Sunday, May 22, 2011
You type in what you want to see, and voila, hundreds of pictures. For the image above I typed ‘white walls’ into search, and found that pic which I love. And it’s so easy to blog pics too. No more going into computer files and copying, pasting, and uploading. With pinterest you can right click the image, highlight copy image and come right back to your post and copy it. Amazing.
Since I’ve been lazy and haven’t taken any pics of what I’ve been up too lately, I’m using this image to show you what color I painted my pantry.
The prettiest blue you ever did see. =0) I’ve been wanting to do it forever and finally one afternoon I mixed up some paint and did.
The reason I was searching white walls in Pinterest is because I’m considering painting my master bedroom white.
We have black furniture that’s a little more modern than I’d like. I think painting the walls white will make it more casual and cottagey. Plus I can bring it whatever colors I want as accents. I’ve been wanting to paint a room white for a while so this might just be the ticket. =0)
I’m also considering sanding the furniture down quite a bit. That way the black finish isn’t so clean and crisp. We’ll see. And I’ve already told the hubs about it and he said it sounds like a great idea. And even though he grimaced while trying to sound supportive, I’m going take that as a go-ahead. =0) Wouldn’t you??
Have a great week!!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Last week I posted about the two shelves I re-did in each of my bathrooms. My favorite is #1. I just love the crisp black frame against the white distressed shelf and the gray paint color behind it.
Today I was looking at some pics in my inspiration file. Thought I’d share some of my faves. Notice shelves are the recurring theme here. =0)
Love this pic…especially the light fixtures.
Love this black light fixture above the sink…must think about doing something above mine now. Also love the two-toned cabinets and that one lone shelf to hold the basics.
I’m sure you’ve already seen Lauren’s from Pure Style Home. Love everything about this pic. Cottage+industrial+modern+lazy dog=PERFECTION! =0)
Pure Style Home
I really need to plant me some Peonies. Wonder if those babies grow in Texas? They are so fat and round!
A Country Farmhouse
There’s so many more I could keep going forever, but I need to get up and do something of my own!!
Have a great week!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Edited to add: Oh I almost forgot! I started up an Etsy shop so please check it out here. I only have a few items listed for now...still figuring it all out! =0)
Sunday, March 13, 2011
About a year ago I painted stripes on one side of my hallway. (Read that post here.) It was just what was needed to liven up the space and give it a little character and I still love it. Here’s a few pics before stripe-age. (Yep, I’m making up my own words again.)
I know…pretty bad. Everything is so close together!! And unbalanced. I don’t know what I was thinking, but let’s not linger too long here shall we? not? Anways…
Here’s a few pics from last year after the striped treatment.
Way better, right? Maybe not amazing, but better? =0)
Well, the hallway has undergone another minor makeover, after I found my little flower petal, sunburst-mirror thingy at Target for $7.50, originally $29.99. I know peeps, believe me. That’s 75% off, so I was pretty excited. =0)
In addition to the mirror I added a few photos to oomph it up a little more.
I also added this number 8 to the top of the collage.
Eight seems like our family’s lucky number for a long list of reasons. I’ve been thinking of getting a very tiny tattoo of it just for fun, but until then I decided to frame it and put on our wall instead. =0)
So I started with this frame. I bought three of these for .79 cents a piece at a thrift store, so I have two more left to do who knows what with.
I spray painted it black, printed out a number 8 at the library since we are currently out of printer ink and keep forgetting to buy some, (lol!), and slapped that puppy in the frame and onto the wall.
At the same time I was at the library I also printed out this quote from L.M. Montgomery. Haley and I are currently reading Anne of Green Gables, one of my favorite books of all time. I love the entire series. I spray painted a Dollar Store frame black… and you probably get the idea. =0) (I hung this on the opposite wall, which I haven’t showed you yet, but will soon.)
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
Ok, well yes, I’m finally getting some blogging done around here. What’s going on with that? lol.
Last week I found a few lovies at Goodwill while Haley was spending some quality time with her grandparents that I’m so excited to show you.
Found another cute shelf similar to this one, also from Goodwill. It will probably get the same treatment, but will go in the guest bathroom instead. (Oh, and btw, that other shelf has a whole new look going on, thanks to a beautiful new paint as it’s backdrop. Hope to write about that this week!)
I kind of liked this teacup saucer while I was in the store so I decided to buy it, and I’m so glad I did because I’m in loooove with it now.
It looks so pretty sitting on the counter…the pic above doesn’t do it justice. The edges are all white, so when it’s in the cabinet it will blend in with all the other white dishes I’m collecting.
(I’m trying to collect tons of white and cream dishes to replace our others that are chipped, ugly, and don’t match.)
Plus, I’m trying to convince the hubs that I should paint our cabinets and remove the upper cabinet doors, but right now we don’t have pretty dishes to display anyway so I’m not really pushing it too much. Yet. He’s kind of hesitant about it, but I’m sure in the end he’ll let me, so I’m starting my collection now so that when he gives me the green light I can get started and finished before he can chicken out and change his mind.
So anyways, also got this sweet little ivory pitcher for .99 cents.
I got a few other items that I’ll show you later, but since this post is getting a little long I guess I’ll get to the point. =0)
I sprayed it with two coats of chalkboard paint,
covering the handles with a paper towel.
Then I wrote on it in chalk. =0)
(Uh, hello! Trying to make this tutorial seem harder and more detailed than it really is here people.)
Is that a bug? Pretend you didn’t see that mmmkay??
Lol it’s not really a bug. It’s a piece of ash from the fireplace, where I was originally going to put the bucket after I painted it.
But I decided to put it where the branch-y stuff was to begin with, because it helps cover up the extension cord plug in that corner. The branch-y stuff has been sitting right here for over a year, held together at the base with some twine. I’ve been looking for something that was just the right size to put it in.
I think this work pretty well, what do you think?
I was really messing with the white balance and exposure…and I’m amazingly getting better at taking pictures without a flash, or any natural light.
I should have turned off the lamp on that entryway dresser I think, but I love how bright this space looks here, almost as if it’s flooded with natural light! I took this picture at 11:30 pm!
Here’s a better representation of the entryway at night, taken a minute or two before the above picture, camera settings changed of course.
I’ve been trying to improve on my photography skills, which are about a level zero. =0)
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