Joel is a real opportunist. When he sees something on the side of the road he very frequently brings it home. In our apartment right now the following things were found by the side of the road: hutch, giant barrel, child's chairs, industrial shelf, child's desk, bookshelf, plates, canned food, teaspoons, tupperware, end table, AND this table and chairs pictured below.
We also have a long list of things we have gotten from the dollar store too, mostly cookies and chips, but you'd be amazed the stuff our dollar store sells here. We bought these dishes from there recently, only $16 for the set.
When Joel brings in stuff off the street I'm usually ... less than thrilled about it. But this table and chairs I was actually excited about. The big problem with it were the used chair cushions. So we made a deal that we could keep them if Joel would reupholster the chairs. We picked out some fabric and he did it! And I think they look really good.
I MADE THIS TIE! It's, as Joel said when he first saw it, got some problems but I think okay for my second sewing project. I didn't even get too frustrated this time. Well I guess that's not quite true. I couldn't find a safety pin to pull it through with and I was getting really frustrated but I used an earring to do the job and it worked well enough.
AAAnd I made these too. Most of my craft project I get from sisters and this is no exception. Except I made two and they only made one. Take that!