Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FInished Projects and Heat

(I don't know why this is underlined ... sorry)

I could be classified as a garbage digger. I really feel one man's trash is another man's treasure. Sometimes it is just trash and sometimes it just needs a little inspiration. Most of my clothes are second hand, and some furniture too. There is a dump not too far from us that has a salvage yard. We picked up this picnic table and chairs for a very small donation and I planned to refinish them. I FINALLY FINISHED!! It is not the job of a perfectionist, but I think it is pretty darn good for my first job ... and I love them!!

BEFORE

AFTER
I was THRILLED to discover this in the front yard!!!!
I am AMAZED by this plant. I have a bit of a green thumb, but I have to say that this is a miracle plant!! I bought this beautiful poinsettia plant before Christmas and loved it. I watered the plant for the last time on December 17, 2009. We left for vacation on December 18, 2009 fully expecting the plant to be dead when I got back. We came home and sure enough the plant had no leaves and some of the stems were brown. I wasn't surprised, BUT imagine my shock when a couple days later there were some new leaves growing. I thought to myself "ok ... lets see what happens. This poinsettia plant sits in a dark corner, sits by a cold entrance, and I have literally haven't watered it since December 17, 2009!!!! Look at how it is thriving!!!!! Now it is just an experiment to see what happens if I continue to ignore it!!!
Landon wanted to be held all day long. He DID NOT want to be put down at all! I had some MAJOR overhaul on my house and ended up carrying around the moose like this ALL DAY LONG. He was as happy as can be and just kicked his legs constantly. This was a much better alternative to the screaming leech that was continually attaching himself to my leg. My back is yelling at me, but I am so happy to have been able to make Landon happy.

I am in love with these pictures ... can anyone guess why???


7 comments:

Lisa said...

good job on the refinishing. Can't you put him in a walker or something to follow you around? Be careful about your back.

Lisa said...

P.S. And I'm thrilled that you and some of my other children learned from some of my lessons of redo, remake & reuse :)

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

nope, if I wasn't holding him he was SCREAMING!!!!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I love getting older furniture and redoing it... I already have big plans for a bunch of stuff me and Trevor have in our apartment. Yours turned out great!
I think I notice the NAIL POLISH on EVAN! hahahaha
And I am not sure about Landon, could be that is looks like he is close to walking! or the chargers jersey! haha :)

Peter and Mandy said...

Very cute pictures!

Fred ... said...

I love the picture of yourself in the window. That was funny. It looks like spring has reached Calgary. The leaves are starting bud out. Hurray for summer. Good job on the table and chairs.

Fred ... said...

I think you need to name your Poinsettia "Lazarus".