Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Buffet That I Can't Let Go

A few posts ago I told you about a buffet that I took off of a co-workers hands.  I went back and forth on colors and finally went with my gut and chose an bright imperial red.  Red normally is not my go to color but I really wanted this piece to stand out because I was going to be putting it in my booth.

It took me two weekends to  finish it because I initially thought I would go white... It was cute but after I attempted to use a dark brown stain but it reminded me of a piece of 80's furniture. Not pleasant.

What made me finally go with my gut was a sale on drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby.   They were $1 each.  Geez.  Why don't they just give them away... I sat on the floor at HL for an hour playing with all of them and left the store with 35 knobs.  Yes.  35.

The buffet is now nestled in my booth until someone decides it's for them and their home.  Honestly, if it doesn't go for a while I am OK with that because it looks so dang pretty.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kinsleys First Birthday Party

I worked on a first birthday party for Miss Kinsley all summer and the photos are finally available! Heather from Artistic Images by Heather captured the moment perfectly.  Everything turned out great.

I picked flowers from her grandparents yard and then a few from my neighbors the day of and arranged them in my ball jars for the tables.

The ribbon garland and pennants  were both ideas from Pinterest and we bought the highchair off of Craigslist from a lady in Denver.

The lemonade stand was a joint effort between her dad, Kevin, and myself.  He printed the plans off Pinterest and made it and then I painted it.

Miss Kinlseys great-grandmother made her cakes.  She flew them all the way from Georgia to Colorado.  We all know its hard to bake with this altitude!

Our friend Britney made the to-die-for chalkboard art.

Have I mentioned that I am becoming a pro when it comes to making party hats?  I used scrapbook paper and hot glue over pre-made party hats from The Dollar Tree.  Ribbon scraps from JoAnns were glued around the bottom edges and then I made poms poms for the top.