More House Updates!

Round 2 of some updated house pictures. See… I’m completely behind!

Nothing too exciting about this picture. I agreed to let Dave hang his goose on the wall. Gag me. But, it doesn’t look so bad. I painted the yellow and white chevron canvas! I heart chevron. so. much. We got some Home Depot gift cards for Christmas which allowed us to buy shades for the windows down here! YAY!

You will also notice the little piece of unfinished trim on the left side of the photo. We replaced a few pieces when we did the hallway and kitchen stuff. The previous owner’s dog had done a number on just about every piece of woodwork in this place, so we are gradually making those things look better. Still needs to be painted Sharkey Grey. Why trim on the corners you ask? Well, the room is wood panelling, so the seams on the corners look really unfinished.

Not much has changed here. I hung another “picture”… which is actually a tray I rigged with some very thin wire so I could hang it on the wall. The light fixture is new. I bought it at Lowes last summer on sale for like 18$. I know, CRAZY. We got the little wooden “tray” on the back of the toilet as a wedding present, but it is from Target. Works perfectly for extra rolls, especially the double rolls! And, although you will never notice, I completely repainted the vanity in here. I didn’t do a very good job the first time, so I decided it needed to be painted again. It really does look MUCH better.

Ahah! My kitchen curtain I mentioned yesterday. So easy. I already had the fabric from some project my mom and I had done a long time ago. I bought a white flat sheet at Target for the lining (cheap!!!). Then I just sewed it all together. The bottom “hem” is really thick because it is actually a pocket. I did it that way so I could either hang it with the clips or use the pocket. I already had the rod from living in the condo.

I’m showing this off because my sister painted the “Twiggy” girl for me as a birthday present! She swears she isn’t very artistic or creative, but I say PSHAW! She most definitely is. I L.O.V.E it. I painted the lemon slice looking picture.

This little chest was yet another mom Christmas gift. We needed some counter surface in our bathroom because of the pedestal sink. It’s super functional and really cute. One day it might get a paint job when we redo the bathroom. Which we will do someday. It just doesn’t match the rest of our house or our style!!

I moved all of the bedding from the master into the guest room and it just makes so much more sense! The navy looks good with the greenish walls. Even the little floral pillows have a little green in them to tie it all together! So much better. Now we just have to figure out what to do with the master. I’m thinking pink. ha.

Back in the fall, Dave’s grandmother died. His grandfather had already passed away last April. It was really sad, but that’s not why I bring it up. This chair was one of two they had at their very 1970’s house. I said we’d take them because they are cute and because I knew no one else would want them. They will be getting a makeover at some point, but for now I’m liking the retro-ness of it. The other one is in our bedroom. They are both in fantastic condition!

And, finally a more updated shot of the exterior of our house! We painted the front door red!! (It was a yellow/green for a while but it just wasn’t cutting it). The American flag is also a new addition. This picture was taken around Halloween obviously because we still have pumpkins on the porch. However, those pumpkins did seem to stay there until almost Christmas. haha. The red door is much happier and more inviting. No, we haven’t taken off the screen door yet, I just opened it to get the full effect of the red. But, it will be leaving us soon. It’s so darn ugly.

Anyway…. two days in a row is pretty good! I hope I can keep it up. Then maybe I wouldn’t have to cram EVERYTHING into one post. ha.

Where Did the Time GO?!?!

Okay, I was getting pretty good at this writing a blog stuff…. and then I don’t know what happened. Life, I guess.

Anyway, today I wanted to share with you some house updates. We’ve been doing a lot around here!

The picture above may not look too different from before… or have you ever seen this angle? We hung new pictures after Christmas! My uncle came across some old photos of famous golfers playing at Augusta National, made some copies and gave them to my mom. She decided it would be a great present for my golf loving and Augusta loving husband and so she framed them and ta-da! They are now proudly displayed in our house. She also bought us that cute little yellow pillow from Target. I heart Target.

We have been saying since we added the “board and batten” in the kitchen that we were going to do the same up the stairs and in the upstairs hall too! So, when our pup decided it was cool to chew a few spots on the kitchen molding and we had to replace that, we decided we would just go ahead and add the rest! It looks pretty awesome, but we still have a little touching up to do. AND… I hate the railing, but I don’t know what we will do about that.

You may have noticed my lovely frame wall! Isn’t she pretty? It is totally incomplete, I just wanted to get some stuff up there. I still need to swap out some pictures, add a few frames and make some minor adjustments, but I think it really adds something. It’s so interesting. A lot of the art is mine too, which makes it extra cool! 🙂

This side of the room hasn’t changed much but we did get some new pillows. The chevron one is from Target! AHHHH. LOVE. I honestly gasped when I walked down the aisle and saw it. (It has a pink twin sister living in our bedroom too.) The white pillow with the blue circles is new too. It was from Home Goods right after Christmas. The lamp was a Christmas gift from my mom as well and it is also from Target. I need to invest in Target stock I think!

Back in the fall I painted a chalk board on our pantry door. I had some chalkboard paint from who knows when and decided to put it to use. I just taped off a section and went to town. It took quite a few coats and you have to wait for it to almost completely dry before you put on the next coat because it starts to remove the paint if you don’t. Maybe I just didn’t prep enough?! But, anyway, it works like a charm. I love to write holiday messages and notes on it, but I had just wiped it clean when I took the picture. The thing hanging from the knob is a cute little apron I stole from my mom.

Mom did well for Christmas! (I should say “my parents” but we all know who does the shopping!) She bought us this darling little table. It is perfect for next to the back door! We keep some of our cookbooks on the bottom shelves and mail on the top. The drawer holds all of our coozies (huggies?! as some people say). And since I hung the frames in the living room, the mirror needed somewhere to go and here was the place!

You will also noticed the chairs are painted green (not as bright as they look) and I switched out the art in the frames. I also made a curtain that is hanging over the sink window so I will have to get a picture of that soon!

The bathroom just recently got a new shower curtain and a new window treatment! The shower curtain is from World Market. I made the window treatment out of some leftover drop cloth I had. I just cut it to size and used hem tape to finish the edges and make a pocket at the top. Then I used the hem tape to add the ribbon. The ribbon made it so much cuter. It is hung with a tension rod at the bottom of the window so no one can see you, but so that light can still come in…. which was a major problem we had with the old window treatment. There was zero light and privacy. It took me maybe 30 min and like 5$ or less. SO SIMPLE!

So, there ya go. We actually have more stuff we have completed and done around here, so I will try not to let so much time go by before I post again!