Thursday, June 26, 2008

Slightly Crafty

I really do not consider myself a crafty person. I know that sounds shocking coming from a person who loves scrapbooking. But even when you look at my scrapbooks, you'll see I'm a very "linear" scrapbooker. Everything is straight, symmetrical, and organized. I do not have dashes of color and ribbon freely floating in my books. Every picture, ribbon, or accessory is perfectly cut and glued and placed in my books.

So, it may come to a surprise to you that I did my first crafty/handy thing (in a very linear, organized way). When we were working on the back yard remodel, Kathe discovered two tables that had been thrown away on our side yard. She told us that we should refinish and repaint them and use them. So, when I got home from Jen's shower, I did just that. I scrubbed all the excess paint off of them, cleaned them, and then painted them. They now sit proudly in our backyard - the evidence of the one crafty thing I have ever done in my lifetime!

Before - Rusty and Very Old (below):
After - Rust-free and New (below):
Watch out! HGTV is beginning to influence me! Before you know it, I'll be hand-sewing curtains to match the chairs I reupholstered in my spare time. :-)


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Yeah for not being crafty! I think you're doing fine, but suffer from the same symptoms myself. I am very linear and it's hard to think outside the box.

Great looking table!

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