Thursday, September 30, 2010
the photo but most of the walls are a wood siding type of finish-- and
the white lent itself nicely to that. So once I started painting I
thought I would do just that back wall and keep the other walls primed
and see if I liked the overall effect-- but then my auto-pilot
switched on when I got to the corner, and that plan went out the
window. Soooo--I think I'll like it better when I get a bed in there
with some crisp white linens. But for now it's an improvement over the
mustard color, but not a home run.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Mrs. Krummel brought me this beautiful celosia (also known as cockscomb). I am in looooooove with it! Apparently I can harvest the seeds (they look like poppy seeds. So I am currently drying them out and storing the seeds in a paper bag. I am not sure where I will plant them when spring comes... But I am looking forward to it.
I took these photos at night, so the color may be slightly off, but Kate had asked me what my "new" powder-room-that-is-actually-a-full-bath re-paint and re-do looks like.
I painted it Sherwin Williams "rainwashed" when I fell in love with the color after I stumbled upon it online on another blog.
As you can see, my recentlly injured boyfriend, Hottie Hillenmeyer is still in his place of honor, though I plan to change out the frame when I find the right one that is not $20! I get very angry paying so much for frames. But unfortunately, I do want a more modern frame: black frame, white mat. I will post a photo when I finally find it.
AND...I got the aluminum Mermaid Bath Salts sign that I have wanted for yeeeears! When I look at this photo, the Rainwashed color looks almost gray-- which it is most definitely NOT... although Will and I both agreed that it looked almost gray on the sample.
Will successfully installed another faucet which you will see below as well. And now that I mention that, I realize that I haven't blogged about how I did another round of paint in the kitchen cabinets after all, and that Will installed out new kitchen faucet. And he did it in such a timely fashion, that I won't hold it against him that it was not my first choice faucet!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Yahoo! I got two more pillows for $9.99 each (which is about my limit for an indoor pillow, much less an outdoor pillow-- so all in all still a littttttle pricey). You'll note that they are the same as the ones I mentioned earlier today (though I had my eye on the butterfly one) I am very pleased with how they look. I was able to kick my turquoise and aqua habit (if only for a day) with the below two clearance pillows-- so that I have a nice splash of color in the backyard.
The next step will be getting our grill down here from Chi-town.
Also, I don't know if I need an umbrella afterall... The tree seems to offer some nice shade. Anyone care to opine? Is anyone out there??
I already found two OTHER pillows on super clearance at Target last week ($3 each!)--- and I hope I can get the ones below that I have my eyes on.... They will break the bank by comparison ($12each).
Friday, July 16, 2010
I found this cool shelf at the goodwill for $2! I thought I would place it in the corner where my shelves randomly end before the counter but when i got it home I realized it is a biiiiiit bigger than I originally thought. It would fit-- but the scale might be off.
I think I could have considered the heart to be cheesy-- but instead I think it is kinda sweet. The wood is untreated and a pretty color. I have no idea what kind of wood it is.
If it feels solid enough when I hang it, then I will be able to place some of my China on the shelves. (You can kind of see that I placed some of the pieces in with my kitchen dishes too.)
SO many options! And all for just two dollars!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
So, here is our downstairs bathroom-- it is smaaaaall, so therefore difficult to photograph. Here is my conundrum. I plan on putting beadboarding up on the walls (undecided on the wallpaper kind or the large sheeting one. So, I originally wanted it to be a very Tybee type of room-- cool aqua on the walls, the beadboard, crisp white towels, maybe? I planned on painting the cupboard a sheer white so that the wood grain would show through and changing the gold cabibnet hardware to something else.
The main problem is as follows-- I love the photo I have of my main man Hunter Hillenmeyer exactly where he is! So... riddle me this: is it possible to make a "Bears Bathroom" without making it a BEARS BATHROOM? I plan on the beadboard either way... but am reconsidering my original color plans.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Around the Corner--and found my perfect patio set. I am so happy with
It is clearly spray painted so I may decide to change the color next
year-- but for now I'm loving the brownish bronzy color.
And to continue the search for completion... What color umbrella do I
want? Cushions? Hmm...
Monday, July 12, 2010
I put together this medicine cabinet! I think I did pretty well considering the sketchy directions! It will replace the plain mirror in the downstairs bathroom. I had originally planned on installing it in the upstairs bathroom-- but i is pretty small (note that it is just above the tub ledge). Will is going to help me install it tonight to make sure it is level. I learned with the cabinet hardware that I do indeed need a bit of help with that... :)
So, the lighting was pretty terrible in the last post-- so I took a few more photos today in order to admire the finished (?) product... I didn't get to painting the shelf edges (you will see why in my next post) but that last photo was so yellow--so I was compelled to post a few more.
Take note of the open space on the wall in the last photo. I am not exactly sure how I will fill it... Thoughts, anyone?
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
the drilling), we are trying to decide whether to paint the insides or
not. I almost like the look of keeping them as they are, but can't
Hmm, the rest of my notes disappeared here. Not quite sure what's going on. At any rate, I plan on painting the back "rough" sides of the cabinet shelf fronts to see if that makes a big difference to the overall look. I am also going to look up shelf paper, as if I paint the insides I will need it anyways.
the battery for the drill running out.
So, I will hopefully soon be able to post photos of the actual finished project (fingers crossed for tomorrow, as we had a bit of a snafu with one of the other drawer fronts.