April 15, 2011

project #2 complete

B's pre-baby makeover task is also complete! He did an amazing job refinishing an old dresser we salvaged from some friends years ago. No before pics, just the lovely outcome. The step-by-step for this came from Young House Love's almost identical refinish.

April 13, 2011

chair makeover

My little pre-baby project is complete! (well... close enough to complete that I could take some pics, the back panel still needs sewing but what the heck). It may seem silly to change beige upholstery to a different beige upholstery but I think the new one is much much fresher and nicer. It was my first re-upholstery challenge so perfection it is not! But I love it none the less :) And B did an amazing job refinishing the arms for me!

Total cost was $50 (chair on kijiji) + $20 (memory foam) + $6 (upholstery ends on clearance). Plus many many hours of course. This rocker will either stay in the nursery or go into our room since we do also have the La-Z-Boy for hanging out with baby.

April 6, 2011

full term

Woo Hoo, baby is full term now (37 weeks)! My due date is somewhere between April 27th and 29th and I've got 2 more weeks of work planned. My fingers are crossed for the wee one to arrive before my birthday, May 5th because 28 sounds so much younger than 29 :)

On a side note, ohdeedoh featured this amazing collection of lullabies today, which supports an amazing cause, is incredibly designed and the songs are really good.