Thursday, July 30, 2009

A little weekend project...


The boys love picnics, and for the past 6 years that we have lived here, we have talked about getting a table so that we could enjoy eating outside. But, we never got around to it and outdoor furniture can get pretty pricey. So, I had a great idea (if I do say so myself). I found some instructions online, and luckily I am married to a pretty handy guy with a pretty handy father and they were able to construct the cutest picnic table ever! They built it with a little help from the boys (in 100+ degree heat no less) and the following weekend the whole family trekked out to the patio armed with paint brushes and we painted that little table. I love it! I love that it is homemade and that everyone worked on it together. We have already had 2 picnics on it (which would have been great if it weren't for those darn flies, but that's another story) and the boys had dessert out there the other night! I love that I can send them oustide with their sticky, messy treats! Thanks Brett and Jed and boys....it really turned out great! Now who's ready for a picnic?!


Primed...


and painted!
Maybe someday we'll actually put the paint tarp away!

5 fabulous comments:

Janae said...

Sorry to bother you...I came across your blog from Tip Junkie and I was wondering if I could bug you to email me a copy of the Proclamation to the Family...the version that you change up the fonts. I think it is so cute and would love to do this for a Young Women's craft. Thanks so much! Again...sorry to bother you this way, but I didn't know how esle to ask you for a copy.
janaeanderson@cableone.net
Thanks!!

Tami said...

Totally cute Melanie! What a fun thing to build together and enjoy together over and over!

Jed said...

That table looks beautiful...what a great color, and the boys look like they helped build it they're so happy using it. Now, getting rid of flies..........you're going to have to go to South America and buy some Shell Pest Strips and hang them around your back yard...and get me some while you're there. THX Jed

becky said...

The picnic table turned out great. The boys look so happy out there enjoying the new table. Love the color! Great choice. That is so fun that you all helped build it . . I know they will have so much fun with it!

stacey said...

Melanie, thank you so much for responding to me on my blog about the proclamation I am sorry my e-mail didn't work. maybe if you wouldn't mind will you try this one bsajacobsen@yahoo.com Thanks a million for such a darling idea and your willingness to share :)

-Stacey