Monday, January 30, 2012

Blue and Yellow and Stripes!

I have some bad news!

Tomorrow the Impossible Challenge is over and my bedroom looks exactly the same! :(
Good news my living room is finally getting the updated look I have been going for!! :)

Today I will show you a few things I have been working on and tomorrow I will give you a mini tour. Since, I'm suppose to show you my challenge final progress, my living room will take it's place!

Our ottoman was in need of some serious help!




A combination of milk, glue and who knows else...It was either time to get rid of it or give it an update! And since I don't throw much of anything away! Update it is!

I first unscrewed the legs off...at this point I haven't decided if I would paint them or not


I got some awesome fabric from fabric.com. I got 2 yards for like $8 a yd!


 I just wrapped the fabric around the ottoman, and stapled in between the cushions





 Turned it over and.....

I'm in LOVE




I decided to not paint the legs. It's hard to tell on the brown rug, but I liked them as is!

I'm so happy with the way it turned out!!

Here are a few other things I have been doing

I'm making pillows with the other fabric I ordered!


Here is a an awesome thrift store find I got for $4!!!


Have a Fabulous Monday!!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Coffee & Conversation Thursday Party #21!

Hello friends! 

Welcome to Coffee & Conversation Thursday Party #21!

I'm so excited to announce that last week was our biggest party so far!! I want to thank everyone for for sharing and passing along some great inspiration! I have some of the best bloggy friends!! I can't wait to see what you have been working on this week!!

Now grab your favorite cup of Joe and let's see what you got!
This week tell me all about a craft, a sewing project, a recipe, or home decor project or just about anything you have made or created yourself!

Ph


Blog Spotlight:

This week is our first blog spotlight of the year and BOY was this a tough one!!

Everyone had some awesome creations!!

Passionately Perfect


Embarrassing Office/Craftroom by The Feral Turtle
There is nothing Embarrassing about this room now!! I'm a little green with envy!

Chair in gold by Brittany Makes   

I now want to gold leaf everything!! Including the first chair I find!


AND....I had to do one more!!! Check this amazing do-over!!

Vintage pyramid console table by Reposhture 
You have to check out the before pic!

Conversation Rules:

2) Link to your specific post, not your blog homepage and please no giveaways or etsy shops.
3) Grab a button and post it somewhere on your blog.
4) Please keep things appropriate! I have
the right to delete anything that would be offensive to others!
5) Have fun and show lots of {love} to your fellow bloggers!

Good Luck and Thank again!!





Special Note: By posting to my linky party, you understand and
give permission that I use any part of your post and you may be selected
and featured on a upcoming blog spotlight.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Gold rush 2!

So I was busy working on everything except my bedroom today! UGH! I don't know why I can't stay focused!!
On a better note, other rooms in my house are coming along! I ordered a bunch of fabric that should be here soon, so next week I will be busy making pillows, curtains and covering our ottoman! All of which are still not for our bedroom. I wonder if it not to late to change my challenge!

Ok, so about today!
I'm still a little obsessed with gold! I was looking for a gold and black mirror online and boy did I fall in love with a lot of them!



These are all way out of my price range....so very determined, I ran off to the dollar store to see what I could come up with! 
I found black and gold little mirrors that would work perfect! I bought 13!!

My pretty little monster broke one!

I took the mirror that was hanging above my fireplace


(My apologies for horrible picture quality and please excuse me in the picture! also there is no tutorial)
Mirrors are so hard to photograph!

and turned it into this...


I used the glue gun to glue the small mirrors onto the bigger one.



 The sun burst mirror that was hanging there before is now above the fireplace!



Happy Wednesday!!

I'm partying here! 

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Monday, January 23, 2012

The challenge is on!!

I have accepted the Imagine The Impossibilities Challenge!



I'm a little nervous, but this was the push I needed to finally try to get things started and actually finish!

Do you have one of those rooms where you start a bunch of different projects and never get back to them! That room that you keep putting off because you either don't know exactly where you want it to go, or it just somehow keeps getting pushed to the back of the list!?

