Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall Tour...

 Hey everyone, just posting this years decor. I pretty much stay the same as far as style but love to add new things every year. It's hard to find stuff I like. Most of the stuff is junk I make!! The pine cones are from my front yard and the leaves are branches that are from my front tree. So simple, and free. I love elements of nature in my house. Something about all the senses I like to incorporate in my design. 

I just pulled stuff from the attic, nothing new!! 
I bought these last year at Home Decorators on clearance. I got super lucky they were only like $20. I love to make wreaths but the costs are high if you pick out realistic items and flowers. I could not make these for $20. I think they were over a $100, normally I don't find that good of deals online, I actually got two other ones too that are even bigger but they weigh so much the 3M holder falls off the door.
New pumpkins, love the natural colors, the white ones on the left was painted, it used to be orange. I love white pumpkins!!

 Getting darker, my mums came in nice this year. My gardening skills are lacking but I am trying to read and learn as much as I can. 
 Burlap pumpkins are from Target $3 each!! Could not believe it, they are really nice. Happy Fall everyone! It's such a nice time of the year. We are finally getting a break here in TX with the weather. It has been so hot but suddenly it's cooler a few morning a week. It's been a nice break!!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Our house is finally finished

After 5 months of living with concrete floors, dust and a mess everything is complete. TV is moved, new chairs added. I'm really liking the new arrangement it gives us a much better focal point. Before the fireplace was to tall and it competed with the tv wall. The floors have different shades of wood with mostly dark planks and it's hard scraped. I really love them!! So far they are holding up well and if a scratch comes it seems to blend in. The house feels so much cleaner with wood floor and I do think everyone's allergies are better. We just put the curtains back up a couple weeks ago 
The fireplace was moved about a foot down and I can't believe how that effected the scale. I swear if something is off on in a room I can't help but be bugged by it. That always drove me crazy, so I am happy now!!
 New chairs, new end table, new clock. I may need something on each side of clock but nothing has came to be yet. I have the curtains up now.
 I love these curtains so much, they used to be in my bedroom  but they work perfect in the living room. They are so heavy and lined way above my sewing ability.
It's really hard to see the floor color in the top pictures because my house has tined windows which create shadows but these are at night with light on. 
Bad picture but I am so proud of how this turned out.
I also got new tile in my small mudroom area and powder room. Feels like a new house. Now we need to do our bathroom next ): Always something. That's pretty much it although the kids bathrooms will need some work but nothing urgent. I'm thinking about adding some barn doors in the kids bathrooms we have that whole to many doors and tight spaces thing going on. I feel like I can kind of relax a bit it's been stressful living in our house having everything ripped up at once. 

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Table project, lamp project and new lights

I am so far behind on blogging but want to stay with it. I have tons of pictures on my computer to share memories, projects and more. Back in the spring, I saw a table on Pinterest that I loved so much. I really loved the finish and size. I happened to have a old outdoor table ready for the trash  from years ago. Sometimes things just come to me and I thought about using it as a new top and making a new table. I went to Lowe's and bought new legs, I accidentally bought ones that were to long but we were able to cut them down. Rob is really good at exact measurements. I have the ideas and he executes the plan. He says the table was not easy because it was not square. We made a apron to go under the table on four sides and added the legs.
To achieve the weathered look it was a mix of two whites. One more cream and one more white. I stained it with Weathered Oak and then added some Jacobean and wiped away.
A lot of mixing and a wet rag and I was able to achieve a similar looking table.
I changed out my light in my office and changed out my sitting room light too. With all the house work I got on a little role changing things around and getting some new things.
Found this cute little terrarium on vacation, loved the finish. 
I have had this lamp a few years, I have no idea why I bought it. It's not really my style it has that funky modern look that people were mixing with traditional styles a few years ago. I repurposed it and used my stash of oyster shells to make a whole new lamp. I just love use what I have. Right when I think I need something new I start brainstorming, I saved myself time and money looking for a new lamp. I love the colors of oyster shells.
I priced oyster shells lamps and they were not cheap. So I was thrilled to make this for nothing.
Much more to come... And pictures of my house and new floors
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