Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Project That Almost Beat Me!

Remember that cute little desk that I got for my niece for Christmas?  Ya know the one that was going to be so easy because it was so small!  Guess what, it was NOT easy.  Holy cow, that teeny tiny adorable little thing had lots of teeny tiny detail.  I could go on and on about how I started it two days before Christmas and it was 50 degrees and really humid and I hated the paint that I used, but I won't!!  Instead I'll just share the finished product!!!

It isn't perfect but it is adorable.  I also have to say that I would have never gotten it finished without the help of my fabulous hubby!!  Whew, my niece was awfully happy to hear that her desk was FINALLY done!!

What do you think? 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Chairish" My Sunroom Style Board!!

I was recently perusing the internet and found Chairish; an exclusive curator approved, online marketplace for vintage furniture.  I was inspired by their vintage furniture to put together a style board with one of the accent chairs from their latest collection.   There were SO many chairs to choose from, but the Mexican Embroidery Regency Chair just SCREAMED my name.  So, I took those chairs and decided to create my style board around their vibrant colors.

Oddly enough I shared my style board with my mama and one of my BFF's and they both said, "hey is that the couch in your sunroom?"  Oddly enough it is not but it looks EXACTLY like my couch.  The sunroom that has not been able to find its identity!  So I guess I was unintentionally putting together the style board for MY sunroom.  Don't you think that a sunroom should be open, bright, and airy just by the virtue of its name?  Mine has been lacking in that department.....and I think I've found the perfect solution.  Lots of pattern, bright colors, and different textures. 

Here is a list of all of the fabulous items on my style board:

Mexican Embroidery Regency Chair

Chest, Couch, and Lighting Fixtures

Blue Ikat Curtains

Hand Tufted Area Rug in Blue

Magenta Velvet Pillows

Pink Poppy Print (say that three times fast!!)

So there you have it!!  What do you think?  I loves it.....ALL of it!  Now I'm on a mission to bring my styleboard to life!!!

Go check out all of the fabulous items on Chairish's website and let me know what YOUR fave piece of furniture is!

Monday, January 19, 2015

To-do list progress and a new rug!!!

Because my husband can't sit still and we have an ever growing to-do list we got one item ticked off the list this weekend.  In case you missed my full to-do list you can catch it here

One of the things that has really been on the top of my list are the bi-fold doors.  I try to keep the closet off the garage as organized as possible but come on....I have two kids and a husband.  And let's be honest 2 kids+me+hubby = lots of crap!!  So here is the before in case you missed out.

And this is the glorious after picture!  The handles are still brass but I will paint those silver to match everything else in the house.  Why did I get doors with brass handles you ask?  Well read on.

When I was laying on the couch sick for five days the week before last I had plenty of free time.  So I started to peruse Craigslist and stumbled upon a deal I couldn't refuse.  I got the doors above and a set for Emma's bedroom for 35 bucks.  If I were to run out to Lowe's and buy them brand new they would have cost me about $225.  I gotta say that I got a deal.  Now mind you these doors were not in the best shape ever.  My hubby had to sand them, clean them and then paint them but they turned out fabulous.  The set for Emma's room is in a bit tougher shape and are taking a little more elbow grease but I think they will turn out just as well!! 

On another note, I never knew that a rug could make me so happy but it did.  I found this little gem at Marshall's on the clearance rack for $10.  Isn't it adorable?  I freaking love it!

And last but not least.  The hubby and I celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary last week and went out to dinner Saturday night.   Annnnnddddddd I won 10 bucks.  Yep, I'm kind of a big deal :-)

#winning #makinitrain #earlyretirement

Monday, January 12, 2015

Progress Sneak Peek.

So I didn't quite get my weekend project completely done but I am *this* close.  Since I'm not done, I thought I would share a little sneak peak of what I've got going on. 

That's all you're gonna get.  I'm pretty excited though!  I was shooting to stay under 20 bucks and I believe that I am going to come in under 15 bucks :-)  Now, would I have liked to go out and spend a few hundred dollars and get all new stuff?  You bet!  However I'm in saving mode because we need to get a new lawn mower in the Spring (cuz these 10 acres don't mow themselves)  and concrete for the barn in the Fall.  Sooooo, I need to make the things that I have work!  I can't wait to share the finished product!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

A quick project for the weekend!

Since I'm still couch bound I've been staring at a bare corner in the living room and it is driving me bonkers.  Remember this corner that had been occupied with 12 feet of twinkling love for six weeks?

Well it is no longer there and this is what I've been staring at for five, yes FIVE, days now!!!

So I did what any normal person would do that is house bound.  I went shopping in my basement and my spare bedroom and found these goods.

Yikes you say?  I know, that is what I said looking at this mish mash of colors and fabrics that match NOTHING in the great room.  That is where the challenge lies.  I'm going to make this little area into an adorable little corner.  The challenge?  I can't spend more than 20 bucks!!  Stick around and I'll show you the finished product.....if I ever get off this couch :-)

Happy Friday Y'all!!!