My best friend and her doxies came to spend the week. It is always the best when we are together and the laughter, food, wine, beer, playing angry birds, playing Words w/Friends, shopping oh yes the shopping then the ultimate is our DIY projects. We have torn out, redone, painted, tiled, sewed, put in lights, ripped out and put in counter tops, a bit of plumbing and well, if it was a project, we went for it. This was the situation of my breakfast table. A purchase of the 80s it had tile top that was so needing to be retiled; thus our project was born. One week and a plan was in the works. Now I did have to work so she and my dear husband started to put my project into action. First day I return from work to see destruction of the tiles well under way and I dived in with my whole heart. It was do much fun to smash and destroy. A couple of trips later to Lowe's and Home Depot we got a putty knife that got us to the finish line of getting all the tile out of there!! It was ready. We had no idea how hard the project to find tile would be, need I say we drove most of half a day only to learn anything we liked would have to be ordered, or the places we went did not sell except to the "trade".....So we finally ended up again at Lowe's to buy tile. We found that the mesh glass for back splash worked so cutting tile would not be an issue, who knew they did not make 8" tiles anymore? Live and learn. Not a problem, the mesh backed small glass tiles worked great. To refinish the table she and I have been intrigued by the Rustoleum product to refinish cabinets that takes no stripping. WE LOVED the product and must say it did everything it was designed to do and more. If you want to refinish cabinets I would most certainly say buy it and you will not be disappointed. I have plenty left and plan to use it on my cabinets in the laundry room. More about the shopping for decor later....we had so much fun shopping.
I loved doing this free style baby quilt. The color for the nursery was gray and yellow with no theme. I had no idea where I was going to start, but figured no one can go wrong with starting with heart, thus the heart shape. Then I just went with shapes. The final quilt was really fun as I added the chenille for texture to run little fingers in. Squares to count, triangles to point and circles to flow...it was just a one day, get it done, don't think too much and go for it project. Mom and shower guests loved it!