Thursday, March 26, 2009

Paint projects...

I finally found a desk for myself that will fit into the small space that we have and that i like (it is unique). I found it at the local VOA that has some great donations. It was not too cheap but it was much cheaper than a new one and it is like no one else's. I like that. Of course I had to make it my own and paint it though. We forgot to get a before shot but it was the 80's brown stain.

This is the work in progress shot....

don't you like my laundry in the back ground...sorry.

This is a window frame that i picked up off of the side of the road. I made chris turn around because there was a man putting a pile of them out on the curb. I was so embarrassed and felt the flash backs from my childhood come as I realized how much I am like my mother. She used to do this sometimes and we would hide in the back of the van. I know that is awful!
In antique stores these windows are expensive.
When I asked the man if I could have the windows he looked at me really funny and said "yeah, I also have a vacuum and some old wood. do you want those." How embarrassing!.....he thought I was soo weird.

I have big plans for this ugly little window + if it does not work I did not lose any money. We will see.


finished project pictures soon.....

we have to get ready for the parents to come next week for a visit. we are so excited!

4 comments:

The Kenyons said...

I can't wait to see how they turn out! And what you are going to do with the window...how many did you get? Have fun with your family!

Jessica said...

Wish I could come visit! Have fun with Mom and DAd.

Amy Bartlett said...

I think that is so funny about the window! Love the desk. Have a great time with mom and dad!

Los Bluemels said...

LOL don't feel too bad, I've been dumpster diving lately and got all kinds of good stuff free. if you don't do freecycle you might try it, but you'll have to talk to my wife about setting it up. Ppl give stuff away online and they don't think your weird ;)