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{bad, bad brass = fake schoolhouse light}

{bad, bad brass = fake schoolhouse light}

>  I have slowly replaced almost all the builder lights in my house with those that fit my style more and have a little more character – one of the last rooms being kdin’s room (my 11 year old son). I come across a ton of cheap chandeliers @ goodwill that have potential and a ton of 80’s brass crap with zero potential (at least for my style anyways).  So when i saw this cute brass fixture for $8 bucks i snagged it up.  It has all the lines of the old galvanized schoolhouse lights that i love.  I love anything galvanized….sigh…. Anyways, i painted it with a silver metallic spray paint (no primer, just a few light coats of the spray paint so it didn’t bubble).  After it was dry it was a little to “new” looking, so i took some American Tradition black glaze and wiped it over […]

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{my grandma got hitched…!!!}

{my grandma got hitched…!!!}

> Just this last Saturday my grandma got married!!  My grandpa died a few years ago and i never thought that she would re-marry.  But about a year and a half ago she met David, we loved him from the beginning and knew he would fit right in with our  crazy family :) Saturday was the big day – it was a simple wedding that was in my mom and dads backyard.  They have a sweet backyard – my dads “baby”!!  He spends so much time back there and has done everything himself – all the landscaping, the building, the designing, the weed picking (well, i am sure my mom helped a little too…)  And its well worth all the time that he spends on it, it was a perfect setting for the wedding. My dad built his ‘japanese tea house’ – renamed this week ‘the wedding chapel’ a couple […]

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{I’m back….}

> Ok, i have had a nice little blog break and i am ready to get going again! My husband came home on Friday and i feel like i can now get back to what i love to do. I wore myself out – i was going a million miles an hour, i was wore out physically and mentally – but i have had some time to rejuvenate and with my hubs being home that has lifted a big weight off my shoulders :) I didn’t even go to a thrift store for about a month….what was wrong with me?!?! Think of the things that i missed out on…..sad, sad, sad….!!! I don’t mind him being gone a few weeks here and there – actually i kind of like it (don’t tell him that!) – i can get a ton done, i don’t have to fix dinner (well, real dinner […]

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{some laundry room love}

{some laundry room love}

> Recently Emily from Finding My Aloha sent me an email about her finished laundry room.  She was already planning on building a riser for her front loaders but found inspiration in my laundry room with storing the laundry baskets underneath. She built the riser with wood that she already had, added bead board, got some cute cabinets for $5, painted everything and WA LA – laundry room love :) I love her space, its bright and sunny and even though doing laundry sucks, having a cute/functional laundry room does make it a teensy tiny bit better.   And now she can at least she can shove all that undone laundry in those baskets and tuck them away – no one will ever see – and i am not speaking from experience because i would never do that!! – wink/wink ;) Anyways – go and check out more pics of  her […]

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>{i have lost it….i got nothin!}

> Have you guys ever lost ALL motivation?!  Well, i am there – i have ZERO motivation….nothing…zip…zilch…nadda… I have hardly even looked at any blogs in the last 2 weeks – something i normally do daily.  I am just not in the mood for it – its a little sad really.  Normally when i think about the projects that i want to do in my house i get so EXCITED – my heart beats faster and i think about it all the time.  At this time i have some projects in the works – but nothing is getting me going. My husband left out of state for work about 3 weeks ago and will be home in another 3 weeks – i HAD big plans…big big plans…but now i am just not feelin it.  I really need to get motivated because i promised him that i would have a few […]

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{i have lost it….i got nothin!}

Have you guys ever lost ALL motivation?!  Well, i am there – i have ZERO motivation….nothing…zip…zilch…nadda… I have hardly even looked at any blogs in the last 2 weeks – something i normally do daily.  I am just not in the mood for it – its a little sad really.  Normally when i think about the projects that i want to do in my house i get so EXCITED – my heart beats faster and i think about it all the time.  At this time i have some projects in the works – but nothing is getting me going. My husband left out of state for work about 3 weeks ago and will be home in another 3 weeks – i HAD big plans…big big plans…but now i am just not feelin it.  I really need to get motivated because i promised him that i would have a few things […]

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{4th of July}

{4th of July}

> Happy 4th of July everyone!!!  I hope everyone is having a good long weekend :) ***************** Long ago…back before by blogging days, i made this flag out of reclaimed wood for my sons room – the wood was on its way to the dump – very sad.  But, no fear!  I rescued it and made this cute flag – it still even has the old bird poop on it (the wood was from a bird coop) – is that gross, should i even be telling people this?  The poop is on the back side – i was just to lazy to scrub it off ;) So no tutorial – just some pics Each piece of wood is a 2×6 so the flag is pretty big and heavy.  I watered down all the paint and then sanded a lot of it off.  I love how the 3rd piece has a […]

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{July create-with-me @ UCreate}

{July create-with-me @ UCreate}

> When Kari from Ucreate asked me if she could use my tutorial for my framed bathroom mirrors how could i not say yes!  She has a awesome blog and features tons of great blogs everyday – a blog that i check out daily for sure :) Anyways my framed mirror tutorial is the July create with me project – so if you have been planning on whipping up a mirror of your own get it done and submit your photos to Ucreate by 7/31/10 and then she will feature your project – how awesome is that?!  You could totally use this long weekend and bust one out :)

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{quick look at closet make-over}

{quick look at closet make-over}

> I was so relieved to get this closet done, it took a little more time than i thought and i am so glad its done!!!  Here is a quick look at the before: And the after: And i PROMISE that i will be back in the next day (or two) to show you how i did it :) – and hopefully some better pics…

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{almost done…. :)}

{almost done…. :)}

> Well, i didnt quite get my closet all the way done yet – i tried but it just didnt happen – another day i guess!  My husband left again on thursday and will be gone for about 6 weeks (just in texas this time) – so hopefully i can bust out a ton of projects and start posting a little more regular! Its almost done though and heres a little sneak peak… It should be done tomorrow – hopefully…. Another little sneak peak is my “new” pantry door…IN L.O.V.E My dad came over today and hung 4 chandeliers for me and helped me get this door hung so i can get working on it – thanks DAD!! As much as it kills me it will be getting a fresh coat of paint (i hate to cover the green but i want white), a cute little old crystal door knob […]

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