Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Time Warp to Guest Room…

I’m helping my mom redecorate my brothers old room for company they’ll be having in July.

So when she asked I thought… Hell yes I’ll spend all your money help you!!

Not only is this room stuck in a time warp, it is full of crap…

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012 Holy hot mess!

There are a few things that will stay but there will be some major changes.  We’re in the absolute new new phase of planning but here’s a VERY rough plan…

Danny's Room

I’m still trying to figure out fabrics to go with the two already selected.  There is going to be A LOT of DIY projects so thank goodness we’re getting an early start!

Stay tuned!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Schools Out for Summer!!

I keep singing that Alice Cooper song in my head.  Today was the last day of school, YEAH!!  My kids were at school for a whopping 2 1/2 hrs.  They basically go to church and then they’re done.   I will brag for a minute though, my oldest was announced during mass, unknowingly, that he is (among a few others)  a server’s (altar boy) captain!    I’m so proud of him!!

Since it’s a holiday weekend the hubby worked a half day which meant I got to sneak out for some thrifting…

This was Wednesday’s purchase.  It was only $75 which I was willing to pay but since they were taking silent bids, I figured what the hell, I’ll offer my lucky $50.  So imagine my surprise when they called me this morning to tell me to come pick it up…woo hoo!!

It needs to be placed a little better, but you get the idea.  Sorry for the dark photo, we haven’t seen a sunny day her for quite some time…


I bought this yesterday for my mom’s house…


I loved Danika’s brass lamp so much I had to pick one up…


That’s some major tarnish (left side).  I love brass polish…

I started at a flea market that’s not too far from my house.  They’re making slow progress getting it filled up but they did have a few good things…

I was seriously considering this for my kitchen.  It was only $50 (with a matching mirror) but the drawers didn’t open and close very easily, which is the problem with the one I have now…


I’d love to slap some paint on that chair and add a fab fabric, maybe I’ll go back tomorrow…$40


Another chair with uber potential…$30


This could look fabulous, but again the drawers…$40


Now, hold on to your seat…

$18!!  Wha wha what!!! 

I have absolutely no use for this but I should have bought it just for the hell of it…


Another great purchase for someone with a great house…$12!!!  See that white circle by the wheel barrow?  That’s the base…it was GY-normous!


I didn’t walk away from this sale empty handed…$7


I will be adding either apothecary labels or numbers to these little pretties, $3 each…I bought 3


Hope you all enjoy your weekend!  I’m hoping to get to a lot of projects, some fun… some not so much!

See you next week…

P.S.  If anyone is needing to get some painting done, Sherwin Williams is having a 30% off sale through Monday!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Um, blogger is wigging out on me!  I’ve tried to leave comments on different blogger posts and some will let me comment and others make me sign in, but yet I’M ALREADY SIGNED IN!

Very frustrating, so to the girls I wanted to make comments for here it goes…

Danika, love love love your lamp

Love is so much that I bought a brass lamp at TurnStyles today for my mom…now I need to find a fabulous shade

Natty, I feel your pain in sanding and refinishing soft wood furniture…

Can’t wait to see to see the whole thing!!

Blogger please fix the glitch!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bar Cart Update…

I don’t think I ever showed you the little improvement to my bar cart.  If you remember I didn’t love the way the casters looked so I took them off. 


They looked like they belonged to an office chair….serious fugly!

While I loved the no caster look for a split second I decided it really did need casters…



The styling still sucks, but the cart overall looks much better…

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


$75 at an Estate sale…scored for $50!!




I’m thinking white with gold inside the drawers and around the mirror, perhaps some hot pink feet!

Now I just need the weather to cooperate so I can take it outside…

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Look Curtains

I’ve been wanting to pimp up my family room curtains for awhile now, nothing fancy just a little color.

The inspirations…

Acanthus and Acorn

Full House via Emily A. Clark





I used fabric glue which if I were to do it again would sew them on. And, I finished them the same day I started which is a huge accomplishment around here…

Monday, May 9, 2011

Poof goes the Pouf

I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to use a pouf in the boy’s room like I had hoped. Unfortunately with the way the room is laid out I really don’t know where to put it.

But, I’m holding out hope, especially since finding these on ebay

And I have to say, from what I’ve found, they’re a steal…

Friday, May 6, 2011

It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This…

Thursday morning I woke up to this…

004 The BEST donuts in town!  Even better, they were BROUGHT TO US!! 

Long story short, I and two other moms bring Mr. & Mrs. B’s son home to our houses during the week so he doesn’t have to stay at after care.  He is in our sons grade so we are happy to help out.  He has been so kind in helping us by taking our sons to practices and on days they have no school will take them to the movies and lunch.   So, in honor of Mother’s Day he brought the families breakfast…


I’ve seen it done but have never broken down those grocery store mixed bouquets so I gave it a whirl…





017 Not bad for one bouquet!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s day!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011


Remember this pillow I loved?

Decorative Pillow Cover- Velvet Stripe- Black- Ebony- 18x18 inches


Well as luck would have it I found this a week later at the lovely Home Goods, also a velvet stripe…


It lives in the man room


Not a bad alternative… and I only needed one AND it was half the price of the original…Yeah me!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Big Day…

This weekend my daughter received her First Communion.

She went all out for her big day.  Curls, veil, a little gloss and a white dress that I made…


Thanks goodness she didn’t like the wine…I hope she remembers that when she’s 16!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Royals…

Our weekend was insane.  I helped run a gym for a basketball tournament that consisted of a few hours Fri. night, 13! hours Sat.  Oh, and my daughter received her First Communion of Sun.

Needless to say I was exhausted on Monday.  The family slept in a little and while everyone was at school and work I took the time to FINALLY watch the Royal Wedding. 

It was stunning! I loved all the pomp and circumstance…

Royal Wedding Party May 2

But these hats…

Not pretty…

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Still the Same…

Remember what the kitchen looked like before?

Here it is now…


That May 1 deadline? Didn't happen, nothing has changed.

Instead, life happened. Easter, First Communion & a basketball tournament…

May is becoming as crazy as December!

I really hope once the kids are out of school I can get rolling again on this kitchen project.