People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Random pictures....I love all of their expressions.

There was a spot in the grass outside that was just dirt and would fill up with mud every morning after it was watered. The kids would get into it a little, but this day I turned my back for a minute and it got a little crazy. We have this cute black boy in our court that is Regan's age. Regan calls over to me and said, "Look mama, we look like Isaiah"! So funny.
They had so much fun until it was time to clean up. I got the hose out of the laundry room and sprayed them down. They ran away and started stripping down. We were the only ones outside at the time until they got naked. Then all the mom's came back from lunch at the park with their kids and saw me trying to chase two naked girls around the court. HarDy hAr HaR....go ahead and laugh. I haven't been that humiliated in a long time. It gets better. One of the moms called the grounds people to come and put grass in 'cause we are all sick of our kids getting dirty in the mud pit. A week later the girls and I are coming back from a walk and they are just finishing up putting in the grass. I tell them thank you 'cause the kids keep getting into it. He said, "No problem. We heard about a couple of kids getting covered head to toe in it and running around naked." Yup, those would be mine.....they're famous.
Just a few of the many projects I've been working on lately. I got this little cabinet for $5 and painted it a pretty turquoise color. Alot of the things I've been refinishing have really nice detailing and curve so I want to try my hand at glazing but haven't gotten the stuff yet.

My kitchen chairs used to be old office chairs that were really bulky.....comfy, but bulky and they had to go. They were driving me nuts. So one of the chairs showed up by the dumpster and I snagged it. The other two I got at D.I. for $5 each. A little sanding and painting and tadi-freakin'-da. I have a cute set of chairs. I'm on the hunt for one more that I'm going to paint a green color that Jason is going to hate. Pretty sure of it, but that's ok. I needed to jazz up my kitchen a little bit. I'm pulling the colors from an Americana picture I have in the kitchen.
The girls fight over who gets to sit in which chair. Usually the blue one. Jason likes the yellow one for the butt contours on it. (Very ergonomic :) I like the red one.....just because.

Now for the moment you've all been waiting for...

.........and after!!
I made the cushions using yummy Amy Butler fabric. The ottoman is done except the cushion. Didn't feel like making it.....still don't.

Unfortunately I don't have room for this in my abode, so I am going to be selling her. If interested let me know:)


Ashley said...

Great job on all of the chairs. I really love the way your kitchen is turning out!

Brandon & Keia Blake said...

wow those are some cute chairs. I need to do something like that! My kitchen chairs are black folding chairs! I love the rocker too it seriously looks brand new! LOVE IT!
And the girls covered in mud is pretty darn cute! My mom said you guys are coming down today so hopefully I will get to see you!!! We could go to the DI and find some old furninture to finish!

Aunt Tiff said...

Ok Seriously can you get anymore talented?!!! You are amazing!! Love all the pics, especially the ones of the mud...and your chairs are AMAZING!!!

ps...i just now noticed the sign on the side of your blog that says 'a clean house is a sign of a wasted life!'...not sure how long its been there but all I can say is that I needed it today...made me feel a LOT better!

Skousen Seven said...

You are so SUPER DUPER TALENTED!!!!! I love what you have done with your kitchen!!!! If I had room, I would snatch the chair too:(
Autumn told me about the girls getting so muddy! She had so much fun with them!! Good for them for being the reason you are getting grass in, everyone should throw them a party:)

The Waites said...

LOL!!!!! Regan comes up with the funniest stuff! I love the pic of them covered in mud, even if it did get a bit embarrassing for you! I agree with Wendy, they should be throwing them a party! ;) All your projects look awesome! You are my talent idol and always have been! How much are you selling the chair for??? Anyway hope you're doing good! I think about you all the time!!!

Becky and the Boys said...

I love the mud story - at least it's not me for once! I always imagine little girls being so demure and not like my boys, but if I ever had girls, I'd probably still be in for it. At least you took pictures. I am STUNNED by your handiwork! Did you take the old upholstery off the rocker/ottoman, or just put the new stuff on over it? You are so talented! I love the wood chairs too! Good for you, Girl!


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures of your muddy kids, looks like they had a lot of fun and all the facial expressions...priceless. They sure have a lot of personality. You did a great job on your furniture, I love doing that stuff. I just have redone 3 end tables and finished them but I didn't take befores or afters... dang it!! Call us when you come down to visit, it would be good to see you.