Tuesday, March 23, 2010
More pieces to come! The good thing about these costumes is that they come together VERY quickly. The bad news is that, no matter what I'm making, they all require LOTS of fabric.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Maybe now I'll get some sewing done. I have noticed a strong tendency toward woodworking over sewing when I have a project available. This one was eating at me. I can't help it! I'm totally hooked!
Shoot, I totally forgot... TOTAL COST: about $13 (for both). I used paint we had in the basement.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
And here's mine:
Okay, so I don't have all the cool candles and great lighting yet, but I'm getting there!
My entire kitchen is a work in progress, and it's starting to feel like I'm actually getting somewhere. I actually wanted this table a little smaller. I held my breath as I pushed it against the wall. It's less than half an inch shorter than the wall! And THANK GOD! I'm really not sure what I would have done if it hadn't fit!
So, if I'd come home and found this table in my kitchen, and knew that the expense to get it there was very minimal and that I didn't have to work for it at all, I'd be tickled pink. Hubby, however, apparently would not be. :) He wasn't very happy that I didn't ask his for advice or help with it, but frankly, I didn't need it (I think he disagrees with that statement solely on principle). I tried to explain to him that sometimes a housewife needs a big project all for herself, but his 8 years of construction experience wouldn't let him see things from my side. The dining table, which will be much like this one but much larger, will not be done all by myself. He insists on it.
So, clearly, I didn't finish the parts that you can't see unless you're sitting on the floor. I also probably should not have photographed them, either, but I did.
I am no good at keeping receipts. In fact, bookkeeping my probably what I'm WORST at. In a way, it's a good thing I'm not making enough money yet to have to pay taxes. Who knows how that's going to go! :) But here's my estimate, based on the checks I wrote and the receipts I can find:
I think the wood was between $20 and $30. For the sake of overestimating, let's say it was $30. Glue, Filler, Stain, Seal, Brushes, and Wood: EASILY under $50, probably more like $40, especially when you consider how much of the stain and sealer I actually used. (I won't have to buy any for a while, that's for sure.)
And here's another fun fact about Ana and Knock Off Wood: she's just received a letter from Pottery Barn's lawyers telling her to knock off knocking-off. She's been blogging 4 months and already has over 3300 followers. No wonder they're nervous!
Monday, March 1, 2010
So, until we figure out something more attractive, here's our purely functional tv spot.
I'll say here what I'm sure I've said before: I DO NOT like tons of things about our house. One is the awkwardness of the space arrangement. The layout doesn't allow much open space, and the rooms are totally closed off from one another. It's too full of personal opinions. In someone's personal opinion, a cabinet system would be nice in the living room. In my opinion, they've just taken up valuable floorspace in such a small house and should have left it open. But it doesn't matter because the fact is: I'm stuck with all these cabinets and only a tiny wall to put the tv on, greatly limiting my options. Also, in someone's (probably the same "someone") personal opinion, a cabinet would really be good in the kitchen, where it was. Well, I had different thoughts. I'm so excited to finally be filling my house with my own personal opinions. Hopefully that'll open things up a lot. Lord knows, when you've only got 1200 sq ft, you can't have heavy, deep pieces around every corner. We have to live in here somewhere! All right, enough of that. Back to work. :)