Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree!

We are so pleased with our tree! A huge thanks to fellow blogger Megan (Not Martha) for sharing the tutorial for this amazing invisible tree. The tutorial can be found here: Tree Mobile

Now for some pictures of all our hard work!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

New Lamps are In!

We finally got our new lamps. To remind you what they look like:

As with anything I purchase, I tweaked it to give it my own personal style. When we got the tripod lamps they were gorgeous. Everything I wished for and more. The I realized, they didn't provide enough light to the space.  I saw these lamps and immediately set out to recreate the look:

An Ikea trip was in our future. After switching out the shades, this was the result:

I'm so happy with the results. The lamps make a statement; exactly what I was going for.

What do you think of the change?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Online Shopping!

I just got some amazing deals online at JCPenney. I bought some new lamps, to continue with the living room transformation. I am so exited!

                                      Modern Drama Faceted Table Lamp from JCPenney

These will go on top of the console table hubby made. To refresh your memory it looks like this:

                I also bought these floor lamps to replace the ones I purchased from Target.
                                                         These are the floor lamps:

I think they are going to look great next to the sofa:

Iim still unsure about the cushions I made from the Target placemats. They seem to compete with the painting so I was thinking about these I saw on etsy:

I will most like make the purchase, but I'm still debating on the cushions. I love me some cushions!!! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Entryway Decor

Our entryway has received more makeovers than I can count. I have recently done another. Since I'm participating in the Style Cure challenge, I will be hosting a shindig to celebrate all my hard work pretty soon.

I'm still not 100% sure I like the changes. Hopefully it will stay up long enough to evoke a response from guests. The hubby jokes that he never knows what exactly to expect when he comes home from work. One thing he always knows to be true is the house will be decorated just a little bit differently than when he left that morning.... He also says he likes the most recent configuration the best! Spoken like a man who already owns my heart.

Console Table!

The hubby made a wonderful console table this past week. It exceeded my expectations and fits the wall perfectly- which is no small feet. The wall is about 12 feet long- give or take a few feet.

We ended up using an old glass/chrome bookcase the previous owners had left in one of the bedrooms. It sounds divine but was actually just a very dated piece of furniture. When I saw it on its side in the garage I had a visionary idea of recycling it into my dream console table!


+ this:

= what we ended up, which with was this:

I'm pretty happy with the results and the price tag: $30

Thursday, August 22, 2013


The hubby made this light fixture when we first moved in and I'm still in love....

The dining room was the first room in the house I worked on. Probably because as a kid, my parents and I never sat down for a meal together.  I vowed that when I had my own family we would always eat meals together. Granted, it is currently just the two of us and our dogs, but whatever.

The room has a evolved a bit since this picture. I'm currently using it for miscellaneous projects since I don't have a craft room set up yet. Once it's back in order I will take some new pictures!

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Art

I finally got around to painting a new art piece for the living room. I think it turned out okay. My main goal was to bring much needed color to the space with out the big price tag that comes with purchasing large scale art. Despite my fantasizing about purchasing pieces like this:

or this:

or this Michelle Armas print:

or this other Michelle Armas:

But in the end what I went with was this:
I ended up having to make it... cause it was free.

And this is what it looks like in the living room: