Sunday, July 19, 2009

Trash to Treasure...Weekend Project

Evan and I have been looking for some short bookcases for a while to fit under a window in the nursery. Something to hold books and toys but doesn't take up a lot of space. We have pretty much covered every part of the room except for one empty space....until now! I spotted two cute little bookcases in the back room(the reject room) of an antique store. They were calling my name to save them from drowning in "antique" furniture. I knew they were perfect but Evan wanted to think about it first...he soon realized I was right(haha) in that we probably wouldn't be able to find real wood bookcases anywhere for that price. Sooooo he drove back to get them and what a great fit...but not a great color.....

So the next stain or not to stain? Paint? What color? After some much needed interior decorator advice from a friend, we decided to paint them the same color as our other furniture(MUCH easier than staining...Evan was not thrilled with doing a stain). Evan did a GREAT job on the painting while I watched, crossing my fingers they wouldn't turn out red.they matched perfectly!!

We are going to attach them together as one unit and place them like they are in the picture with a bean bag pillow/chair to the right. Dillon's nursery is coming together nicely, I'm hoping to be done in the next couple months!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Our baby boy has a name.........

Dillon Thomas Leekley

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Appliqued onesies are my new favorite craft. I made the car and tie(my favorite) with fabric scraps, spray adhesive, and then sewn around the border to make sure they dont go anywhere(They were not sewn yet in the picture). I plan on making lots of cute onesies for our little one...maybe an octopus or rocket ship next? Or a lacrosse stick?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Excitements

There are many things these days that get me the smell of Fresh Market, painting the nursery blue, feeling kicks from my baby boy, not so humid sunny days, sitting in the back of the pick-up on a cool night watching fireworks, smiles from our niece, sales on cute boy clothes, coming home to big packages in the kitchen, learning new crafts to sew for the babies, still being able to touch my toes....

Here are tons of pictures to update what we have been up to the past month....

* My dad built the craddle...Peter and myself slept in it when we were first born and I can't wait for our little one to rock to sleep in it as well :)


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