Saturday, March 14, 2009

I AM Domesticated...I Swear!

This is going to be the start of a chapter in the "Book of my Life" that I really am going to write one day...

It was a Friday evening like any other; gathered up down the road with a few friends to share our weekly pitfalls over a beer or two. My girlfriend Charla had a few of her cousins visiting and as we all caught up and met one another it came out that the eldest, Jackie, is a lesbian. She's rather comfortable with the fact, though she really doesn't fit the profile I always thought - butch and manly. Instead, Jackie is slender and willow-like with long ash-blond hair. She's also extremely musically talented and she and her uncle broke out the guitars as the night went on.

We all were listening to them play and sing when suddenly it occurred to meet Jackie kept looking at me as she played...
"hmmmm...no WAY!" I thought; as she did it again, and again...suddenly I found myself trying to find anywhere else to look...

Yuppers...Jackie thinks I'm cute. Not that I have anything against lesbians, but well, I just don't swing that way. Why couldn't Charla's cousin be a nice heterosexual male? I swear I was having Brigit Jones flashbacks...

Anywho - thought you all needed a laugh - and here's the project that kicked off my Spring Break this last Thursday:

Last Friday I received a call from a friend who mother-in-law works at the local college library. They are redecorating and had tables and chairs to give away. Knowing I needed a kitchen table and chairs they thought of me! The catch? I had to re-upholster the chairs if I didn't want the retro 70's orange dayglo colors screaming out at me each morning. This is the first time I ever re-upholstered, but I think I did a good job!

Before:



After:

I found the cutest western fabric, but it was $13/yard and there was this other stuff for $2/yard and it was super heavy - so $39 vs. $6 project? The $6 won, and I bought some super cute table cloths and placemats to brighten it all up! Bunni has approved and somewhat matched the decor...

6 comments:

alanna rose said...

The first story made me LOL!

I like the chairs - nice work :)

Andrea said...

Girl, that is too funny!! I have a best friend who is gay, well, she was for a while and not she isn't any more, long story, but i don't know how many time people thought we were a couple!! I would just laugh!! So, not even close!! LOL!! Funny story!!

And I love the chair and the table cloth!! I love red!!

heather said...

Great job on the chairs!

rae rae said...

I actually just had a bisexual woman hit on me in a bar a few weeks ago for the first time. It was just as funny as your story! LOL

Diana said...

I absolutely love what do did with the chairs!! The last pic is too cute for words!!!

randi said...

The chairs are, or course, awesome. Especially since I saw them in person! :) The title of your next post should be..."and I can cook too!"

It's rainy/sleety here today. Can I come back to the beautiful weather in the valley? :)