Monthly Archives: October 2010

the man, the myth, the legend

We will be spending our Halloween listening to the sweet sounds of this amazing American singer-songwriter. YES! His catalog is so huge hopefully he will play a few of the songs I know and love.

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ramblings #2

10 things of note

1. Future hubby and I have decided on our Honeymoon destination…drum roll please…San Fransisco! We just have to put in our request with the time share company. More on that later.

2. I am in the process of designing my third save the date option. I think this one will be my favorite when all is said and done. But who knows I probably thought that about the other two I designed.

3. We are meeting with our pastor at the beginning of next month to start the pre-marital process. We are both really excited about this part of the wedding planning 🙂

4. In non-wedding news, I now have curtains and some new pillows in my living room, my apartment is looking more like an adult lives there with each passing week.  Photos to come soon.

5. Next project…finally recovering my thrifted dining room chairs. I found a fabric I love…now I just need to purchase it and commandeer my father’s staple gun.

6. I’m already counting the days until Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping with my cousins. I do understand that time has to be split equally once I get married  but this is a tradition that will be hard for me to break.

7. I got to visit this girl this weekend, we had a blast hitting the outlet mall, playing with her niece and nephews and enjoying the beautiful weather. Thank goodness she is back in the midwest!

8. I may be developing an addiction to Trader Joe’s Vanilla Cinnamon Black Tea. It’s delicious you should try it.

9. I’m test driving navy blue nail polish this week. I can’t quite decide how I feel about it.

10. I fell off the Grey’s Anatomy bandwagon last year. However I  have found myself catching up on last season’s episodes on Netflix. Curse you Netflix streaming.

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the reveal

to fully understand why my nightstand search had been going on for months you must understand a few things.

This is the night stand situation I was dealing with. Yes it is an old stool, super cute for a make-shift side table but unsuitable for a night stand. Where could I put my TV remotes? My bedside reading? It all ended up on the floor next to the stool.

So for months I have searched every thrift store and even was tempted by some night stands a TJ Maxx but I could not cough up $80 for such a small piece of furniture (that would cost more than my dresser and mirror)

And then the day before my birthday I found this  lovely night stand at my local goodwill. She was in rough shape. Water stained top with what appeared to be spilled nail polish, some of the legs had some chew marks on them. But she was SOLID wood so I knew she could be re-fabbed fairly easily.

Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

After

Love Love Love IT!

Price Breakdown:

Night Stand – $9.99
Sand Paper – $2.99
Wood Stain- $3.99
Polyurethane- $3.99
Cream Paint – Free (on hand from my apartment painting — my father rolled his eyes when I told him I was using the leftover paint from my walls.)

Grand Total- $20.96

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