Hi all. How was your weekend? We had a great one around here - the weather was very pleasant and we spent lots of time outside.
On Saturday we attended a picnic for families whose children are brain tumour sufferers and/or survivours. Luckily, our oldest son, Bryn, falls into the latter category and is very healthy 18 months after the removal of a orange-sized cystic tumour.
Obviously, most of the children attending were between treatments or in remission. SO- that meant that there was plenty of opportunity for a great deal of fun.
These pictures were my favourite from the event. They feature Bryn and his neuro-surgeon, Dr. Singh, taking part in a pretty mighty team tug-o-war.
Dr. Singh calls Bryn "Sunshine" and she was more than pleased to join his team when he asked.
Of course their team won, but the best part was seeing these 2 together - our healthy, strong boy and the heroic surgeon that saved his life.
To anyone else, it's just a picture of 2 people with a rope. To me it's a photograph capturing the love and care that one incredibly talented woman can give to a boy that was once a complete stranger, but now sees her as a life-changing hero.
Thank-you again, Dr. Singh!
Now onto the project of the day....
Below you will find the BEFORE.
Pretty plain, eh? Functional and it matched with my black counter-tops. But it's time for a shake-up!
How about "Red Awning" by Behr?
(I used it recently on our Red Basement Door makeover found here.
Yeah. I like them. The kids like them and they added a bit more colour to our breakfast bar.
Then one day, walking through IKEA, I found it - polka-dotted vinyl fabric. Wipeable, durable - SOLD!!
I bought a metre and got to work.
I stretched the fabric around the circular stool tops and stapled down the fabric using my trusty staple gun. (Luckily the stool tops just popped of their legs - this made the job so much easier!)
Oh Polka Dots! How I LOVE thee!
Pretty darn cute, eh??
They add so much whimsy to our little kitchen. I wonder if there is anything else I can cover with dots in there??
Biggest boy was spending the day at Grandma's House, so my two littler ones received the first lunch on the dotty stools.
Yessrrieeee! That's KD and hot dogs! That's what they asked for. Of course I threw in the apple slices - there had to be SOMETHING healthy involved!
Thanks for visiting today! Come by a bit later in the week. I'll be sharing my Autumn Mantel on our new fireplace!!