Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SOFIA'S BIRTHDAY KITCHEN

So, this idea has been bouncing around in my head for awhile, possibly since Sofia was born. I had a tall nightstand that I knew would make the perfect refrigerator, and a short, wide one that would make a perfect stove/sink. I didn't want to cut into the pieces, so I tried to do as little as possible without altering the integrity of the actual piece. For the fridge, I just painted it pink, a $2 can of oops paint! I painted the handle white to match the pull on the drawer of the stove. I added chalkboard paint to the front for her to scribble on and eventually make pretend shopping lists. For the stove/sink, it wasn't that much work either. I painted it the same $2 pink, then added four black circles for the stove top. I purchased a bag of wooden wheels, like for toy trucks and cars, and painted them black. I screwed them to the top of the nightstand, but didn't tighten the screws all the way so that the "knobs" would still turn just like a real knob. For the sink, I bought a metal cake tin, I put two small screws in the inside so that the tin wouldn't turn in circles. For the faucet, I bought a letter "J" and just turned it upside down. I painted the J and two knobs, and two jenga blocks glued to the sides of the J for extra support. I painted them all in a gunmetal silver. I bought the play kitchen pieces at a garage sale over 6 months ago. I purchased the food at Wal-Mart for super cheap. I found the wooden highchair at a thrift shop forever ago. I painted the seat pink, but ran out, so the tray got a light green color.
I have to say, I have done a LOT of projects in my life, but this might be my favorite. Sofia seems pleased too, which is the point of your 2nd birthday.....

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Don't forget to brush twice a day




and you can have a smile like mine....

Ugliest Christmas Present EVER!!

Marc is planning on going back to school in the near future. We will be living in a small house, with possibly no space for an office. I bought him a small desk to refinish so that he can have a small corner wherever we live. I wrote him a mushy note about how I will support him in all he does, and the desk, which will be painted in the dark grey of his choice, will stand as a testament that I will always make a place for him...

The box is always the best part....


Hair today....



Sofia has WILD hair...