Thursday, May 29, 2014

Kitchen Island Transformations~

4 years of living in this house and the kitchen island is screaming,

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Scrappy Headboard~

A few years ago, I wanted to dress up our room a bit by making a headboard. 
I loved the look of oversized headboards, but I've never been a fan of the oversized price.

To accomodate a tight decorating budget, I created the look of a large headboard 
by tacking trim to the wall and painting the inside.

Really easy and pretty inexpensive. 
You can check out the post HERE.

The only problem with this type of headboard is that you can't move it around. 
That can be a challenge for a girl who likes to change things up frequently.

After a couple of years, it was time to add a bit more oomph.

I raided the garage and found a bunch of scrap pieces of wood. 
I made sure they were all about 1/4'' thick, but I used all sorts of different kinds of scraps.
Beadboard, pegboard, mdf, whatever I could find.

I figured out the hard way that it was best to listen to my husbands suggestion and start at the top.
All of the pieces in a horizontal row need to be the same width.
 They can and should be different lengths.

Attach one horitontal row at a time and work your way down the wall.

I tacked  the pieces up with a pnuematic nail gun.
It took awhile... and the nail gun and compressor scared the crap out of my dog. 
She hid in my closet for the duration of the project.

Here is a picture of the finished headboard. 
I love the new look! Clean and shabby at the same time.

Feel free to try this at home.
You just have to be happy with the fact that your bed will never ever ever move again...:)

Come Unto Christ Vinyl~

Come unto Christ vinyl $5+Shipping.
Shipping for up to 4 vinyl decals is $4
Pictured on a 12'' square board that is not included.
Black or white vinyl available.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Let's grow old together

I listened to a talk this weekend about making your spouse the most important person in your life, only second to God.  It really touched my heart and made me question myself.  Am I giving my best time and attention and energy to my husband? Probably not. Can I improve? Most certainly.  Is it worth the effort? YES! I want to hold on to the love that we have. I want to make it stronger.  I want to grow old with my true love and share every part of my life with him.  I want to spend years creating our laugh lines together and when I look at my wrinkly self in the mirror, I want to smile and think of the memories we've shared and our future together.  

Monday, January 20, 2014

Door Craft

I had the opportunity to go to ReStore the other day. It's such a cool place. They are a nonprofit organization that accepts donations of building materials for homes. They use their profits to help build homes for people. It's pretty amazing and a perfect place to shop if you're looking for doors.

I picked up this paneled door for only $20.  

I was planning on using for an entryway coat rack, but after holding it up in the intended spot, I  didn't love it there. It looked better in our front room. Not as functional, but I liked how it looked on the gray wall better than against our white hallway.

I put vinyl flowers and birds in the panels to dress it up.

I was a little worried that it would feel too busy for me because of the high bookshelves, but I really do like it. It's a fun focal point for the room.