Identical or Fraternal Twins...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Today's post is a followup to last week's chair post. 

I finally got around to painting the second chair and decided to go a little different route with this one.

I originally planned to paint this chair exactly like the other one, but then decided against it.  I  picked a complimenting fabric and color so that they could be used together or separately.

In case you didn't catch the before here is a refresher...

So what do you think?  Do you prefer identical or fraternal twins? 

If you haven't already done so...don't forget to sign up for the fabulous giveaway that ends on June 2nd!

You get to pick an item of your choice and help a great cause at the same time...

Linking up here :-)


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

So it has been FOREVER since I have hosted a least I know if your on my site it isn't for the free stuff ha ha!

Today I thought of the perfect giveaway!

You may remember from this post how my proceeds from my hutch were going to go to my friends amazing organization to help victims of trafficking...

Well my hutch still hasn't sold :-(  and they are looking to send 350 restoration bags to help 350 girls all over the country.  There is a way that I (we) can help...

By spoiling ourselves with cute stuff! 

Restore Innocence not only is an amazing organization with an amazing cause; they also sell some pretty adorable items to help spread the word about this horrible crime happening all over our country...and the best part is that ALL proceeds go to help these innocent children and women.

So this giveaway is for any item in their store (up to $30)!!

Here are some examples of the amazing items to choose from...

Forget Me Not Ring

Zebra Canvas Tote, sex trafficking, donations, cause, giveaway

Black Bow  Women's Hat

The Rules:

Leave a comment for each entry may have up to 7 entries per person. 

1.  Follow me on Facbook, Google, Linky Friends, or Twitter or all of the above  (one entry for each).

  2.  Follow Restore Innocence on Facebook.

  3.  Tweet this giveaway.

  4.  Share this giveaway on Facebook.

Giveaway will end on 6/2/2012!! 

Every Ride was Closed at Dinseyland!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Oh how I love a good makeover!  Nothing pleases me more than finding a hideous piece of furniture that would soon be headed for the dump and to make it over into something that someone will treasure in their home.
My most recent makeover is just that (I hope)...

painting chair, reupholster, diy, fabric

I went to our citywide garage sale last month and had seriously been looking forward to this day like I was an 8 year old headed to Disneyland for the first time!  Unfortunately it was not what I had anticipated :-( 

It was like going to Disneyland with the thousands of people and every ride being closed for repair.  The streets were packed and I couldn't find ANYTHING.  It was beyond disappointing.  

Just as I threw a fit like a 2 years old and called it a day  we were headed home we passed two houses where I found a couple items that were perfect for my needs.  The first was this desk that I scored for $15 and the second were these 2 horrible chairs sitting that were destined for the dumpster.

I had been looking all over for a chair to redo ever since I remade these chairs and I couldn't resist the price tag of $5 for this ugly things.  I knew they had beauty hidden underneath.
I had sample pieces of fabric lying around that matched perfectly with a little sample jar of CeCe Caldwell's paint.

I still have one more identical chair that I am hopefully making over today to show you soon. 

Hope you all are having a fabulous and productive weekend as well!

Linking up here... and sharing this post over at Mom's Fun Money 

Friday Funny #9

Thursday, May 17, 2012

So sorry I missed last Friday's Friday Funny, but I was at the Oregon Coast for Mother's Day and was a little preoccupied with some major cuteness...

Now back to this week's regularly scheduled program :-)

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I don't care who you are, that is some funny stuff right there!!

Old Vanity turned Desk

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I spotted this old vanity at a garage sale with a price tag of a whopping $15 so I had to grab it!

It was pretty sad and cheap looking with a shiny top and a gold and yellow exterior.

It got a fresh, clean look with a simple coat of paint and a stencil...

Here she is before...isn't she a beauty?

The mirror was horrible and instead of spending hours trying to get the grime off, I decided to change it from a vanity to a desk with a little bit of chalkboard paint. 

chalkboard mirror, cece caldwell's paint, desk makeover

Now it is a perfect little desk that would fit nicely in any room. 

What do you think?  Do you like it as a desk, or do you think I should have kept it as a vanity?
Linking up here... and sharing this post over at Mom's Fun Money.

How to Find your Personal Style

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Today I am going to share one of my biggest blogging and DIY struggles...


I don't necessarily mean me personally, although that can often times come into play, but my projects. 

Before I was blogging I just went with my gut and painted things and decorated our home the way I liked and I didn't care what anyone else thought.  The down side to this is that sometimes, okay a lot of the time, I created some down right hideous things.  But you know what?  I loved them and that was all that mattered. 

I feel I have grown a lot in my tastes and talents from blogging and truly researching all the great ideas out there. 

However, I have realized that I often question my gut when it comes to making a color or design choice because it may not be the trend or my readers may hate it.

The thing is...someone will most likely always hate something I create, but hopefully there will be someone out there that will like it.  Either way, if I love it, that is all that matters.

I often find myself conflicted with what to create, especially now that I have started selling items.  I really start to second guess things when I compare myself to others and especially when something that I love sits for a while.  

For example, this hutch has sat for quite a while in my booth and makes me question my judgement...but it is a unique piece that will not work in every home.  I wish it went with all my decor because I would switch it out with my other Hutch in a second and that one would probably sell much more quickly. 

There are some things that I have transformed, like our dining room table that I am sure gets very mixed reviews...

But I have to tell you that this piece makes me so happy because I didn't listen to what logic was telling me, I just went with my gut. 

I have been trying to pin down my style this past year and I honestly cannot.  I love so many different things and I change my mind everyday from what my ideal home would look like.

Entryway Makeover Ideas 1[3]

I mean, really, who wouldn't want an entryway like Mandi's?!  The modern and cool vibe is just amazing!

Or what I would give to have Donna's stairs!  Everything in her home is so unique and amazing it makes me green with jealousy...yes I admit it 100%.

But then again, I love the tranquility and little pops of color at The Nester's Place, it gets me every time!

See why it is so hard for me to make a decision about my decorating style? 

I have always been one to love drastic changes.  I might just pick a style and then sell all our furniture and start over...well maybe in my dreams ;-)

For now, I will enjoy all the different styles in creating and let each piece of furniture speak to me and try to find my own creative vision for our home.

Styles and trends will come and go...I am choosing to decorate one day and piece of furniture or accessory at a time and only pick what I truly love, no matter what anyone else may think.

My Favorite Day of Spring!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring has not officially arrived in Southern Oregon until I have made it to my favorite place...

Aren't they gorgeous!  There are four, yes four, green houses that look like this! 

I had a fabulous outing with my dad and my two girls to pick out our flowers...

And now our porch is complete :-)

Any springtime must haves for you all?

P.S. My friend, Katie, over at Mom's Fun Money has a great giveaway for all you moms out there.

Friday Funny #8

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Friday everyone!

Today's Friday Funny is brought to you from one of my best friends, Tiffany @ HugeLove...

She sent me this text the other day and I was seriously amost crying I was laughing so hard!

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Excuse the quality of the photo, in case you have a hard time reading it it says, "Exactly four months pregnant and Louise had never felt sexier."

This is probably only funny if you have ever been pregnant...but if have you know how true this rings ;-))

Hope you all have a great weekend!!