Friday, November 9, 2012

End tables + Annie Sloan Chalk Paint = LOVE

So I had heard about Annie Sloan chalk paint through some DIY/home blogs.
I always loved the end results I saw, but always figured that it had to be harder than they made it look.
That is until Brandi over at Borchard Birdies started posting on Instagram and her Blog about all of her projects with the Annie Sloan paint and she swore it was really that easy to use!!
You can see her projects here.  She did her bathroom cabinets, kitchen island and a couple other little projects in her home.
My Grandmother has recently given me some old Ethan Allen end tables that had been sitting in her garage.  I loved the tables, how sturdy they were, the quality and of course that they were hers.  But I was not in love with the maple color.
So of course I instantly think project.  Maple tables need to meet chalk paint!
I ventured out to a little shop close by that happens to sell the paint, picked my color and by the next day I had two brand new (to me) end tables!!
Believe me, the pictures do not do them justice.
This chalk paint allows you to do as little or as much distressing as you choose, but I chose to go a little more subtle in that area for these tables.
No priming or sanding, just paint and wax!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pumpkin Patch vol. 2

My parents came in town a couple weekends ago and we actually had some fall weather here in TX, so we decided to make another visit to the pumpkin patch!
The slide was still the show stopper for Park!  We had a great time and we even left with pumpkins this time (thanks, Dad!)!!

While at the slide we saw this kid.  Look at his eyes.  If those are not creepy enough, I asked him where he got them and he said a gas station.  Umm, hello do not allow your children to put items in their eyes especially items sold in convenient stores.  Some ppl I will never understand!
But I still had to get a pic!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Trick or Treat!

We had such a great Halloween!  We have never really been big Halloween people, but it is so much more fun when you have a little one!
I was not sure how Parker would do going door to door so I decided to invite some friends and family over for dinner, drinks and trick or treating.  I thought it would be fun for Park to have some other kids to enjoy the festivities with and hopefully follow their lead going door to door!!
He spent the majority of the night riding in his wagon, but did get out and trick or treat the last street of houses we visited.  He was more into handing out his candy than collecting.  Which was quite okay with his momma and her thighs!!

 the door, Parks dino pumpkin and my BOO jars
 Drinks for adults and jack-o-lantern pizza for the kids

 he wore his hat all day, favors for the big kids , Engineer with a light saber!
all the kiddos before we headed off to bed!
Thanks to all our family and friends who made Halloween such a fun evening!!!