Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Farmhouse Table Reveal

Did you forget that Justin built me a dining room table last year for Christmas? 
I never shared a sneak peek of the table, but I did show you these awesome cane back chairs I found on Craigs List. 
A lot of our home projects came to a halt when I got pregnant.  I just didn't have the motivation or energy to do much of anything.  But as soon as we got Lillie home, I've been back to my old self, hard at work on our home projects when I have a little spare time.
I busted my butt on this, but I finally got our dining room table and chairs finished!  Since both sides of our family are coming to our house this year to make it easier for us, I wanted it to be finished and looking nice for Christmas. 
I LOVE the way it turned out!
Doesn't our dining room and formal living look so elegant?  It looks like a real grown up house! Ha.
Those chairs were a beating to paint.  I didn't know it when I bought them, but painting cane is HARD.  But it was worth it.  Just look at those beauties.  I covered the green seats with burlap and really love how it looks against the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.
Earlier tonight, we had our first of our family Christmases and it was so nice to be able to sit around the table together.  The table is roomy enough for everyone to have room to eat, but still have all the food in the middle of the table.
Don't you think Justin did a fantastic job?!  It is so beautiful and I love it so much!  It will be a family gathering place for years to come and we just might fill up all those chairs with little ones before we know it!  Ok, ok, maybe not all of them, but hopefully half ;)
From all of us here at the Harmon House-Justin, Jordan, Lillie, Molly and Dexter-we wish y'all a Merry Christmas!  We hope tomorrow is filled with lots of love, happiness, friends and family!
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Special Gift from Mama

 I don't have much time for myself these days, but I have managed to do a few Christmas projects since Lillie has  come home.  It feels nice to craft again.  When I was pregnant, I was too tired or had too much going on.  This past year has been super, super busy for us!
These aren't the best ornaments, but I threw this together for the dogs this year.  We found house chipboard at Hobby Lobby.  The house had a chimney, but Justin cut it off turning it into a perfect shape for a dog house! 
For Lillie, I made this bird security blanket.  While I was still pregnant, I looked for months in stores and online to buy one for her.  When I couldn't find one, I decided to make one.  Little did I know that I would be able to give my girl this special gift for her first Christmas!
The bird toy was a stroller toy that had rings and other doo dads hanging from it's wings.  I just cut them off, cut a slit in the middle of the blanket, sewed the bird in and added the ribbon.  I love the way it turned out and I hope she loves it too! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Nursery Update-Crib Bedding!

I'm so excited to share with you the bedding for Baby Girl's room!  I love it so much that sometimes I sit in that room and pretend that it's mine ;)  Ha ha.

The bedding line is Lullaby Breeze by Jill McDonald.

I don't think I've told any of you, but my mama bought the crib and my mother-in-law bought the bedding.  I think that it's so cool that Baby Girl's grandmothers will have a part in putting her to sleep every night :-)

I was lucky in finding the bedding.  It was my favorite from the beginning but I had about 2 other sets that I really liked too.  By the time I made my mind up, Babies R Us and a lot of other stores were discontinuing the line.  Thank goodness for Amazon!

Don't you just love the colors?  The blues, pinks, and greens blend so well together.  It's dainty, sweet, and pretty.  Perfect for a baby girl.  And it's not so babyish that she won't grow out of the it so quickly. 

I'll keep you updated as we get the room finished out.  We are working on refinishing the dresser that was mine when I was a baby to put in her room and then we can start working on all the detail work, like wall hangings and decor pieces. 

Baby Girl will be here in no time now!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our New Coffee Table

I've been wanting a new coffee table since we moved into our house, but it was one of those very low priorities on our list.  What we had wasn't bad, I just wanted something that was a little more our style. 


I knew I wanted more of a farm house style look and I instantly fell in love with this table from Shanty 2 Chic.

Isn't it gorgeous!  It makes my heart swoon.  I showed it to Justin and he said it would be no problem to make our own version of it. 

He drew up his own plans...can you believe that he came up with this?  It's so beautiful!

He used a dark walnut stain on the top and Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint on the legs in
antique white.

He also made the top slightly different by framing the entire table on top instead of only the sides.

I love it!  And it really pulls everthing thing in the livingroom together.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Nursery-Work in Progress

We still have a long way to go to get Baby Girl's room ready for her, but I thought I'd share the first stages.
I wanted a bed for this room for an easy place to crash during all those sleepless nights.  It'll also come in handy for an extra place to sleep when my family comes to visit!
Remember that bunting?  It's from our wedding.  I took out the cream and brown colors and replaced them with aqua blue to better match the room.  I think I'll put 3 larger frames across the top of it and put some of her baby pictures in them when we get them made.

We bought the bed used from one of Justin's co-workers.  It started out as a captains bed, but Justin was able to build a back for it to turn it into a daybed.  I've got fabric to make pillow shams and throw pillows that will go along the back to make it a little prettier.  I'll be sure to update when I get them made!
The nursery colors are going to be shades of pink, aqua blue, and green with a bird theme.  I found this wall decal from Modernwalls on Etsy and fell in love!  They were so easy to work with and even downside the decal to fit our space, and even charged me less too!

