Thursday, December 3, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
-Paint 2 coats. After it dries, Sand again with very fine sand paper & wipe off
-Lay the piece of material on the chair and center it so it will stretch over the batting evenly. Use a nail gun and start at one side, nailing the material into place, working your way around the chair. My chair had large pins in some areas. They came in so handy because they cover up any folded areas so you cannot see a seam. (notice on the side of the seat.)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
This morning we got to the Flea Market right when it opened. They had so much cool stuff! It was in the parking lot of an Antique store, and the store was having a sale too. Each of us found cool stuff. I wish I would have taken pictures of the things my friends got too so I could show you. Maybe I'll round them up. These were my cool finds for the day.
I'm not sure what to call this. It was 5$. I used this on my cornice above my Kitchen window. Click here to see my kitchen
K, I love this. No clue what it is. Just a tall post thing. But I love it!
Anyway.. I highly recommend that if you hear about a Flea Market in your area, don't pass it up! Also, this is a great blog with lots of ideas on flea market finds and what to do with them! check it out! (click here)
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Why am I telling you this? that brings me to part 2 of my story today.
#2. I have finally stumbled upon my new found store 'The Door and Trim Store'. I figured there had to be somewhere that had cheaper moulding than Home Depot and Lowes. So I've been on the hunt. And when I search for something, I WILL find it.. I found it! All the prices are half of the wherehouse prices. And they have a huge selection to choose from. Boy, did that get the wheels turnin in my little brain.... I found it on Thursday so today I went there and got some moulding and trim to try something in my bedroom.
Moulding is one of my favorite things for a home. It can add so much to any space. My brother and sister in law put molding above their windows kind of like the pictures I found here. It looks so good! (I don't have pictures of it) Here are some examples of moulding above windows that I really like...
#3. So I began my project yesteday. I used door casing for the sides of the window and the very top piece. The brown piece is a 4 inch piece of MDF as well as the 1 1/2 inch piece. I measured and cut them first. Something is wrong with our nail gun so I just nailed them.
They are all just slightly different. I liked option 1 the best, but Scott liked the 3rd one. So I went with the 3rd one. It's his room too right? :)So the next step was to put the thin piece right along the top of the window.
(Sorry the pictures are bad, I took them with my phone.)
I am happy with how the windows look so far and I cant wait to see the finished look. Maybe seeing them daily will help me decide what to do with the rest of the room. So more to come with my new looking windows.....
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
These are what I dreamed of having as I browsed today....
I Love this hall tree...
I thought these old school chairs were soo cute. Minus the Pillows... Not really something I would have a place for in my house, but I just wanted to keep them when I saw them sitting there looking at me.
I think it's good that money isn't endless. I would have a house full of things like these, and nowhere to put them. So I'm okay with just looking at them for now.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So it came home with me and sat in my Trove (the side alley) next to my house. We happened to get some rain while it sat, and I went out one day, and this is what I see.
My first thought was Crap! It got ruined!
Then I looked closer.............
I loved what I saw! I could see little panels of wood that were underneath. So I started ripping off the green. (It was alot more time consuming than I expected it to be.) I hosed it down so the green stuff would get soft and pull off. I left it out in the rain the next time it rained. Finally I got all of it off. This is what I ended up with.
I love it! The wood pannels on the sides and the bottem are a little warped from the water, but thats what I like about it. There is old material inside of it that I'm going to replace and use it for storage in one of my bedrooms... I'll post more pics when I'm done!