Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Heather's Green...I Mean Dream House

I was home sick and visited my pal Heather in Vegas over the weekend. I had a blast because:

1) We shopped!
2) I didn't have the kids; and
3) Heather always seems to make me laugh hysterically until my face hurts.

Heather "breaked" for garage sales and then we realized that neither of us had any cash on us and by the time we went to the bank the sales would be over. So, we went thrifting.

We had no luck with the thrift stores so we hit the model homes in Heather's neighborhood to "borrow" their decorating ideas:

Heather's real house has this same funny little pony wall when you walk through the front door so we took a picture to see what the pros did with this....a plant...simply enough!

Took this picture because I think H should paint her mantle white too! Make's a good contrast.

Love the lamps! I love the green too but I am not daring enough to go so green!

These hard wood floors are to die for!!!!

The clock Heather's been long for!!!

I have no idea why I took a picture of this???

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Guest Room: Work in Progress

Believe it or not but I did iron the sheets and the comforter. It could probably use some more but I had about enough of that after a half hour.

I need to get those stereo stands out too. Can't wait for until the weather cools down because I desperately need to have a garage sale. I have way too much clutter!

I scored the lamps from Walmart a few months ago on clearance for $9.00 each
(Normally $39.99!)

The clock was in the pile of things to go so I snatched it up for this space. I got the faux books from one of those home decor parties awhile back.

The greenery was also from the home decor party and the box was a clearance find at dillards for $4.00!

Amazing Idea!

I just think this idea is so creatively amazing! Karrie, we need to make one of these for the kids' new playroom in your new house!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Guest Room Inspiration

I bought this comforter set earlier this year and it really was not what I thought it would be.

As luck would have it, I lost my receipt and they no longer carry the set in stores. I don't want to bother trying to return it without the receipt so this is the color scheme the room will be:

Here are some pictures I have found for inspiration for this room:

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Love Colors and Wrought Iron Headboard

Source: The Lettered Cottage (Layla Palmer)
I love the use of different patterns on the bed. The colors are very calming and relaxing. I also like the headboard!

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Love the Uniform Frames

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Love the Bed

Downstairs Guest Room

We recently moved Mike's office up to the retreat of our bedroom and so far it seems to be working out okay. Tonight we moved the rest of the odds and ends left behind (except for his stereo stands) and we shampooed the carpets and wiped down the baseboards and the doors.

Tomorrow, we will move the queen bed from my craft room downstairs. We were going to do this task last weekend but I think we (I mean "I") got side tracked and went to JcPenny's to look for a big boy bed for Michael. No such luck with either bed. But tomorrow is another day.

So here is our somewhat bare slate for this room to decorate:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Heather's Sign

This morning, when I just left the house to go to work, my phone rang. It was my husband calling to let me know that his mom could not watch the kids because she was sick. I am, home with the kids all day. What better thing to do then to attempt to clean my house and craft.

Here's the step-by-step so Heather can copy and paste this to her blog and claim it as her own. ;)

I painted the wood with black craft paint and a black sponge brush. The paint was left over from my last sign and only cost $.50.

I cut the stencils on my cricut. It took me a couple times because I am retarded and could not remember the size I used on my other sign....I'm too lazy to go downstairs to look but not too lazy to make the stencils a few times.

I then laid out the stencils.

Then used a small amount of white craft paint (also from the last sign) with the foam brush. I used two sheets of paper to make the line in the middle.

After the letters dried, I used a foam brush with a small amount of black pain to "distress" the letters.

Heather, email me your address so I can mail you your sign!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I hate doing laundry...especially the folding part. However, that doesn't stop me from decorating that space.

This is my first attempt at painting a sign. I made paper stencils on my Cricut and then used black and white craft paint.

I have a couple shelves that I am going to paint black as well. I just wish it would cool down so I can get outside and paint!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

In a Pickle....

About What To Do With Those Pickle Jars?

Here's a project to dress up your jars to re-purpose:

1) Soak your jar to remove the label and clean the jar.

2) Create a vinyl stencil or buy vinyl letters at the store already made.

3) Use transfer paper to apply the stencil to the jar easier.

4) Then apply a heavy coat of Armour Etch with a Foam Brush.

5) Rinse off the Armour Etch with Water, Removed Stencil and Here's the Finished Project:

This is not the greatest photo....I put old fashioned style clothes pins from Dollar Tree in the jar, hence the "PINS" label.

1) Jar = Free
2) Armour Etch = $6 (Used 50% Michael's Coup) (Plenty Left for More Projects)
3) Vinyl = Already Had
4) Clothes Pins = $3 (Three Packs at Dollar Tree)