Sunday, August 19, 2007

New (old) Chairs

I've had these café chairs for a few years. They were given to me by my aunt and uncle. They used to be in a Barnes and Noble. They're great little chairs, but we wanted to jazz them up a bit. We found this great oil cloth at Reproduction Fabrics downtown. We got a staple gun and went to town. They look great with the table too.

Happy 1/2 Anniversary!

Friday was our 6 month anniversary and Jim surprised me with these gorgeous flowers at work. Everyone in the office was jealous. They're beautiful, as you can see. We celebrated later that evening by going to see "Superbad". It was hilarious. You must go see it.

Thinking BIG

We decided to go bigger in the garden patch in the back yard. This meant we had to dig up the grass. It wasn't easy, but Clay helped out when he was in town and we got down to it today and finished it up. Holy smokes I can't wait to plant!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

"Fine" Furnishings

Over the past couple of weekends I have built a few pieces of badly needed furniture for the house. I started with a new SportCenter holder (TV stand):

I then moved on to a cocktail and crossword puzzle holder (end table):

My most recent piece is a dining table for the patio. This is the one that has all of us really excited. Since we moved in we have been dining at a 30" square camping table that is extremely wobbly - especially with a 70 pound clutz vizsla hanging out at your feet. I found a great book that details plans for patio furniture and this is my first attempt, I have to say it turned out pretty good. Now I just have to pick the perfect meal for its inauguration.

During all this carpentry mayhem we also found strings of lights to hang above the patio. The ambiance feels, exactly, like Italy. 95% of my experience with Italy is from watching Godfather II.

I am not sure what is next. Brother Clay is on his way into town tonight, perhaps he will build a chaise lounge or gazebo.

It was recently brought to my attention (thanks to AV) that anyone wishing to post a comment here must first open a google account. I am not sure why this was the case, but it is now fixed and any and all of you can comment away. I probably check the blog 25 times a day hoping in vain that someone has posted a comment. Now I know why you have all been so quiet. We cannot wait to hear what more of you have to say!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Bill's Girlfriend

This is Bill with his girlfriend, Eva. They are totally in love.

Eva belongs to our friends Josh and Kiza.