Thursday, May 26, 2011

Master Bedroom {reveal}

We have finally made it to the end of the master bedroom makeover. I could not be happier with the results. I literally jumped up and down when I came home to new carpet. This carpet was a special buy at Home Depot so it looks good and is well priced.

Here is a reminder "before" 

Without further ado:

Bedding: Simply Shabby Chic, $60 from Ebay
Curtains: LILL, $5 from Ikea

Dresser: $75 from KSL
Lavender: 50 cents from yard sale
Glass pitcher: $3, DI
Candles: Shoppin' the house
No cords showing: Priceless
{more on this later. the outlet we used is genius!}

My very first handmade pillow cases!
The white is made from two Ikea napkins, $1.50
Graphics from Graphics Fairy. 
Second pillow is made from painting canvas 
Chair: $3 from DI

Mirror: Yard sale, $5
Fake plant: Ikea, $3
White frame: Yard sale, $1
Candle Holder: Bed Bath Beyond, 99 cents
French books: Ebay, can't remember the price

Candles: Shoppin' the house
Plant: Home Depot, $3
Chicken wire frame: frame from DI, $3. Thanks Dad for the wire!

Linking to:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Photobucket

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Master Bedroom, Part II

This part II post isn't shaping up to be that great since I cannot locate half the pictures I took. 

Anyways, the inspiration for my bedroom make over is from Rare & Beautiful Treasures. I saw her house on the Poppies at Play Parade of Homes 2010. Her home is amazing. 

Once we put down a new sub floor, we painted a bunch of pre-primed MDF boards for the baseboards and wall treatment.

Brad spent a lot of time working on the board and batten. If I locate the pictures I will add them to the post. Who cares about the in between anyways? If you are like me you just want to see the end result.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Master Bedroom {redo}

Here is the "before" after a minor change. We moved the bed one wall over.

The room turned into a tri-mess with three different colors on the walls. Sadly it was like this for several months. 

We put some blown-in insulation in the floor to help keep the room a little warmer in the winter. 

Here she is ready for the wall treatment. The room is looking so much bigger and brighter. 

Stay tuned for Part II {board and batten treatment}

Old Dresser {Update}

I bought this old dresser a few weeks back. I hardly ever find stuff with as many cute details as this dresser has. I primed it {ever since I inherited a large can of KILZ I prime almost everything}then painted it Blue Hubbard.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Office Chair {updated}

I previously posted about this chair here. I primed, spray painted it white and added a little distressing. Can't wait to use it in my new office. 

PS. My mom helped me sew the blue and white pillow case from IKEA kitchen towels. I love cabana stripe prints!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Curbside Pick Up

My sister, Allison, found some free stuff while perusing the streets of Springville. She called me and I was in my truck 2 minutes later.

She graciously let me keep this desk. I even paid the owner $10 because I liked it so much and I was planning on going to the DI that day anyways. 

I am working on painting it my favorite color-of-the-minute: 

Finished pictures to come.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tissue Paper Flower Arrangement

I etched a bird design onto a yard sale vase for my mom's Mother's Day gift. I needed something to put in it and I opted for something that would last longer than fresh cut flowers.

I did a Google search for paper flowers and found a tutorial at Zakka Life to make tissue paper flowers. I used pale pink tissue paper, glue sticks and branches from my house. 

 Look close and you can see the etched bird. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

sheet music, lace and a potato sack

What do all these things have in common? Not much except they were all for sale throughout Springville on Saturday. 

 Not sure what i am going to do with the sack and lace but I think I am going to make a wreath with the music. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I finally broke down and bought a Silhouette cutting machine. My first project was etching, so I bought some etching cream and vinyl. My first two attempts were sub par-the etching wasn't very noticeable. Not to worry because while running errands I saw a few yard sales and couldn't help but stop. 
I found these vases for $1.50 
I decided to make a "treat" jar

I find glass so difficult to take a picture of
but you get the idea {i hope}

I hope the person I made this for likes it!