Thursday, October 21, 2010

China Cabinet Redo

A couple of months ago our fish Jack passed away and there has been an empty spot where his fish tank and stand use to be. Chris and I have been looking for something to put there to fill the space but we could never agree on anything. When we went down to Mena to visit Chris's family I looked over and told Chris that his grandmother's china cabinet was the perfect size piece of furniture that we had been looking for. Chris's parents were nice enough to give it to us to refinish.

Chris and I had long debates on how we should refinish it. He wanted to strip it completely and restore it back to what it use to look like before Chris's grandmother "antiqued" it back in the 1970s. It's actually from the 1940s and it use to have a cherry finish and beautiful glass lattice doors. But I wanted to paint it black and make it look more modern. Plus Chris really wanted to have it finished before his parents came up to see it. After great debate we decided to paint it black. We got a lot of grief from some of our male friends but I think that it turned out great! I've been following a blog called Just a Girl who gave us a step by step guide on how to paint furniture and I think that it turned out great!! Considering this was our first furniture restoration I'm very proud of how it turned out. Sorry some of the pictures aren't that great I took them with my iPhone.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bikes Blues BBQ 2010

A couple of weeks ago was the annual Bikes, Blues, & BBQ. We try to go every year to look at the motorcycles and of course people watch! I think that that is really my favorite part of the whole event. I am totally shocked at what people wear and do at these things!! We went down Friday night with our friends Kathleen & Vaden and then again on Saturday during the day to take some pictures. Our friends have been trying to convince us that Chris really needs a motorcycle. But after witnessing a motorcycle accident Friday night I don't think that it going to be happening for awhile!! These were my favorite bikes of the year:

Okay I'll let Chris have this one!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


This post is a little late but I figured that I needed to update our blog. In the past month we have spent hardly anytime at home. Last week we were only home one night all week. It seems like our social calendars keep getting more and more packed. Most of our time has been spent with our smALL group (The Wolfpack) or with family and friends. One of the things that we have been doing the past month has been going to Razorback football games and tailgating.

This year Chris and our friends, Greg & Becky, decided to start tailgating on their own. There was a lot of drama involved in the place where they use to tailgate at so this year Greg got a parking pass and we are doing true tailgating. I actually went to the first game this year and did my first ever real football tailgate! It was a lot of fun and I managed to make it through the whole game. Although I can promise you that this will be my last game to attend for 3 years. I'll hang out at tailgate but I won't go the game. The only bad thing about tailgating is that the Xterra is completely packed when we leave!!If you are wondering why I titled this post B.L.T. the name for our tailgate is Bacon Loving Tailgate! We just need to make sure and have plenty of bacon on hand!!