Side Table Restoration

We salvaged some old side tables from the husband’s family home, and I took it upon myself to restore them as well. They’ve been placed alongside our bed for the past couple of years and, because of the dark brown finish, seem to disappear into the background. I’ve decided to paint them a shade of white again like this nursery dresser because white always looks good on a blue background. 🙂

Here are photos that I took during and after the side table restoration project:

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Our DIY Wedding

My husband and I watched the movie “27 Dresses” and James Marsden’s character mentions that weddings are a billion dollar industry. That couldn’t be more true!

weddingThat was not the case for our DIY wedding though. I was leaving for Abu Dhabi to work and my then-fiance and I decided to tie the knot before I left instead of the planned one a year after. We weren’t sure when I can actually come home for it so it sounded like the best plan.

We had two weeks until the date, and didn’t even have a marriage certificate yet. By some Divine Intervention we were able to secure that, and a beautiful church (Mt. Carmel – which is usually booked for weddings!). We arrived just before 4pm at the Church and it had been raining but it stopped when we got there. My sisters-in-law surprised me with my very own bouquet (I had insisted that we didn’t need flowers, but I’m so glad they did that!). We had our immediate family with us and at 4pm on October 6, 2008, we were wed. and I decided to tie the knot before I left instead of the planned one a year after. We weren’t sure when I can actually come home for it so it sounded like the best plan. Continue reading Our DIY Wedding