Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Fun

I remember at the end of last summer wondering what we had done while school was out. Now with graduate school continuing through the summer, we needed a plan. I found several Summer Fun lists around blogland and decided it was a great idea to really SEE what we have done this summer. So the kids help make the list and we have been checking them off all summer.
Each child was assigned a color for the activites they chose. Luckily, my kids are pretty practical and chose easy (and cheap) things to do. This only proves that kids can be happy with the simpliest things...like eat ice cream.

The chalkboard I made here from a antique store find. The markers are chalk markers from Hobby Lobby.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Hat You Choose

Most of my laundry remodel is done but not enough for a "big reveal"! However, the other day I was doing laundry and noticed what was hanging on each of the kids' hooks. Their hats reveal how very different they are...

Timothy with his "trucker hat".

Olivia with her sporty visor.

Lola with her fashionable hat and personalized purse.

Did these kids really come from the same parents?!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Take It Up

I have a two story foyer and this is my inspiration for how to fill some of the height...

Photo from Eddie Ross

The paint is drying so I'll be back to show you how it turned out.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Stealing again!

Long time, no post. There is lots going on around here but it has very little to do with the decor of the home. However, here is one great project that has happened....because my only job was supervision!

My master bedroom got painted (not the topic here) and I really wanted SOMETHING on the window...besides the dirty blinds I inherited in the purchase. So I copied. Off my lovely neighbor, Jenny. Again. Thanks goodness we have different floor plans! I'd hate to copy everything! Anywho...she has a great window treatment in her family room bay window that translated perfectly my bedroom.
As usual, no "before" pictures. The hubby's friend, a REAL carpenter, took on quick look at Jenny's treatment and recreated it for me. I did nothing...not even pick out the wood. The cornice consisted on 2x6's, crown molding and rope molding. Then a little wood filler for the nail holes and corners, sanding, priming and painting.
Love it!!
I simple used tension rods to hang curtains I had stored in the closet since we moved.

The paint color? Hard to tell without natural light but it is Hinting Blue from Sherwin Williams.
Now...what would you put in the bay? Chair? Lounge? What? Help!