Monday, December 12, 2011

Trying to Paint Furniture

I have read all of the DIY painting tutorials on furniture.  After the toybox debacle, I was pretty apprehensive, but the other option was to have an ugly dresser with no character, so I tried again.  I still am not a pro.  It is an art that I am convinced I will learn though.  The dresser was originally all oak wood.  I painted it in SW Gris, distressed it with sandpaper, and then put a varnish gloss over.  I think that I will paint the handles black and stain the distressed parts darker.

The next dresser is take 2 on dresser painting.  It is next to dresser 1,so I want them to look similar.  I have had dresser 2 for as long as I have been living on my own, it was my grandma's.  My Grandma was a pretty crafty lady in her own way and I am sure she would like to have the dresser loved and used as much as it has been.  I just hope the paint job I give it doesn't eff it up!

Dahlia's Room

Working on the little one's room has proven to be difficult.  On one hand, I need to keep all of her toys and colorful playmats around.  On the other hand,  I want to make it cute and eclectic in it's own right.  The grouping of the paper lanterns was one thing that I saw on a blog a long time ago.  I have saved it in my mental home decor bank, and today I did it.  I think they look cute.  Work in progress!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I Love Our New Home!

Here are some updated pictures of my new house....we have only been in for 4 days, and just got furniture yesterday, so it is a work in progress...

Friday, December 2, 2011


We are IN!  We are still minus most of our furniture, it will arrive Saturday.  We have spent 2 nights in our new home so far and it is so peaceful and cozy.  I am in love.  I will never take having a home for granted again.  Here are some sneak peeks: