Thursday, December 27, 2012

End of Year Review


So 2012 is almost over. This year has been a little slow in the home improvements, but I wanted to recap the top 5 posts viewed in 2012.....

#5~ Hallway Stripes




#4~ Girls Bathroom ReDo



#3~ My Favorite Things



#2~ Master Bedroom ReDo



#1~ Board & Batten




Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Family Room ReDo

I like my family room.......



But things got a little complicated recently. I fell in love with a little $8 garage sale table.......


Now, nothing matches! This $8 table is going to cost me an arm and a leg to re-do the room in a more coastal/beachy scheme. I have already ordered white drapes and next, I will be replacing the rug and adding pillows. Here is what i'm thinking.....








Thanks to a little $8 table!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas around the house




It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! .......








Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Card Outtakes

It's never easy to get a good picture for our Chrstmas Cards and this year was no exception...... especially since there is now a dog involved!

Here are some of the outtakes:

"Mommy, she's touching me!!"

"It's MY turn to hold the dog!"

"Mommy is driving me crazy"

"Get me OFF this thing!!"

"Why do I have to hold the wagon?!"

"Because I SAID so!"


We DID manage to get one good picture!!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Play Room Redo Step 2


I needed to incorporate a chalkboard wall/area somewhere in the play room. So I decided on a spot and decided to just paint the wall and add a frame for dimension. I came across the perfect frame at the habitat for humanity for $10!



Where else can you find a frame this big for $10?? It's about 30x40.

I just took out the boat sailboat painting and sprayed the frame white.




A little bucket with chalk and we were ready to go!


 
(as with ALL of my posts, I appologize for the photos..... I hate my camera)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Play Room Redo Step 1

Way back in July (OF 2011!!!), I posted about my daughters play room here.

I have finally started working on it. This room has been the bain of my existence. Let me share a little embarassing trip thru history.

When we first moved into our home 8 years ago, I turned the room into an office for my husband. In other words, a room for all of his Yankee and Bruce Springsteen "stuff".
I couldn't find a good picture of the room, but just imagine a navy blue room with Yankee stuff all over the walls:



Then, the girls got a little bigger and needed a play space. I had the great idea to turn the "yankee room" into an "art room". I allowed them to paint and create in the room, which only got me a ruined carpet and more mess than I was willing to deal with.

sports room turned girls art room, this room formerly had yankee pictures all over the walls and a blue/grey paint color. It was a man room, but hardly used. I decided to turn it into an art room for my twin girls...... thanks to my husband for giving up his space! , Other Spaces Design

sports room turned girls art room, this room formerly had yankee pictures all over the walls and a blue/grey paint color. It was a man room, but hardly used. I decided to turn it into an art room for my twin girls...... thanks to my husband for giving up his space! , Other Spaces Design

sports room turned girls art room, this room formerly had yankee pictures all over the walls and a blue/grey paint color. It was a man room, but hardly used. I decided to turn it into an art room for my twin girls...... thanks to my husband for giving up his space! , Other Spaces Design

So I decided to get rid of the "art room" and just make it a "play room". That is how it has functioned for the last couple of years.




(along the way, we got a laptop and sold the computer desk)

As the girls have gotten older, they play less and less with all of the "stuff" that had accumulated in the play room. They play games now and are more into reading and technology. They also dislike pink:(

So, I set out on a mission to update the play room and make it more age-appropriate.

My vision was this:

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I just started the process, but have completed a few projects.

The first was a bulletin board.

I bought 4 rectangular shaped bulletin boards at JoAnn:


They looked too plain, so I bought some white duct tape and trimmed out the boards with it:





When I hung the 4 next to eachother, they looked great!


(sorry for the glare..... I hate my camera)


(there's a peek of the bean bags:))

Lots more to do!!



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Monday, June 18, 2012

It's the Little Things

I am linking up with Lindsay over at Hello Hue for "It's the Little Things" link party.

Hello Hue Little Things

We had a wonderful Father's Day weekend, filled with fort building: 




A trip to the pet store (no bunnies made it home!):


A yummy Father's Day dinner at 4 Rivers:




Lots of laughs:


Lots of food!! (The girls are decorating a cookie cake at our grocery store for Father's Day):