Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Picture Game

We call all thank Heather for providing me with today's blogging motivation -- a picture game.


I, for one, love a good game. So, here are the rules:


1. Open the 4th picture folder on your computer.

2. Open the 4th picture and post it on your blog.

3. Explain the picture.

4. Tag people to do the same



Here it is, folks, picture #4 in the 4th folder:






Since one of the rules is that I have to "explain the picture" I guess now is as good of a time as any to show off my last project.


This is a before picture of the little table and chairs that I bought off of Craigslist for $15 a couple weeks before moving. At the time J was none too happy with my purchase, seeing as it was "more crap" for him to move (his words, not mine). However, since my little rehab, I'd say he's changed his tune a bit. Ready for the during and after pics?


During, primed with a coat of magnetic paint on top:




And after:






Please excuse the quality of these pics and the lack of light, as I don't have one of those fancy-shmancy cameras.


While I was making a mess attempting creativity I went to work on some old bar stools, too. I'd been craving some color in our kitchen (I think the dark cabinets tend to make the room feel dark), so I thought I'd have a little fun. Here are the before's and after's of that project:



Before:







After:




They are fun for now, but I can see myself getting tired of them soon. But, that's the great part...when you're cheap like me and spend next to nothing on projects it's no biggie to change your mind. Oh, I also made that chalk board hanging on the wall. It was a $6, unfinished mirror from Michaels that I spray painted with chalkboard paint and left over bar stool paint. I'm cheap, remember?


Ok, rule #4 says to "tag" others. So...Chandra, Alicia, Jenni, Kendra, Liz, Jen, Jess, Chelsea, Carissa, Johanna (there's a good chance I just spelled your name wrong -- sorry!), Casey, Megan, and Kelly...you're it!


6 comments:

Jodi said...

This was fun! I really do love your bar stools (table & chairs, too, but I can't actually sit in them without risking breakage -- me or the chairs!)

The Lynam's said...

Woohoooo!!! Who knew a game was all the motivation you needed? I LOVE your projects! I can't wait until Keelyn is old enough for me to do something with chalkboard paint for her!

The Lynam's said...

Also, being the great stalker that I am, I see in the pic of your after barstools your infamous Magic bullet, as well as what could possibly be the shnazzy bib you also blogged about. Like I said, I'm a great stalker :)

Kendra ;) said...

MARTHA! You are awesome! Where do you find the time??

3 under 2 said...

Great projects. I might have to use some of those ideas.
I finally got around to posting my picture.
Joanna

Kelli said...

Who knew there was chalkboard paint?? How cool!!! Love the project ideas!

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