Saturday, September 26, 2009

#1. For a while now I have been thinking of what to do with my master bedroom. We painted it when we moved in but thats about all I've done to it. I want to have most of it all planned out before I do anthing. So here it sits... I like the color, but it's nothin special...

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.

I chose to take have the side pieces end with the bottem of the window, but you could just cut them at a 45 degree angle and use the same casing across the bottem. That is a little easier. Then in the garage, I layed the other pieces out a few different ways to decide which look I wanted...

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.

Then I put the 4" MDF on top of that. This piece can be any height you want. A 16 foot piece of this 4'' stuff was only 4$ so I went with that.

For the top piece, I used the same casing that is on the sides of the windows. I just cut the bottem edge off at a 45 degree. The way the detail is on the casing, it resembles crown moulding on top.

That is all I was able to get done so far. After I put the bottem piece on I will prime and paint it white. This is what they look like as of now.

(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

Tiny Wooden Crates

I found these tiny little crates at Goodwill, I thought they were so cute!

They reminded me of the little boxes Layla over at The Lettered Cottage has on her kitchen wall. (Go check out her place!)

Anywho..... I had this unfinished little wanna be plant thing, so I just split the atom, and made two little guys. I had some rocks I bought once for my bathroom that I put in to cover the green spongy stuff. They sit in my kitchen window and greet me every time I walk in. I like how they turned out.



Friday, September 18, 2009

Can I just tell you how much I love Antique stores? But for some reason,,, I've had it in my mind that they were expensive and weird. For the past couple of weeks I have stopped by any one that I've seen and let me just say, they are the Bomb-Diggity! I can't think straight when I go there because so many ideas are burnin through my skull! I've never been to one and spent less than an hour in it. Why have I been so blind all this time! Why?!

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

A few weeks ago I was out yard selling, I got this trunk for $2. I didn't really like it at first but I thought for 2 bucks, I might be able to find something cute to do to it.

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!