Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope you all had a great weekend!
It was so beautiful here! I took the pups on walks, got shoes for the unnamed child to wear to Homecoming, went to visit my new little niece (who is ridiculously adorable), picked up an amazing old door off Craigslist, and finished a table.
Topher (my hubby for new readers), on the other hand, went and ran the Tough Mudder. He’s finished a number of “mud runs” before, but this is a 12 mile race full of insane obstacles (which I thought that he should never put his body through). You run through things like ice water, crawl under live electrical wires, scale really tall walls, jump off ledges, drag tires, and go through way, way too many tight spaces — all in mud. Two of his team members blacked-out from being hit in the head during the electrical obstacles (see why I said he shouldn’t do it).
All morning, I was waiting for a call from the Topeka ER to hear what his injuries were. Amazingly enough, he made it home in one piece … although he was pretty scraped up and sore everywhere.
Today he was limping a bit as he walked, although he’s not complaining much since I’m sure he’s worried he’s going to get an “I told you so”. I have heard him hobbling into the kitchen for more Bayer every couple hours. I think I am going to douse him with Neosporin tonight. Poor guy. He did say he had fun (probably since he was able to make it off the course on his own two feet), but that he will probably never do that particular race again. Thank goodness!
Back to the table I was telling you I finished this weekend. I found this one from a yard sale for $5 this summer, and I loved the curved lines it had. I figured since it already had some curves, I would continue with the theme.
When I was at the Haven Bloggers Conference this summer, we got some amazing goody bags. One of my favorite things in there was from Frog Tape. It was their newest product: Shape Tape. It comes in a precut curvy line. In the past, I have made my own Chevron patterns (like on my wallpaper roller lamp shades), but let me tell you … that takes a while. With Shape Tape, it’s just press and go! Super simple.
I decided to try it on on this table, and it worked like a charm. I painted the whole table aqua. Once that dried, I placed my Shape Tape where I wanted it across the top, and then I painted over it with two coats of ivory.
As soon as I was finished with the second coat, I removed the tape and Voila!
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