Monday, January 12, 2009

Fun night

First off I got a phone call at 9:30 Saturday night saying get your but to the house. Let's play the wii. I tried my hardest not to play this thing because I know me I will get addicted real fast. However, the greatest people in the world got me to play. I had so much fun. Especially playing Mario kart! I am a dork I know but I am so competitive that I was trying my hardest to win. The thing is I was not very good . . . well I stink at it. I was glad when I didn't take 12th place. Ha ha ! At least I couldn't do any worse! A couple of us were talking we should make this an all nighter. So guess what . . . yes we did. I didn't make it home until about eleven the next day. I just have to thank my friends for being so nice and getting me out of the house. Even though I was missing one of my favorite shows "John and Kate plus 8". Well I ended up not missing it. I was glad I did miss it because there was one benefit of the night. I made a really good friend.

Thanks again everyone! I hope we can do this again soon. The food can be on me this time.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

How I did it . . .

Well before I started painting the table I had to read instructions on the internet on how to do it.  The top of this table is laminate so I didn't know for sure what would stick to it or if I could paint it.  Well they have this cool stuff call Bullseye 1-2-3.  This will let paint stick to just about anything from tile, laminate, or anything slick. 


So first I decided to sand down some of the spots that needed some fixing.  Then I painted a thin layer of bullseye 1-2-3.  This is just like a primer.  Once this was dry, I used gloss oil enamel paint.  Trust me I didn't like it at first because it was too shinny.  However, after a couple of days it grew on me.  After everything is painted, they say to use two coats of polyurethane on any item you paint.  This is for cleaning purposes.  I am not going to do this until summer.  I am afraid the fumes will be too much for me to handle without having doors and windows open. 

Friday, January 2, 2009


Well you all might be wondering what these projects are supposed to be. Well I have been painting my parents old table. The cool thing about this table is this is the first table they got after they got married. Too have a piece of this in my place makes it pretty special. This project seemed to take longer than I ever thought it would take. If anyone decides to paint a table, let me give you some advice. Don't if it has a lot of spindles. Wow!!!! It takes forever to paint.

Before pictures:

After pictures: