Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I know there are millions of these out there

Ok I admit Apothecary Jars are ALL OVER blogland, but I have loved them since I saw the first post.  I picked up some old candlesticks at a garage sale this fall, and knew just what I wanted to do with them. 

They were crying out for some of my handy dandy black spray paint.  I love spray paint.  There is just something about using it that makes my feel like a ninja! 

So I sprayed the candlesticks and the lids to some old jars I had.  I only wanted three so when I glued the jars on I also glued together the two matching candlesticks.  I loved the extra height.   It adds some extra drama.  I also chose to use different shape and sized jars.  (Since I started making jam my Dad has made sure to save every jar he gets his hands on.) 

After I got them all put together, I thought they needed something so I added a little ribbon to make them look more finished. 

I found this cool felt rose place mat at dollar tree and thought it was too cute.  I love how it pops on my black buffet top. 

I may add finial pieces later, but I like them just the way they are.  They look so cool on my new funky buffet. 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ok I give up... I need heeeeellllpppp

We redid our bathroom this summer.  Well, my hubby did a wonderful job of tiling it for me.  Then I painted all the walls.  Somehow I have become the designated painter in our house.  I really don't like to paint, BUT the results are very rewarding.  I love the way it all has turned out, but I can not figure out what to put on the walls.  I have had bathrooms decorated for little kids and now I don't know what to do with a more grown up version.  I have four canvas waiting for inspiration to hit.  I hope maybe y'all could help.  Any brilliant ideas?  I guess I should show you what we have to work with.  First we tore out the old floor.

The help was enthusiastic anyway.  Our old vinyl tiles came up pretty easy. Then we took the shower apart, and of course found some water damage on the wall.  No project ever goes without surprises.  So my hubby ripped it out and put up some new sheet rock. 

What a mess!!!!!  We had to make more than a few trips to Lowe's and my son was sick of waiting on us to decide so he found a comfy spot to read.  OH MY!!!

He thought he was pretty funny. 

Once the everything was back together we got busy add the tile.  I loved the way it was turning out.  The glass mosaics I picked out were a pain in the neck, but turned out perfect.  I love the added detail they provided. 

All that was left is to add the grout.  We choose a sand color similar to the tile.  In hind site I would have chosen a darker color.  It is HARD to keep clean.  Oh well, live and learn right???

I know the color is very different in these two pics.  It is because it was different times during the day. 
The floor was a bit simpler because it was just plain tile. 

See how light in color the grout is.  Don't do it. 
No matter how you are tempted.  Just say no.  LOL 

I love the shower curtain I found.  It is so pretty.  Living in a house with all guys it's hard to do pretty without complaints.  With the dark colors I didn't have to hear that it's too girly.

So can Ya'll help me out.  What quotes would you use in the bathroom???

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Dresser turned buffet

This project has been done for awhile, BUT I had too many suggestions so I wasn't sure if I should change it a little.  I had to live with it for a few weeks before I could actually pronounce it finished.  I am in love with it though.  It is better than I hoped it would be.  I took a dresser that we got at a garage sale and sanded it down.  As usual I didn't take pictures before.  I am so bad about just jumping into a project.  I think about blogging it later.  Sorry. I painted the top high gloss black.  Then took the drawers over to my sisters where my sister, niece and I got busy.  We each painted different drawers and I think I love the memories we made as much as the finished product.  :)
Without further ado...


I just love all the color!!!  It is so fun.  These drawers were perfect for this kind of a project, and I found all the cool glass knobs and handles at Hobby Lobby.  I just love my new addition to the kitchen, and all the extra storage it provides!  I have to include just one more pic.  Mostly to show off that it is snowing out here in West Texas this morning.  We need the moisture soooo much.  Thank you Lord!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A new look for the new year

I have been wanting to do something new in my living room. I have spent hours and hours looking for what to do. One day while I was cruising Pinterest I found the coolest looking wall. They used pallet boards and it created the neatest rustic looking wall. I knew it was the plan. I have an entire board on Pinterest called  pallet-projects.  It has a couple of the walls I used for inspiration, and lots of other cool projects you could use.  The hard part now was enlisting the hubby.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easily he agreed.  I am pretty sure that was the last pallet project he will agree so easily too.  That wood is HARD to take apart.  He spent more time tearing up pallets than putting them on the wall.  Poor guy.

Ok now is the point I really wish I had taken a before shot.  I never remember to do that.  We just jump in there.  Our living room used to be a brown color, and while Clint was busy tearing up pallets I got busy painting.  Then the boards could go up.  I was so excited.  Clint was pretty sure I had lost my mind AGAIN.  He might be right, but don't tell him. 

 He started and said, "Is this what you wanted?"  I said, "Yep"  That is exactly it.  He just looked at me like  I was nuts. 

So he added a few more and asked, "Is this what you wanted????"  I said, "Yes it really is."

God bless him he just kept plugging along on it, thinking the whole time I lost my mind.  He finally made it to the last piece and decided it wasn't so bad after all.  

I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love with it (and him, but don't tell) !!! 

Didn't he do an awesome job????

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