Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Weather Fail

Here's the thing guys, I usually don't worry about the weather this much.  Or talk about it this much.  But this snow is kicking my tail.  I'm on my fourth snow day today.  Our power went out about 7:45 last night and didn't come back on till around 11 this morning.  That is a long time without power when it's 28 degrees kids.  We added an extra comforter (making it to a grand total of three) to the bed last night and it wasn't too bad.  This morning I woke up to a cold house.  Threw on some Under Armour pants under my yoga pants and a long sleeved t-shirt under my husband's Eddie Bauer sweatshirt before putting on fuzzy boot slippers and my hooded bathrobe.  Then I covered up on the couch with a fleece blanket and a comforter.  While I read my book, I desperately wished for a nice steaming mug of hot chocolate.  But now, after about 15 hours, the power is back on and I am much happier.  

So, with all the nasty weather, my Pinterest project is horribly behind.  I have plans of finishing it by this weekend though.  I got two coats of paint on the table yesterday.  It's already looking way better.  I'm going to do a third coat of grey today before I can start on the top secret second step.  I can't wait to share it!  I also can't wait to get it out of the living room.  Yes, the living room.  When it's too cold to paint furniture outside and you've just installed new kitchen floors, you go to whatever lengths are necessary to get your table painted.  So, for right now the table is sitting on a tarp in the middle of the living room.  Amazing.  

As much as I am looking forward to finishing the table, I am dreading doing the chairs.  I wish it was warm enough to just spray paint them.  I painted these chairs back right after college and it was the most gigantic pain in my neck so I know three coats of grey paint on them isn't going to be a picnic.  So, it may be a hot minute before the whole project gets done, but I have high hopes of getting the table done in the next couple of days.  Keep your fingers crossed!

So much prettier, right?  The legs are a normal size, this is just an awkward angle.  It's hard to take a good picture of a table in the middle of the living room.  I'm getting ready to do coat three right now.  Eek, I'm excited!

How did your guys Pinterest projects go?  I've seen a few and they are amazing!  Anybody want to make a special delivery of a Starbucks peppermint mocha?  I'd love it!  I'm not sure my car is going to make it out of my driveway for a few more days.  I guess I'll settle for a hot chocolate.


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  2. Yeah, it's me again...I had a issue on the first comment. SORRY! Any who. I love your table!! I can't wait till you finish. I hear yeah on the chairs, yuck! I hate painting them. By the way, the pepperment mocha, I can't do but I have a tip. If you like coffee try this...When you are putting your coffee in the filter throw in a dash of salt and a dash of cinnamon. the salt takes the bitterness out and the cinnamon gives it a kick! Also try pouring your coffee into a cup of hot choc. powder. If you want add cream and sugar. Now you have a Cococino! Enjoy!

    1. Sorry you had comment problems! I am forever clicking "Preview" instead of "Publish" and thinking I actually posted a comment. Then I'm way too lazy to go back and leave another comment. I totally feel you.

      The salt and cinnamon is brilliant. I am going to have to try that! I'd heard the cinnamon but never the salt. I love to throw in hot chocolate mix. Delish!