Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Addis new room!




I am so excited to finally have Addis room finished! I started it a few months ago with the chandelier. I have been wanting to paint her room blue since we moved in but it is a big project and I just kept putting it off.

I was also really worried about moving her famous bed. It actually came apart and moved really easy. Remember it before? I don’t have a great picture that shows how small it made her room look in that spot but it has definitely grown with the new location.

This is a glorified version of the before picture for the chandelierer I found online. I found that one at the salvage yard and it was much less clean but about the same. I painted it white and bought some white lampshades at Lowes. I just painted them pink with a foam brush and some craft paint I had around. I also painted a ceiling medallion that we found there also.


May I also mention that I stood FOREVER  holding this above my head while Brandon figured out the wiring… Not that it was super heavy but awkward. I think I was sore for days! Lol.


This little table was an end table. I just put my stencil on before I painted it to let the wood come through. The chairs are from IKEA.


I did this shelve a while ago. It was found at an antique store. Remember the before?

The flowers are from the dollar store! Addi picked the owl out last time we were at real deals. She is just like me… a sucker for owlsSmile. The tea set is one that my husbands Aunt made and was passed down to Addi. I love it when something has sentimental value and its cute at the same time!


These curtains were the curtains that used to hang on my patio doors. I just sewed ruffles onto the bottom out of some white muslin to extend the length.


I wish I had a before of this little desk. The drawer was completely split in half and missing the bottom half. That’s where the hubby came in and fixed it up for Addi aka… me!


The mirror was out of my moms pile of stuff we found at yard sales last year. All it needed was a little Windex! It is perfect for her jewelry box and some chap stick, body spray… you know everything a little girl needs! The chair was also from a yard sale. I refinished a pair of them and had them in my room for a while.


The doll cradle came from D.I. It just needed some to be sturdied and some new paint! The quilt was one of her baby quilts my mom made and the doll was one that I believe my grandma had made.



The name is scrapbook paper on chipboard all strung across a photo mat. The duvet is from Land of Nod. The quilt across the top was her crib quilt.


We bought the doors with the chalkboard on the back when we built the house. It is kind of fun. I actually left the doors and the inner part of the window the same color as the trim in the rest of the house to tie it all in. The frames were just painted white and the chipboard with the fabric flowers were just mounted on some pine board I had left over from a project that Brandon cut for me.


The dresser I traded a client for. I lined the inside with easy tack and cute polka dot wrapping paper to clean up the drawers. I also replaced the missing mirror with cork board.I put the stencil on before I painted to let some wood shine through. The knobs are tulle for now unless I find some I love on a killer deal.


The dollhouse was done for her 2nd Christmas. You can see more pictures here.



Monday, March 12, 2012

Custom Cabinet Sold-

I am excited to say that I will be offering some large furniture pieces for sale within the next couple of months along with some smaller items. Some furniture will be hand-made, along with pieces refinished. Please be sure to watch for new posts!! This one was sold before I could get it up!


$500 firm. Solid pine cabinet with detailed trim,a bead board back and a vintage window as the door!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Winter Projects


Winter is one of my favorite times to work on things. It is usually so yucky outside I just want to stay inside and nest. I have been slowly trying to get more organized and brighten up my d├ęcor. I want to add more whites. It seems to make it seem more bright and puts me in a good mood!

I have been in love with this fabric for a while now. My Aunt and cousin had used it on a few pieces for Serendipity. It comes very wide right off the bolt and it was really simple to sew up some curtains! I love when they go floor to ceiling… another thing I am slowly working on… fixing all the ones in my house that don’t! I can’t even stand to look at them now!


I love them closed most often to avoid seeing the mess that the big dog makes on the patio and I get plenty of light from my big windows. Sometimes when it is not enough or we are coming in and out they need to be open. I had some of these in my stash from one of our annual labor day girls shopping trip. I found these two years ago at Eurotreasures and have been hanging on to them until I found a purpose! I love the old and chippy with a hint of blue!


My husband has been such a trooper lately. It seems like every day he comes home I am ready for some assistance in hanging or lifting or some sort of aid in one of my crazy ideas! The other day he put in this doggy door for me  Roxy. It is one of those things that after you think “Why didn’t I do that sooner?”

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Notice the big empty space on the right side of the doors? Guess what is going to go there! This is a fun piece that I painted for Serendipity this time. I knew if it didn’t sell it needed to come home. My black computer desk stands lonely on the other side of the room. I think it will be nice to have a little black to tie it all together.


I had enough fabric left to do some pillows!



I have also been painting many other things. It seems easier to find the time to do them than to blog about it. I hope I can at least post a few times each month.

I also hope to paint Addis room soon. I have the cutest little dresser to dream up something for too! I am hoping to start within a few weeks. I am making myself wait until a few other unfinished projects are done! I get bored easily and skip around often!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Our 2011 Christmas


Formal Living

I love Christmas and Christmas decorating! I am so excited for the kids to open their presents and see what Santa Claus has in surprise for them. I just finished up my shopping in Salt Lake this past week! We also went to zoo lights which was super fun! I got a few things at IKEA to start some new projects after Christmas also! Here are a few of my Christmas decorations. After pulling 9 full totes out of the crawl space I did some major cleaning out!




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I made these stockings this year. They were super fun. I just used muslin and wonder under to adhere the patterns, sewed around the edges, then hot glued the ruffles and ribbon on . The glitter charms were purchased at Wal-Mart.x6

My mom and I also spent an afternoon sewing us some new burlap ruffle tree skirts. She has a ruffle foot for the sewing machine that makes the ruffles and sews them on at the same time. It is so sweet!


I always do a tree that is more fitted for the kids. Although it is usually real. I knew that we just couldn’t fit that in this year as early as I like to put the tree up.





I just finished this coffee filter wreath. Super easy… Super time consuming. I had been working on it every time Brandon and I watched a movie.


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merry christmas


Monday, November 21, 2011

Stantyns bassinet


This was the bassinet that I slept in when I was little. It was given to my mom by her Aunt and it was old then. My mom and grandma fixed it up for me and my mom fixed it up for me to use for Stantyn! I hate baby furniture all over but this I absolutely love!!! Thanks mom!


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ashleys Toy Chests


Hello! Its been a while! I have been extremely busy! With another fun Serendipity sale behind us I will be posting more pictures of the good time soon!

I just finished these trunks for Ashley. She had Arns make them and they are so fun! They were solid pine when she brought them to me. I love the inside stained dark. I had so much fun painting them! The chippy look is definetely timeless and I love it!

I would be happy to paint anything for anybody anytime!


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Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall & Halloween


Hi! Its been a while! Life has been a little busy! I have been working really hard on Serendip-i-ty and am just about finished! I have some really neat stuff this time.  I will be posting pictures after the sale! I want to take them when it is all put together! Here are a few pictures of our house at Halloween.

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Here is the fun hat I wore last year. I thought I may as well decorate with it. I just put it up on a candlestick to give it some height. I also cut some vinyl to pout on the lantern and the plate. The apothecary jar is filled with skulls from the dollar store!

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I got to sneak out with my mom about a month ago. We went to a few yard sales where I found two great pieces for Serendipity and then to Black Eyed Susans fall boutique! I got a few presents for people but was excited to find an antique dough bowl for me!

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My cute friend Bitsy made this for me! She is such a sweet heart.


I shopped for Halloween costume stuff today! Stryder chose Metro man so he is patiently awaiting for his to come in the mail. Stantyn and Addilyn are being owls and I am making them so I best be getting busy!

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