Posts Tagged ‘decorating’

Easy Update

Today I updated a couple of frames with new pictures.  It’s amazing how this makes it seem like you’ve redecorated.  I need to do the rest of the frames but it took me so long just to choose these five pictures I figured I’d wait to do the rest.

 

By the back door.

And in the small bathroom.

(One of my fave pics of Klaus, his first bath.)

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So fresh and so clean-clean

Purple carpet ripped up?  Check? 

Pink wall, purple wall, blue wall, green wall painted?  Check. 

Multi-colored based boards, door and window frames painted?  Check. 

Distgusting hand painted mural taken care of?  Check. 

 Tinkerbell boarder removed?  Check.

Adorable new hardwood installed?  Double check.

 

 

 

A glimpse into the past

Ingenious!

I did a fabulous project today.  Michael’s had a President’s Day sale plus I had a 25% off coupon so I bought 6 frames for $18 (they’re big too, 12×18) and then I cut up some old posters we had and hung them in the kitchen.  I am really happy with the way it turned out!

Sing us a song

I had the most wonderful gift delivered to my door yesterday….a piano!  I haven’t had it long, but it feels like it belongs here.  I love it.  I’ve even given William his first lesson (which mainly consisted of – this is middle C, sit up straight and tall, and curve your fingers).  I’m sure he’ll be a master in no time (as long as he doesn’t sit down in a few weeks time and play the Linus and Lucy song likes he’s been playing all his life, ANSON).  As soon as I get a song worked back up, I’ll put it on youtube and link it here.  Right now I’m working on Spinning Song, which I think I last played in like 6th grade, but it’s all coming back to me.

 

THANK YOU MOM AND DAD!!!!!!

Orange you glad…

I don’t really like cheasy holiday-type decorations.  I’m not going to put a scarecrow or a skeleton on my from porch.  Definitely not bales of hay.  But I really wanted to have something colorful on the front door.  So I made a wreath.  That’s right, I made it!  It turned out simple and pretty (as far as I can tell).  William told me he doesn’t like wreaths, so I waited ’til he left town to do it. =)  It was so much cheaper than buying one, plus, I used wires to attach it and didn’t glue anything so I can change it when Christmas rolls around!

 

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Just in time for the holidays

We started painting the dining room.  Once I realized how perfect it would be for Christmas, we decided to wait until after the holidays to finish.

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Just kidding, we painted the top too!

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The colors aren’t exactly accurate in the second picture.  You can tell in the top picture that the green is a little brighter.  It looks so pretty!  William picked it out and I had my doubts, especially after the door episode.

We also got a new light fixture.

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It only took about 10 years to hang … my fault, my inability to accurately read directions caused a delay…  =)

PS – Our house is not messy, though it might look that way in the pictures… (William made me put that  =)   We were working in there for crying out loud!  Of course it is messy!  I will try and clean up before I take pictures in the future…)

Lamp

I spray painted the lamp that I found in the dumpster at our apartment.  (Yes, I know I’m starting to look like I enjoy dumpster diving as a hobby.)  It is so cute in yellow (please ignore the mustard on the walls behind the lamp, it will be leaving, hopefully soon) and I found a great shade at the thrift store for only 50 cents! 

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