Friday, October 24, 2014

#426...happy 40 tyler

Tyler turned 40 last Friday, and we had a big backyard party to celebrate. My sister Sarah created a website invite for his party, as well as a venue logo for our yard. 
For the party we turned our pottery cabana into a craft cocktail bar, and created a menu of food and drinks.

We created a dining area in a large part of our yard. Tyler made several long farm style tables out of the wood he saved from our old loft staircase (seen here).

 We also set up a living room lounge area at the back part of our yard.
We added a bocce ball court, ping-pong table and giant jenga game to 
The Backyard.

Tyler made a lighted game-on sign out of recycled materials and some vintage sign letters that I purchased on e-bay. (I painted the scrabble letter "M"). 

He also made the below hanging sputnik lamp for the dining area out of plumbing and electrical parts.

thanks Julie and Kelly for the photos

Sunday, October 5, 2014

#425...scrap wood bench

Where did September go? I was altogether not crafty, but Tyler on the other hand created this bench. I told him that he needed to purge some of the millions of small scrap wood pieces he has, and this is how he got rid of them.
He started with an old base to a bedside table that he'd previously taken apart.
 He started artistically stacking his scraps and securing them down.
When he finished stacking it to the height he wanted, I covered a piece of foam and plywood with a remnant of navy vinyl, and he attached it to the bench by tufting the top with washers and screws.