It's not hard to notice that winter will be upon us very soon. So soon, in fact, that we put up our Christmas lights tonight. Ahem, um, MIKE put up the Christmas lights. Sorry.
We (okay, MIKE) doesn't like to keep them up all year long, BUT he also doesn't want to fall off the roof after the first ice storm. Soo....he opts for mid October while it's just cold enough to'feel' it, but not cold enough to get frostbite.
Once I am past the fact that it won't be summer again for quite a few months (okay, will it ever be summer again????) , I'm resigned to the knowledge that autumn, in Canada, is a BEAUTIFUL time of year. (as I'm sure it is in other parts of the world as well.)
Not only does it look beautiful, but it smells beautiful as well.
If you haven't already realized it, I LOVE a good deal. I am always working on "a project". Usually, something old, cheap, ratty. I then try to revamp it, and work it into our home. It works like the 'thrill of a good find'. I almost feel like I'm being a better mom/wife by finding something and fixing it. I'm wierd like that.
A few Fridays ago I was driving to work and, low and behold, THIS beauty was sitting on a curb. Patiently awaiting the garbage man. Er, person.
SHOCKING!! I know!!
All it took was a knock on the door, and a heft into my hatchback. Oh yeah.
And I wasn't even late for work!
( I still don't know why the lady was looking at me like I had 3 eyeballs??)
Yesterday, I decided to deal with it. A coat of melamine paint (leftover from THIS project), some spray paint (special thanks to Mikey for the use of his camo spray!!) and some new hardware slides for the back of the drawers (they were broken...$4)
Not bad eh??
Ofcourse it's not perfect. And far from new. But it was free. And it will work!
Besides. Hannah LOVES it!
Oh. Our little angel was working on a project of her own. Imagine!