Friday, May 20, 2011

Out with the old, In with the new!

A few weeks back the the hubs and i did a few updates to our living room that i forgot to share. First we made a new coffee table.
This was our old square table.
 And our new oval table, you can read all about that here.
We also added some crosses to the wall and moved the furniture around, which i talked about here.
We also added some new curtains the ones below we have had since we moved in, they are table cloths from world market and i love them but i was ready for a change...
 So we now have drop cloth curtains. These guys are all over blog world partially because they are so cheap, only $10 a panel and because of their neutral cottagey (i know that's not a word but it's Friday) look.
Just wanted to share with y'all a little living room update before i get my last work day and weekend started! hope you have a great one!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

the light bulb went off...

Ok so i mentioned here that i needed to figure something out to go on this blank wall in my guest bedroom...
Well i got it...
I'm going to a bunch of mirrors but all right next to each other to create a full length mirror, kinda like this...
or maybe this
or this...
(last 3 pics from pintrest)

So i'll be on the lookout for many many mirrors! if you see any let me know :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Life Update

It's been crazy around here! but no worries i'm back :) I hope you check out Joon and Meredith's blog last week where I aired my big coffee table renovation and my pallet shelf! Anyway on to some house updates and thrifty finds..
I found this metal table at the thrift store for $2.50 i knew it would be perfect for my porch, i'll do a before and after post later.
 I got this lovely mirror at a yard sale for $5 

This mirror is so incredible because not even two days prior to finding it i saw the door below at a restaurant back home and said to my mother "i want to paint a piece of furniture like that."
(Sorry for the sideways photo)
How crazy is that!!
And it is perfect for my entryway!
I also got this bike basket at a yard sale.
I made over this lamp,
 it used to look like this...
 then this...
 and for a split second it looked like this...
I covered the shade with linen and tacked the brown ribbon it so i may end up changing it a little. 
I also scored this vintage tile for .50 cents.
and i got all of these embroidery hoops for $3! I have been looking for wood ones for a while so when i saw these i scooped them all up.

Maybe one day i'll be able to do something like this...
 or this...
or this...
I got this mirrored tray for $2 i spray painted it with Krylon's Caramel Latte to keep it's antique look.
it's perfect in our bathroom.
This past weekend was the hubs and i's first free weekend in a while so we decided to reno our master closet. it's not finished yet, we are still waiting on the closet system, but we re carpeted, repainted put up some new trim and took down some drywall. i'll do a longer post on the closet when it's finished.
I also thought i'd do a WIWW post.
And last but not least, A few weeks ago i mentioned about the tornado's that hit down in the southeast. Well we help do some relief work and of course while we were dragging huge limbs to the burn pile i was keeping an eye out for some household items :) i found way more than i could take home but this is a little stump i found, it's teeny tiny, and i carved the hubs and i's initials in it for a personal touch. 
Well there you go, that's why i've been MIA for a while, but i'll be back with a closet makeover soon!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Guest posting again

hello there, today i am guest posting over at Welcome to Heardmont.
If you have never seen Meredith's blog you've gotta check it out. She has a beautiful home , some great DIY projects, and an incredible Master Bathroom Renovation!

Some come on over and check out what i'm talking about over at WTH!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Come on over to Ordy and Joon!

Hey guys, i am guest posting over at Ordy and Joon today!

If you haven't seen Joons blog before you are missing out! She has everything from tutorials to recipes and you've got to check out her incredible office makeover.

