Thursday, February 23, 2017

Room Update

I redid the small third bedroom. I used the same creamy light brown that we did my Mom's bedroom in last year. I loved it so much I found a room to use it in. Mostly, I used decorations from other rooms to update it. I had to remove the border that was in there. I like that it makes the room look a little bigger.

Monday, January 30, 2017


I always seem to get projects in clusters. I've wanted a coat closet for years, but I only have a tiny utility closet on the whole first floor and I need a place to store the vacuum and tools. My Mom suggested just getting a cabinet for that stuff. It was a little easier said than done, but I finally found a cabinet that would accommodate the tall handles of the mops and such. I will be painting the door and front an off white so it's not as bright and it was fairly cheap so if I ever find something better it's no big loss. Of course I had to rearrange the computer room and wall decor to fit it in there so that created more projects. I still have to touch up the wall paint.
This is my new coat closet. It's the best picture I can get because I can't back up enough since it's in a hallway. It's working perfectly and I'm happy with it.
This is our old computer armoire that was an oak veneer before. I love this creamy off white color (it's what I will paint the utility cabinet door with). I added the bead board to the doors to give it a little more of a country look.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


This is my first (maybe last?) attempt at knitting a sweater. It came out pretty good for a first attempt. It's nothing fancy, just has ridges in it that are a little hard to see in the pictures. I have a ton of this yarn that was leftover from a fancy hooded sweater my Mom made for me. I still have some more of this yarn left. I wonder what I should make with it next...

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wood Projects

I saw this shelf online and loved it, but it was too expensive for me. We recreated it pretty closely and I love how it came out. I put it in the downstairs bath/laundry room. I got a better towel for the towel bar and it's ironed, but you get the idea.
My Mom liked little benches like this, but she didn't want to pay a lot for something that would be outside so we made her one. I liked it so much, we made one for me after.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Kitchen/Dining Room

I decided to remove the wallpaper in the kitchen and dining room and paint it a neutral color so it wouldn't look so busy. My Mom helped me do both. She was a huge help and we used a steamer to get it done easier. The color is a light off white with some yellow in it. It goes good with the bottom of the dining room walls that were already done.

Dining Room Stuff

I had a few crow things so I decided to get some more and do the whole hutch with crow stuff. I think it looks good in the new dining room.
I got a new chandelier for the dining room. I'm using LED lights so I wanted shades to hide the ugly, but the shades are a little big. It's the best I can do though so I'm living with it that way.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bathroom Redo (Again!)

I just painted the upstairs bathroom last year, but I was never really happy with the color. Every time I saw my Mom's or Aunt's bathrooms, I was jealous because I liked their colors better. Finally, I just decided to repaint. My Mom had enough of the bottom color for me to use and I got the top color. I figured if I was going to repaint again, I should upgrade the accessories too. We got new towel bars, a light and a faucet in bronze. Then, I decided to get new brown curtains because my Mom has them and it looks good with the colors. I'm finally happy with the whole bathroom look. No more painting for me for a while.