19 Sep

lounge chairs

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So a few weeks back my dad came over and helped me add a lattice fence on the side of my house and helped me arranged me a few trees and bird feeders. Since then I kinda got the wood working bug!So it started out that my son Linux and I decided to build a lounge chair. We looked on pinterest and found this sample plan so we went with it.Pic from original pinterest post which is a blog post on remodelaholic.com done by Amy over at hertoolbelt.com

It took us 2 days to finish the bench but that is because we started late with getting the wood and missing supplies. We are quite proud on how it turned out. Not bad for our first build if I can say so myself.:)

See our progress below!

18 Sep
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a few weeks back I was looking on marketplaces on Facebook and saw an add for a free dresserI had been wanting to make a vanity dresser for my teenage daughter, so I went ahead and scooped it up.Being I am a dyi addict I had a lot different projects I needed to work on so it spent the summer on my back porch.this week I had a family member visiting and we wanted to stay outside so I decided to tackle the desk.I started by using a bit of paint striper to remove some of the previous colors this desk has been over the years.I removed light turquoise, white and brown stain.after letting the paint striper do its thing I went ahead and got to standing.I LOVE sanding things, it’s an obsession of mines . I used 3 different Sanders to achieve a fabulous light wood grain.originally my daughter wanted it solid white so I filled the one crack and let that dry.I was however able to talk her into doing a white wash instead so I had to resand the top.We decided to do the inside of the drawers a bright blue to match a wall in her room.Several with was coat and a clear coat later and this is our finished product.As I was shopping the thrift stores for a vvanity mirror to put on her desk I stumbled upon this cute little bench that fit perfect.it did have an ugly fabric so I redid the ccushion ( using fabric from a cushion I purchased at Michael’s) and of course sanded it and patinted it to match the rest of the desk!the inside is backwards but oh well lesson learned for next time.

18 Sep

Crochet Superhero Inspired hat and fingerless gloves

hat and fingerless crochet set

Wow so as I was writing many post today so I can finally get some of my projects up on my blog I realized that I really do love to crochet for other people HAHAH.

At work we do a secret Santa exchange every year ( well this was the 2nd year) I was excited when I got match with this geek girl at work. I knew she likes video games and super heroes and such and when her favorite included red, yellow and black it was super easy to come up with this combo.

I saw this pattern on the Red Heart website a few years back and always wanted to make the hat but I could never figure out who would be willing to wear such a hat. until Fanny came along that is =-)

For the gloves I followed this simple pattern from The Hippy Hooker. It was quite a simple project to make and I think it turned out looking great.

 

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