Have you Seen...?

{Above image from Williams Sonoma website}
Williams Sonoma has a new segment of their website called Agrarian with all sorts of cool stuff on it for those who like to do things themselves :)

Hello Motivation... I'm so glad you're back.

It was another weekend of projects. Considering it took my motivation almost 3 weeks from refinishing one measly night stand to recover, it came back with a vengeance!
I attempted to finish the other night stand table, but after sanding for 30 minutes it looked like the picture below.   So I put that project aside and added some finish stripper to my shopping list for the next project weekend.
I decided to re-finish my husband's dresser instead. I had hoped that by just painting the drawers white that it would look good and I wouldn't have to paint the whole thing.  So wrong. The whole thing definitely needs to be white, the end result isn't the best, as you can see below.

SOOoooo another unfinished project. The hardware is pretty though, huh?









Thank you.


Susan Cain's Ted Talks on the Power of Introverts

The Kegerator













My husband worked hard the past couple of weekends converting a mini-fridge to a kegerator.  Soon he'll have homebrew on tap.  Its every guys dream :)  One day we'll have a man cave for it to go in, but for now its in the dining room...

What Kind of Tree is this??




It looks like its blooming pink gumballs!

Have You Shopped Mod Cloth?


If you're a fan of Anthropologie, but hate their prices - you may want to check it out!  They have lots of cute dresses (new ones pop up everyday) at reasonable price, along with other clothes and accessories.  I bought the above dress yestterday - fingers crossed it looks good when it gets here!  Since its online only, you take a chance when you order - but there's free returns, so what's the harm!  Shop away!

New Tunes


I found this while perusing Black Eiffel and am loving it.  Its cool and relaxed but also a little Reggae.  Check out Wild Belle.

Weekend Project - Day 2



The amazing view out our bedroom window at the moment.  Also part of what's making me sneeze, but I'll suffer for the view.







This is what happens when you play ball too close to the newly planted herbs


I'm happy to report that nothing eventful happened  Sunday, except that I finished 1 of 2 nightstands and I got a good run in :)

Cute Find


I've posted stuff from this girl before, but I thought this new item in her Etsy shop was really cute!  They're handmade ceramic garden markers that you can write on.  I like her because she's from Columbus, Ohio too. 

My Weekend Project





This weekend I started stripping one of the night stands  I found at the flea market.  I have high ambitions to re-finish not only the two nightstands, but also a dresser, our living room end tables & the coffee tables.  We'll see how much of that actually happens this summer :)

I think I over did it with the sanding.  I probably didn't need to get almost every spec of paint off - especially since it was white paint, but I'm learning.  My back is killing me this morning!  I hope to get it painted today and then do the other table next weekend. 

The other table is teal, so I really may have to get all of the existing paint off of that one so that it doesn't translate through the new white paint I plan to use. 

I feel awfully domesticated this weekend.  I bought a sewing machine and had my mom teach me how to use it while she was here.  She came up with a little zippered bag I could make out of fabric memo's I have lying around.  I tried my hand at my own on Friday night and its just ok... I got the thread knotted on the back several times.  Hopefully I get the hang of it!  I bought some Indian silk while in Kuwait and I'm determined to make big oversized pillows out of them, but don't even want to touch the fabric, in fear of ruining it, until I get a little better at the sewing machine! 

I also bought a couple more plants and spent some time in the yard with General yesteryday.  I have 5 new potted plants and I think that will be it for now since it might frost tonight.  Its supposed to be 80 degrees today, but frost tonight.... what sesnse does that make?  Maybe it'll help my allergies though, because I'm really struggling.

LAST, my husband had a pretty impressive project of his own this weekend.  I'll share those pictures soon!

Happy Weekend!