Today Peter and I went to Piper Mountain to get our Christmas tree. We probably walked a mile but found our tree. It only took a minute to cut it down and Peter carried it to get it wrapped up.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
It was time. :) After Thanksgiving means time to take out Christmas decorations. I got all festive up in here.
We finally finished the dining room ceiling. It's such a relief to have the room all clean and functional again. Here's some pictures from the project. We wanted to do a wood ceiling but there was a section missing after removing drywall. Good thing about this project was we were able to fix the insulation and make crawl space useable.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Today I had to work so I didn't get to travel south to eat with my family. I was disappointed I didn't get to eat with them but my boyfriend made me a terrific turkey dinner. He may have gone a little overboard but it made me happy.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Today I watched Peyton while Peter was at a parent teacher conference. To keep her occupied I got some washable paints and let her make turkeys. I put a shirt on her to keep her clean. I wasn't that successful with keeping her clean but she seemed to have fun though dinner wasn't ready when Peter got home. She asked me if I was worried but I said no because it's washable paint.
Monday, November 25, 2013
I am not a huge fan of painting...but I love refinishing furniture. My boyfriend teased me when I mentioned about building a painting shed. Okay, maybe I don't need that but would love a paint sprayer. I read a review about the Finish Max Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer here. I wish I had one for the paint job coming up though think it will be me and roller finishing the dining room.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Today I watched the 50th anniversary episode for Doctor Who. It was awesome watching it with a group that loves the show. I got compliments on my Tom Baker scarf.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
We went out tonight to celebrate our anniversary. We had BBQ at this Thirsty Pig in Bangor. I liked the pulled pork and baked beans.
We tried out the new frozen yogurt place Sweet Frog by Walmart. I went over board on toppings. You get to spoon them yourself.
I met Peter at Starbucks so going to make a tradition to go each year. :)
He actually wore the same shirt he wore the day he met me.
He told me he's quite happy just hanging out with me and eating ramen noodles. We probably could have stayed in and ate take out. :)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
My project today. $2 finds from goodwill. Amazed at how nice wood was on desk top. Was fun changing something ugly and worn into something beautiful. :)
I visited the Goodwill Warehouse in Gorham and grabbed these two pieces for a buck apiece. I figured if I didn't like them I'd only be out $2. I thought the desk was cute.
While sanding I found two layers of paint.
I was amazed at the grain of the wood once I was done sanding. I decided to just rough up the legs instead of doing more sanding to get rid of all of the paint.
I did a light coat of summer oak stain and a coat of polyurethane.
The final product. I love the white with natural wood look and the blue chair adds some color. I'd take another shot of it once I have some daylight.