Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New Fabric and a Delivery

So do you all remember my dining room?  The walls are a cool icy blue called antique silver and my picture, curtains and lampshades are all black and white.  So overall the room was pretty neutral.




I must not have gotten a picture of the black and white chandelier picture on the wall but you can imagine ;)
Anywho, I decided this year that I wanted to add more color in the dining room for the spring and summer so I bought this new picture from Hobby Lobby for the wall in the dining room.


I loved the art and I loved the $35.00 price tag!!  #winning  So I scooped it up.

I felt like the light blue fabric I had recovered the dining room chairs with several years ago needed a little refresh for the spring and summer too......then I found THIS!!  This is part of Kelly Ripa's fabric line at Joann Fabric and I had been eyeing it up online for quite sometime.  I popped in there one day and I was sold.  Annnddddd I couldn't beat the price!!



You can see the current fabric in this picture above.  The nice thing about the different fabrics is that I can take the bright summery fabric off when winter rolls back around and go back to my neutrals for Christmas time :-)

I'll show you the chairs once I get a spare moment to get them done!

Now for my delivery.....I have a little surprise being delivered tomorrow from.......



OMG it is going to be like Christmas Day tomorrow.  It will probably be the longest work day in the history of ever.  Can't wait to show you!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Using Pineapples as Party Decor!

As I told you in a previous post, my baby girl is turning 16 and we're having a small party.  Trying to steer clear of the whole Sweet 16 theme I needed to find something else she liked.  It didn't take long to come up with PINEAPPLES.  Pineapples are everywhere lately.  Home decor, bags, purses, clothing, you name it!!  Annddddd since I like a little bling I couldn't use just plain pineapples so here is what I did.....

My SIL scored 8 pineapples for $1.99 each.  I first checked Kroger and they were too pricey at $3.99 each, for this fugal mama, so I asked my friends to be on the lookout.  Sure enough she found them for half the price at Aldi.  Here is what I started with!

As I said, yellow and green wasn't the look I was going for not to mention I found some inspiration at Marshall's for the colors for the party (I'll share that in a full post after the party) and needed to bling up the pineapples.

So, I opted for my favorite Krylon metallic spray paint and went to town.


Voila, here is the finished product.



Don't you love them?  With just a hint of the green peaking through they are perfect.  It was quick and easy and the paint dries quickly.  For under $20 they are going to be perfect accents on the tables. Come back and I'll show you all the party details next week.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

The After: Curio Cabinet

You remember THIS that I teased you with back in January?  I told you how cool it was going to look and I couldn't wait to show you when it was finished?  Thhheeennnnn in my usual fashion I saw something shiny and forgot.  Well, kind of.....it is hard to take pictures of this thing but I did the best I could with my iPhone.  So, get ready for a photo dump of the after pictures!!!!







Well what do you think?  I loovvveeeee it!!!  It was such a cheap and easy way to update the light oak wood that just wan't my jam.  And, to be honest I really needed more storage for all the martini glasses that I bought for my bunco night mashtini bar ;)


P.S. Aren't you thankful I had pants on when I took the straight on picture of the cabinet????

The After: Curio Cabinet

You remember THIS that I teased you with back in January?  I told you how cool it was going to look and I couldn't wait to show you when it was finished?  Thhheeennnnn in my usual fashion I saw something shiny and forgot.  Well, kind of.....it is hard to take pictures of this thing but I did the best I could with my iPhone.  So, get ready for a photo dump of the after pictures!!!!







Well what do you think?  I loovvveeeee it!!!  It was such a cheap and easy way to update the light oak wood that just wan't my jam.  And, to be honest I really needed more storage for all the martini glasses that I bought for my bunco night mashtini bar ;)


P.S. Aren't you thankful I had pants on when I took the straight on picture of the cabinet????

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Did you think I forgot about you?

It may SEEM like I did but I can assure you that I did not :-)  I survived my first year in my new job and whew, it was a crazy one!  Crazy, but good.  Now that I've made it through a full year I feel like I am settling in.   Now I feel like I'm ready to get back into some projects at home and get back into the blogging groove.

One of the projects next on the horizon is the hunt for a new credenza!

Remember this one?  My favorite piece of furniture around?  Well I sold it (to a very good home).



So, now i'm on the hunt for a replacement and quickly!!  Stick around I'll share my hunt with you.

The other thing I'm on a mission to find is a banquette to go in front of the window in my breakfast nook with my little black table that I refinished.  This table that you can see in the top left corner.


I want the banquette to go in front of the window and then I'm boing to refinish two of the wooden chairs that go with the table for seating on the opposite side of the banquette.

Something similar to this idea but the banquette will be on a smaller scale since it will be in front of the window and I'll only have two chairs on the opposite side.  So keep and eye out for a screamin' deal on an upholstered banquette.


So there ya have it, my current projects.  Not to mention a Sixteenth Birthday Party for my baby girl this weekend (I'll share the pics after) and a baby shower for my cousin in August.  I love to throw a good party.

Ahhhhh, it feels good to be back <3