Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Couch

Just a quick post to let you know that I have a new couch in my radar.  My brother is going to be selling his current couch to purchase a new sectional.  I am going to get his old one from West Elm.  It is very similar to this one.
My brothers couch is more dark brown.  I am so excited!  I love how it is low profile and modern looking!  I also have come up with a new stand for our TV that I hope to get done tomorrow.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bar Cart

Around July 1, I had posted that I wanted to find a bar cart garage saleing,  check here.  I said, " if you wish it, it will come."  Well the very next morning I hit the streets, and at the last garage sale I found one.  It was one of those garage sales where you are close to driving by, then you change your mind and want to go and practically get in an accident turning in.  There she was my bar cart.  It had a sticker that said $30.00 or best offer.  I offered the guy $20.00 which looking back I think he would have taken $15.00. 
The cart is pretty cool because all four of those trays come off for serving purposes.  The cart also folds up for space saving.  It is a sturdy piece believe it or not.
I decided right away that I wanted to spray paint her gold.  It was a very easy paint job.
She sat like this for awhile, while I brainstormed on how to make her look better.  I finally decided that I wanted to get some mirrors cut to size to fit in each tray.  I still love that idea, but have been so busy with summer relaxing and back to school stuff that it isn't on the priority list.  The other day though I decided to play around with it since I would be putting mirrors on the trays anyway.  I got our black electrical tape out and tried to make the Greek key design. 
I really like the finished product, I say Hollywood regency all the way.  I am loving this pattern right now, big time.  I still need to style the cart perfectly, and hope to find some nice accessories at some end of season garage sales.
These will have to do for now.
I couldn't believe I found this cart right after I said I would find one.  I haven't seen any since, so it was meant to be!
  Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I have just not been in the crafty mood.  The weather has been awesome, and I have been enjoying the pool with the kids.  I hope you all are having a good summer, there are only a couple more weeks of really good weather so enjoy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hey There

Just a quick post to say I am still here.  I had my class reunion Saturday and had a guest here, so I wasn't able to post.  This is my high school class twenty years later.  I am the chicky to the left, front row, in black holding a Bud Light.
We had a great time, so much fun. I love that restaurant sign hanging above with the ivy growing all over.  
     This is the chalkboard message I made for my friend "Pecker" to see when she arrived at the house.  That is an odd nickname I know, but her last name is Peck and that it what we used to call her.
We had such a great weekend!  I am so sad it is over.  In other news I learned that bug spray does not go well with my fabulous dining chairs.  Tom, Adam and I had a mad game of Jenga going on the other night and it started with us playing sitting in the chairs, but that didn't last for long because it got this big and we had to move around.
Tom had been outside before we played the game and had put bug spray on.  It completely etched into the plastic of the chair.  Ughhhhhhhhhh We will have to get a new one when we go to Ikea sometime.  The closest one is four hours away.  Do not get bug spray on plastic or near you smartphones, just a tip.
I am also adding a couple new pics of the kitchen, living room, and mudroom to my home tour page.  I had to clean before Pecker got here, so  I took that opportunity to take some pics of our super clean house.
This picture is of the living room with the fireplace visible.
This is one of the mudroom.
This is the view showing the new microwave in the kitchen.  I need to paint my hall of fame wall white.  I am just dreading taking all those pictures down......Nightmare!
Take it easy, I need to get into craft mode stat.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pool Fountain

Tom just put in a water fountain in the pool.  I am not sure if those are cheesy or not, but we all seem to love it.
It is so nice to look at in the evening.  It sounds like you are next to a brook.

The weather has been so nice here, and we have just been enjoying the hell out of it!!  I have my twenty year class reunion this Saturday. I don't see myself getting involved in any projects, just perfecting my tan.  I have a friend flying up here from Florida and can't wait to spend some time with her.  Hope you all are enjoying summer as well, there is only about four more weeks left.  I don't even want to think about that!  Fall projects are not in my radar right now.  I could live with this weather all the time!