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Showing posts with label Home. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Master Closet Redo - {Part 2}

If you missed Part 1 of our Master Closet Redo you can check it out here.

We have been very busy working away. In the last week, we have

1. Purchased everything we need (more on that later)

stacks of maple

2. We (and by we I mean Joel on this one) have cut everything!

cut wood

3. We have edge banded everything!

wood working

4. We have trimmed the edge banding on everything!

cutting edge banding with a trimmer

5. We have sanded everything… y'all this took forever!

girl sanding maple wood

6. We have stained about half of everything (it take 4 steps, more on that later).

garage staining

And all with the "help" of this little guy.

wood working

This is him smiling and saying cheese.

Stay tuned, we are making more progress tonight! So I should have an update for you in a few days!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Favorite DIY Project of 2013

As I look into all the projects I want to get done in 2014 I thought this would be a good time to share my favorite project of 2013.

This year Joel and I have done lots of projects around the house. We made our bed and night stands (and by we I mean Joel... post coming soon), we made a corner shelf for the guest room, a cornice for the guest room,  we installed shelves in the game room and we painted our kitchen table.By far my favorite project was the shelf. Main reason being I did it mostly by myself.

things to do with an old door

You can view the original post here.

This post is linked with Southern Hospitality.

Friday, May 3, 2013

DIY - Window Cornice

Today's blog post is linked up with House of Rose and Coco and Cocoa feel free to head over there and see lots more great ideas.

When we moved into our house, we had absolutely no furniture in our guest room, office, dining room or what is now Landry's room. We have slowly started working on each room in our house. We've painted (a little) and bought some furniture. One of my New Year's goals was to finish the guest bedroom. So today I would like to show you the new window treatment!

Here is the before picture.

It's not bad, but I wanted it to be cuter and more inviting. We had the curtains from our apartment, so we just hung them in there. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the curtains are tan and the bed spread is yellow, so they don't match at all!

window cornice

Materials needed:
  • Spray adhesive
  • Fabric of your choice (measure your window to find out how much you will need 1yd = 3ft)
  • Batting of some kind (I bought fake snow that you would lay on a table around Christmas time. I got it after Christmas for 75% off. It worked perfect for what I needed)
  • Plywood - we used .25" thick plywood, but the hubby said it was hard to cut because it splintered. So if you can get thicker plywood, I recommend it.
  • Heavy duty stapler
  • 2X4
Step 1:

Measure your window and cut the wood. Make sure you account for the wall between the edge of the cornice board and the window. If you cut it too short you won't have any over hang.

Step 2:

We attached the side we used 2X4s as our sides. We also cut one at a diagonal so to allow us to hang it (more on that later).

Step 3:

Cut the batting, make sure you leave some for overlap so you can staple it.

Step 4:

Go outside and spray the wood and the batting. Put a nice thick layer on, then wait a few minutes for it to get tacky. Every spray is different, so read the instructions to know how long to wait.

Step 5:

Once both piece are tacky, put them together and bring them inside.

Step 6:

Lay the fabric pattern side down. Make sure everything is lined up straight. (I was using a chevron pattern I had to line everything up and make sure it was straight. If you are using other fabrics you might not have to do that.)

Step 7:

Start Stapling. We saved the corners for last and got the sides done first. Remember you can always add more staple, but it is very hard to remove them without ripping the fabric. So less is more in the beginning.

Step 8:

The corners, there really is no easy way.

Step 9:

Hang. This is where our diagonal cut comes into play. I did not want to screw or nail through the fabric, so my husband (being the genuis that he is) screwed one board cut at a diagonal to the board before we started and the other to the wall cut at the opposite angle. This way all we had to do set them on top of each and the board slid towards the wall and stayed.

Here is the after picture! I love how it turned out! (I used the leftover fabric to make a decorative pillow to tie the whole look together.)

Before and After:

cornice board

Sunday, September 2, 2012

How a year changes things

On August 31, 2011 we closed on our house.

We moved in on Labor Day weekend. So I thought it would be fun to take a picture of our family in front of our house each Labor Day weekend to see how we have grown and changed.



It's crazy how a year can change things!