My master bedroom is that room for me!

I had some pretty good ideas...but they never get finished!
The look I'm going for is electric, I want to use soft colors and a mixture of textures and touches of bold graphics...I'm just having a hard time putting them all together!!




I'm loving these rooms!! But how do I achieve this look? Let me show you a picture of what I'm working with!

(I'm so ashamed!)


Notice the too small comforter!! 
I have finally decided to to go with an all white duvet! That way I can play with colors and patterns everywhere else but not be tied into something so expensive!


I need a bench for in front of the bed and a rug!


Progress on my gallery wall

Need to change the curtains!


Well I will need your prayers to complete this one! I have no idea why it seems to be more of a challenge than any other rooms in the house!

Happy Monday! 
Back to work for me!
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Coffee & Conversation Thursday Party #20

I'm BACK...and ready for another fabulous party!! Sorry for leaving with no notice, but I'm so excited to see all the wonderful things you have been working on while I've been gone!!

Welcome to Coffee & Conversation Thursday Party #20
 (We will not have blog spot light this week so we can start fresh)

Grab your favorite cup of Joe and let's see what you got!
This week tell me all about a craft, a sewing project, a recipe, or home decor project or just about anything you have made or created yourself!

Ph


 
Conversation Rules:
2) Link to your specific post, not your blog homepage and please no giveaways or etsy shops.
3) Grab a button and post it somewhere on your blog.
4) Please keep things appropriate! I have
the right to delete anything that would be offensive to others!
5) Have fun and show lots of {love} to your fellow bloggers!


Passionately Perfect


Special Note: By posting to my linky party, you understand and
give permission that I use any part of your post and you may be selected
and featured on a upcoming blog spotlight.

Don't forget to link up {here}

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2nd times a charm!

I bought this pair of night stands from a garage sale I found on Craigslist. They originally tried to sale them for $20, but I was able to talk them down to $10 for both, since one of the drawers is missing from one!


Sorry I don't have better pictures, my phone was stolen over the holidays and it had ALL the before and after pictures **Big Sad Face**

I wanted to paint the nightstands blue and was really excited when I found the perfect can of peacock blue in the oops section at Wal-mart!  The nightstands are laminate, so I lightly sanded them and used a stain blocking primer! I used several coats since they are black!  After the third coat (Yes three!) I felted a little defeated! Unfortunately, the blue was not so perfect, I now understand why it was in the oops section!

So my 2nd thought was to break out some foil and Mod Podge!!

I love the results!!




I used gold metallic spray paint for the edges and rubbed antiquing glaze after the Mod Podge dried!!

Don't forget to link up {here}

Here is where I'll be partying!!

 southern lovely
Lil luna
My girlish whims 
Sugar and dots 
Handy man crafty woman 
Primitive and proper 
Ginger snap crafts
Sew much a do 
 Delightful order
The artsy girl connection
The 36th avenue
So fabulously flawed
Saved by love creations
The shabby creek cottage
The frugal girls
House of Hepworths
Some what simple

Happy Thursday!!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Miss me yet?

I've been totally MIA from the blog world! I wish I had a better excuse other than being super lazy and enjoying a little me time! During this time I have been doing a lot of shopping *for me* not the house and it feels pretty good! Usually when I walk in a store all I could think about is what the house needs are and completely close my eyes while walking by the clothing section, unless it is for Miss Eden!  I'm sure I'm not the only women who feels totally guilty when buying things for herself! I get this feeling that I could be using the money on the family, but these past few weeks I had a talk with that feeling (a simple two word convo...Shut up!) Lol!

But I'm back and have a long list of things I need to get done around the house!  Next month will our year anniversary in our home and I'm a little embarrassed that the master bedroom has been so neglected! I start things and move on to other rooms! I'm even still sleeping on a queen comforter in a king bed! So I'm ready to get busy!

Can't wait to see what everyone has been working on and to reconnect with my bloggy friends!  Hope everyone had an awesome new year!

Coffee and Conversation link party will be back up and running this Thursday! Stop by and visit me...I Miss you!  ;)

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