Thursday, April 28, 2011

Persistence Pays Off

I have been searching for a reasonably priced office chair that doesn't look like this:
No offense if you have one or love 'em...I am just looking for something more like this {Um, without the $300 price tag}:
Pottery Barn
Enter this chair {please excuse the poor picture. I really need to learn how to use my camera}: 

Wood: Check
Swivel: Check. 
Cane backing: Check {perfect condition I might add!)
$10: check check!

Its amazing what some people just donate when this could have easily sold for $50 on KSL.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Beachy Flag {Tutortial}

We recently installed beadboard with a small shelf in my bathroom.I thought this beachy flag from The Lettered Cottage would be perfect

I took some left over 2" pre-primed MDF and glued them together. 

I let it sit for about 5 minutes then screwed in 2 other left over pieces of MDF to the back 

I then painted it Swiss Coffee {Behr}and Blue Hubbard {Sherwin Williams color mixed in RL}

I sanded it a bit then added pencil star fish and here is the final project: 

Shelf Decor Cost: 
Jute covered bottle, $3 for a roll at WalMart

White frame with rope, already had
"Flag", already had the materials
Pencil star fish, $12 from Ebay
Gray picture frame, $1.50 from D.I. {a brand new IKEA frame!}
Picture frame at the very end, already had
Total cost: $16.50

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Master Bathroom

Here is the master bathroom with the floor torn up

Here are the new tile floors-

A new awesome wall in the bathroom with a little sneak peak of the bedroom

Finished pictures will be coming soon.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

To Distress or Not Distress?

I have been working on painting my new dresser.

I have been painting inside my house because the carpet is out, which has been good since the weather is so sketchy 

So many cute details 

 So the question is- should I leave the dresser neat and pretty or distress it?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend Update

I am without a home computer which is why there is a lack in posting. There has been a lot of work going on at my place. I have paint in my hair and probably on my arms and legs. Here are some sneak-peaks as to what I have been up to.
Painting baseboards
(sorry bad cell phone camera)
Installing trim

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Someone Call the Clean Sweep Team!

Due to the ongoing renovation, this is what my basement looks like. Yikes!

Here is my walk-in closet

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekend Projects

This weekend started out in the awesome 70s and ended with 6+ inches of snow. Utah weather is such a drag sometimes. Saturday morning I woke up early to go to the gym and then do my favorite thing: thrifting.

Erica and I hit up the D.I. to see what we could find. And oh did we find. We had a cartful of goods but we had to go through the rounds of "do we have a need/use for this"?  

She only bought 1 thing. I bought some CDs, Nancy Drew book (starting a collection), pic frames, lamp, pitcher, this Audrey Hepburn clock {which turns out is from CB2 and retaield at $50!!) etc. 

Since the weather was so nice, I started working on a really cute dresser I found on KSL and spray painted some frames and the lamp above. 

Sunday, while watching General Conference, I worked on this sunburst mirror and chair

 More details on these two projects to come. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bathroom {Update)

I have actually had a lot of content to post about, but I apparently ran out of space on my account so I had to either upgrade my storage or delete pics from Picasa. I opted for the later since I have the pictures saved to my computer anyways.

Last night we upgraded the lighting in the bathroom that I showed a few days ago. Wow. What a change. We went from a 4 light fixture that used 75 watt bulbs to a 4 lighter that uses 100 watts. It is so bright in that bathroom that it looks so different. 

I also made one other change in the bathroom. I have been coveting admiring Shelley's towel hanger that she found at the D.I. for 50 cents. I have been looking high and low for one. It is not that easy to find something that was previously bought at the D.I. however, I actually had luck. Can you believe it? I found one that was painted red at Hobby Lobby for $17.99. It was 50% off so I bought one. Actually, I bought two *just in case* 

I really like this look as opposed to your run of the mill towel hanger. Thanks Shelley for the brilliant idea. Thanks Hobby Lobby for having one and thanks to me for searching every store I went to!