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Monday, July 29, 2013

Dave Ramsey Classes

I wasn't sure what to title this post. I hope a lot of you read this. Justin and I did  a Dave Ramsey course several years ago and we loved it! It's very motivational and has helped us with our finances tremendously. We don't do the full cash system like he promotes, just because it's really hard to do. Those of you who can do that 100%, *LARGE PAT ON THE BACK!*  But we have taken many of his other concepts to stay out of debt and manage our money!

Our church is hosting this 9 week course. It will be held in the sanctuary every Thursday night from September 19th until November 14th. It starts at 7 p.m. The first half is the video of Dave Ramsey teaching (he's super funny and not boring to watch at ALL!) and then the second half is when you get to work in your workbook. You can share ideas of what you think works and there is no limit on ideas!

I really hope many of you consider coming, it's a life changer and a great kick in the right direction. My Father In Law is heading it up and is the coordinator. Please ask any questions you may have!

The cost is $93.00 per couple or single individuals and you will receive all your materials on the first night. You have to register so that we can get everything you need.

CLICK HERE to register

Friday, July 26, 2013

Furniture Projects- Annie Sloan Style

Since we will be in our new house in a few months, I've been working on revamping some furniture. I found an awesome Buffet at a used furniture store for 50 bucks. Solid wood, yes $50. Love! I wanted to post about using Annie Sloan paint. I was intimidated at first because it sounded WAY to good to be true. But it's not! It was actually fun painting this furniture because I didn't pick up a sander and I didn't have to prime it! The wood is really dark so I ended up with 2 full coats. The top I did 4 coats, because it had some oil spots that I didn't see until I started to paint.

Cost Breakdown:
Furniture Piece: $50
Duck Egg Blue 1 quart $36 ( I think this is right)
Paintbrush $24 (maybe a little more? But I'm using on multiple projects so it's not fair to include the full price!)
Quart of Clear Wax by Annie Sloan (Again, I'm using it for more projects so unfair to count the full price) But I think it was around ?$25

So adjusted cost of this awesome Buffet is around $99.00!


I cleaned it completely and it was very shiny

First coat of Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

I painted the entire piece in a circular motion so it looks slightly aged

Still Drying, but you can see the circular pattern/look
Second Coat
During...I love the hardware! I'm going to keep it bronze
I did a coat of wax, and I'm glad I got that finished. I've read that it takes a year for the wax to finish curing, so by the time it's in the house it should be fully cured.
The Buffet isn't 100% completed because it's so huge (about 6 feet long!) that I can't put the doors on until we move into the new house. There is also a small piece on the very bottom that you can't really see, but I can't paint it until I have it set up. I put one door on so that I can see what it will eventually look like :) and...it's amazing. When we move it to it's 'home' I will paint the interior as well.
I've also painted a rocking chair, a headboard and 1/2 of Addi's bedroom suite. I'll get to posting pics when I get closer :)
SO , in a nutshell. Buy Annie Sloan Paint and you will not be disappointed!
Updated After picture: