Thursday, February 25, 2010

Before and After: Vanity Bench and Side Table

This little bench was the first of my projects because it was an easy re-do. I actually liked the fringe around the bottom, but it was just the wrong color.

A fresh coat of white paint and some new fabric and voila! Good as new.

I found this beauty at Goodwill and decided it would be perfect between my 2 pink chairs in my bedroom.

I love the cream color, but I can't decide if it needs to be distressed a bit. Either way, it's just the right fit.

My bedroom is shaping up quite nicely, especially with my newest treasure- the chandelier- that was gifted to me by my Kindergarten teacher, Miss Riske. She headed to California a couple of weeks ago for the Rose Bowl Flea Market (I'm so jealous!) and she knew I was looking for a chandelier so she picked one up for me. She has the best taste and knew exactly what I wanted. Thank you, thank you Ann!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cleaning House

They say change is good, right? I hope so because I'm doing alot of it right now. I've been in a re-decorating mood so I'm changing things up. First up, my entertainment center. I love cream and gold these days, so I got rid of the pink and green.

Here's what I have so far; I need to collect a few more books to finish the other side.

Next up, Clay's room. Out with the red, and in with the neutral!

Here's my inspiration. I've collected a few items so far, but I've got alot of painting to do.

And finally, my bedroom. This was taken over 2 years ago- sheesh! Has it really taken this long?

I was finally able to get this bed and what a difference! I couldn't love it more. Just a few final touches and I'll post the finished room.

Now of course with all these changes I have a big pile of "stuff" in the guest bedroom just waiting for a sale! I'm planning the first weekend in March, so mark your calendars!

And I couldn't resist this picture of the kids playing "sale". It's their new activity of choice. It keeps them entertained for hours!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


We decided to forego our annual New Year's party and took some friends to the cabin instead. For once, we came prepared with all the snow gear and the kids played outside for hours! Although next time we go with kids I think it'll be just a day trip. Trying to get 10 kids to sleep in one room doesn't make for a very restful night.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Fun finds and a new project

I've been following this blog for the last few months because I love white and I love how she can transform the ugliest piece of furniture into something amazing. Then a few weeks ago I had a thought- why can't I do something like that? It would allow me to go shopping AND make money while doing it! So I've been on the hunt these last 2 weeks, and these are some of the treasures I've found:

Some are beautiful as is, but some need a bit of work and I'm so excited for the before and after shots. Wish me luck on my new adventure!