Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Before and After - Sidetable

Yes I have FINALLY finished my sidetable, I'm so excited to have it done and actually in the house been used and not sitting out in the rain for the spiders to play in.
It took a while to finally finish but during that time I did change my mind about stains, wallpapers etc
I just love timber and how a drab piece of furniture just needs some TLC of stain, varnish and paint and Da Dahaaaa you have put life back into it :)
Here is the before photo of the side table again:

I spent a longtime sanding and gluing the wood veneer back on, I was hoping to have a lovely timber unit but the veneer on the door and drawers couldn't be saved. So I decided to be brave and Wallpaper the doors and add some colour paint to the drawers. Im so glad I did I loved the whole wallpaper shopping, not the gluing though.
And now the after photos:
 It fits perfectly in the house, from the road side to my loving living room

 I love how the stain/varnish brought the timber back to life, I just adore the colour

 All the handles where attached, I didn't want to add new ones as the old style seemed to fit perfectly. Just a quick scrub and spray paint and they look as good a new.

I'm excited to give this side table a new home and secretly excited that it's road side collection again in our area, I wonder what I can find this time. Not sure the hubby will be too happy with another cabinet in the carport.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pinterest challenge

While over at one of my favourite blogs a few weeks ago, I spotted this pinterest challenge they created for there mates. So true how we can spend hours pinning away, cause there is so much amazing inspirational things out there in the big wide web, yet not do any off them (well I know I don't)
But the challenge is to actually do something that you have pinned.
Yep just do it (like Nike). So I did.
My first one was this;

Yes cleaning my Microwave, and it worked. No chemicals in site oh and no photo to show of my finished product, haha Im just proud I actually did a challenge and have a clean microwave too.

It did get me inspired to do more, my next one was this:

Photos of bubba being one and yes I have lots, maybe too many photo.
Our little fun photo shoot down at the park, bubba showing of her new trick; walking.

Mr Chicken

Finally my bubba enjoys sitting with me to read a book. It so cute, she has her little finger ready to point at anything and everything. She love old McDonald's farm, animals are always a hit.
But the favourite for the month is Mr chicken goes to Paris, I spotted it at the library it looked funny and it is.

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris
Now to hide it for the day or she will want to read it over and over. We love Mr Chicken but not that much.
I do know two little girls living in Paris at the moment who will love it, thankfully Book depository have it yippee, Im sure they will love a surprise gift from the Aunt in the post.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Insecure mum

Insecure is a word that I seem to describe myself with, not that people who know me would use it.
As a new mum it pops up in my head more often than I like, thankfully a friend mentioned this blog a while ago and scrolling through it I found this, why you can't afford to be an insecure mum 

Side table makeover

Finally this Side table which was saved from the verge rubbish collection is now finally getting some love.
It been a long time coming, I mean this blob was going to be an amazing before and after blog showing all these amazing pieces of furniture that I've saved from the tip and turned into treasure.

My Hubby can tell you I'm defiantly saving a lot of pieces but not turning them into treasure, just yet.
It's a start and Im getting excited about this piece getting finished, my deadline is to have it in the house before my mum gets home from her big trip OS, that leaves me with 3 1/2 weeks, sounds like a lot but with the cold weather and very active bub there is very little time left.

Here is a BEFORE shot of my Sidetable:

and a progress shot, adding lots of colour and Im loving it.
I can't wait to see this finished, It's like my little baby, not that I would want a 2 year pregnancy.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Better late than never

May in June, it a nice blend I say.
Time to finally finish these photos, Photo a day in May.
YES I did take them but I got too slack to actually post them up here.
So here goes, up to number:
19. A favourite place - the local park

20. Something you can't live without - coffee in my new coffee machine (for my birthday today)

21.where you stand - cold

22. Pink

23. Technology

24. Something new -  kates bike seat

25. something unusual

26. Time 

27. Something sweet - this smile

28. weather today - I admit no photo today but it Perth WA, there is always a blue sky no matter if it's cold, wet or windy :)

29. A number - One! Kates 1st birthday

30. My Personality - I like to be silly and have fun - old photo, its been on facebook so it will be stuck in the big wide net forever so why not here too :) (up in the Alps)

31. Something Beautiful - not a photo from May but it is a beautiful thing to see this for the first time


Monday, June 18, 2012

birthday decorations

I was also busy making some pom poms.
Fun and so easy to make, and so cheap a $1 pack of tissue paper makes one of these big fluffy balls of fun.
I just watch a you-tube tutorial for a quick understanding of how easy it was.
And here they are;
  fold tissue paper like this

 an artistic close up, to look all arty

 the finished pom poms
No actual birthday shots from the day, to caught up in the excitment.

birthday cake making

I have been a bit slack with my blogging, not even finishing my May a day photo challenge. I did take the photos now to up load them before June.

Anyway, here is why I was busy in May, my bubba turned 1, which meant the start of making kids birthday cakes, sounds fun and creative. But I soon realised I have a lot to learn, luckily she won't remember her cakes till maybe 5yrs old? I have time to improve.

  The Balloon birthday cake
The idea came from this fine young graphic designer here

Hip horrah

yum yum yum in my tum

Sunday, May 27, 2012

18. Photo a day in May

18. Something I've made - proud of making this solid silver bracelet, it makes me want to get into jewellery designing again and get creative

16. 17. Photo a day in May

16. What I'm reading now - a great present to receive, a subscription to a great mag

17. Snack - yum yum to cadbury chocolate

15. Photo a day in May

15. Love

14. Photo a day in May

14. Grass

13. photo a day in May

13. Mum - mums the word, extra special when it is your first one

10. 11. 12. Photo a day in May

10. A favourite word

11. Kitchen - busy cooking up a storm or more like bubba's 1st birthday cake

12. Something that makes me happy - hearing the laughter of kids

9. Photo a day in May

9. Something l do everyday... And don't enjoy

8. Photo a day in May

8. A smell you adore... Reminds me of flowers and travel

7. Photo a Day in May

I'm a little behind with my blogging of photos but I have been taking them, so time to upload.

7. Someone that inspires you - my Opa, he was one amazing man.
Funny, humble, listener, encourager, gentleman; there just a few words that come to me when I think of him.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

6th Photo a day in May

6. You (me as a bubba)