Sunday, June 14, 2009

My dads new floor, it looks AWESOME!

Well, they have to find some before pics, but these are amazing!  Before, there was carpet through the den and the hallways and light colored tile in the kitchen and breakfast room.  NOW, there is dark terracotta tile through the entire kitchen, breakfast room, den and both hallways, WOW!  Dad you did a great job installing this and Lori, you did a great job picking it out.  They also painted every wall and added an accent wall in the den with a dark color.  Now all they need is some help from ME with window mistreatments!!!  Sounds like a GREAT EXCUSE to go to Orlando!!!  Awesome job guys!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kitchen gets a facelift!!!

Alright, these are some before pics of our kitchen with the bright white pantry door and trim!  We had our kitchen painted last summer this very awesome warm gold color (Mannered Gold - SW).  Ever since we had it painted, the pantry door just seemed to jump out at you, almost begging for some attention!

While visiting a friends house last week for a play date with the kids I noticed how awesome her pantry door looked painted the same as the wall, so I thought I would give it a shot!  We already had the extra paint left over so it was one of those "free projects"!!!  Well after painted the door and the trim (which was way more work than I had originally anticipated) I thought it would look really good with a glaze in the creases.  Thanks to my awesome hubby, it turned out great!  He did all the glazing and it is perfect!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

My first mistreated windows

This was so much fun.  This is my kitchen window and back door.  I had the worst curtains hanging in there for years, because I had them from our last home and I thought it was better than nothing.  Well looking back, I’m not sure that it was better than nothing, because they were UGLY!!  Anyway, I only had a little time and an even smaller amount of money to spend.  So I loaded all three kids up and went to Walmart.  I saw these curtains that I really liked, so I bought just one panel for 14.99.  I cut it and used it over my sink and on my back door.  I still had enough left over to revamp my other windows in the breakfast room!  More on those mistreatments coming later.  All of this was done with the help of my hot glue gun for the nice hem and upholstery tacks to hang.  So easy and super cheap!!!

My First Blog EVER!!!

Well somehow while having babies, blogging became the thing to do!  I never really got it, didn't get what the big deal was.  Now I can't stop reading blogs!!!  I love reading other blogs, especially the ones about decorating your house without spending a lot of money!  As I mentioned, I have kids, 3 of them to be exact.  So spending a lot of money on anything is out of the question.  Like everyone, I enjoy having my house together and looking nice, I just have to do it on a TIGHT BUDGET!  I have found some great blogs out there that I just love and can't get enough of!  I have done a lot of little projects that I have learned on different blogs that I want to share with others.  I hope to inspire others like I have been inspired!  Just know that you don't have to have a lot of money to have great style!  Remember this is my first blog, so please cut me some slack, LOL!