Monday, July 30, 2012

{Home Sweet Home ~ The Eating Nook}

One of my favorite areas in our new home is our eating nook.

I love the original built in wood work and large windows that bring in natural light. This quickly became a place that my husband and I spend our mornings chatting over breakfast and a freshly brewed cup of coffee. 

I purchased this antique table for $30.00 from a lovely couple that posted it for sale on Craigslist. I also picked up these chairs for free after finding them on Craigslist as well. I had never painted furniture before so I thought free was a good price in case they didn't turn out as I anticipated. In the end I love the final result of the minty green chairs. They were easy to paint and bring lots of color to the nook.

My next project in this little area is to paint the walls. This dark red makes the room seem small. I want to do a lighter color to brighten up the room and give it a softer look.

Until I decide what color I want to paint the walls, here is a little before and after of my progress so far:
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Painting the chairs was really simple and cheap. I was able to paint all four chairs within a few hours and with only a small sample of paint.

Step 1: Use a Medium grade sand paper block and lightly sand entire area to be painted.
Step 2: Wipe down area that was sanded with a dry cloth to remove any dust
Step 3: Paint 1 or 2 layers letting each layer dry in between.

Only 3 easy steps and  you have yourself some beautifully painted chairs!


More projects to come......!

The winner of the $75.00 Shabby Apple Giveaway is:

Amber from The Girly Bird

Congrats! I have contacted you with how to claim your prize!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Win a $75.00 Shabby Apple Gift Certificate!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

Enter for a chance to win a $75.00 Shabby Apple Gift Certificate!
Checkout their website! They have adorable dresses, blouses, swimwear and even adorable maternity clothes for mama and baby!

Entry rules:
(US shipping addresses only)

1. Like ShabbyApple's facebook page--> HERE
2. Visit their website and pick out one item that you love and tell me what you picked in the comments section
3. Be a follower of my blog via Google Friend connect or Bloglovin

Good luck! The winner will be announced on Monday!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Cute as a Button" Baby Shower

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For those of you that haven't visited Olga's blog Vintage Pretty, you are missing out. This creative, crafty, stylish, sweet mother has it going on!

These are a few pictures I took at her baby shower a few weeks ago. It was a backyard shower with the theme "Cute as a Button"

It doesn't get much cuter than this! Head over to her blog for lots of inspiration!

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with my blog! I've been a busy girl; but I have some fun DIY's to share with you this week! I painted my kitchen chairs a minty green color and decorated my knook with fun little things. Post coming soon!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, July 13, 2012

{Projects & Such}

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Hello there!
Sorry for my absence recently! I've been working on lots of little projects at our new home and have not had as much time to blog!

In fact, I am currently sanding down and painting my kitchen chairs! I am painting them a mint color and can't wait to share the result with you! It is about 88 degrees and so I took a break to come inside where it's nice and cool from the AC and leave you with a quick outfit post and check in.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

{Today We Celebrate Love}

It started with a question.....

Then a 6 month engagement full of excitement, anticipation and planning.....


Then a blissful day where the world stopped and it was just us two vowing to love and be faithful to one another from that moment on.....

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Today..... my husband and I are celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary.

Looking at our wedding pictures still gives me butterflies. I remember as a little girl I would dream about what marriage would be like but those dreams don't even compare to the beauty and love I have experienced in these past two years.

I am so thankful for all the blessings we have received and all the joy this marriage has brought to my life. Thank you Jesus!

The other day I came across a 30 day Husband Encouragement Challenge and want to do it for the next 30 days! What greater gift can you give your spouse than all of your love & respect?

I want to be a wife that brings joy to her husband and all those around her.
Thank you Lord for these two blessed years! Help me continue to grow and learn how to be a wife of noble character!
(If anyone is interested, HERE is where I found the 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge)

This song was played at our wedding <3

It is a day to celebrate love and blessings in our home!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Master Bedroom Remodel

My husband and I spent some time lately talking about the remodel of our new home. We want to start with the Master Bedroom and hope to be beginning the remodel in mid August!

There are currently 2 bedrooms in the finished attic; a master bedroom and one additional room that will be our office. There is also a large bathroom, dressing room and walk-in closet. It's a really big attic with lots of potential.

Here are a few things I would LOVE to have in our master bedroom area:

1. Pops of color mixed in with neutrals and lots of light


How gorgeous is this blue and white chair!?

2. A reading corner where I can sneak away and read some of my favorite books or catch up on blogging on my laptop 

3. A large bathroom with a sky light and a rustic feel

4. A little more detail and design for the stairs leading to the attic
I've always dreamt of having a Master Bedroom in the attic because of the sloped walls and low windows. There is something whimsical and romantic about it.

We have a lot of work ahead of us but it will be so fun to see it all come together!

If you know any cool interior design blogs, please SHARE the love by adding the link in the comments section! I love getting inspiration and ideas from the web and am always looking for cool and creative sites!

Thanks for stopping by!
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