When we moved to Colorado, we downsized our backyard from a giant yard and patio with plenty of potential disasters for kids to a small backyard patio about 1/4 the size. It’s completely fenced in and I can see out to it from two large windows in the living room; which means I can send the kids out to play while I get some stuff done inside without having to worry about them. *Pause for a huge sigh of happy relief*
I’ve been so crazy-busy lately with the launch of I Tried A Pin, prepping for a local craft boutique (sneak peek to come – I may put some of the leftovers up in my Etsy shop after the boutique!), and crafting up some Christmas gifts… Oh yeah, and taking care of two kids, working part time, paying bills, grocery shopping, cooking, and freelancing. But hey, that’s nothing right?
Another DIY success! The Mr. and I spent the better part of the weekend building the DIY factory coffee cart that I shared with you last week. I am in LOVE with the results! The Mr. wasn’t crazy about it being so low in the beginning, but after seeing the finished product and listening to my endless explanations of why its height makes it great, I think he’s changed his tune (I can be very convincing).
This past week, my husband and I finished a huge piece of our nursery puzzle – the antiqued dresser. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to have this baby (no pun, intended) in its place in the nursery, ready to be filled with little boy things!
We purchased the dresser for $25 on Craigslist. It was pretty ugly, scratched, and had water stains on the top. I knew I wanted to paint it, so I didn’t really care about the finish; I just was happy to find a solid wood dresser for so cheap.