Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Before and After!

I thought I would show some before and afters of some of the projects I have been working on. It is crunch time around here trying to finish up everyone's projects before the packers show up to pack everything for moving.
This first chair is your typical Army office waiting room chair. My friend Sandi just wanted some extra seating in her house when friends are over. She found 2 of these chairs for $5 each and decided they would be a great option. Once I took them apart and started re-upholstering them, I realized they had great potential. What if they don't go back in the typical waiting room frame, but instead got 4 legs attached to the bottom? Whala! Two great slipper chairs!
What I envision they could look like (my inspiration if you will)

Here is the chair part re-upholstered but not back in the frame. Are you seeing what I am seeing? Potential! Notice, I have used a storage crate as my "legs" for the picture. What do you think? Put them back in the frame or add legs?

Here is a second before and after....Just for you Kristi! Kristi is gone on vacation with her family so this will be her first peek at her chair also! This is Kristi's chair before the re-do. It was your typical late 70's early 80's orange corderoy chair. The chair has been primed, painted and re-upholstered. I think I'm in love!


Here the chair is after... what do you think? Big change! I think it looks great!
Now that I have had my little break from all the moving excitement, it's now time for me to get back to organizing and deciding what is going into my garage sale - - -this Saturday. Ugh! If you live around here (and you obviously know who you are!) then stop on by on Saturday and get my trash to make it into your treasures!!

Monday, June 1, 2009


Here is a sneak peak at our time at Disney! We had a great time as a family, getting away from all the stress of moving and just enjoying some time with just the four of us. Our hotel was just a couple of blocks away from the entrance to Disney, so we parked our van at the hotel when we got there and never moved it again!! It was great, we walked there every morning when the parks opened, and walked back to our room for lunch and swimming at the pool, then we would walk back for an evening of fun at the park. It was great. The kids were the perfect age to take, not too little to have to struggle with a stroller and naps and not too old that it wasn't cool anymore! Enjoy the picures. It't time for us to get back to the real world again and contiue preparing for the big move. Only two more rooms to paint back to white and we are done! Then packers, movers, inspections, and final goodbyes - - - but oh yeah, we still need orders before we can get everything done. Oh the sweet sweet life of the military!

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