"...In the dance of sun and water and sky. In the faces of the people who need us most and of the people we most need. In the smell of breakfast cooking on a charcoal fire. Who knows where we will find Him or whether we will recognize Him if we do? Who knows anything even approaching the truth of who He really was? But my prayer is that we will all of us find Him somewhere, somehow, and that He will give us something of his life to fill our emptiness, something of his light to drive back our dark"
-The Great Dance -Frederick Buechner

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Whoopsie... forgot about the blog for awhile:)

My blog-less summer/fall hasn't meant we haven't been doing anything around here.

Theme song for the summer was "The green grass grew all around."  We seeded a whole lot of grass and thankfully it actually all came in... super thick and green and awesome.  We were stoked.  I don't have a pic but you can imagine.  We had to mow that sucker like 10 times this summer (that might be a slight exaggeration but we mowed it lots)

I am always more of a fan of inside projects even though the fact that we got lots of trim and fascia done on the outside of the house is awesome:)

Nels kicked the summer inside projects off by doing our kitchen back splash for me for my birthday.  This is not the greatest pic but you can imagine that it looks super awesome.  White subway tile with dark grout=love.  Unfortunately our computer crashed and all our pics are totally mixed up so I can't find a decent pic anywhere:(

We scored this older dresser from Nels' parents and I was super excited to paint it my new fave colour "Wythe Blue" from Benjamin Moore.  After pinning many pics of painted dressers on pinterest I finally got around to doing it!

Here's the before 

And the after shot.  Unfortunately I have the two bottom drawers in the wrong spot for the after so the little design is mixed up but you get the idea.  Currently the dresser is in our kitchen just under the calendar.  I'm all for using bedroom furniture all over the house these days.  So useful for storing things:)

 Molly hasn't been a fan of her crib for quite some time now so we were tossing a few ideas around for a toddler bed for her.  We wanted it to be a single bed size so we could still snuggle and also so that she could grow into it.  We had a single mattress laying around along with some spare wood from goodness knows what so Nels got to work one day and came up with this bad boy:

After we had the construction down we actually took it apart and I stained everything and painted a blue (Whythe blue, that is) heart on the headboard.  WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BED.  It looks super cute in Molly's room and we're slightly proud that we made it for her!

Last but not least... Nels was looking for some scrap pieces of furniture for a different project at our local Habitat store and came across this awesome piece... he took a pic and sent it to me.  I LOVED it.  Even more I loved the 50.00 price tag.  Its super solid wood and just needed a few repairs with carpenters glue.

We moved it into the entryway and I am really happy with it.  Now I might need to do something with the blackness of that mirror but other than that I'm loving the new addition.

Next up we are SUPER excited to build a play kitchen for Molly for the play room.  We've found a few things on pinterest that we're going to be taking ideas from and maybe I'll even be on the ball enough to get some pics of the building process.  
There is a great tutorial for a play kitchen here that Nels has been looking at and tweaking a few things to fit the space we have
This pic makes me super excited for the kitchen and I'm excited to add all the finishes to it.  Molly will soon have some of her very own cupboard doors to open and close!