Thursday, April 28, 2011

"New" livingroom

As with my kitchen, i decided to change things up a bit and have attempted to brighten the area. We have a small house, so the brighter colors are working well for the space we have to work with. The 1st three pictures are what we had before change began. I will let you know right now that i did not assure that things were completely neat and tidy for these pics! I even left the doors open on the computer armoire, revealing the great organization going on in there! 

The basket hasn't always been there. I purchased it on clearance with the decor and color scheme in mind. I had a wooden coffee table in its place, but felt it was a little too bulky for the space.

Thus, begins the change! It is still a work in progress, thus the missing picture in the frame!

Notice the jute ball? Little plastic princess ball + jute, hot glue and burnt fingertips = cute little jute ball!

GW frame, GW wreath and spray painted key ornament resulted in this unique wall hanging. I kinda like it!

Again, the coloring is a bit off, but i think you can still get a pretty good idea of the direction i'm headed with it. I would like to replace the current rug with something brighter, but have yet to find one i like that fits the budget! Those things cost a small fortune!

With all of the change has also come homemade curtains! This is a 1st for me, as i like things to look nice and not homemade. While my creation is faaar from perfect, i was still pleasantly surprised with how well they turned out for a 1st!
The rocker will eventually be replaced with; maybe a nice cain chair?
The lamps you see in the background were thrift store finds that received a few coats of fresh paint. They were formally a "lovely" brassy color. Love the style of them.

I have recently become a big fan of leather furniture and was thrilled to find this one on Craigslist for a mere $50! I don't worry quite so much if the kids happen to get something on it; so easy to just wipe off!

Updated kitchen

 Warning! Picture overload!!

While my kitchen is faaar from complete and full of imperfections; i decided to go ahead and show you some pictures of the changes. As you can see from these two pictures, my decor was definitely full of country flare! While i still love the deeper country colors and decor, i have been in the mood for something bright and fresh. The color i chose for the walls ended up being brighter than i anticipated, but i  decided to go ahead and work with it. Lets just say, its growing on me!

Excuse the coloring in the following pics. Not exactly true color, but you get the idea anyways!

Really liking the tulips! $.79 at Michaels makes me like them even more too!

 In love with my new canisters! Love how they look so neat and clean.

Picked up these beauties at a garage sale for $2!

 Here she is. The chairs still have to be painted and recovered....i promise i have more than two chairs!

Need to whip up a curtain to hide the little problem area below. It was formerly home to a dishwasher.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


 We attempted  to snatch a few shots of all of us in our Easter finery, but as you can see; we weren't too successful! O well, guess thats how it goes with little ones. The kiddos were oh so cute in their outfits!  I searched and searched for a nice dressy outfit for Caleb and almost gave up. I never knew it would be so hard to find cute clothing and outfits for little guys! Anyhow, it all came together and they were little cuties!
I plan to dress them up again this week and attempt to get some goods pictures of them alone and also together. We'll see how that works out!
Hope you had a blessed Easter celebrating our risen Savior.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This n That

A few weeks ago we took the kids to a ranch rodeo at the fair. Chastity enjoyed seeing the cows and horses and having her 1st experience with cotton candy! Was she ever one sticky mess when she was done!

One cute little cowboy! Oh...and the one below is even cuter! Just sayin!

After the rodeo we took Chastity golfing; along with David and Elizabet. This was also a 1sr for her. She seems to thoroughly enjoy it. Was so cute to watch.

Uncle David helping her make her 1st putt