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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

bed rest

I've been fighting a pain in my back for about three weeks, what I thought was a pulled muscle turned into full blown back spams and what felt like my entire back locking up...I have never been in so much pain, and I've had my third kid without an epidural!  after a painful and tearful visit with the doctor I got some meds and plan on taking it easy for a few days...

Bear with me, hopefully I'll have some pretty things to show you once I'm back to normal!!


Friday, May 24, 2013

mismatch…

I’m done with upholstered chairs in my kitchen…watching you can’t tell, but my kids are the sloppiest eaters…
Exhibit A
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Way back in January I decided it was time for my kitchen chairs to be repainted…I picked blue, it was dark so it would hide the drips and dirt better…
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I did not love it so I never finished the other chairs… also, it really was time to retire 4 of the chairs, I’ve had them for over 10 years and they were used when I got them so who knows how old they really are…
for months my kitchen has looked like this…
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A little while ago Kristen had posted about painting mismatched chairs…
I’d seen the look before but after seeing this…SOLD!  Definitely digging this look…
I thought about what color I was going to paint them, I have white walls and enough green in the surrounding rooms so that wasn’t an option…navy?  orange?
then I found this image…
L-O-V-E!
So in my hunt I tried to find chairs that were similar in stain…
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I gave them a good wash down with Murphy’s soap and then applied Howard’s Restor- A- Finish to give them a little shine…
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I love the look of the wood with the white walls and the contrast of the table…the head chairs still need to be stripped and stained, my most dreaded job!!!
I recovered the Brentwood style chair with brown vinyl and removed the arms of the caned chair so it will fit under the table…
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Easy and cheap…I even have a couple chairs in the basement in case any of these meet with an unfortunate accident…

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

life lately…

It’s been quite busy around here lately…with what you ask??
a week revolving around my first born…
First there’s the passing of the light mass, 8th graders pass a lit candle to the 7th graders putting them as the leaders of the school…
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Then, the next day is the actual graduation ceremony…
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Onto the next night for the Dinner Dance…
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And we finally wrap it up with a graduation/birthday celebration on Sat.
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When he started kindergarten the “Class of 2013” sounded forever away…and now he’s off to high school in the fall…sad and exciting at the same time

Thursday, May 9, 2013

pretty in pink…

Question mark…I switched out the mirror in my entry
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I dug this out of the basement…
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For some reason Sherwin Williams couldn’t color match the perfect Benjamin Moore coral I found, so this is what they came up with…which looked like a good match on the card to what I was wanting…
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Too peachy…I don’t have the strength to repaint and really it’s not hideous…right??

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

last week’s loot…

The hubby played hooky last week (gave in to my peer pressure), so we hit a few estate sales…

Good scores for few dolla’s, just the way I like it!!

I want to fill this with pink peonies…

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Not sure where any of these will hang, but they were so cheap…

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The hubby loves to play pool so these were a perfect find for the man room…

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And, I gave in to the hubby’s inner Clark Griswold and let him bring this home, we picked it up for $3…

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