Exactly! We have a lot to do. Here, let me take you on a tour of our gorgeous yard! This whole post is the BEFORE picture for our backyard 🙂 After we moved in last summer, we spent the remaining sunny months pulling weeds and raking up bark mulch. We also pulled out a “Charlie Brown tree” (half dead, right up the middle) and … Continue reading Garden? What Garden?
We finally got the peninsula done! After I showed you how I tore off the trim and baseboards here, there really wasn’t much to it, so we’ll just get to the before and after! BEFORE AFTER ‘Course, it’s still missing the baseboards, but we decided not to put the trim back up around the top edge, since it would have to be cut for each … Continue reading Peninsula Treatment Reveal
Happy Monday everyone! We got a LOT done this weekend! Even though my dining room ceiling isn’t completely finished, I’ll show you where we’re at, because it looks so pretty now (even without being done.) First, hubby painted the center of the ceiling with the same Dover White flat paint we used on the kitchen ceiling. Then, we painted the walls green and brought the … Continue reading A Pretty Ceiling
I keep talking about the “peninsula treatment” that I need to get done. Well, here we go! So here’s where we started: It needs something, right? (Ok, it needs a LOT.) After our laundry room redo, I decided I’d put bead board paneling on the peninsula too. Plus, we’d someday like to put some barstools here, and I think bead board paneling would be … Continue reading Peninsula Treatment: Part I
Waaaaay back during my Laundry Room saga, I promised to show you how to do perfectly clean paint lines. This is actually a trick my husband found online one day and shared with me, and it works perfectly! A lot of you probably already know this, but just in case you didn’t…… I’m going to start with a Step Zero, because of how we painted … Continue reading Perfect Paint Lines
Lovely Readers, meet the Dishwasher. Dishwasher, meet the Lovely Readers. Yes, that’s a Rubbermaid bowl sitting there. Holiday themed, with a whimsical and festive holly and ornament design encircling it! No less than the best for you all 🙂 The bowl catches the water that leaks when we run the dishwasher. The dishwasher doesn’t leak every time we run it, but after most … Continue reading Wanted: Dishwasher Advice
I grabbed a couple of glass items, some moss I found on sale at Wal-Mart for $1 per bag, and some candles that were lying around (the little pillar I took from the candle holder I showed you here). I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the pillar candles and wove the same ribbon through a wooden placemat (thanks Brooke – great idea!) I think … Continue reading Quick and Easy Spring Centerpiece