Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10th Anniversary of Book Club

It is hard to believe that my book club has been meeting for 10 years.  We have read many wonderful books and had many, many laughs along the way.  I wanted to do something extra since it was our anniversary.  Here are some of the decorations I made for the occasion.

I had a few books that we have read over the years and used them in my table centerpiece.

I wish I would have take photos before I put the candies on book pages, I think it would have looked better in the photo. But, who can resist candies?

Just for fun I selected the first lines of some of the books we had read over the years.  It was fun seeing the girls trying to figure out what book they were from.

For a treat I made what my book club has named "Beach Brownies" since we made them for the fist time on a beach trip we took.  To make these wonderful brownies you mix up a brownie mix according to the package, stir in coconut pecan frosting, pour in the pan and top with chocolate chips and pecans, then bake according to the package.

This is the book we read for this month.  My club rated it 4.3 out of 5 stars. It's a great book!

For a little parting gift I made up these cute little book worm baggies.

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love to hear what all of you have been reading this summer so feel free to leave a comment and let me know.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Coffee Bar

I have always wanted a coffee bar.  I have admired the many pictures of coffee bars on Pinterest and other blogs and finally decided to create my own.  Here is a picture of the final project.

Here is how it started out.


I knew I wanted to paint a graphic of some sort on the top so I headed over to the Graphic Fairy blog and found this wonderful graphic. I enlarged it and traced it on the raw wood.

I had some old carbon paper that I used to trace the pattern on the wood.

I then painted the graphic a light gray color using teeny tiny brushes.  The smaller the brush tip the better for this part.

After the paint dried I stained the top using a dark walnut stain and finished it off with a matte polyurethane. 
I love how it turned out!Coffee anyone?

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