Thursday, July 15

Quick Baby Gift

Whipped this up tonight for a quick baby gift- 
Lilac and Ivory Tutu 

See link for instructions, tulle on sale at Hobby Lobby this week! 

My Office/Guest Room Before & After

This was my office before:
 Peeled the grass cloth off the wall... Primed, textured and painted the walls

 Removed wood from closet, doors and added crown molding all around... 

And After:

 $10 bed (garage sale) $30 rug (Lowes) 

 My favorite: a card catalog from my mother in law! It stores lots of odds and ends. 

 New & Improved Closet, light fixture and paint color! 

Tuesday, July 13

Before/After Living & Dining Room

A girl can only handle so much wood paneling. 



 this floor slays me

A discussion of my sculptures is in the works... stay tuned!
Fiona, 2009



 Yes that wood was glued to my wall...

Saturday, July 10

Floor Be Gone!

I hate this floor. 
A lot. It looks dirty at all times. (I might miss this in the future who knows). I foresee this floor vanishing before my very eyes in the near future. 

Options I'm toying with are:

  • wood/engineered wood floors- worried about water and animals marring the surface. 
  • stained concrete- indestructible but hard to do (well) yourself. Also hard on the knees/feet when cooking.
  • large tiles- I like this idea because I know how to lay tile (well) and if one were to break you chip it out and replace. very appealing. the pretty stuff costs $$ however.
Anyone have any other ideas/suggestions? This floor runs throughout the kitchen, laundry room, pantry, 
dining room/bar/office and will continue into the tv room.  

Yes my precious perfect puppy, Fiona, stole that loaf of bread off the table. Jerk.

Sneak Peek

This wall was peach once. And sad. Now it functions as an accent wall with a fun homemade 
Ikea stretched fabric hanging. Believe it.

Thursday, July 8

The Before's

This is the state of our house when we bought it. We've been working on it since 2007. Yes everything was covered in wood paneling and peach. Turns out that wood paneling was covering up cracks in sheet rock, which is a sign of foundation shifting. I often yell Roger's (previous 'handyman'- never left the 80's owner) name out loud. It's unbelievable what this man has achieved. Not in a good way. 

Since the peach paneled 80's house we've since redone the walls in this half of the house. I'll take matching photos so you can see.