Sunday, April 27, 2008

Chronicles of Mania: Part 2
This week was not too crazy... I guess. I tried to get the house nice and clean and work on a few projects... wanna take a look?
First we had the cupcakes for the Cub Scout Pack Meeting:Two all beef patties (Keebler Grasshopper cookies), special sauce (frosting), lettuce (tinted coconut), cheese (frosting), pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun (two Nilla Wafers with a light coating of pineapple juice and sesame seeds sprinkled on top).
They weren't too hard to make. The kids helped me and they were a huge hit at the meeting!
Then we had the table... remember how I wanted to finish it before my family came? Yeah. Well, I FINALLY got it done! I didn't really take before pictures... this photo is after I had started the work...It had a horrible groove that I cleaned out and filled with wood filler. Then we sanded everything... after that we painted them black. Then my family came and I bribed them with food to help me sand all the edges to give it an antique look. Then they helped get the first coat of poly on. I finished it up yesterday and this is the final result:(There are paper towels under the legs because I was afraid it wasn't quite dry enough when we brought it in and I didn't want the table to glue to my ugly rug)I am so in love with the way the table and chairs look! I just need to save up and get a different rug. I'm going to go out tomorrow and see if I can find three small square vases to put flowers or something in... I'll take more pictures if I can find what I'm looking for.
So, the mania has ebbed... for now...

25 comments:

Summer said...

Those cupcakes are awesome!!

Summer said...

Those cupcakes are awesome!!

Jamie J said...

I love what you did with your table! And wow! Those cupcakes!

Bonnie said...

The cupcakes are cute! What do you do in cubs? The table and chairs are awesome!!!!! I was feeling accomplished by getting one chair done. You go girl!

Amber said...

Chronicles of Mania. Snort.

And those table and chairs look fantastic! Ours in in dire need of repair. Or rather REPLACEMENT!

Yvonne said...

Wow, you did a fabulous job on the table and chairs. I am so impressed. You are AMAZING.

I love the cupcakes--everyone must have loved them.

Tausha said...

Ok-those cupcakes were darling. i have not seen anything like those in years! i think that i might have to steel your fabulous idea and make them for my husband and his friends when they come over to play halo! I know, I know-I am such a wonderful wife. Always-I am perfect in every way, I never mess up! HA! The table turned out perfect. I think that they all look like you just got a delivery from pottery barn! Hey-in all my decorating fun-I have found some really great outlets for cheap rugs. I know that you have got to have target or walmart near you-they have great rugs for abut 60 bucks. Walmart here, has some darling shag rugs for $60, we use them all the time and they look awesome! I don't know if they have a family dollar near you-maybe that is only a utah thing-anyway-they have large rugs for about $20. they might be too big for your space though. But the shag rug comes in about 5 differnt colors and I am sure that they would look great in your house! The texture would look awesome with your table!!!
Ok-sorry for the really long post-I hope that you don't mind the tips, I know, that I am always looking for something new and exciting! Good luck! Have a great day. If you ever come to utah-let me know, I will save you a window!:)

Jen said...

I love the table! It looks so professional.

Heather said...

I love the table- great job Melissa!!

I hope you win tickets to Saturday night... it sounds great.

Magirk said...

OH, man! Those cupcakes look awesome!

And so do the table and chairs.

Great job!! :D

JustRandi said...

That table looks SO great! You're amazing!!

Love the cupcakes, too.

The Morris Fam said...

What a lovely transformation! I bet you feel so satisfied. I just want to know if you actually let your family eat or play with playdoh on such a work of art.
I bet you got lots of ooohs and ahhhs from the cubs...mom's! So cute!

The Morris Fam said...

Clarification: Ooohs and ahhs from the cub's mom's about the burger cakes.

Kimberly said...

Oh Melissa - the table and chairs look soooo lovely! I'm a huge furniture lover, and you've enchanted me!

Tharker said...

The table and chairs turned out beautifully! I love the antique look of the chairs too! Great job Melissa!

Holly said...

Love the cupcakes. Too cute. And love the table. Wow! You did a great job!!! Beautiful.

diana said...

you are amazing. i'm impressed with both the cupcakes and the table.

i can't believe you made those cupcakes. i bet they were a hit at the meeting. and i was wondering what happened with the table, so i'm glad you updated us. it and the chairs look great.

Tonya said...

Oh man, the table turned out FABULOUS! It really looks great.

The cupcakes are adorable too!

kailani said...

Isn't it a great feeling of accomplishment when you get a big job done? Congrats!

Nancy Face said...

Those are the coolest cupcakes ever! :D

Your table and chairs look so beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself...YOU ROCK! :D

Jean Knee said...

I always love your desserts

Jean Knee said...

and that table looks awesome with the edges sanded

Christy said...

Great job on the cupcakes and the table - amazing!!! Way to go! I know how great it feels to finish a big project like that - I'm posting pics of my finished bathroom tonight!

Corrine said...

table turned out wonderful, and I love the cupcakes, what a project.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Those cupcakes are GENIUS, Melissa!!!!

I'm surprised that Jean Knee wasn't all over this post. You know how crazy she is for new party ideas.