Monday, January 26, 2015

DIY Tip Of The Week...Refinishing Furniture

Wanna see what happens when you miss an important step in the painting process and forget to prime the sides of a painted piece of furniture?  A hot mess!
In all fairnessthis was the corner of the cabinet that the kids used their computers on so it got a lot of traffic and was bound to get beat up by little kid hands.... primed or not.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Weekly Wow's


Excuse me. Can we just take a moment to pause to take in this delicious looking sight. Recipe here. Oh my, I feel like my thighs are expanding as I look at this!



Who knew you could cut a glass bottle this way. I am going to try it and I will let you know for sure.

Love this paper feather wreath from here.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Office Makeover... and the prettiest shade of blue


About 6 months ago, and somewhere in between a slew of other projects that I really needed to get done around the house, I bought a beautiful blue rug on-line during a semi annual sale....even though nothing in the house was this shade of blue. In fact, I actually bought 2 blue rugs to try in this space, loved this one for here and ended up using the other in another room, which I am currently working on.


Two months later it was time to color match  from the rug, and paint my credenza which I showed you here. The blue that I chose is a mix between a navy and royal blue and appropriately called Dignity Blue by SW. It is such a beautiful color. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Musings


Still waiting on the ottoman and accent chair for my family room after 10 long weeks. You would have thought I ordered something totally outrageous to construct and make....nope just a chair and and ottoman. The print is the smaller of the pillows on the couch. Got a couple extra yards of the fabric and made my own pillows. Fingers crossed, it should be here this week. The family is enjoying the new couch though ....but not so thrilled with the 'no food or drink on couch' rule. I am sure my husband is thinking "how long will this rule last".


If you are looking for an amazing photo printer (for just prints) I would highly recommend the Canon Selphy. It's small, has WiFi and is portable. I find the color quality on the Selphy printer, far exceeds most other printers that I have had. I love to send my thank you notes on postcards with a cute picture on the front.  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Weekend Wows

Well after a week of rain and clouds here in Georgia, we finally got a bit of sunshine yesterday. I went from slow mo, unmotivated all week to energized, happy, can't stop....the sun is out mode. Does it affect you like that too? 
This weekend promises spring like weather, so I hope to get outside and do something fun like....... paint the pasture fence. I know,  I know, I need to dial back the excitement factor. 

Seriously cute... I want one, or two. Details here



Not a rug that I will be ordering anytime soon. Who else thinks this is just a tad bit strange.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wallpapered Bookcase

When  I made a decision to not wallpaper the entire wall in my home office and only go to the existing chair rail, it created a bit of extra wallpaper so I decided to turn my boring not so exciting bookcase on the other side of the room, into something with a bit of flair and interest ....well at least my office thinks so.



And although, certainly not an expert, I have put together my own simple steps for a successful wallpaper project.