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!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Revamped Stool: A Special Gift

I found this stool in my parent's shop when we were going through all their old junk one day.  It was my Pa Pa's and it had been sitting out there for years just getting dirty and falling apart.  I asked my Mama if I could have it and she told me no.  Then I asked her if I could take it and refinish it for her.  After thinking on it for a while, she reluctantly gave it to me.  I know she didn't want to give it away.  I could feel it. She made up some lame excuse of how she didn't have room for it in her house even if I brought it back to life so I should just keep it.   After I brought it home with me, I started scheming.  What if I refinished it such a way that if I gave it back to her, she wouldn't want to part with it again? 

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