Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blue paint

Back in August I wrote about this new pink find.  This looked good in Kate's room and it was good to have the extra storage, but as I was doing her little room makeover, I thought it would really be better for her to have a desk.

So that's why this pretty in pink went from this:

to this:

That little can of blue paint has gone a long way, I used it on the kids' bathroom cabinets, and my dresser/ tv cabinet in the family room

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Birthday room makeover

Kate was away last week at a retreat for confirmation so I did a little unplanned surprise makeover in her room.  Instead of slightly messy poster wall, I printed out pictures of her favorite people and quotes (all from google images or pinterest), and bought some in-expensive frames from Target.

This framed picture she had I flipped over and made into a chalkboard.

I also gave her my green desk from downstairs and the big pink dresser that was in here is now down in my office, and it got a makeover too, as the bright pink did not fit in with my other colors downstairs.

Also new was the IKEA frame I painted blue and the lamps and love pillow (from Target).

Friday, March 22, 2013

Poetry Blog

My husband Chris has a poetry blog, and he is on day 144 of 365 writing a poem a day.

He writes the poems by hand then types them up on his $4 typewriter I bought him at a garage sale.  He has been writing poetry for a long time.

So, go "follow" his blog too:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New table and fabric

I've been wanting a round table for the kitchen for a while now.  A friend was selling a solid maple one, so I got lucky!  It also came with 3 leaves, so if we ever have a lot of people over we can extend it to make a much bigger table!
I may get some different chairs, or paint these ones....

Another project I've been thinking of is turning my old coffee table into an ottoman, so a little money spent on foam and quilt batting and fabric, so now I have a brand new coffee table / ottoman:

I had too much fabric, so my office chair got a makeover:

as did this other little stool: