Friday, July 24, 2009


Well hello!

So I’ve caved, I’m finally going to give the world of blogging a try. I read a lot of blogs and enjoy them all thoroughly and have finally decided to create my own online repository for things I like and any happenings in my little world as I live far from my family and many of my friends out here in Seattle. I’ve never been good at keeping at diary or journal so who knows how well I’ll be able to hold this together but here goes!

Weekend projects – part 1

I have a number of weekend projects lined up for my and the hubs and he is no doubt pumped…

The first of the projects is the refinishing of a bed frame I bought off of craiglists for $75 (photos to follow). We have a double bed in our spare bedroom for guests in the last several months have had the privilege and delight of receiving visits from Jane, my parents, my sister Beth and her friend Angie and Amy. While the current bed frame has served us well, it’s a bit of the wonky side of life and takes up quite a bit of space in the room. Both the new and old bed frames are relics of days gone by – the old frame has a nice Bed knobs and Broomsticks feel to it and I do like the warm feeling the brass adds to the room but its wonkiness is getting to be a bit much. The new frame is an old hospital bed, actually I don’t know if it was ever used in a hospital, but it does look like one you see in an old black n’ white movie and is made of cast iron. I really like it’s simple lines and it is considerably less bulky than the current one. The new frame will be getting a fresh coat of white spray paint and as neither of us have ever spray painted before – fingers crossed – it turns out nicely!

The second project is the refinishing of our kitchen/dining/junk-collecting/catch-all table! Its current colour is that rather unpleasant early 1990s yellow/blonde oak – yuck! Moreover, no matter how much I wipe it down, there are permanent grey streaks from god-only-knows-what that became caked on there during my husband’s bachelorhood. We will be changing the table from beechwood blonde/yellow to a rich light brown and staining the chairs a darker shade of brown to create some contrast. My inspiration for this change comes from a picture of our table I found online and of course now I can't find it to save my life!

And the third project is staining a wood bench we just inherited from my friend Tracy. She no longer had use for the cute bench at her new place and we knew it would find a good home with us.

So, a big weekend ahead! And the weather here is suppose to be lovely 26-28C/mid-80sF! And top it all off, on Sunday on I have Skype date with the lovely Sarah! Yay! :)


  1. woohoo! I've added you to my Google Reader and as a link on my blog. Can't wait to see some pictures of your hard work.

    P.S. Great to see/speak to you tonight!

  2. Yay! Welcome to our world. I will also add you to Google Reader.

    I didn't know you had Skype! We should totally do dates too since I don't think my e-mail are going through. Let me know what times work for you. I'm free Monday through Sunday, 8 am to 7:59 am.