And since she is bogged down with finals i'll be showing you what i did with this guy...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Please Pray

I have been MIA for the past few days because we had a huge storm rip though the southeast  last Wednesday. I have a friend in Birmingham who wrote about her experience here. The storm hit so fast that most people had no idea what was going on. We are so blessed that our family is safe. So many people cannot say the same. Please be in prayer for all the families who have lost loved ones and are trying to put their lives back together. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

April Blog Feature

Hey guys this post is long overdue 1. because I introduced Cassie  from RE USE RE INVENT RE DESIGN to you back in February and 2. because we have been without power since last Wednesday. So this is still our April blog feature i just had to post it May because of circumstances out of my control. We were without power because of all the tornado's coming through the Southeast. We went out to do cleanup on Sunday to try and do what little help we could and it's just devastating. I will do a post on all of that later this week. 
So without further adieu let me introduce to you Cassie :)

1. Tell us a little about yourself. 

Born and raised in Utah. But have lived here in Sedona, AZ for 6 years. I am married and together we have 4 kids. My husband had 3 from a previous marriage, and I had one. I have always been interested in design. 
I have been rearranging  my room since I was 5. I always wanted to change things and make things pretty. Its kind of in my blood. My mom had a consignment store growing up and we always brought new things home, and changed stuff out. I also had my own consignment store called Traditions Consignment Co. in Utah. I had one employee, and only had furniture. It was small and my family probably kept me in business more than anyone, but it was so much fun! I loved it!! I had to close down to move down here to Sedona, AZ. :( I dont really likeArizona, its too hot and the thrift stores are something to be desired, but I have great friends here. I am a mountains kind of girl, not the desert. I hate snakes, scorpions, and all those crazy desert crawlers.

2.What inspired you to start your blog?
 I actually never know about "blogs" till I met my good friend Tara Finch,, she had a blog and so I wanted to do one too.

3.You have done so many amazing projects, do you have a favorite?
Favorite project: Well, I would have to say my coffee table is my favorite. I had always wanted to do something with pallets. They are so interesting and have a lot of character and rustic. I just had to figure something out.  It took a lot of convincing my husband, but I just KNEW it would turn out awesome, and it did. He loves it!

4.What is your inspiration?
 My inspiration is really from things I see. Magazines, blogs...everything really.

5.Where is your favorite place to shop for things for your home?
 My favorite places to find amazing things are for sure Thrift Stores, and garage sales. 

6.What advice would you give to beginner bloggers?
 Dont get discouraged. For so long I had like 10 followers, and it just kind of went from there. I am still a small blog but hopefully soon I will be able to expand with advertising and stuff like that. I would love to have my blog professionally designed, its my dream!
Also, dont feel like you have to blog all the time. I try to blog 1-2 a week. I try to keep my wording very simple, because frankly I dont read others that much...I just look at pictures. 
7.Do you blog full time or work full time, or a little bit of both?
I actually dont work a traditional job. I am a bible student who volunteers my time full-time which takes a lot of time and energy. I am very fortunate to have a husband who fully supports me in this and doesnt mind our family being a "one paycheck" family. Everything always works out. So I am just a part-time blogger. I probably spend more time looking than I do writing.

8.What do you do for fun?
We are huge outdoors people. We love biking, camping, boating in Lake Powell, and I recently I discovered (again) I love to ski. But basically anything in the mountains! 
I live in the wrong area :(

9.I have to aks you about your couch, i LOVE it! where did you find it?
My couch...this couch actually has a waiting list of people who want it. Its kind of crazy. This was the first purchase my husband and I made together when we were first married. I saw it a thrift store in Utah and called him right away. He came and looked at it, and was hesitant at the $500 price tag. So I asked the manager if her would take $175 and he did! SCORE!!! I have looked it over and cant find any names or signatures or anything. I think it is just a one of a kind piece that some guy made one day and his unappreciative wife didnt like it, so she made him get rid of it! (thats the story we came up with). I LOVE it!
10. What is the best/favorite steal you've found?
I always find purses for $5 or $6 bucks and check when I get home and they are $250-$300 bucks! But I found a clutch once at Savers, french, hand-beaded in perfect for $2.00. I came home looked it up and the price tag was $2,200!!! I was in shock! Who got rid of this??

Thank you so much Cassie for participating in our blog feature! and if y'all have't already go over to RE USE RE INVENT RE DESIGN and check her out!


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