Friday, August 05, 2011

A little bit ABSENT (minded)

I realize that it has been a really long time
since my last post!
My life is calming down a bit now
(or so I'd like to hope).
I've been enjoying reading everyone's blogs this Summer
and hope to start posting more frequently
In the meantime,
I have laundry that's piled up,

a house full of vintage treasures
(that need to find their permanent spots within my home),
a "studio" that needs to be organized and
and 2 websites that need to be updated for sales!

I hope you're all having a great Summer!
I'll be back soon!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Win a trip to PARIS with Oh Happy Day!

Visit Oh Happy Day blog here to enter this amazing giveaway!

Jordan is a party planner and a letterpress printer who moved to Paris 4 months ago.

She has lined up this amazing giveaway for a trip for 2 to Paris!
She will cover the airfare and hotel expense!
 (which will allow you to use your own money for the amazing food and fabulous shopping!)

The contest closes on June 20th, so head on over ASAP for your chance to WIN!

Good luck to everyone!!!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Mini Renovation Updates...

I realize that I've been M.I.A. for well over a month...
I've been getting back to living life here in Colorado
after our changes with not moving back to TN, etc.

First thing on my list was to have the walls painted
(see previous post).
Next was to have the cabinets painted.
Both tasks have been completed and
I am SO happy with the outcome of both!

There was a great deal of turmoil
in my life regarding the color of paint to use!

(sideway shot of all of the options we were choosing from...)
Best of all, my husband agreed to hire out the work
and what would've taken him well over a month to complete,
took the contractors 2 days!
The price was right too!
We had 3 fairly large rooms
and all of our cabinetry (island included)
painted for under $1000!

Here are some photos of the finished product(s).
Click on the photos for a larger view.

(we chose Behr Sand Stone Cove for the dining/living rooms
and Swan Wing for the cabinetry)

  I'm in the process of re-accessorizing now and
hope to have everything completed
before out-of-town guests arrive next month!
I'm planning on purchasing some new lighting fixtures
and adding a fixture above the kitchen sink.

Remember the ugly golden oak railings?
They look 100% better now!!!

Above is the Before Photo

Above is the After Photo

 On the agenda for the dining room and living room...
new lighting fixtures.
I've always felt that the fixture above the dining table
was too large and not really my style.
(it was here when we moved in).
Next on my list of projects is to redo the
overall look of my bedroom.
It is currently browns and white.
I'm going with blues now...
I've really been craving COLOR lately!
I'll post photos when it's complete!
(having issues with curtains right now!)

Hope your week is off to a great start!!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Time to Paint! (and White Wednesday)

Well, I've been busy making plans for my house...
I have compiled a very long list
and hubby is not going to like it!

The first thing on my list is to paint the walls.
 We've been here for 3.5 years and I've ALWAYS hated the wall colors.
It's time...
Most of them are a pretty sage green
(pretty if it's in one room, not your entire house).

Also, if you've been following my blog for a while,
you may recall a post I did last year about the hideous stripes painted
 on the icky yellowish peach walls in the living room and dining room.
They have GOT to go!
(Who paints stripes and stops in the middle of the wall?)

I've found that I'm never completely satisfied with the
way my decorative attempts turn out
and now I realize why...
It's because the wall color is throwing off my desired look!

 Once the walls are painted,
the cabinets are next!
Ugly golden oak...good condition,
 just need to be painted or stained a darker color.
( I really want to paint them white and maybe add a glaze.)
Here's some photos of some of my decor for
Head over to Faded Charm to see more!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Change is in the Air

As Spring commences, change is in the air.
My life has been up and down for the past month or so
and I am finding strength in knowing that
"everything happens for a reason".

In my last post, I mentioned that we had a buyer for our house
and were moving back to Tennessee
at the beginning of April.
Well....after much distress over the sale of our house,
(the market is terrible for a seller right now)
we will actually be staying in Colorado.
 We took the sign out of the yard this weekend.
I'm basically starting fresh.

It's Spring...time for renewal and time for change, right?
I'm in the process of trying to find a new place
to re-open my shop
(I am getting "stir crazy").

I've been known as the queen of side jobs around here, 
but I'm ready to slow it down and focus on one or two things max!

In the meantime,
I'm freshening up our home...
pulling out all of the boxes of goodies
(that I had already packed up for the move)
and making our home our own again.

 I've compiled a list of things that I plan
to change in our home, since we'll be staying a while.
(Next post!)

Happy Spring everyone!

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