The current home project includes redoing the kitchen table chairs as I wait for our new table to be built. Our current chairs are a light wood color, and the table I am having made will have a black base and a warm brown stain on top. The table will have a matching bench, so we needed four chairs to go with it. I could not part with the chairs we currently use, for they were given to me by a very dear friend and have traveled with us to all of our homes. I decided to paint the chairs black and then sand them a bit to give them more of a rustic look. Thanks to Pinterest I got lots of helpful tips about primers, sanding, brushes (Purdy brushes are the best!), and paint. I feel I was prepared, but I forgot to check the weather. The past few weeks we had very mild weather and great temperatures for the season. When I started the project the temperature was about 53 degrees. By the next day they were down to the thirties.
Also, coming up on Sunday is Matthew's fourth birthday. Where has the time gone? I still remember spending the first couple days in the hospital with him and then bringing him home to our apartment. Time has flown by, but I cherish every moment with him. He is our first born and was the first to steal our hearts. I love the big boy he has grown to be and am looking forward to celebrating his day as a family. These are the years that he will remember, so I want to make them the best they can be.