Saturday, August 2, 2014

Happy Anniversary to Me!

We celebrated our 9th anniversary July 28th!  It's amazing to think how time has flown by.  I often still feel like it's the year 2000.  Recently we were watching The Next Great Baker on Netflix and one contestant I kept viewing as the "old lady" contestant.

You know how they try to keep age diversity within these reality shows, so there's always an old man and an old lady?  I watched about 5 episodes before I realized they were actually showing ages under the names during the interviews.

Yeah, the "old lady" was 32.  32!!!  Guess who will be 32 next month?  That's right, yours truly.  That was a pretty sad day for me, as you could imagine.

So...... here we are, nine years later.

Finally Hubs is working a job where he has weekends off, so we were able to get a babysitter much easier than we could in the past.  We were actually able to go on a date for our anniversary!

Where did we go, you ask?  Why, the local thrift store, of course!  Along with the art store, but that was for Hubs, not me so we're not even going to talk about that.  BORING!

Anyway, are you ready to see my present?  Are you sitting on the edge of your seat?

Here it is!  (Nope, not the cute little monkey in the chair.  We've had her for years.)

Thrift store chair...... $15.  Monkey sitting in it...... priceless.

Gorgeous, right?  I love refinishing furniture!  I've done our kitchen table, as well as various dressers in the house.  

My next adventure is upholstery!  My mom gave me an antique chair that has been in the family forever that desperately needs repairs and new upholstery, but it's a very special item and I didn't want that to be my first try.  I'd hate to ruin it.  

So we have checked the thrift store regularly, for quite some time, for a chair I was willing to work experiment on and we finally found it!  

Not bad for $15.  It's in perfect condition structurally.  Now if I can just find a great deal on some upholstery fabric we will be in business!

Happy Anniversary to me!  

I mean us.  Happy Anniversary to us!

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