I can't give you step by step instructions, I just know this involved disassembling, sanding, spray painting, some cursing, clear coating, some more sanding, waxing, reassembling and lots of tuning.
His favorite part of the project? Going to the auto parts store to pick a paint color and finding the exact same "Toyota green" that his old (first) beloved truck used to be.
Her project -- a fall burlap wreath (inspired by Pinterest of course):
We had some old tobacco sacks laying around, so I was able to cut those up instead of buying burlap. They still smell a bit like cured tobacco, which I love (the smell of tobacco curing is nothing like the smell of cigarettes being smoked, which I hate).
I spread everything out on the driveway and worked right there, because I'm redneck like that. Of course, Sugar supervised.
First I wrapped a straw wreath form with the strips of burlap.
Then I made ruffles with the burlap strips, pinning as I went along.
Then I rotated the wreath around and tried to convince Lee that it looked good just like this and there was no need to keep ruffling all the way around.
He was not buying it. So I pressed on.
Orange and brown satin ribbon makes her complete.
Lee still thinks it needs something else. Maybe leaves or something. But what does he know?
We'll see if the mood strikes me to change it up or if I decide to just leave it be.
Another weekend project? Making some delicious homemade chicken noodle soup for my sick husband.
Can you see it steaming?
And in proof of the theory that 'no good deed goes unpunished' I got sick the very next day. Yuck.
It was still a good weekend though. How was yours?