Thursday, August 20, 2009

~Happy Birthday Momo!!!~

Hope you are having a great time with the Lord
We miss you with all of our hearts!

She always called us early in the morning on our birthdays and played us this song:

Grandma in her younger days

How I remember her most, in her house dress :)
and always chattin it up!

Me and my sisters with Grandma
We Love You!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Curtains and Our Bedroom Reveal

Our Bedroom:

Here it is! It's still not done but I think it's looking pretty good
(wait until you see the before shots)

....Sher made our bed! The star of the room.
Believe it or not, it was only our 4th project!
Made with only a table saw,miter saw, router and baby sized drill press.
...Now Sher's shop has many more tools than that!
We love the little painting that hangs above our headboard... I painted that one last year sometime...and Sher's always loved it.

Finally!....the curtains are done and hanging! :0)
(With homemade curtain hardware, explained later in the post)

Here's the view as you walk in... The chair and a half at the foot of our bed is not the prettiest thing but it's so COMFY!! I can't seem to get rid of it- every time it's almost out the door, we sit on it and decide against it ha ha.

Sher also made our side tables but now I want something different (plugs in halo)
Like this:

On one side of our bedroom we have this beautiful bookcase Sher made, it's actually a twin.
The twin lives in my soon-to-be art room.
We LOVE having a mini library in our room so we don't have to go searching around the house for our favorite books!
I can't express just how much I love these bookcases, they are soooo pretty!!
In the opposite corner of the room from the bed is another little spot to relax and read.
The painting was done by me earlier this year.
I saw the original at a store and decided to give it a try!
It didn't turn out too bad I think, and it's patiently waiting for it's frame to be made..
The little side table, stool and dresser (you can only see the corner lol) were also all made by Sher!

Here are the Before and After pics:

Isn't it lovely?? ha ha..yikes...


We are really loving our bedroom right now! The curtains made such a huge difference! It went from gloomy and cold to warm and cozy.
We painted the walls with KILZ (love it) it's a primer and paint in one.
Color: Beige glow
I got all the curtain fabric for 35.99 (12 yrds) +27.00 for lining!
Bought new white sheets and had all the other stuff already!

We still have to install our bedside swing arm lamps but they are still packed away!
Every room in the house is always a work in progress though because I love changing things up.


Curtain hardware can get expensive, so I did one of my favorite things to do. I went to the hardware store to see what I could re-purpose.
Here's what I came up with:
An "L" bracket + a screw and nut + a one hole strap =
Something to hold the curtain poles up with! LOL
Everything comes in 1/2" or 3/4", I chose 3/4"

Then a trip to Ross, where I picked up a bunch of curtain rings. They were all mismatched in color but that's no problem!
Curtain poles: (THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART!)
At the hardware store you can buy conduit in 10 foot lengths.
It comes in 1/2" or 3/4"...
One 10 foot 3/4" pole costs a little over $3.00!
MUCH MUCH CHEAPER than buying ready made poles!
(Genius I tell you! Love Hardware stores)

So..I lined everything up outside and gave it all a nice coat of black spray paint, then a coat of spray lacquer for durability.

I still need to attach some knobs or something to the ends as finials, but I just haven't found any that I like yet. ..
I apologize for any crooked pics, but I think I might have a crooked neck ha ha jk.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Shopping, Shopping...

I LOVE Lowes and Home Depot !

We are ALWAYS having to run over to either Lowes or Home Depot, so much so that the employees recognise us!! (embarrassing haha)

You never know when they are going to have a crazy sale and these past couple of weeks we have really found some wonderful deals!

This was the sad fixture that was in our entry, I guess someone broke the light that goes with it because this is how we got it:
While perusing the lighting section at Lowes I saw this fixture that had been dropped to $78 from $128 ...I thought that was a pretty good deal but held out on it... When I went to check on it a couple weeks later they had dropped the price even further to $32!!
So of course we snatched it up and hung it right away!!

I don't even have a picture of the light fixture that used to be at the front door but just trust me, it was UUUUGLY!!...So it was such a nice surprise to find this at Home Depot, it was on sale for $20 instead of $80!!
I really like it, it's so cute and SOoOoooooO much better than the other thing that was hanging there and it came with motion sensoring.

...back to Lowes lol ...I'd been watching these lamps for a while. Their original price was $45 ea.
I got two of them for $17.95 ea. instead! :0)
Just gotta find some shades now....

These were originally $29 each and I got 2 for $9.95 ea..

Another great find happened earlier this year at Lowes..I found these cute bunny planters for $2 each and had to grab them, I just love them!

Although Lowes is our usual haunt we got so lucky at Home Depot too!!
I've been wanting some of these french looking planters for a very LONG time but they can be a little pricey.
...So I was so excited when we walked into the garden section and ran straight into these...
The sale tag was hidden but we found it! The large one was regular $99.98 and on sale for $24.01!! WOOHOO!

Sher and I couldn't pass up the small planters lol they are just so cute next to the big ones and were 50% off themselves.
We had quite the task fitting a pair of each plus a bunch of other things we needed for his shop into our Altima!!

I'm thinking of possibly painting them to make them look more like the real thing:

Then we'll fill them up with some nice plants ....

I'm working on some curtains for our bedroom at the moment so we can get that space feeling more homey ..can't wait to get them up!
I'll post pics of that project's progress soon, have a Wonderful weekend!!