Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Our front door is decked out for Halloween this year complete with wreath and jack-o'-lantern!  The candy is ready for trick or treaters so hopefully we'll have a few come by! :)

Cake baking adventure!

Be sure to check out the Kitchen Creations page to see the cake I made for my nephew's birthday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dining a la Mug Shot!

Bryan was out of town working for two weeks and when he came home our new dining room was waiting for him!  What a surprise!   I made the dining room table out of two wine racks from World Market and the table top was something I put together with supplies from Home Depot.  I took 3 long planks, connected them underneath with smaller pieces of wood, then stained the table top, weathered it with sandpaper and a screwdriver (there is probably a tool for that?) and finally laquered the entire top with 2 coats before applying it to the wine rack legs. For the lighting I took mason jars from Target and put small candles inside which I think look really neat all lit up on the shelves...also from Target!  The chairs are super cool and from IKEA...they even rock slightly which is a great little feature.  The painting is a Rylie Caldwell special and it certainly provided the shock value I was looking for when he walked in the door!  When I did the painting I thought it would be clever and a conversation piece.  I didn't plan on it looking like a cow mug shot!!  Haha...I laughed so hard hanging this up on the wall.  It will definitely be interesting to see what our guests have to say about it until we change it up!

Under Construction

Before our renovation projects....