painting class 101

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Last week I had an opportunity to take a paint class at a local shop outside Indy.  This wasn’t just any paint…it is AMAZING!!  I know almost all of you have heard about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM) decorative paint, but I really didn’t believe just how awesome it was until I tried it. The […]

kitchen table: frankenstein edition

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Lately, I’ve been taking pieces apart and using the differnt pieces together.  Don’t ask me why??  I’m just weird like that!  I’ve had a round kitchen table, but with it’s four legs, it was hard to sit around.  So, I found two tables and combined them… To see what this area looked like before you […]

ironing board to sofa table

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I mentioned the other day that I had made a sofa table for the living room, so today I wanted to show you what it started out as. It was a beautiful, old ironing board.  I cut off  the curved end and made it into a skinny table.  Super easy! {If you are thinking, I’m […]

rearranging and changing

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Yesterday, I spent about an hour rearranging my living room.   We are planning on getting new living room furniture sometime this year, but I want to get the layout planned before we start shopping.  {I used only things I had around the house for this quick makeover.} I proped an old door, I had in […]

mother's day weekend 2012

“I had the best Mother’s Day!!” I told my husband that probably a hundred times this past weekend.  SO, if you are not in the mood for me being sentimental and extremely smitten, you might want to skip this post! Madelyn woke Scott up at 6:30 Saturday morning and the two of them made us […]

mother’s day weekend 2012

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“I had the best Mother’s Day!!” I told my husband that probably a hundred times this past weekend.  SO, if you are not in the mood for me being sentimental and extremely smitten, you might want to skip this post! Madelyn woke Scott up at 6:30 Saturday morning and the two of them made us […]

kitchen shelves

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Today, I actually started and {almost} completed a project!!!  I say, almost, because I need some opinions.  My small kitchen makeover is starting to take shape and now I’m one step closer. This is what I did… If you missed my kitchen post, take a look at the brackets I was planning on using here.  […]

my to-do list just got longer

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You know the saying that bad things happen in 3′s?  Well, ours started about two weeks ago.  The computer we got around Christmas suddenly stopped working (bad thing 1).  Last Thursday my washing machine gave us it’s last hurrah (very bad thing 2).  Then on Saturday, as if we weren’t going to be spending enough […]