Thursday, January 26, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Remember that evolving great room that we have in our new house? I've been slowly adding elements to the room as inspiration comes and I find just the right pieces. I really concentrated on the fireplace wall this last weekend, filling in some of the large wall space around the stone. Since this is our main family room and where our television is placed, I want it to feel cozy and homey.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I shared a few sneak peeks of my youngest daughter's room a couple of days ago and the time has come to show the whole room. I've been excited to share it as some of my favorite things reside in here...I wouldn't mind sleeping in here myself! Pull up a comfy chair and a cup of coffee and get ready for picture overload...
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Since my conversion to chalk paint last week, I've been busy hunting down furniture and painting like crazy. I call it my "instant gratification paint" since it dries so quickly and I can get projects down a lot faster than I used to. I already used most of a can of Old White and I'm anxious to get a hold of more colors for the furniture I'm stockpiling in my garage. I had a fabulous weekend shopping (and adding to that stockpile) at the Raleigh Flea Market on Saturday and painting outside for most of the day yesterday.
One of my favorite things about North Carolina so far is that I can paint outside almost all the time! I still can't get over the fact that I can sit in the grass (not snow) in JANUARY and paint. I get giddy over it every time I think about it. Since paint fumes really bother me, this is a big deal for me. Even though I finished my daughter's dresser and few other pieces, it's rainy and too gloomy today for pictures, but I'll share my little footstool that I painted and recovered during a naptime last week...
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! December seemed to just fly by, didn't it? My two oldest girls have their birthdays right before Christmas making the already hectic season a bit more crazy, but I can't complain... Traditionally, my husband's firm gives the employees the week between Christmas and New Years off and this was the first year that we enjoyed a renovationless holiday break! Since this was pretty much the only time he got off during the year, we saved all the big projects in our former house for Christmas week, including a kitchen reno to get our house ready for sale back in Spokane...