Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My coffee table refinish

I refinishe our coffee table. It was a labor of love. I should look up a before, but i'm being lazy right now :) I just love how it turned out. It took over 5 months to finish so i am proud of the fact that it is done (oh and i did have a baby in those 5 months...)

It was the first time i have ever refinished something and i was constantly ordering a new product or back to the store to make it exactly how i wanted. I learned SOOOO much. Refinishing is a TON of work but it's really fun. And for solid hardwood construction we would have paid a heck of a  lot more...especially since the table was free to us from my parents.

I am sure it will get destroyed again slowly by my boys, but then I will redo it again. My next refinishing will be our kitchen table and then our new TV stand. The only hard thing about refinishing pieces you use is that you can't use them while you refinish. Hopefully I will be faster with those other pieces! :)

Crochet Gifts

A friend of mine found out last fall that her (at the time) 5 month old son had cancer. And not a good cancer. A very bad form of Leukemia. It broke my heart. I really wanted to be able to help, but i knew that being 1,000 miles away would make it really hard to do much. So my husband and I decided we wanted to send them a few small gifts. Nothing too much. But one thing i really wanted was to make something for all the kids. They have 4 little kids all under 5. Yikes, right?! Luckily they are now close to family so that is amazing. 

This all happened over a month ago, but i'm slow at blogging! haha The snowman hat was for the little boy with cancer. He looked really really cute. I was just happy to be able to do something...

Their two year old is just a few days younger than Eldon, our two year old. So i made him a football hat. It wasn't perfect and it had a lot of issues, but i did my best. And i think it looks good enough :)

I love making crowns. And my boys love crowns. They are always jealous when i make them for someone else. My friend has two girls about 5 and 4 and I thought they needed crowns. Every girl needs a crown! So i made two crowns. The pink one was manipulated by me into a new pattern and i like how it turned out! Yay!

I sure hope they like all of them! I just wanted to do something :)