Blogger Spotlight....

>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I am absolutely in love with the blog- Life in the fun lane. This lady has so much talent and every project and piece she works on completely blows me away. She has a beautiful home, creates gorgeous pieces and just has a fun blog!

Check out some of her work at:
Here are a few snippets of her work! Go to her blog to see the complete before and after's.


Make my heart go pitter patter...

>> Tuesday, July 28, 2009

These few pictures just make my heart jump for joy! The designs range from modern to french eclectic- but they are all so beautiful!

photo courtesy of Metropolitan Home

photo courtesy of Decor Trends

photo courtesy of point click home

photo courtesy of

photo courtesy of Metropolitan Home


I stripped today...

>> Saturday, July 18, 2009

My furniture silly! Get your mind out of the gutter :).

I was given several pieces of furniture from my parents that had been passed down from the family. I am almost positive I remember them being my great grandmother's. They are a really good quality wood, but, were severely in need of some TLC. Back in highschool I painted them an antique green color and one dresser white and over time they have chipped, the paint has smudged, and there were stains on them. My goal is to stain them Jacobean color by Minwax.

So the hubs and myself decided to strip them and give them a good sanding. We made our trip to Lowe's and found this great spray can- paint stripper, 60 grit sandpaper, 220 grit sandpaper, gloves, masks and paint scrapers.

We got home and got busy! We are not completely finished with the first dresser....just a few minor places to sand, then a good wipe clean and we will be set for staining.

I never got a true before pic with the paint on, but I took some mid process photos.

Without further adieu here they are:

You can still see some of the white paint.

The hubs making an appearance

The wood has a great's going to look great stained.

(missing drawers)
The almost finished product...just a little sanding of the white paint on the bottom and we will be ready for stain!

Oh- and please remember to wear your mask when using paint stripper :)

Look for the after photos and the rest of the other pieces. Hopefully they will all be completed within the next few weeks!


Two Idea Boards for the New Living Room...

>> Sunday, July 12, 2009


Our Little Gem....

>> Wednesday, July 1, 2009

So, we bought a house :) We are closing sometime in August and the little decorator in me is just itching to come out.

It's a cute 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath house with blonde hardwood floors, a garden tub and walk-in closet in the master and this beautiful screen porch that we will be using on a daily basis I am sure!

I think I have gotten all the paint colors picked out. We are definitely repainting the living room, hallway, kitchen and the master suite. The other rooms can stay the way they are for the time being until we have more time and $$$$ cash in our pockets.

Our colors so far:

Living Room and Hallway : Olympic Paint in Quill
Kitchen: Olympic Paint in Stormy Weather (the darker shade of Quill)
Bedroom: Valspar Paint in Woodlawn Silver
Master Bath: Valspar Paint in Azure Snow

All of the above I believe can be found online.

And now I will leave you with some pictures...... all are the MLS listing photos with the sellers belongings.