Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dresser Makeover

Here is the old original 30-something-year-old dresser

Here is the new and improved version....

My mom and dad bought this dresser for me when I was 6 years old (EEE GADS!! that means more than 30 years ago!!)  I have continued to use it in one form another this entire time.  But lately I have considered painting the ole thing.  Finally, when I got an unexpected day off on Friday (and after hunting that morning -- saw 5 deer, 4 bucks, 1 ABSOLUTE shooter who wouldn't come in any closer than 40 yards...), I couldn't hold back any longer.  I used Valspar indoor/outdoor ivory spray paint.  I taped off the top and kept it in its original condition.  I would like new hardware -- but don't have any yet -- so I just returned the original hardware for now.  What do you think...a little better?  I am happy with it for my first try at this sort of thing -- I think I am hooked on painting furniture...
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yearly Family "Christmas" Pictures

We had so much fun yesterday taking our yearly family "Christmas" photos.  I have had my eye on this barn all year -- and  I told Paul that when the leaves started to change I would like to get some pictures there -- well months passed, the leaves had changed and we just happened to have a very warm afternoon which wasn't ideal to bow hunt -- so off we went.  I anticipate that at least one of these shots will be on the Grissom Christmas card this year.  This picture of the three of us laying down is one of my favorites of the day.

I got a lot of my inspiration for shots from the very VERY talented local photographer Megan Klauer -- her camera work is superb and I LOVE her photo style. Go check her out!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Skyler's First Antlered Buck

Skyler got her first antlered buck on Saturday evening during the Illinois Youth Season.  She shot him with her muzzleloader -- one perfect shot!!  If you would like to read the whole story of her hunt, just go to the Grissoms' Garage blog HERE.