Sunday, April 25, 2010

Master Furniture

This was original a light soft oak stain. It was beautiful but we were interested in something darker. So I of course got to work. This project seemed to last forever! I had a dresser with 9 drawers, a night stand, a desk, a chair and a mirror. Oh, I was pretty darn excited when it was done!

Caleb's dresser

This was Eric and I second project. This was originally a dark a cherry stain. We decided to make it lighter. For the knobs, I went to Michaels and purchased wooden cutouts, painted them and outlined the paint with a black permanent marker. Eric drilled a hole in the middle and placed them behind the knobs. I don’t have a picture of the dresser beforehand.

Madeline's Dresser

I was originally going for a soft oak stain but ended up painting it white which I really like. For the knobs, I used fake flowers behind the wooden balls that I painted white. The colors in the flowers bring out the colors in her bedspread. This dresser is especially special due to it being passed down in the family.

Before Picture

Finished Piece

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


We decided to stay home from church this year. Eric explained the resurrection to the children and it was lovely hearing him lead the children in this understanding. The Easter bunny made a stop here and it was all we could do to get the kids in some clothing before going out doors. We had a nice day at home, did a couple of crafts, dyed Easter eggs and had a amazing lunch at Sho-gun. The kids love to eat hard boiled eggs and after dyeing them they only lasted about 3 hours and they were all gone.

April 2nd – Turing 3

Madeline birthday was on Friday so we decided to make her a special breakfast… her choosing… chocolate chip pancakes. We sang her happy b-day and then she open family gifts.

Madeline 3rd Birthday Party

As many people know Madeline just loves princesses. So we put a princess party on for her. I even dressed up for her. The kids made tiaras and the boys crowns. We played a parachute game with a king size sheet. Madeline loved the princess cake I made for her and truly enjoyed opening all of her gifts.

Mommy and daughter matching… Cinderella’s

Madeline loved her princess cake! Can you tell?