Tuesday, April 8, 2014

From small to tall...

Happy Monday....wait I mean Tuesday. My kids just had spring break and I am all messed up on my days.
I wanted to share with you my latest little project. This little piece of furniture has been through so much. it started out as a small entertainment center I cut it apart and make a little bench which we used for a few years then I added legs to it. Then last week I decided to add some shelving on the top. I love how it turned out.
I have never made my own large shelf.
I used a sheet of 1/2 inch MDF I think it was $31 at Lowes for a 4x8 foot sheet. I had them cut it in 1x4 sheets. I did the rest of the cutting at home.
I used my nail gun and glue to hold it all together this is it all constructed and ready to be "beefed up". It looks kind of squirrely with just the MDF so I added some 1x2s to the front of the sides and the shelving. I added some backing to help it be even more sturdy.
 After some serious hole filling and paint it was finally finished. I added some spring accessories and sat back and enjoyed the hard work ;) My boys think it is a great place to set up all their Legos, I often find Lego men in my plants and sticking out the tin bird house.

 Thanks for coming to visit. I hope you are getting excited for spring! I have been outside for 2 days straight enjoying this beautiful weather.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

St Patrick's Day

St Patty's day is not one of my biggest decorating holidays. My kids wanted some kind of decorations, so this is what I whipped up.
 I don't have a ton of time right now. So I kept up my boxwood wreath (that I love) and added some more greenery.
 I made this banner from green paper and book pages and twine. Also made a four leaf clover put it over a book page and framed it.
Happy March to you all!

Monday, March 10, 2014

A little spring decorating

Okay, sorry everyone I have had NO internet for over a week!!! So frustrating :( Finally our neighbor came over today and fixed it. So I am trying to catch up on posts.
I know when spring is here when I start to see green outside. Green says spring time to me. Green is one of my favorite colors. I have a ton of it in my house. Here is my entry Table.
I had the glass container and found some grapevine to make a nest in it and added some speckled eggs in it.

I made this wreath last week. I wanted some bright colors. I had the yellow flowers and wove them to a grapevine wreath I got at a thrift store for one dollar. They had some wreaths like this at Joann's for $24 and mine was oh $6 total! Sweet! It has me thinking spring big time.
HAPPY SPRING!! the weather is teasing me here. 50s one day then 40s or 30s with snow the next. thank goodness the snow melts. How are you decorating for spring at your house?
Thanks for visiting! :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Be my Valentine!

I have had my Valentines up since the first week of January. But I made a new banner this year. The heart and burlap one above my boxwood wreath. I cut burlap squares and red felt hearts glued them with a hot glue gun and strung it up. I love how it turned out. I tried to use things that I already had at my house.

 A close up of my heart banner.

I looked on pinterest.com for some free printable Valentine subway art. I liked this one the best.
 My LOVE banner!!
 I got this cute pink love sign at Target for $1!!
 I LOVE old windows they are all over my house. This one has no panes or glass(yet) so I strung some felt hearts on it.
 I also made this banner for my front door. The wreath is from a thrift store for $1.00 I just added some red berry garland.

This year I also made some drop cloth pillow covers, used felt to make the hearts.
 My hubby walked in and said WOW! I can feel the Love!!


Monday, January 13, 2014

1st Birthday!!

1st Birthday Party
As most of you know I have 3 boys then last a girl. I have loved doing my boy themed Birthday parties, but it was time for something other than boy. Now that I have little girl, I get SO excited to do PINK girly things.
Here are some pictures of the big event.
I let the boys help me with the decorating. They might have had as much fun as I had.
I took some First Birthday pictures for her scrapbook. She had been teething and not in a great mood But I had to get some pictures on her birthday.  I gave her a pink bubble gum sucker, hoping it would cheer her up. It worked!! Instant happiness! Thank goodness.
 The rose "Smash Cake" Made by my ultra talented sister-in-law Laura. It was so pretty, I had  hard time letting her smash it. And the darling little cake stand lent to me by my other talented sister-in-law Cherie over at www.cherieamour.blogspot.com. They both made the perfect touches to a darling birthday party!
 Chocolate covered Strawberries, I made myself.
 Chocolate covered pretzels. Also made by me,  easy and yummy (I had to hide them from my family)
 Pink Rose Cupcakes
 Raspberry Sherbet and sprite.
 The desert table
 Me and my Birthday girl!
I cut out a bird silhouette and used Stich Witchery-(iron on stitching) to adhere  it to her Onsie. I should have taken a better picture before the smash cake, It was covered in frosting!!
Tissue paper flowers. I just love these. They only cost $1 each. They are really easy and cute! Hung them with fishing line.
Her birthday Crown. I made it out of paper, ribbon and sparkles.
More 1st Birthday Pictures... Oh. I just love her!
I used strips on fabric, lace and ribbon to make a garland to tie around her highchair.


Let the cake smashing begin! She was not as crazy as my boys have been on their 1st birthdays. She did get it all over in her hair and all over her clothes. She had a good time.
My little birthday helper.
It is good to have a birthday in January to look forward to.
This little baby girl has been such a blessing!
Happy Monday to you all!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

My parents half bath makeover..

Happy New Year!!
Out with the old and in with the new.
My sweet and supportive parents wanted to update their down stairs half bath. Who'd they call....ME! I was so excited to get started!
This is or should I say WAS my parents half bath. They really wanted a change from the jungle theme! I don't blame them. We needed a change, and quick!
Everytime I washed my hands I thought I would be attacked my the camel or elephant! AHHHH!
The main goal was to update and brighten up the space.
Me, my mom and sister ripped all the wall paper off. It is pretty easy just get a spray bottle of water and saturate the wall you are working on then find a corner and get ripen! The whole room needed anew paint job. we cleared out the accessories and wiped the whole place down.
You can't se very good in this pictures but all the hardware and lighting are brass...hmmm not the look they were going for. We took  off the light and  spray painted it a dark brown color and rubbed them with some bronze paint. WOW what an improvement!  
We changed out the hardware, toilet paper holder and towel bar for new oil rubbed bronze ones from Lowes. The framed oval mirror is also from Lowes. .My hubby just so happens to be a plumber so we got a good deal on a nice new oil rubbed bronze faucet.
We put up some board and batten and painted the walls a creamy light tan color.
We left the ceiling white, to keep things bright. There is NO windows or any sort of natural light in this bathroom.

This is a hard wall to decorate. It is one huge curved wall so you can't hang pictures or anything on it.
With the help of my sister and parents we all made this project a success. It took us a months or longer. That is how a project goes when you are busy.
My mom went and purchased some new towels and accessories.
Picture frames were clearance at Michaels. She got the Door prints off pinterest.com and framed them.
Here the before and after's close together
What remodels are you planning for the new year?
I have to many ideas and just not enough time or money :(
But I have great plans for 2014!!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Thanks for your support!