Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kitchen Cabinets

I added cabinets to my stove wall awhile ago, I bought them from a salvage store so they didn’t have much size choice. It was bugging me that they were a different height than the cabinets on my sink wall. Then along comes Layla from The Lettered Cottage and her cabinet moulding tutorial and my problem was solved.

Just don’t look too closely at the ceiling I haven’t touched it up yet. Ignore the stupid pull chain for the light too.



Here’s a reminder of what the other cabinets look like. I’ve uncluttered them a little though.



Soon I’ll keep the dishes out of the sink long enough to take pictures of the whole kitchen.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Crafty Wednesday

Sickness has attacked our house again. This time we all got it. I’m much better now and managed to finish my kitchen cabinet transformation. I’ll post that tomorrow. For today it’s a quick art project…

All you need is a piece of paper, a frame, a stamp, ink and some markers.


I just used a dollar stamp from Michael’s and stamped him on a piece of white paper. I used my Copic markers (LOVE THEM!) to color him in. Added a little decorative border and cut the paper to the frame size.



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Work In Progress

I’m wondering if I’m every going to get to a point where this house is finished and I can just sit and relax, hopefully for awhile before it’s time to move onto a different house. This past weekend we made a few small steps.

We changed out a few light fixtures. Let me tell you a couple of things about our lighting situation. Our house is old and has old wiring and until we get loads of money to change out the wiring we’re stuck with what we have. I thought that meant being stuck with the old ugly light fixtures too but I was wrong. Our living room, dining room and bathroom have wall switches so I knew those could be replaced but the rest of the rooms have pull chains and if you’ve ever wandered through the lighting section the only pull chain lights they have are the ugly ones that are already in my house. So here is the solution…I came across and saw beautiful light kits for ceiling fans. They even had chandeliers for them with pull chains. The only problem was I didn’t want a ceiling fan in every room. I purchased this one and was determined to make it work without the fan because it was perfect for my 3 year olds room.


IMG_0482 After

It worked! Hubby just took off the old light but kept the box thing that was attached to the ceiling and screwed in the chandelier instead! I’m thinking about buying this one for my little ones room now.


IMG_0484 After

We also added crown moulding to the dining room.


Now I’m in the process of Layla-izing some of my kitchen cabinets.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Storage Solutions

While I was looking for office ideas I came across these neat storage ideas…

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Into The Closet

Our 3rd bedroom was a computer room/guest room before my youngest was born. We moved the computer into the dining room and it’s been taking up much needed space and looking ugly ever since. I had been thinking about turning the closet in the dining room into an office but for one reason or another it never happened. Today I saw this photo on The Shabby Nest and knew I had to move the computer into the closet and soon!

Some other inspiration photos…



This one isn’t in a closet but it looks neat!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Outdoor Furniture

My internet has been down the last few days. Luckily I have my Blackberry so I wasn’t completely cut off from the world but I’m glad it’s working again.

This post idea came from a conversation with my 3-year-old.

Madison: “Mama do we have a patio set?”

Me: ‘No, we don’t”

Madison: “We need to get one”

Me: “Hmm, yes, we do”

I think I’ve been watching too much HGTV around her.

I searched the web for some inspiration photos. The budget is an issue so I’ll have to come up with some creative solutions.

I love the look of “regular” furniture for outdoors and the mis-matchiness. I want to do this raised patio and have the perfect spot for it.

The overall view of this Junk Beautiful moonlit affair shows just how easy it is to create an outdoor experience that will delight everyone... even those with highly sophisticated taste!

Now that I have my inspiration…Stay tuned for the big reveal (it may be awhile).