Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn


I (Used To) Love The ’80’s

I did it!  I finally finished painting my early marriage hutch.  After being married for more than 26 years, My Hero and I decided it was time for some new dining room furniture.  I had a plan for the 1986 oak dining room set.  I already posted photos of the dining room table here.  I don’t have the chairs painted yet, but the seats are recovered.

Are you ready for the big reveal?  Picture a very solid, but very 1980’s piece of oak furniture.  This is what you get after a little sanding, priming, painting, and glazing.

My sister and I gave the hutch a bit of sanding and some primer.  After that, a coat of Sherwin Williams green paint and Sherwin Williams gold glaze.

Add some crystal knobs, and you’re set.  Wow that sounds so easy, right?  It actually wasn’t hard.  It just took time.  Taping all that glass was really fun…..not!

Not bad for the second thing I’ve ever painted, huh?  Sometimes you get lucky, even though you have no idea what you’re doing.

I’m beyond thrilled with the addition of this piece in our guest room.  I’ve wanted something like this for a long time.  I’m gradually deciding what I want to display inside the hutch.  The whole bottom shelf is quilt books.  After that, I threw in some yarn, fabric, and some old tins that were my grandma’s.

I finished cleaning the room about 15 minutes before my parents arrived.  Our guest room gets plenty of use.  I’ve always wanted a room that was peaceful and inviting.  I hope it feels that way to our guests.

It’s not hard to find things to be thankful for this week!  On this Thanksgiving, all of our kids will be home,  Mom & Dad are here, and my sister and her family are hanging out with us.  God has truly blessed us, and I’m thrilled to celebrate His faithfulness during this Thanksgiving week.

Have a great week, and make sure to stop for a few minutes to think of something you’re thankful for.  It changes my whole outlook on life!

Oh….and may your holiday include lots of great food!



Drive by Fabric Post

Remember the table I painted black with lime green legs? I got such great, helpful advice from blog readers. (No, that wasn’t sarcasm!)

Someone posted some links to fabric, and I quickly realized I owned one of them. Like a bolt of it. The chairs will be painted black and I’m quilting the fabric with a really thin batt just to give it some durability.

We’re supposed to have a couple of warm days this week so I can finish painting the hutch (which turned out absolutely beautiful) and get the chairs painted.

Here’s the fabric. It’s either going to be fun or a serious train wreck.

Go big or go home, right?