Monday, August 27, 2012

Dresser Redo

On one Saturday two summers ago, I hit up an estate sale and came home with some pretty good finds: 2 wine racks, a watering can for flowers (which have long since died), and a dresser.  The dresser, I remember, was $10.  I gave the family the money and came back with Leni and the truck a few hours later to pick the dresser up.  

Ever since that time, the dresser has rested in the room that later became Josh's room.  It was functional, but didn't match anything in the room.  I didn't really care, because it was the good price and the functionality that pleased me.  Recently, however, I saw a picture of a piece of furniture online that inspired me to re-paint the one we had.  So after a trip to the hardware store for paint and new hardware, I got down to business.

Dresser painting: done

Painting the drawers (bulk of time)

Leni helped a little bit here and there, which was great.  I worked on this off and on for about a week but considering all the drying times, etc, it probably would have been about a day and a half job if there hadn't been a baby involved, but that's cool.  I definitely learned a lot and wouldn't be opposed to another project like this in the future.

Keep It Real!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Post Olympic Thoughts

  • What's up with competition attire not being red white and blue for the US?  Purple gymnastics leotards?  
  • Many congratulations to Michael Phelps, his coaches and family on his medals.  To be honest though, I actually don't like when people say he is the Greatest Olympian of All Time.  I tend to prefer Most Decorated.  I'm still having trouble getting over his lack of humility during interviews the last two weeks, which, for me, is part of "greatness".  It's still an absolutely incredible feat that deserves recognition.
  • Having DVR REVOLUTIONIZED how I watch the Olympics!
  • Rules for eligibility regarding the all-around in gymnastics are BS.
  • Synchronized diving should be limited only to identical twins
  • Women shot putters frighten me.  FRIGHTEN me.
  • It is amusing to me that the female beach volleyball players from Brazil have "Bra" written across the chests of their outfits.
Days until the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: 543....FAR too many.

Keep It Real!