Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lots of pictures and another project

We were outside playing around the other night and Ian decided to take some pictures. After looking through these I think I've decided that he should be the designated photographer from now on!

Here I am at 32 weeks along (quite the belly, eh?)

An honest smile out of Jessica. This is a treasure to me, she doesn't give me much other than the cheesy grin.

Josiah was looking over at me in this one. I'm not sure what it is about this I love, I just know I love it.

Noah crawling through the grass.

This chair is another freebie we acquired and before bringing it inside the kids had lots of fun spinning each other around.

Another great one of her!

Abram looks much older from this angle.

Josiah my little Blondie.

Ian made a swing for the kids in the tree out front and it has gotten so much use, they all love it.

And now for the project....

When we were getting furniture for the house here these two stained and ugly chairs came with the kitchen table. They are hideous, I'm ashamed to admit we use them and have had guests use them...they are gross!

Motivated by the fact that I know we are having company over later this week (and a 2nd cup of coffee perhaps?) I decided to change them up.

I removed the fabric covered parts, sanded them down and gave them some new paint. Then I recovered seat & back with new fabric and reattached them.

Here's what they look like now:

Much better!!


Dusti said...

Great pictures. Your belly is so cute.
The chairs look awesome. I'm inspired and now thinking about all the projects I keep meaning to get to...

God bless

Emily said...

You're like the project queen lately! wow.

and I love the pictures. The sky looked so pretty behind the kids!

Leanne said...

Love the pics.....

The one of Josiah is my favorite.

I was as big as you the day I found out I was pregnant with Lu!!!! LOL!!!

Those chairs look great...I've been contemplating for a long time recovering my chairs, the fabric is mint green velvet and is yucky and not my color! GREAT JOB!!! They look great.

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great! You know something funny?? I didn't even notice the chairs and I think I may have sat in one. I did notice what a nice host you were and how much fun it was being with you and how well the kids played :)


Maria said...

Beautiful! ALL of it.. you at 32 weeks, your children and those chairs.. I am being inspired to hit some goodwill/thrift stores and make over some ugly stuff......

ericksons said...

What a fun project to work ont he chairs. I love all the pictures. I could not believe all the younger kids looking so grown up. You look absolutely cute!

Kimmie said...

You look so beautiful Laura...really.

I can't believe how gorgeous your kids are...what eyes and eyelashes and what radiant smiles (they must get that from you.) ;-)

2 cups of coffee and you can paint and refab your chairs...whoa! They came out great. I am highly go girl.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Monica said...

Can I say it again? You look so young!

Great job on the chairs. It's always rewarding to do something that is permanently beautiful:)

Renata said...

They look fantastic!!! You've done a great job..very inspiring!
I love the pictures - your hubby is a great photographer & you are looking beautiful!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

You look so adorable pregnant!! I always looked like a swollen mess at that stage in the game. :)

The kids pics are *so* stinkin cute!! They are beautiful children.

GREAT job on the chairs!