Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
In addition to the appetizers, we were celebrating two birthdays: Shannon's was on Saturday and I'll be adding another year on Tuesday. To celebrate, I bought cupcakes from Magee's Bakery downtown and made my own embellishments by melting down some white chocolate morsels and piping out a few cute (and even holiday appropriate) shapes.
It wasn't all food; we also played the new edition of Trivial Pursuit (meh.) and several rounds of Rock Band. J was quite the Band Leader and in the end, we weren't too bad at it.
Hoping to get back to those cabinets later this week, and I have some great pictures of the ice damage in Western Kentucky to post, as well. Stay tuned dear readers!
Title: Hungry Like the Wolf, by Duran Duran
Sunday, March 8, 2009
And what else did we do this weekend? Well, I finally put out our St. Patrick's Day decorations (see pics below) and shipped my neice's birthday present. E's four this year and has a nasty bruise on her noise from a spill she took a little over a week ago (clearly, she takes after her auntie when it comes to being graceful!). I'm hoping the pretty packaging brings a smile to her face (or at least the the presents inside do!).
Have a great week, and check back for an update (and hopefully those "after" pics) later this week!
Title: Shake, Rattle and Roll, witten by Charles Calhoun (most famously recorded by Elvis Presley)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Saturday night, after we added the end pieces to the cabinet ends that will be visible and sealed all surfaces that will be in contact with the floor or drywall--the library is finished, but we didn't want to take a risk that water won't work its way in somehow.
Monday night. I spent all afternoon/evening Sunday sanding everything down so that we could get a first coat of stain down after work on Monday. By the way, you may wonder why the interior of the cabinet is a different color--it's because Home Depot's unfinished cabinets are lined with a laminate material that won't stain. A little frustrating, but we'll live with it.
The next steps are another coat of stain and poly, so I probably will not post pictures again until this weekend when we start to install everything.Title: Bob the Builder theme song