Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our annual Christmas party

Every year for the last uhhh probably 8, we have a friend Christmas party. For the last 3 years we have had it at my house, and I look forward to planning it every year. The last 2 years we have done themed parties. Last year it was ugly sweater and this year we decided on a 80's party. Some will bring their kids, some won't, some will stay the night and some dont. This year everyone brought different finger foods and we loved catching up.

Me and my hubby! I was so proud of him for coming up with this on his own.

Everyone that dressed up for the party! Thank you. (those that didnt shame on you) ha

Yes that is a NKOTB poster that I climbed in my attic to find in a box that I saved when I was younger. I knew I saved everything for a reason.

It was alot of fun and I can't wait to do it again next year. HMMMMM wonder what the theme should be.

Friday, December 10, 2010

My project

So I read way too many blogs, but Im addicted and cant stop. I love all kinds of blogs, family and friends, strangers I dont know and crafty project ones. My favorite things to read about are before and afters with furniture. I keep seeing junk turned into millions. So I got on craigslist found a piece of furniture and BAMM my hubby was driving to Keller to pick it up. (What a great guy) I paid $50.00 for a real wood dresser. This is what It looked like.

Me and hubby sanded it and used an off white paint. It took 2 coats. Half way point looked like this. I am leaving the top a dark wood color.

Next it was time to antique it. I researched this a lot because I had never done this and didnt want to totally mess it up and have to start over. So I found a glaze stain and painted over each part of the dresser and let it set for a few minutes. Then I took paper towels and wipped the stain off. The stain stayed in the cracks and gave the white a glaze look instead WHITE. After all the antiquing was done, we took the stain and gave the top 2 coats. A couple days later we finished it off with a clear coat, and this is my final project.

(Dont worry the chords are already hidden in the wall) Anyways, I LOVE IT! I am already planning on re-doing another piece of furniture for my bedroom. So when that project ever starts I will post it for you.