Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Busy Week Ahead!

As you all know by now I'll be at EMU for the weekend while the Great White Hunter is up north doing his thing!  That being said, I've got tons to get done before Friday.

I brought this home yesterday on my day off and got to sanding right away.

Yes, Zoey is an incredibly big helper.....said no one ever!  At least in this picture she was waking up from a power nap.

However below she decided to help me with sanding the drawers by playing fetch over and over in the garage amidst all the drawers and dresser up on blocks ;)

Anywho, back to the dresser.  I love it and can't wait to start painting tonight.  I love that it has nine drawers which equals TONS of storage.  It was made in 1951 and it is my favorite style!!!
I'm not going to tell you what's it is going to be until it is done.  However here is a little hint of what I've got going on......

The finished product will be for sale at EMU this weekend.

This cathedral gray MCM 9 drawer dresser will also be for sale!

I'll be doing some demos in my booth on easy table-scape ideas for the holidays and whatever other fun things I can come up with.  It is possible I sat straight up in bed at 3:00 this morning with a couple more ideas. 

Whew, oh yeah, and I have to get a presentation put together for Saturday.  So, maybe I'm starting to stress out a LITTLE bit!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

So, THIS is what I'm doing next weekend!!

Well I got the official word and I'm thrilled to share the exciting event that I'm going to be part of!  I was perusing the interweb yesterday and found the Home & Lifestyle Shows of Michigan that will be happening at EMU on October 17-18.  I commented on their FB page and the rest is history.

I was contacted and asked to speak on their Fresh Ideas Stage about being a builder contractor on our own home and to talk about the repurposing of furniture and other items to save a few bucks.  So mark your calendars my friends.  I'll be speaking on Saturday, October 17th at 4:00.  Be there or be square!!

However, that's not all!!!  I will have a booth to showcase some of the furniture that I've refinished and will plan on doing some demos on easy projects to pizazz your holiday tables.

Wait, wait THAT'S not all either!  I'm going to be one of several judges that will be judging four student teams that will be competing in a Designer's Challenge at the event.  I'll update you with a little more info on this as I know.    Come on ya'll it's going to be like HGTV up in there!!

So, bottom line, come on out and say HI!!!  I can't wait to see you all there.  Go out and like Our Dream House DIY and Home & Lifestyle Shows of Michigan's Facebook page and follow along for updates.

I've got some pretty cool news....

Buuuuutttttt I can't tell you yet!!  I will know more today but don't wanna say too much until I know the details.  So, stay tuned!!

However in the meantime, I thought I'd share my super cute new Halloween glasses.  Two of my BFF's got these for me for my birthday!

They are soooooo cute!!  So cute that one of my other BFF's threatened to steal them if I didn't get them out of the box on onto my side bar.  #lovethem

Check back later and hopefully I'll have an update :-)

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunroom Progress Pics!

Well here they are!!  I'm not completely finished but couldn't wait to show you.  I don't really think that these pictures do the room justice but I can't stop looking at it.....and making anybody that comes over look at it!!  #sorrynotsorry  LOVE IT!!!
Be prepared for a very large photo dump.  I'm not going to bore you with my babbling just the sunshiney goodness of the sunroom.

I got the two orange chairs from World Market and it was the best find I've gotten in a while.  My mom and I stumbled onto this coffee table and it was about 67% off at Home Goods (yup it was my early birthday present) and we scooped it up Saturday morning.  And the pillows, oh the pillows, I got those at home goods about a month ago and LOVE THEM.  They were what finally inspired me to finish the sunroom.  So here you go.......


All I need at this point are curtains and an area rug!!  Those things will have to wait a bit but ya never know.....I just might find more screaming deals before you know it :-)

Well what do you think????

I can't wait to show you the sunroom!!!

It's no secret that my sunroom has been the one room that has been fighting me all along.  I've gone through several different throw pillows and side table colors.  However I have FINALLY made progress in the sunroom......and  I can't wait to share it with you.  

Buuuttttt, you're going to have to wait until tonight to see the pics.  So, in the meantime let's look back at a few of the before pictures!

Here is a view of the sunroom from the kitchen.

Side tables painted blue.

Side tables now painted black!

It was just so blah and I couldn't find an identity for the sunroom.  Then somehow it all came to me with some throw pillows from Home Goods :-)  The rest just kind of fell into place.  So, come back and I'll show you!!!