Tuesday, April 27, 2010

blue chairs.......

I have tried living with these blue chairs in my office and they are driving me NUTSO!
I think that I am just going to have to break down and make some cream slip covers for them. They don't have much shape, so I don't think it should be to hard.... right? The blue just isn't working with the color scheme and I have an AWESOME idea for the 2 story wall in my stairwell area.... I just have to figure out how to make my idea come to life, and it isn't going to be easy, but I think I can do it for cheap...... now to just find the time!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mom's Bonus Room

For Christmas my oldest sister and I decided that we would "give" my mom our time and help her refinish her "Bonus Room". My mom has a massive house and the 4th floor is what we call the Bonus Room. This room is used as an extra bedroom suite as well as the play room for all of the grandkids.

She would be absolutely appalled if she new I was posting these pictures but they are the only ones I have of this room on the computer. But....
We had a custom headboard built in quite a few years ago that holds 2 beds. We now have 2 queen size beds along with gorgeous bedding on each one.
The sofas have been taken out and will hopefully soon be replaced with some chairs, sofa or something nice to sit on. (these ones are UGLY) It is obvious that the grandkids had a hay day in here when I took the picture a while ago.

Anyway, on May 22, my sister is coming down from Idaho and we are going to take a weekend and paint this room, get rid of all the wood trim and paint it an off white color and then I will more than likely have to go back after it all dries and stain all of the walls. We are also getting rid of this HIDEOUS purple carpet!!! We have been wanting to do that for years! (it was in the house when they bought it)

I am excited to finally be moving forward with this project that my mom and I have been wanting to do for years.... we have just been waiting for the nod of approval from my step-dad and we got it. I can't wait to show you a new room when it is all done.... (and no, this room is not going to be done on a budget like I normally do).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Last summer, I moved into my house and had a fresh clean slate to start with. Since I had so many projects to do, I thought "why not create a design blog that shows my friends and family what I am doing and give a few tips along with it." I started the blog thinking I was doing something new and helpful..... I honestly had no idea when I started this that there were SO MANY other design blogs out there! I had never heard or seen a design blog before starting this and now I am realizing that my idea wasn't so original and there is nothing that makes it stand out.

I haven't posted for a long time because 1) I have been so busy with my girls that I haven't really had a second to take pictures...... actually I haven't had time to work on my house at all.... and 2) I am starting to feel that this is just one more blog out there. It makes me kind of sad that there are so many design blogs out there but I can't believe that I had never seen or heard of any before I started this.

I guess for right now, I won't be posting much on here. If I do big projects, I will more than likely document it on here and how to do it... but I won't be posting regularly on here like I have in the past. I guess I feel that I need to put my energy into other things right now.
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