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    It’s remarkable what some one can do when they wake up pre-noon and feel semi-motivated. In August I will be moving into my first apartment and I want my room to have a color scheme/theme. I’m tired of having random mismatching items and since I have lived in a dark basement for the better part of my entire life, I wanted something bright and beachy... but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    I started my day with a voyage to Goodwill.* I flung open the doors and made a bee-line straight toward the furniture. I noticed the only piece without a bright orange “sold” sticker was a lonely, scuffed up end table. I looked the table over carefully, there were no major flaws or wobbliness.* I lifted the table in a manly type of way to inspect the underbelly of the beast; not one spider web in sight. I rolled the table back over and saw the price tag, $4.95.

    “Jelly Beans and Bisquick! This baby is mine!”

    I skipped over (again, in a manly kind of way) to the cashier and said, “I’d like to purchase that table over yonder.”* The lady leaned to look around me and lay eyes upon this lovely lamp seat. As she peered past me she proclaimed in a prominent voice, “Excuse me! This young gentleman purchased that!” I turned around and lo and behold “Occupy End Table” was upon us. The man, with his Mountain Dew sitting on my table -- without a coaster I might add -- would not stop yelling about how his wife and he wanted the table and how they were looking at it right at this moment... you know, the moment AFTER I bought it?.. Anyways, the lady resolved the situation with a quick “GTFO!” and that was that.*

    I meandered around the store for a few more minutes looking for other nicknacks that I could potentially use in my apartment. I came across 15 plain wooden frames for .55-.95 each as well as 1 frame that looked like a boat. It was love at first sight.. okay not exactly. Truth is I like spending money and it was the only non-garbage item on the shelf, and I felt like I had to purchase it to justify the energy I spent to reach the back of the store. I bought all of the photo frames and drove home. I purposefully ran 2 red lights, cut off a school bus, and went 79 in a 45 to make sure the camo truck I saw in my rearview was not following me.*

    I unloaded the car when I got home and thought, “I’ve wanted a theme for my apartment, why not the beach?” I got the table out and this is where my DIY Thursday picks up.

    TL;DR - Went to store, got table, rednecks hate me, I want to paint.

    What-you-need.jpg

    For anyone wanting to do this at home you will need:

    Sandpaper

    Sanding Block

    Sanding Block (or Sander)

    Tack Cloth

    Old Magazines

    Spray Paint

    Primer

    Gloves

    Mask

    Screwdriver (for hardware like knobs/handles)

    So here is my brand-new-to-me table:

    Table-Before.jpg

    I took out the drawer, took off the handles and sanded everything down by hand. -_-

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    I sprayed a few light coats of primer on the handles, drawer, and table.*

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    Table-Primer.jpg

    I finished up by doing multiple light coats of "Jade" Krylon Paint for the table and drawer and "Almond" Krylon paint for the handles. *I like the way the desk turned out and I think that it will make a good "beachy" piece and go well with my boat picture.

    Table-Finished-With-Picture.jpg

    Before-and-After.jpg

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  1. For those who don't know, I've been working at DQ. I brought in my resignation on April 3, my last day is on the 21st, thank god. I hate working there. I'll be taking up a new job as a Heavy Equipment Technician in which I'll be moving 3 hours away like I had blogged earlier, I just talked to my cousin's boss and he put me down to start May 1. No interview, no prior experience, Pizza has another job by the looks of it, making hopefully 17/hr or around there. What I thought was just a few weeks trial, looks like it's more permanent. I wasn't planning on just moving completely, but it looks like that will be the case, if I like the job that is. I'm kinda nervous/scared what things will be like. I'll be pretty well restarting my life even if it is 3 hours away from home. I'll be staying with my cousin and his family. Not that thrilled at that, he has 3 kids, who are still under 10 I believe. My ears will bleed and my head will be exploding with aches. Hopefully all this nervous/uneasiness goes away and it won't be as bad as I'm fearing. At least this will be a career for me, I won't have to work at anymore fast-food places. I can even fund LAN trips!

    Until further updates come to pass,

    GRAV SHALL NOT SEE WHAT WAS WRITTEN HERE TODAY.

    Pizza out.

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    Have seriously been awesome! I have started talking to this girl, who I really like. I recently got my license (Yes, I know...ridiculous) but, ask me how much money I have spent in gas :P. I recently turned 21 and later that week was my college's festival which had Lupe Fiasco, so that weekend was awesome (Drank a lot, hung out with my friend mary a lot, played a shit ton about STUMP and there was a ton of damage to my house haha). And just yesterday I was unsure what to do over summer as for work and what not. So I emailed the head grounds crew person at my school and he told me to pick up an application - I did and then just today (A day later) I got a phone call saying I got the job. So I will be living with 3 of my best friends in an apartment over the summer, working and hanging out. So today I have been celebrating, because not too long ago, things were shitty. Now they are looking up and I couldn't be more excited!

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    Sorry if I'm too happy and I know I haven't been around a lot. Just letting you know whats going on. My Xbox Live ran out, so once I start making some money (week and a half) I will renew it and start playing with everyone again!

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