K.A. "The Drill Sargent" (O.K. he did tell me about safety, safety, safety, and sand, sand, sand, and then sand some more)!!! 

What should I build next?  Maybe a house??? Yea right!!!

One last photo of me jumping for joy!!!


I'm linking Here!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

~Get Your Craft on Thursday~

It's time once again for Get Your Craft on Thursday, but first let's see a few projects from last week!

It's all about Chairs!!!!

Look at these fabulous Chairs...

Wonderful make over from Peppertowne

Great redo with Keeping it Simple

Thanks everyone for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday!

RULES are very simple: Link to a specific blog post and not just your blog and don't forget to visit other participants and leave a comment. Please make sure you grab my cute button below (the code is on the right of my side bar), so everyone will know where to link to. This week let's comment to the person who has linked ahead of you! If you are the first to link comment to me, if you are the 2nd person comment to the person above of you which would be 1, and so on. Let's show the love. We all love comments!

Get your craft on Thurs.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

~Messy Closet turned Organized Craft Closet~

I had so many craft supplies and no where to put them.  I decided to clean out our spare bedroom closet and use the closet as my craft room.  Let me tell you it was a mess and I can't believe I'm going to show you the before!  I'm totally embrassed, but I'm keeping it real.  Seriously, the rest of my house does not look  like this.  Are you ready to see a big mess?

I had so much stuff on my shelves I could not find anything. The shelves caught all of the crap.


I'm not excatly sure what you call this space, but it was another place that I put more stuff.


Just look at this mess!  Can you say OMG???  I'm so embrassed showing you this.

We kept our movies in the closet.  Still messy!


Here's all the stuff that was in the closet now in our spare bedroom.  My hubby helped me clean out the closet.  It took us all day to clean up and get organized.


Now it's all cleaned out and I bought a lot of bins and actually labeled the bins.  I finally know where all of my things are now.


Just another view of our clean space.

I had this bookshelf in the other closet and decided to use it to hold more crafts and fabric.  I added a cutain to the window to warm up the space.


Look at mybookshelf now!  I put my craft stuff and more bins on this shelf.  Doesn't it look much better.


I'm so proud of my clean closet/craft room...  I still need to buy more bins.
Thanks for stopping by!
Editors note:  This is a re-post....  I have nothing right now, but working on somethings.  Stay tuned.

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