Here's what it looks like with the crib in front.  Love, love, love.  We just got the bedding in, so I'll be updating with pictures soon when we get it all washed up and put on the bed.
More updates to come as we get the room finished out!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Texas Rangers Faux TOMS

Over the last few months, I've been too busy or exhausted to craft, create, paint, bake or even really cook for that matter.  But I did find some time to make my mama a gift she would love for Mother's Day.

I used freezer paper as a stencil so that I could get that Rangers' "T" just right.  Have you ever used freezer paper before?  It's super easy.  You just cut out your stencil and iron it on to your fabric causing the plastic side to stick allowing you to paint without worrying about your stencil moving.  When the paint is dry, the freezer paper peels right off.  Here's a tutorial from Make Myself at Home that was really handy.

I free handed the baseball, so it's not as perfect as I wanted it to be, but it think it turned out alright for my first shot! 

Mama wore these to the Rangers game that we went to as a big ole family and she loved them!  She said that they were really comfortable too!  I was thinking of making a Mean Green pair for myself just in time for football season!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wire Basket Love

Don't you love wire baskets?

I do!

I've got several around the house.  One of them came from my daddy's shop and I'll probably blog about that one some day, but for now, here's a pretty wire basket I found at Walmart for just $5!

Does that table top look familiar?  It should.  It's the red buffet I revealed last week. 

Yeah, that's right.  There is a Kinky Friedman book in my wire basket.  It's sitting right on top of my book of daily prayers.  Should that tell me something?  Ha. 

 I filled this basket up with things that I had around the house, keeping with the rustic  theme of the room. 

 I added a little mason jar, the unity candles from our wedding, and an old youth hymnal that my mama gave me a while back. 

Did I ever tell you the theme of our dining room/formal living room area? Well, if not, I'm doing a family heirloom theme.  I'm using decorations given to us or made by our families or that have some kind of family meaning behind them.  This hymnal is very important.  It takes me back to one of those silly sister moments when we went through this hymnal just a few years ago and sang all the songs we knew.  And that's right, baby...this hymnal is now turned to "Victory in Jesus" my all time fave.  Em will be so proud. 

 You can see the rest of the dining room when we do the big reveal of our table (if I can ever get those dang chairs painted!).  Ooh, I can't wait to show y'all!  We moved the table into the house this past weekend and it looks amazing!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Wreath

I made this easy Valentine Day heart wreath for our front door and boy, do I love it!

I kept the colors pretty neutral so I can use it year round if I want.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photo-A-Day Challenge

One of the blogs I follow, The House of Smith’s, is doing a photo-a-day challenge this month and I thought it would be fun to participate!  You take a picture a day based on this list below:

The House of Smith's
Every day from February 1st to February 29th, I’ll take a picture from the list.  Every week, I’ll upload my pics to share with everyone (or, you can follow me on Instagram!)  I thought it would be cool to show y’all what goes on the mundane everyday for a change.  I’m always blogging about cool things we do, big announcements or projects we are working on. 

Does anyone what to join in on the fun?  If so, let me know so I can check out your pictures too!  To get the full scoop on the Photo-a-Day Challenge, check out The House of Smith's post.  She's already written out all the details, so I don't have to :-)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dresser Turned Buffet Reveal

Remember the free dresser that I found almost a year ago? 

The one that I was going to convert into a buffet for our dining room?

Well, I finally finished it!  Read on for the full reveal!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fab Find: Dining Room Chairs

Justin has been hard at work building me a farmhouse style dining room table.  It was my Christmas present this year.  He's almost finished up and we'll share pictures as soon as it's ready, we promise!  But until then, drool over these cane back chairs that I found on Craigs List.

Look at that cane.  Isn't it gorgeous!  These are going to be our chairs for our table.  I can't wait to show you what I have in store for these babies!  They are going to look absolutely fabulous when I'm done with them.

I almost feel like we ripped the guy off this deal was soooo good.  We gave $150 for the 6 chairs and a 76" table with a leaf.  That's $25 a chair!  Do you know how expensive chairs are?  Cute ones at Walmart-Better Homes and Gardens Brand-are $40 a piece.  So what we paid for the entire dining set is still a HUGE savings!  I love a good find! 

I'll keep you posted on how these beauties are going to be transformed to work with our table.

By the way, we have the table for sale if you are in the market for one.  It's in good shape and really pretty.  Send me a message if you are interested!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Love Inspired Mantel

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this year, I've decided to do a little decorating to celebrate!  I'm not going all out like I do for Christmas, but I thought having a Valentine's Day themed mantel would be nice and I'm going to decorate our dining room shelf too (pics of that to come when I'm finished.) 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo Ribbon

I've been making these photo ribbons as gifts and everyone has been loving them so I thought I'd share them with you today. 

Pinned Image
via pinterest

I found the idea on Pinterest but made it a little easier on myself by using coasters as the photo tiles rather than canvas.  

The first one that I made was in black in white and I love it.  But the colored photo tiles look really great too!

With each new one I make, I think of something more or different to add to it to make each ribbon unique. 

I can't wait to make my own!
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