Friday, August 31, 2012

New Living Room Furniture

We have been needing living room furniture since we moved into our house a year ago. We started saving to buy it when we found out we were pregnant. So the living room got put on hold and we bought baby things instead.

Well, right before Landry arrive I had had enough! I just couldn't stand our uncomfortable hand me downs any more. So we broke down and bought new furniture.

We wanted to make sure that it would be something that would last for a LONGGGGGG time. I also wanted something that was comfortable and I could put my feet up on.

Now I need to make some curtains and throw pillows as well as find something to hang on our giant blank wall and our living room will be complete. Almost there!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Landry's Nursery

Finally, the long awaited a reveal of Landry's room! I am so pleased with how it turned out! When I first told people about the colors (lime green, orange and bright blue) people weren't so sure. And then you throw in the outer-space twist and people really gave me crazy looks. But I love it! I think it is my favorite room in our house and its so colorful! Ok, now for the pictures!

Joel installed all of the wainscoting and then had two friends help him paint it while I evacuated the house! I am so glad I have such a handy husband! I love the way it turned out! 

Our little nursing/reading station.

We are going to fill the remaining frames with pictures of Landry and his stats.

Each woman in Landry's life got to paint a letter L-mom, A-Autumn, N-Aunt B, D-Grammy, R-Nonna, and Y- Aunt M.

I made all of the bedding and other fabric elements for the room (so don't look too close).

My sister Breanne hand painted this canvas! I love the way it turned out! She is so talented!

What do you think? It doesn't matter cause either way I love it and can't wait to welcome Landry home to his new room!

This post is linked to Denise Designed.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A work in progress

Today I am linking up with Kelly's Korner for the tour of homes. We are starting with the living room.

Our room is in no way finished, but I thought it was only fair to show our work in progress while I am viewing the homes of everyone else. So for the next few weeks I am going to try to post pictures of the different rooms in our house.

We moved in last Labor Day and had intentions of making the living room our first project. In fact, we were about to buy living room furniture we had been saving for when we found out we were pregnant! So instead of couches and a coffee table we bought baby furniture. So for now we are living with our hand me downs.

There are no curtains and we have a huge empty wall, but I know what I want to do with it whenever we have a chance.

Leo's little corner

The brown couch we bought for our apartment for $300, it's not well made at all and is very uncomfortable. The white couch we bought at an estate sale and it is awesome, but it gets dirty very easily. (Can you tell we recently had a shower? The diaper cake is still sitting on the kitchen counter.)

Already collecting baby stuff.

The fireplace, the only finished part of the room.

Yes, we use TV trays as end tables, but this is home and we love it! Can't wait to bring Landry home here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Our Fireplace

One of my goals for the new year was to decorate our house. I don't plan on having the entire house decorated by the end of the year, but wanted to at least get a start on it. Landry's room is well on its way and I hope to be able to finish it in the next week or two and show you all. But for now I will show you the project I have been working on for a few months (yes, you read that correctly... months)

Without further adu...

Close up of the bottom

 Close up of the right side

Close up of the left side

A special thanks goes out to my sister Bre for encouraging me to add some color to my house. (More like making fun of me for not having any). And for keeping me from making everything symmetrical.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Garage sale finds

Yesterday our neighborhood had a garage sale. We had 5 or 6 boxes to get rid of so we decided to set it all out there and see if we could get rid of any of it. Michelle and Katy also brought some stuff over. Sadly it was a bust! I guess our part of the neighborhood is just too new, so no one came over by our house. I think we sold 10 things between the 3 of us. We are going to try again in the spring, so right now all of that stuff has been put in the attic.

However, since we put all of our stuff away so early, I was able to go out and look for stuff for our house! I am not usually a fan of garage sales, but I think I found some great stuff!

The couch is only a year old! It was originally $1300 at Haverty's (I looked up the scu number online when we got home). Now we have a brown couch and a tan one, but at least we have more seating. I also need to figure out how to arrange my furniture now because I am not sure I like the way it is now. (So if anyone wants to come over and help me, you are more than welcome)

The patio furniture came with a huge umbrella, but since our patio is covered we gave it to my parents to put out by there pool.

We also got a book shelf for our study and a set of golf clubs.

All in all I think it was a pretty successful day!