Monday, July 16, 2012

My weekend project....

My neighbor gave me this.   It was given to her about 15 years ago and wasn't new then.  She said that originally it had a china cabinet thing attached on top.   The hardware is screaming....... "Take me off and throw away IMMEDIATELY!!"  The color is saying......."Please paint me SOON!"  
I sanded...and sanded...and SANDED.
My husband sanded and sanded and sanded.

YES.....Maybe will be ready.

So.....7 dollars invested in a large can of stain and we have this..........

The doors didn't stain well.  We ditched them and decided to add a shelf across the middle. My hubby wanted to add some trim to the shelf so that it looks purposeful.  The stain is called "Ebony" and is a minwax product.  I stained the inside...after I took this picture.  But this picture really shows the difference in color from the original to the "Ebony" stain we added.  After that,  we added what seems like a hundred layers of stain.
And now I give you the finished project...  I absolutely LOVE it!   

An extra big "thank you" goes out to my friends,  D & L.  They are the ones who gave it to us!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My son, the URBAN LEGEND.

Our boy child, C.G. is seriously into riding his dirt bike.   He has several posters of dirt bike professionals on ALL the walls of his room.   Obviously, he needed one of himself to add to the collection.    Every 12 year old boy-child needs a big ol' poster of themselves doing something cool.

* 07/24/12  His older sister, C.G. thought she had to have this poster.  She liked the epic sized head of her baby brother.  I processed it at a larger than life size of 20x30.  Yes, she can be disturbing at times.  Yet, we still love her.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Redneck or Cajun Sushi... you decide.

This one goes out to my buddy, R.B.   She's my in-bred Cajun friend.  I'm her in-bred RedNeck Gal.   Us white-trash folks like to stick together.  It's like Thelma & Louise...except we've never committed murder nor do we have plans to drive off the side of the Grand Canyon.  I don't get to see her often but when I seems like old times.   Good times!   Now, there are some people in life that you meet that just mesh into your world.  That is R.B.  I honestly haven't known her for that long.  It isn't like she is a high-school or college friend. She was my first friend that I met & liked...when we moved here to the big D.  Sometimes friends come along that just feel right.  She is one of them.  She is the CAJUN.  She moved.  (I am still upset with her about that.)  She is smarter than me and her hubby is my go-to computer geek.  It is nice to have one of those types listed on your contact list isn't it?!!   (Well, I like to let her think she is smarter...)  R.B. needs a boost every now & then...after all, she is married to "The Computer Geek of LaFayette."  Now...enough with the mush.

So here goes what  I have made in honor of her...  Sushi.   Now, everybody knows rednecks & cajuns just don't eat raw fish.  That just ain't right.  Something just ain't natural 'bout that. We hunt, fish, fry, trap, bait, smoke, broil, & boil.  I think that 'bout covers it for us.  I texted her about this post and she snarled and gagged.  Her response alone left me slightly disturbed.  If she ever reads this post.....I might be off her christmas card list.    I am laughing now at the thought of what she will say.  She loves me....  Her children love me.  I will bribe them with ice-cream & cookies someday soon.

This is super easy...that's how us in-bred folks like it.  EASY.

Go grab yo'self a jar of dill pickles.  I bought da ones dat were medium sized.  
Buy yo'self a package of thin sliced ham and a carton of spreadable cream cheese.

Soften the cream cheese up a me here.
Spread some on 2 or three slices of ham and roll 'em around the pickle.
Chill'em for a while and then slice'em.

That's it folks!

ps....please read this blog post in your best southern-redneck-drawl.  It just sounds better that way.

* 7/10/12   I made this tonight again and added a layer of spinach leaves between the ham & cream cheese.   Love it!!!