Saturday, November 20, 2010

recent projects

I helped a friend make a doll bed for her daughteran oak bookshelf for another friend's son
and a changing table for an unborn girl

I found a beat-up little table and painted it with chalkboard paint!

Another FREE dresser, too bad it was blue and red...

now look how cute it is!
Every project I intend to be my last, since I would really like to park in my garage! I just couldn't resist these last two for Ally, since we will be stuck inside to play for the majority of the next few months.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Can't Argue with FREE!

Yesterday was Bulk Trash Pickup Day. Almost half the families on base are being relocated by the end of the year, and it's too cold for yard sales. So, a friend and I cruised around base looking at the opportunities. We literally had to return home to get the truck! Now, you can call me cheap, but I got everything pictured above (plus more) absolutely FREE! I also got a dresser for Ally which I am currently refinishing with girl colors and a bunch of scrap wood for my projects. Plus a pocket knife (still in the box) that J informed me is worth about $80. Not bad for a night's "shopping".