Friday, March 23, 2012

I am in LOVE.....

with my handy husband... and this HEADBOARD!!
I have been drooling over this head board for like ever and wishing I could find a way to talk my husband into making it with me. I am pretty savvy in the tool area but our OLDER THEN DIRT hand held jigsaw is a little too sketchy for me. This is where the hubsters comes in.. he can man handle that thing in ways I can not:)
We have an abundance of old barn wood out in the middle of the field behind our house and he agreed to take a trip out there with me to snag some. It was so much easier to put together then I thought. The hubby LOVES it too - he said it looks so much better then the picture he had in his head!! YEAH!!

I love how it looks with our new bedding. This bed set is from Ikea- I had to go back 3 times to get it, but I am so glad I didn't settle for another one.

There you have it.. hope you adore it as much as I do. I seriously can't stop staring at it:)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Our spring/easter mantel

I put a picture up a few days ago of our mantel all decked out for Spring.. then I deleted it because started spring cleaning and just wanted to de clutter EVERYTHING!! I try to pace myself but I cant stop once I have started so I cleaned non stop for 2 days. I lived off coffee .. but guess what ??? I am finished- and it feels so good to sit in my nice clean house.. even if my back hates me!!
ANYWAYS.. are you wondering what this has to do with my spring mantel? Me too!! I think I was trying to tell you that it was to cluttered and crazy before and now I fixed it :)
Here it is..

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Our master bedroom is sad.. it has no idea who it is anymore!! All the furniture in this room has been painted atleast 2 times. There is one piece of furniture that has been painted 5 times.. yes you heard that right!! Funny side note - that piece of furniture is on my list to strip as soon as we get warmer weather- I want to restore it to natural wood . My husband thinks this is pretty comical since he told me to leave it that way 5 paint colors ago...
Anyways I digress...
This dresser used to be white as seen here .. but is was always meant to be yellow!!

Can I tell you how much I wish I had a better camera that didn't make my pictures look so shadowy...

After I painted it I glazed it and used Minwax Paster Finishing wax to protect the finish. It was my first time using it .. and I love it. I have used it several times since and am very happy with the shiny finish it gives.

I also changed the gallery wall above the dresser.. I am a frame hoarder!! I just think you should know that before we continue :)
I spray painted some of the frames gold and some white and filled them with fun family photos and a cute card from this shop

Friday, February 24, 2012

Greening it up a little...

When I saw this banner here I knew I needed one of my own. It was really simple and I love it...

I just switched out my subway art .. found it here I also found a really fun website that gives you leprechaun names and I wrote them on the chalk board. My kids think this is so silly and they are having fun calling each other by these names.

I think I need more green?!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A thrift store find....

I have been looking for book storage for my sons room for awhile. I just didn't love anything.. until today!! I stopped by this little thrift store and spotted this beauty in the corner. It holds records and the lady seemed a little shocked that I wanted it so bad - guess she didn't see my vision lol!! I thought about spray painting it but my son loves to read and this thing will get a lot of use so I decided to leave it the way it was. It may just be one of my favorite finds....

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A family gallery wall ...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE frames... it's really more of an addiction!! I see one and dream of it spray painted and have to have it. I try to fight the urge - but the frame always win! My husband may have noticed the abundance of frames and told me that I need to find away to use some of them before I buy more. I humor him and let him think I listen when he gives me HELPFUL suggestions - but I was totally going to use them DUH!!! :) So thus we created the FAMILY gallery wall... its a great way for our kids to remember some of our family that we don't get to see very much.

Our hallway is super narrow - and that makes it hard to get a shot of the whole wall.

Here are some of my favs... I threw in some older pictures too like this one of me and my brother when we were little. LOVE IT!!

The picture on the top right is of me and my brother and sister with my Grandpa ( my most favorite person on this planet ) he passed away about a month ago and I had these old pictures of us blown up and enhanced as a gift to my brother, sister and dad!!! I smile every time I walk by it - It is good to have such a sweet reminder of how important family is!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I love fabric banners...

I made one of these a while ago for my daughters room but it needed an update.. so I thought while I was doing that I could make one for my sons room too!! Once I started I just couldn't stop - they are THAT fun!!

p.s I buy the fabric squares at Walmart for $1.00 a piece - super easy and cheap!!!