Thursday, May 31, 2012
In case you missed it: in this post I show you the coffee table and my inspiration for this makeover, in this post I tell you about sanding and priming the table, and in this post I tell you about taping and painting.
Ok, now for the big finish:
I had also heard you can do the first coat in mod podge to really seal the edges of the tape. Those ideas are great and I have actually used them before, but (to be brutally honest) I was just way too lazy to do that. This weekend project had turned into a two week project and I was just ready to have my tv back.
After a clear coat to protect the paint, I put it in place with some help from my mom (told you I'd rope in the rents on this project).
One last before and after:
Man, I love that green...and I love that tv. Now if I can just talk the rents into putting cable in my room then I'd really be in business.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A last minute decision to make dinner had me heading to the grocery store after work. I had already picked out some recipes so before leaving work, I pulled up this recipe for sauteed chicken with corn and edamame from Real Simple.
While we were on the phone she said "I can tell you're getting addicted to having your dinners." I think she's right. There are some nights when all I want is a homemade dinner and the challenge of making it myself. And then there are nights when all I want is someone to make it for me.
I'm pretty terrible at cooking chicken, but I'm starting to know when it's done without having to slice it open. I still slice it to check, just in case. When the chicken came out of the oven it was moist, juicy, and perfectly done.
Cooking bacon was interesting. For this recipe, the bacon needed to be crispy so that I could easily crumble it. I definitely burnt it a little, but with it being bacon bits you really couldn't taste that. The recipe called for 4 ounces of bacon. How much is four ounces? I had no clue, so I used three strips. The bacon was so good with the corn and edamame that I wish I would have use more strips. It was soooo good.
This meal was very good and, other than adding more bacon, I wouldn't change a thing!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
directions said. Then I mixed paint and glaze, painted one stripe, and scraped the knife across my table to create my herringbone pattern. And then I had a heart attack.
It was TERRIBLE! Oh my. First off, it was very difficult to pull in the same direction each time - my stripes were not on the same angle. Secondly, because of the nature of this table, when I pulled the putty knife across it left behind green paint where it should have been completely white. It was a mess. I quickly wiped it off, primed the stripe again, and then....
on to Plan B.
Next step: taping over what I just painted so that I can finish the other half of the herringbone pattern. You'll see the end result on Thursday. Spoiler Alert...I love it!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Cameron was here ALL weekend and it was wonderful. The reason this is a Top Nine post instead of a Top Ten post is because I didn't have another picture that I was in love with. Of the 261 photos I took, I couldn't pick a tenth photo to cap it all off? Hmmm...I think I need a camera refresher. Maybe I need to schedule in some exploring time this weekend.
Without further ado...my top
Without further ado...my top
|the googly eyes he gives his mama|
|I wish I could remember what he's saying, but I can't,|
so that little mystery makes this one of my favorite photos.
|baby toes! Love it.|
|3/4th of this little family|
|This had to be black and white because the water is so brown! Plus, I love the way the sun hits his little/big head.|
|Playing with sticks; one of the best parts of being a kid.|
|I love this photo because he looks so old and independent.|
|Beefy fingers! Dirty toes! Muscle tee! So much to love.|
|Even though this is a little blurry, this is a genuine smile and I love that smile.|
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Onto #5 - Sunglasses! Ooooh, this should be fun!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Yum. Delicious. Can I have another?
This week's meal from Real Simple was quite a challenge. Our weekend weather was absolutely beautiful and we spent much of the weekend outside. When the weather is perfect, you just have to grill, so Honey Chicken Skewers were the perfect choice.
We were in and out in about 30 minutes, with one quick stop to pick up some Pepcid AC for the pooch. It's rough when your dog gets sick because you have no way to tell what's going on. I worried all day. Plus, I forgot my phone so I was freaking out that my mom had tried to call, but couldn't get a hold of me. If I'm this way with my dog, how much worse is it going to be when I have a kid? Uffda.
Cam didn't eat the chicken. Boo. I would have been insulted, except that this kid doesn't eat any meat. Look at that muscle tee. Too cute. See those dirty feet? That's a sign of a very good day outdoors.