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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hey Ladies!!! Guess where I am right now?? Nope, not some tropical getaway, guess again ... still nothing? Ok, I'll tell you ... THE HOSPITAL!!! My poor Bucket!!! The antibiotics he was on did such a great job that they killed EVERYTHING in his little tummy so he wasn't absorbing any nutrients leading to dehydration. So, we are here, he has an IV and they say we will be outta here tomorrow morning!! YAY!!! I HATE this place and don't ever want to have to bring him back. Well, I don't hate the people or the service, they are great. I just hate the hospital in general.

Ok, enough of that!! Let's have some fun!! My BBF (Best Blog Friend) Lori, from Life as Lori, is here today and she has a GREAT project to show you all!!! Her blog is so cute and she has such fun ideas, go check it out!!!

First, I would like to thank Jessica for having me over. It's nice to meet all of you!

Hi I'm Lori at Life As Lori!

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker and probably someone just like you or someone you know. I have been married to my husband Steve for 12 years. My daughter, Emily will be 13 very soon. She plays basketball for her school, hangs out with her friends and acts like most other 13 year olds! Oh, and somehow, when I’m not working or mothering or friending, I’m the Assistant Basketball Coach for Emily’s team!

I love puttering around in my yard and since I started blogging about a year ago, it seems my inner craft bug has decided to creep out –

Enough about me!!!

I'm doing the happy dance..... Can't you just see me??? I'm so happy I'm jumping for joy.... Are you wondering why I'm doing the happy dance??? Well, come take a look... But first, do y'all know Ana from Knock Off Wood? If you don't then you don't know what you're missing. You have to visit her blog. She's incredible....I've been looking for a console (couch) table for a while, but I could never find one I liked. Well, I found some I liked, but I didn't like the price. I went over to Ana's and found a couch table I loved. I decided to make one. Yep, I made one (by myself)! I made candle sticks, so why not make a couch table, right?

Now let's take a look at what I made, shall we??

This is from Ana's blog! I started with this photo and printed the instructions!

I went and bought all the wood and nails.

Then I went to work and followed Ana's instructions step by step! Very easy!

Here are the legs...

Base of the table. Boy, is our shop messy. Time to clean it up.

Putting the top on!

Here she is finished.... Well almost.. Still have work to do, but I'm one happy camper!!!

(silly photo, but keeping it real. Now think Pointer Sisters and sing with me) I'm so excited...and I just can't hide it...I'm about to lose control and I think I like it...Oh yeah!

Now that you've stopped laughing at the photo above here's another view of just the table.

I'm sanding! Lots and lots of sanding....

I primed it and then painted.

I used a brown satin finish.

See my candle sticks? Very pretty as well..

I didn't want to put a runner on it. I will later!

It only took me about 4 hours to make, and it cost about $40.00. The finising is what took me the longest!!! I hope you like my couch table. I know I sure do, and I made it without the help of my hubby, A.K.A. "The Drill Sargent" (O.K. he did tell me about safety, safety, safety, and sand, sand, sand, and then sand some more)!!!

What should I build next? Maybe a house??? Yea right!!!

One last photo of me jumping for joy!!!

I also host a Get Your Craft on Thursday and I would love for all of you to join me.

Get your craft on Thurs.

Thanks Jessica for having me over.

Can we say, "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!" $40 for a sofa table??!! I have got to make one, and the best part is that she did it without the hubs. LOVE IT!!!! Thanks so much Lori, you are FABULOUS!!!!


  1. Oh no! I hope your baby feels better soon. Hang in there!!!

    On a lighter note, that's such a gorgeous table! I also love the sofa in the mirror reflection :)

  2. Bummer, I was really hoping you were home for good. Here's hoping things improve today. I need to email you back, hopefully later!

  3. Oh noo! I hate that! I hope that he gets feeling better real soon!!


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