so remember how in my before and after post i said that all i needed was a new table to finish our dining area? well here it is! is it lame that i am excited about a new table? i guess it is not brand new. it is slightly used, but only a few months old. it is bar height. came with 4 chairs. i found it off KSL for a great deal and had it paid for and picked up with in an hour. it was about $200 less than ones i had been looking at from ikea and RC Willey. i had planned on this purchase to be later rather than sooner, but you can't let good deals just pass you by right? you have to act fast.. at least that is what i keep telling sean as my excuse for spending money. right. also the realtor helped us buy our house asked us this weekend if she could show someone our house who was interested in building one. if they end up buying the same model she said we could have $200 so i told sean the new table would probably seal the deal for sure and would pay itself off. (muahahaha...) anyway.. here are some progression pictures. from my phone. not great quality but my camera is dead and i am lazy.. i'll take better ones later.
wa-lah! i love it. i am super happy with it. now we just need a new, lighter colored rug. black on black is just.. too black. and i would like to find a square rug to go with the square table. i think the phrase i am using the most often these days is "now we just need...." i honestly don't think it will ever end. sean wants to kill me.
i did some de-cluttering in our TV area. also my friend Lee gave us a great new tv stand to replace our ugly, cheap one below. actually i didn't really dislike it or think it was ugly until my friend lee offered me the better one. until i finally got hers in our house i was loathing the old one. not sure why. anyway i found some cute birds, and frames and some other decor at hobby lobby all for half off. actually i bought three birds for $8 total when they were originally $15 each! so even better than half off. the frames were 50% off though. sweet. i plan to do a little bit more with this place. make some changes, find a different way to store the dvd's, paint some things, but for now this works. oh and the before picture was not taken on my cell phone. the after was taken on my cell phone and kinda looks worse. but i promise it looks much better in person. at least to me. haha.
on another note, guess who turned 25 this weekend?
our nephew's birthday is 2 days after sean's so we had to throw his name on the cake :) i will post more on his awesome birthday and this weekend later. it deserves it's own post. for now i will leave you with this...
the kids in nursery at church just love sean. seriously. before i took this picture there was another kid trying to sit on his lap. meanwhile i had a little girl throwing blocks at my head, one "tooted" in my face and another kid was screaming "evwy one jus weave me awone!" into my ear. oh well. he is going to be a great dad someday, eh?