Saturday, July 17, 2010

Countdown to Baby

In a fixer upper, there is ALWAYS something that needs to be done!  The hubs may not know it yet, but he is booked every weekend until his classes start back!  I feel this sense of urgency to finish all of our unfinished projects before he work and school picks back up, for fear that they will NEVER get done-especially after baby Kelton comes!

So for now, I have decided to cross a few things off my list!  Like baby bedding-do I really think I have the time to make my baby bedding?  Lord, I can't even find the time to go to the fabric store!  I think I liked the idea of knowing that I made the bedding that my little one in sleeping in-but I have decided to leave that up to someone else.

I do have a few small projects I am working on while hubby is patching walls and painting baby Kelton's room.

I found this great old chandelier that I need to rewire and find a few shades for.

It reminds me so much of this little cutie from pottery barn.

I am also turning trash into treasure with this small dresser.  It will get a coat of white paint and will soon turn into a changing table!

So with everything on my to do list, I am thinking the bedding will have to be left up to the professionsals!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

baby bedding

I have been looking around at baby bedding to get ideas

I love linen in particular.

Isn't it so simple and relaxing?

I LOVE the flax pillow!!  It is just so sweet.

I have thought about touches of yellow of green in the room.

I also like the simplicity of the pique pottery barn bedding. Here it is shown in white and green, but I also like the brown and white combo.

I have an idea of what I am looking for so now it is on to fabric shopping....

Monday, July 5, 2010

Our Front Entry Revamp

I hope you all had a happy Fourth! 

My goal was to have the door scraped, sanded, painted and flag hung before the fourth.

We made it!

The front of the house has come a long way since we purchased it, and I am sure our neighbors are thankful.

This is a reminder of the before shot...

I really wanted to add a littlle color, so I made a simple wreath and I think it is just what the the door needed for summer.

For now I am driving by the house really slowly as I come and go...

to take in all of the homes changes!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Laundry room update

Although our laundry room will not be  fully finished until after the 4th of July, it is coming along.

I find doing laundry so much more enjoyable than when the washer was in the kitchen and the dryer was in the laundry room. 

A few of my favorite touches are the the Tom's peanuts canister for detergent.  I am still on the look out for a cute scoop for this-the plastic laundry scoop just doesn't do it for me.

The brown cart was actually from the 1950's and was a utility cart that housed a plug for other appliances. 

It was  just $4 at a local flea market and when my husband saw it, he thought I had lost my mind.
It was a little rusty and had very boldy colored flowers all over it, but nothing a little paint couldn't take care of.

What is left for the laundry room:

1) We have 3/4 inch plywood we will be cutting, painting and polyurethaning for a countertop...much like this

2) Then I will be making a little skirt to hide the washer and dryer.