Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Man's Trash ...

Last night (Aug. 4) I hosted a baby shower for a really good friend of mine. She's having a little boy, and his daddy is very much into baseball.
A couple of months ago was our city's semi-annual Clean Up day. Basically, people get the stuff they don't want anymore, set it out on the curb outside their house and the city picks it up. Usually a few days leading up to this, one could go for a walk and ...
"Another man's trash is another man's treasure"
I found a dresser on the morning of the trash pick-up day. I had Matt give it a once over. He said it looked decent to him - which was the second opinion I wanted to hear - so I had him haul it inside. I knew it would be the perfect gift for a first time mom.
I sanded it down, primed and painted it the week before the shower, in my living room on a tarp.

And voila! I replaced the top drawer knobs with wood ones painted to look like baseballs, and the bottom four drawers pulls were replaced with ribbon ... an idea that I saw in another friends house for her girls' dresser.

I'm pretty dang proud of that dresser and best of all my friend and her husband LOVED it! The other party guests were pretty impressed too! I might think about making this a business... :o)

I'm also proud of the cakes I made for her. Little baseballs... SO CUTE! There was a small cake for just the mama-to-be and cupcakes for the party guests.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go! I love feeling like I done good. And you done good.