Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Snippets

You know what will really get your Saturday hoppin'?


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Yes, that would be a hole in our guest bathroom ceiling and insulation all over the floor, plus some in the toilet for good measure.

Cody and my dad were in the process of adding in electrical wire to put in a ceiling fan in our living room when he tripped in the attic and fell through the ceiling. Luckily, the heater {the silver thing in the picture} kept him from falling all the way through and landing on a concrete/tile wall. While he is definitely banged up and in pain, it truly could have been much worse and we're so thankful he didn't break a bone!

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Griffin will turn 14 months on Monday and has such a fun personality! My current favorite is his "oh my goodness!" face.  He fell or did something slightly scary in front of my mom {like that moment when they look up and you're not sure if they're going to cry or laugh} and she jumped and put her hand over her mouth.  Since then, Griff has been replicating the movement and getting lots of laughs in the process!


As you can see, he is still rockin' lots of personality in his hair. I will cry when it starts laying flat!


We've also let him get behind the wheel for the first time. Boy has a need for speed ;)

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 Typically wooden furniture  doesn't stand a chance at our house. Almost everything is painted and distressed. One of the last projects I've been working on is our kitchen table. While I painted the actual table a months ago, the chairs have been stumping me. I originally planned to paint them a paprika orange color, but have seriously been dragging my feet because of the amount of work it would take to paint all of the spindles and crevices. My procrastinating on the project helped me to realize that I actually liked the contrast of the wooden chairs, yellow table and black walls, but the chairs needed some sprucing up.

Then by chance last week, I stumbled upon this post about updating wooden furniture. And I thought, what the heck? It wouldn't be  that much of a time or money loss to try it out and see if it helps. Basically it's a mixture of 3 parts oil (any kind) to 1 part vinegar. You rub over your wood, making sure there's no globs of oil left, then let it sit for about 30 minutes to soak in before using the furniture.

I am so thankful I found this, because all it took was about 45 minutes of elbow grease on my part and our chairs have never looked better! I don't have a picture because it's hard to catch the changes, but the wood is nice and shiny now! I thought I would share in case someone has a wood piece to update and they don't believe in painting all things like me!

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One last picture of Griff because he's just so cute!


1 comment:

  1. Glad that no one got hurt with falling through the ceiling. Our kids are a day apart! How fun is that!

    I'm going to have to try that oil/vinegar rub. I have my old childhood rocking chair that I've been debating about painting because of all the spindles but I think I will try that first.


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