A couple of days ago, I posed the question on the A2D Facebook page, "Would you ever paint all of your interior doors a color other than black or white...or stained wood?"
And of course, I'm not just talking about the inside of your front door, or a special door like a screen door you're using on … [Read More...]
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I don't know if I've ever shared this with you, but I used to be really into scrapbooking. I mean, really into it during the early Creative Memories days when there was no such thing as digital … [Read More...]
Y'all are amazing. When I put the SOS call out for help, you really step up to the plate! You had so many great ideas and suggestions for my living room windows. After reading every single comment, re-reading a few that really stood out to me, and pondering my predicament, I narrowed down the … [Read More...]
Y'all, will you indulge me for a few minutes while I whine and pout like a spoiled little girl? I know that my house troubles aren't unique to me. I'm certainly not the only person who has ever had furnace issues, or plumbing problems, or electrical issues, or trees that need a serious … [Read More...]
Do you have a hard time figuring out what to do with your windows?
I generally have no problem at all deciding on window treatments, but I'll admit, I'm having a heck of a time with this house.
Example: Here's my living room...
(If you're new here, please know that this room is only … [Read More...]
Have you noticed the huge resurgence of the popularity of gold and brass in decorating these days? Of course you have. It's everywhere!
I'll admit, when I first started noticing it about 18 to 24 months ago, I cringed. I hated it. In my mind, gold and brass (mostly brass) represented everything … [Read More...]
This house must really be feeling like home to me now, because the events of the past weekend didn't make me want to pack my bags and head back to the condo. And also...no buyer's remorse. That's improvement.
Cold weather has hit central Texas, and as of Friday, we still hadn't had our furnace … [Read More...]
Sometimes I get so stuck on an idea that I can't see past it. I can't think "outside the box", because my brain is so stuck on that one, initial idea.
Example? My furniture arrangement in my living room. Here's how I had it just the other day when I showed y'all my living room … [Read More...]
I'm cheap. If you've read my blog for any amount of time, then you already know that about me. And I thrive on the challenge of finding ways to DIY and decorate my home on a budget.
But there's one area where I'm a complete snob. :)
When it comes to draperies, I'm willing to … [Read More...]
First of all, thank you so much for all of your sweet comments about my Phase 1 progress on my living room yesterday! (See what I'm doing there? I've decided to live in a delusional state where those 530+ comments had nothing to do with a giveaway, and everything to do with my living room progress … [Read More...]
**This giveaway is closed. Winners announced at the end of this post.**
As promised, I'm going to share my living room "phase 1" progress with you today. (If you missed it, you can see the entire plan here and here.) At this point, I think phase 1 is about 20% complete. But what a difference 20% … [Read More...]
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Yesterday, I showed y'all part of my Phase 1 plan for my living room...
(By the way, I changed paint color. The Breakfast Blend was too dark, so I went one step up to Sweet Georgia Brown, which I'm pretty sure is what I used in Gwen's … [Read More...]
Oh, I have such plans for my living room! But my long term plans include such things as removing the polystyrene ceiling tiles and re-drywalling the ceiling, building walls, switching out two tall windows for much shorter ones, building a bookcase and fireplace along one wall, adding beautiful … [Read More...]
Well, my days of using a step ladder as my bedside table are over. We sprung for two brand new bedside tables, and only the best would do for us. :-D Yes, we spent and entire $75 (including tax) for our two new IKEA Rast three-drawer chests.
I have wanted these silly little things since … [Read More...]
Recently when my mom and I were cleaning out all of my storage units that I had accumulated while we lived in our tiny condo, I came across one of my favorite things ever. It's a Turkish kilim that I purchased in Istanbul many years ago while I was living in Turkey.
I don't think that … [Read More...]
Well, in all honesty, the bed frame isn't completely finished. I was putting on the first coat of polyurethane last night at 10:00 while Matt was already in bed. :-D I still need to do some fine sanding and add probably two more coats of polyurethane to even out the sheen. (You'll see what I … [Read More...]
Well, my friends, I didn't get the platform bed frame completely finished like I had hoped. (Click here to read Part 1 of this raised platform bed frame project if you missed it.) I only had a couple of hours to work on it yesterday, but I did get all of the decorative trim attached, so I wanted to … [Read More...]
I've finally made some progress on my DIY stained wood raised platform bed frame. I still need to add all of the pretty trim and stain the whole thing, but I at least got it to the point where it was usable last night. And here's what it looks like so far.
It's definitely a step in the … [Read More...]
It has been a very busy week-and-a-half! Since I didn't have internet for most of that time, I decided to focus my attention on getting stuff done that has needed to be done for quite some time.
Primarily, getting my storage units cleared out. As I shared with you back in May 2012, I wasn't … [Read More...]
The Good News...
We finally moved into our house!!! Since our new mattress and our fridge had been delivered, we figured we had all of the bare essentials that we needed, so we loaded up the cats, the dog, and a few other essentials, and we headed over. After two months of waiting while I … [Read More...]
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