Friday, August 1, 2014

Layered French Mirror Re-Do

It's the weekend, and I've got plans for projects as my husband and kids vacate the premise for the majority of the time!

Speaking of projects, I wanted to share the quick before and after of this thrifted wood mirror that had amazing french details on it.

13 week baby bump…now at 23 weeks - MUCH bigger today!

I'm really loving the finished look of layered colors, and how it adds so much "age" to a piece.

To read about the full process of how I transformed this piece, click here for what I shared with the readers over at Country Chic Paint.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chippy Side Tables

About a month ago, I shared this guest post over at Country Chic Paint.

I always love when I find a matching pair of something, as they seem to sell quite quickly, and I love the symmetry of having two.

You can see the details of the colors and technique I used here.

Happy Tuesday!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Transforming Your Walls Without Paint

I'm always looking for new and creative ways to transform the spaces in our home!

Here is a fantastic roundup featured over at on 10 Ways to Transform Your Walls Without Paint

It just so happens to include a feature from yours truly!

After reading the article though, I'm thinking some sort of Sharpie treatment (like below) is in store…
A Beautiful Mess
What's your favorite way to transform a wall right now, without using paint? Renters, I know you've got something to say on this one...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Special Interruption

I interrupt this weekend broadcast to bring you a special announcement (and reason why I've been so MIA).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quick PSA: Add A Warm Water Spigot

Living in Seattle, we have pretty mild temperatures.

So when we get sun, we must take advantage!

One of the best upgrades we made when building our house was to add a hot water spigot to the front and back yard.

First of all, I realize that this is a major first world LUXURY. The fact that millions of people globally don't even have clean water, yet my kids have WARM clean water to PLAY in, is not lost on me.

We have been longtime supporters of this global organization that supports efforts to get water to developing nations.

Second, this has totally revolutionized how my kids get to enjoy the Seattle sun.

And I love that.

So this is a quick PSA that if you are building your home, and have the opportunity to add these little luxuries to your build plan, DO IT. 

It'll extend your outdoor play by several months, and make you the hit of the neighborhood.

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I married my best friend in 2006, and we started a family in 2010. Our house is still a work in progress in becoming a home - who knew there would be so many projects with new construction?! I love flavored coffee creamers, reality TV and anything Husky sports-related. My confession is that I only make boxed cookies, don't do grocery delivery (they don't have samples!), and am slightly obsessed with being a mom to boys.

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