Saturday, December 10, 2011

A New Dining Table!

So you remember how I was saying how much I wanted a breakfast nook? Only this would be the dining nook- because my house is tiny :) Well... I told my husband and he said he would help me! 

...So a couple weeks ago I sold my kitchen table... and chairs. 
 They were fine but I needed a square table to do what I have envisioned so the pretty thing had to go.

I put them on the KSL classifieds and they sold for $200. They sold a little sooner than I had expected so we have been living without a table and chairs which is no big deal since we usually sit at the kitchen counter anyway. But I would like to throw an after Christmas dinner party and a table is kind of needed for that. 

So I searched for a couple of days and found the PERFECT table. I know I use caps a lot when I am excited but honestly- I'm not using my caps loosely here! It's PERFECT! 
I picked it up for $100 (well actually my sweet, sweet hubby did)

So here's the beaut (Don't mind my disastrous garage!)
This is what I have planned for her:

This is a table from Ballard 

This one is from Sears
Both of these tables retailed for around $1,000-1,200. 
No thank you! Once I'm finished with this project I'm thinking I will be in it around $350 and the money from my table and chairs that I already sold will offset that cost. 
I also snagged some vintage chairs that are going to need a LOT of work but they will be perfect for the table when I finally finish them. Pictures will come in a later post of those so check back soon! This project is going to be done within the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


(This picture made me laugh, I thought it would be appropriate given the nature of my blog)

It's been long overdue, a post! I have been extremely ill these last few weeks, actually these last 6 weeks to be exact. Yes, I've had the dreaded 'Morning Sickness'. Except that this is not just morning but it's also; mid morning, noon, afternoon, evening and night... I'm sure you get it. 
It's been around the clock.
I'm not meaning to complain because we are extremely excited! 
       James (2 1/2) is also excited- he will make a great big brother! We told the family on Thanksgiving with this shirt I made for James.

I am just about out of my first trimester so hopefully this sickness starts to let up. I have been so exhausted from nausea and vomiting that I have had zero energy to tackle the projects that I have lined up- which is going to be awesome when I get to them but for now I am trying to take it easy. I just wanted to let all of my followers know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I'm just growing a little human! :)