Saturday, September 24, 2011

Workin' it!

Today has been a pretty busy laid back day.  Kinda an oxymoron, but yes.  This morning my friend and I took the boys to the comic book store to buy more comics for Cedric's party decor.  The boys LOVE going there and they pick out some comics for themselves while I rummage through the 25 cent bin.  I don't feel as bad cutting up the old comics.  But, I make it a point to not let the boys tell them what I'm there for.  There are some hardcore comic fans out there and I don't want a fist fight over birthday decor.  So it happened we ran into another parent we know there who happens to be a hardcore comic book fan.  He asked us what we were doing with all the comics.  I told him it's for my son's birthday party and he questioned oh for what... pause...I froze, my friend froze and he chimed in...oh, as favors...that's cool.  Yeah, as favors we both agreed looking like deer in headlights.  (side note, perfect idea and totally plan on doing that too) We laughed about it in the car.  

We then went to an awesome little shop that I've been dying to go to.  It's a vintage clothing shop.  The boys weren't as amused, but hey...mama wants to look.  Eric was watching Cedric and rarely do I have this chance.  It so happened we talked with the owner and told her we make things.  I knit cowls and Sarah makes clothing. (side note, Sarah is way better at knitting than me too)  She said she would totally sell some of our stuff there.  How freaking awesome!!!  I need to whip up some kickass cowls.  (Next week project) Yarn and funky buttons here I come.  Sarah plans to whip up a vintage dress.  I also told the owner about my friend Nikki and her awesome sewing skills and she said she'd love to sell her stuff too.  (I need to inform Nikki about this)

We then came home to sell some cub scout popcorn.  The boys did awesome!!!


Us moms lugged the popcorn...damn my neighborhoods hills...


We also ran to the store bought a clear coat for my hardware and then painted some more...


Story here...
Ok, I have two french doors that separate my family and formal living rooms.  When we bought the doorknobs for the house the dummy door knobs needed for those doors would have been $40.  Ummm...on top of everything we already spent...no.  For some reason they were more expensive then passage way doorknobs. So...I decided to paint them.



Eric and Sarah laughed at my painting contraptions...


Eric and I are going to attempt to paint the door hinges. Wish us luck!!!  I'm super impressed with the spray though...it's actually really awesome.  I was on the fence about it...but after using it with the auto primer and clear coat....they feel just like my purchased ones...and I guarantee those were painted in a factory too.  It's all in the prep and quality of paint.

Then while in the middle of coats we worked on Cedric's comic initials.  I need to put a clear coat on the two we did tonight and we will be done!!! 

Tomorrow...tomorrow...I think I may just stay in bed...

1 comment:

Joe's blog said...

I'm absolutely vintage obsessed now too... Vintage is eco-friendly and inexpensive, so always a good thing. We have many vintage stores here.
:-)