It is been over one month since I have last posted!
Thank you to the sweet people who have emailed me to make sure I was still around.
I think it is safe to say that this summer is kicking my tail. The main thing that has changed is that Mr. Genius no longer has a home office. Which means he has to catch a train before the boys even wake up and if we are lucky he gets home just before they go to bed....at 8 pm. *Sigh*
We are trying to stay positive during this time. Especially since the reason we moved away from TN, away from all of our family, friends, and everyone we know was so Mr. Genius could get away from a schedule like this and actually spend time and be a part of this family.
Today I read the Bible verse from James 1:3-4
"Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
So watch out people. I will be perfect after all of this. Just kidding, I will leave the perfection to Jesus.
I know that having a husband working long hours is small compared to other things going on in the world. It is just the frustration of changed plans, but we are giving it to God...daily...well actually hourly. Especially when the boys are extra crazy and I am just wanting to help to get dinner done, wanting to work on some furniture to pay for preschool, or just have a break.
Ok, ok enough about that. I have some furniture before and afters for you.
I know that is why all of you are here anyways.
So here we go. One day as I was taking the boys to our weekly library visit. For some crazy reason I decided to take a difference route out of our neighborhood. It was trash day. This day one of my neighbors decided to throw away this dining room table.
It obviously needs some work, but nothing that can't be done!
The obvious is of course the broken off leg.
I just got my gorilla glue out and let it sit for a day to get a good bond.
All done. It still has a crack in it, but I like it that way. It will give it personality when painted.
The top of the table had a lot of scratches on it, but that is expected.
Oh I also found a desk that same day, but I haven't done anything to that yet.
I used that desk as my legs for the table while I was waiting for the leg to get glued on.
With the three leaves the table came with it gets 96" long.
So I stripped and sanded the table and painted the legs.
And here is the after.
Now because it has been a month since I last posted. I will now show you another before and after.
My neighbor is a handy man that is helping a friend redo and 100 year old house in a nearby city. Some furniture was left in the house and he brought some of it to me!
One item was this antique foot board which I DID take a before picture.
Cross my heart, hope to die kind of promise I took the picture.
And I can't for the life of me find it...GRRRRR
So, Mr. Genius cut the legs off for me.
And this is what it looked like after that.
So that is an almost before picture.
Then I found a Rustoleum spray paint color called Lagoon. Added some chalkboard paint in the middle. Added some hooks and TADA!
It's a coat rack! It's a message board!
So there ya go. Some of the things I have been working on lately. Hope you enjoyed!
I am linking to these parties:
Monday: The DIY Showoff, Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch Tuesday: Tip Junkie, Today's creative Blog ,
House of Grace , Just a Girl Wednesday: Blue Cricket Designs, Domestically Speaking, Someday Crafts Thursday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Chic Cottage Friday: Miss Mustard Seeds, My Romantic Home, Funky Junk Interiors, Shabby Nest, Finger Prints on the Fridge Saturday: Tatortots and Jello, Be Different act normal Sunday: Under the table and dreaming, I heart naptime