Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Today's post. :-)

I couldn't think of a title for this post, as you can tell. Haha

Last Sunday after church we stopped by a huge, messy garage sale. I picked up the ornate frame pictured for 50 cents, so it was worth looking through all that dusty junk. Haha I think so, anyway. :-)

I have a couple of calenders I've been saving from the past few years with really beautiful pictures. I cut one out and put it in the old frame I bought. It looks really pretty in our formal living room. If I were going to use it in any of the other rooms, I would have painted the frame off-white, but the gold goes well in this "darker" room.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Trip to Brisbane

L to R: Nathanael reading in our motel room; Melissa Searle, Mariele, Mrs. Dunley, Ben and Jesse D. in the airport; Nathanael with Sarah Korda at the airport.

L to R: Dan Searle and Jason Korda, waiting for Pastor Ben to finish checking in; Nathanael reading with Daddy-I'm not sure how I got this one in here! Haha It was last night in our house. :-); Nathanael sleeping on me on the plane back to Canberra.

About 20 people fom our church went to Brisbane earlier this week for a conference at Good Shepherd Baptist Church. We had a great time ( besides being way too tired out, especially Nathanael). I thought I'd just post the few pictures I took. I forgot to take any at church. :-/

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My latest garage sale finds and makeovers. :-)

Nathanael likes this cute
lamp I bought for $3 for our
sewing and reading room.

This candalabra was brass coloured before I painted it white. It was $2 at a garage sale. :-)

I love the peeling white paint on this old table and chairs in our back yard. No makeover was needed for this garage sale

Nathanael is very pleased with my handywork. Haha He has a little chocolate ice cream on his face. :-)

Once again I forgot to take a "before" photo until I had already started painting the chair. :-/ It was a gold coloured metal chair with a blue striped cushion before I spray painted the metal white and recovered the seat with a pretty floral fabric. At $5, I thought it was a good deal. I think this style of chair was made in the 1970s.