Better Late…

…than after Christmas.  That’s my motto these days!  Per the usual, I’m behind on all projects ‘Christmas’ thanks be to motherhood (Not a complaint!  Just a fact!).  I’m always amazed by all these mom bloggers with the gorgeous, Christmas-ready homes.  That my friends, is not me.  Maybe next year.  I know that having three kids under 2.5 isn’t the norm and so most peeps don’t have the in’s and out’s and up’s and down’s that come along with that so I’ll just use that as my excuse and get moving on…   :)

I mentioned last week (or two weeks ago…who’s counting) that I was going to make us some stockings this year and I am!  I just got the last of the mailed-in supplies and have to grab a few more things at the fabric store before I start!  So, it might not be until Christmas Eve that we have our stockings hung by the mantel, maybe with care but probably with haste, but they will be there and I’ll have a tutorial up after Christmas that the internet world will be able to use next year on the how’s and what’s.  Spoiler alert:  It’s gonna be good! 

Also in the same, slow-going, late fashion, here’s this weeks project:
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This is the girls’ new play kitchen, pre-Anthony & Sheena reno.  I had been looking for an old entertainment center for months before I stumbled upon this one at Goodwill for $6!!!!!!  That’s right, $6!!  All of the doors and shelving were taken off of it but set to the side, so not missing, just removed.  It had been marked down and marked down more for some reason and then I came along and snatched it up faster than you could say “dude”.  Even though the cabinet itself is laminate, the doors are solid wood and super nice!  You can see them and the shelves all stacked atop the kitchen.

Our goal is to have it done and sitting under next to the Christmas tree for the girls on Christmas Day.  This morning I removed all the rusted hinges and knobs to make way for new ones.  See how rusted they were?  photo 1 (6)

I also ordered some bar pulls off eBay for the refrigerator and oven.  Anthony and I sat down and settled on a final plan for it so we’re just collecting supplies right now and then next will come a little bit of building, a lot painting, and some fun accessorizing!  I’m so excited!  I’m going to share peeks into how it’s going on Instagram so if you wanna see, check there!  Our budget is $50 for the entire thing, start to finish.  We’ll see how close we actually come to that numero.  :) 

Thanks for checking in on this Monday!  I hope everyone has a great week! 


  1. Ah! I can't wait to see the finished project! How fun - and your girls will love it!

  2. This is going to be so fun for them!! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  3. I can't wait to see the awesome custom play area you guys come up with! And $6—what a score! :)