Saturday, February 23, 2008

Finished Projects

Thanks for all the great ideas and participation on our last post. The winner of the "Guess What Don is Making Contest" goes to Tricia who was the first to give the correct answer of what Don was making. Some "Guess What Don is Making Contest" honorable mentions are the Reads, Abby, Tim & Kristen, and Julie who all had the right idea as well. We really liked the thinking outside the box of Erin, Travis & Becky and the Gartland's who all suggested an aquarium - Don has actually seen one like that which got his wheels turning with other ideas. Thanks Logsdons, for being VERY creative and trying to sway votes, even though you've known for a while what's been up Don's sleeve! =)

The Finished Product



The Before Picture Again . . .



Also, I have been working on my painting project - making diamonds on the accent wall of the nursery. First time to be this creative. Normally, I just slop some paint on the walls and call it good, but I didn't know when I would have the freedom to do painting like this again, so I searched for ideas and Jalyn Ickes gave me this one. Thanks Jalyn, it turned out awesome!



The pencil lines before paint . . .



Ever since we have had our windows replaced, I had kept two of them to refinish for decoration throughout the home. So, I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity for me. I stripped them and repainted them. I am still struggling with what to do with them. I would be open to suggestions. Here are my thoughts, initially just hang on wall to accent the diamonds, but eventually add some photos of our little Kate when she arrives.



10 comments:

T.J. and Shannon said...

The changing table looks incredible (although it would have looked better as a sink) and the wall looks awesome. When are you getting your own H&G Network show?

Tfipps said...

Here's another project for Don: he can make it into a really cute puppet theatre for when she is older!!

Carrie said...

Wow very nice work...on everything!

Tim & Kristen said...

Very good Job Don!!! Too bad Tim and I did not answer quicker. Tim thought maybe we should have won because we are the dog sitter!!! Have a great trip!!!

Nate and Emily said...

the changing table is sooo cute. you guys are so creative!

The Horaks said...

I am so impressed!! Everything looks amazing!!

Kristin said...

Wow! You guys are so creative; I would have just thrown away the old TV w/o seeing your finished project. Your paint job looks great too!

MattDJ said...

Thanks for the blog love guys! :-)

You two are incredibly creative!!! Can a guy say that the table is "TOOOOOOO CUTE". Hmmmmm...

Don, I had no idea you had it in you. I bet you can start a business taking old TVs and turning them into things. Dude, you do it, I'll post your info on my blog!! ;-)

Leave it up to Jalyn to come up with some cool painting idea like that. :-)

MattDJ said...

Hey guys! I'm sitting here with Meredith and Jalyn and they have a suggestion for the frames: place a cool fabric in the back, and when you're ready to start pinning things, put batting behind the fabric.

You girls are too creative 4 me! ;-)

akhughes said...

your nursery is beautiful & unique! love the pink diamonds!