Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Family and Powder Room Updates

Finally uploaded some photos that have been sitting in the camera forever.

First, I know that I showed the process of adding the wainscoting to the 1st floor powder room.  I wasn't too sure about it, but I am happy that it is done.  And I really like my Ikea mirror-

The other small update is a new rug in the family room.  I had mentioned that I was trying to salvage the rugs from our previous home, but it just wasn't working.  So, we went to pick some new ones, and my 6-year old chose this one-

Cute, fun, and the colors work much better.  Hoping to replace that Fisher-Price side table soon :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

bedroom theme

I just deserted Darling out in the 90 something degree heat with all 4 kids.  He'll be ok....Anyway.  I need to run back out and take a few photos of our landscaping progress over the weekend, but my mind has been concentrating on the master bedroom.  I am very much a neutral gal, but i have been debating painting the bedroom  "barely jade" because i think it would be so much more fun than "natural linen," the paint I already bought. Hmmm.  I don't know, I was browsing for new bedding sets which would be a whole new wrench.  I've kinda liked that whole pale blue/green/gray shades for bedrooms for a few years now.  I was ready to purchase a JCP comforter on the spot online today, but it was "unavailable" so now i am rethinking.....

Friday, May 13, 2011

but, but, but....

but i actually posted.  and took the time to add lots of pics :(  why did blogger erase everyone's posts from the last 2 days?????

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Deck and patio progress

We left off here-

And it took a few (or 6) weeks because of the non stop rain, but we have made progress!

Fingers crossed that I will have the final pics soon!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A mantel accessorized

Even before I had 4 kids, I wasn't very into accessories, and it's only gotten worse in the last 6 years.  It has to be a special occasion for me to put on a necklace!  I realized that was true of my house as well.  I just don't have time to wander a store and find a little something here and there to decorate with.

I convinced Darling to build a mantle....

all in the name of Christmas decorations....

but once those came down, I didn't have anything to replace it with.  So I tossed a few things I had lying around up there to show that i had the intention of decorating it...someday.
Then one day, Darling made me mad, and I decided I would feel better if I went shopping and bought myself $100 worth of accessories.  Here is some of what I bought-
The little squares (that Darling says are weird, and maybe they are) are made from a fabric I loved and didn't know what to do with, so I covered 2 old canvas' with the damask.  The hammered silver vases are from Target.  The dark vases are from Michael's and are holding monkey grass from Walmart (BHG).  Those are test strands, I have since filled them in a bit more.  And the owl is a super cute Kindergarten art class project made by my super cute Kindergartener!  I need a tiny plate holder for it still, it is precariously perched there....
So, that is my before and after.  Sorry I don't have close-ups.  Maybe I can add those another day, I'm out of time today.  This was a thrown together at the last second post.  I wasn't sure how well I'd keep up with a blog, but I made myself promise to participate each month in...