Thursday, July 29, 2010

House Tour: Bathroom

In a continuation of the house tour (nursery here, kitchen here) next up is the bathroom. It's done in a brown, green and white color scheme. Towel, shower curtain and rug are all from Walmart's Home Trend's Marmon collection (hey it was cheap and available in my town. I needed a shower curtain stat!). This is the only room we repainted in the house so far. Ironically, it was the only room not brown and the one I wanted that way! We painted it with leftover paint the previous owners left in the basement (there are seriously at least 15 cans of paint down there!) I apologize for the pics, the light is not the greatest in here with only one window.

View from the doorway:Closeup of the art (bought for $1 at Target on clearance):

Picture behind the door (frame with insert from Menards, pics of Maddy):

Shower curtain and rug:

Better view of the shower curtain:

The window (the only one!) towel hanger and shelf above the toilet:

A head-on pic of the shelf (shelf from Hobby Lobby (had it for years) fabric lined baskets are from Joanne's):

Mirror and vanity (was like this when we moved in):

Bottom of vanity:

Sorry it looks pretty yellow in this pic. Finally, the view looking out the door (here you can see the door to the storage closet:

So, that's the bathroom! Hopefully, I can get my living room and bedroom in order to show you soon. (The third bedroom/office is a lost cause for now, as well as the basement). I am planning on showing off the outside of the house as well.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

House Tour: Kitchen

I'm attempting to give you a tour of my home as I get rooms put together. Which is going slower than I want, but oh well. I've already posted the nursery. Today I'm showing off my kitchen. It looks okay for now, but in the future, we plan on redoing it. Just a warning, this post is picture and word heavy!My kitchen has red, white and hints of turquoise in it. The walls were actually all painted these colors by the previous owners. It happens to work with our stuff, so we left it for now.

Here's the view coming in from the living room:The table is covered in a vintage table cloth. I recovered the chairs right before we moved.

Closeup of the centerpiece:
Footed cake plate is part of the china we got for our wedding (The Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Collection). Red and turquoise plates are melamine from Walmart. The vase is something I've had forever and is a nice blue green color. Gerber daisy is from my garden.

The cupboard in the corner:

My mom added the paintable wallpaper to the door panels. I use it to store liquor on the top shelf and various seldom used appliances in the rest (like the blender!). On top is an Eiffel tower statue my mom got me a long time ago. The turquoise urn I got a A & W Furniture here in town. I put some red candles with it to complete the vignette.

Here's the wall next to the table:

I got the red rattan shelf at a garage sale. It was already painted that color. The Paris sign is from Hobby Lobby. My mom gave me the stars. The candles actually light up, but the plug ins aren't in the right spot, so I just tucked the cords behind for now. I need to put more blue ball jars like the one on top in here.

This picture shows the view from the windows:

That is our deck. Eventually, we would like to put french doors in here so you don't have to go all the way through the garage to get to the deck and yard.

Here's the view opposite the brown wall (which is mostly just the back of the cupboards):

The words are metal from Hobby Lobby.

Here's the side of the cupboards and the stove:

Please ignore the dishwasher hanging out here. It's a new stainless steel one that we are getting put in this Thursday. I hung the canvas of Big Ben here to make it more interesting and to cover up the outdated cupboards. You can also see the bottles I have hanging in the window pretty good in this picture.

A more direct view of the cupboards and stove:

Eventually, we are going to rip out this upper cupboard and move the stove against the wall to make more room in here. I am thinking one of these days that I'm going to paint the cupboards. I'm not sure what color yet. I don't think I can go white or off white, as the counter top is white. What do you think? I do need to change the hardware out for sure!

Here's the sink:

You might remember the book page frame. I thought it looked nice here.

Here's more counter space and cupboards:

A few appliances (mixer and toaster), knife block and misc. veggies! You can see the dishwasher (old one) is below. I got the cookbook stand at Crafts Direct (love that store!).

Opposite the sink is a wall of cupboards and my fridge (sorry for the blurry pic!):

The fridge is a mess from my nieces and nephew (Maddy is too young for the alphabet magnets!). The Casablanca canvas is from Gordman's.

Here's the corner by the doorway to the living room:

Please ignore the mess in the living room! We made a little wine corner here with the wine fridge and bottle/glass display. When we finish the basement, all bar related stuff will go down there.

Above the doorway:

The shelf used to be that gaudy 70's gold color (yay spray paint!).

An extra:

I plan on incorporating this blue-green hobnail lampshade (garage sale find, 75 cents!) somewhere. I'm just not sure where yet.

So that's my kitchen. If I get any more rooms cleaned this week, I'll be showing them off.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Funky Find Friday: Chairs

Today's Funky Find Friday is all about chairs! I thought I would show you some great chair redo's that would be easy for even the most beginner DIYer to do.
Found a chair that doesn't have a seat? That's no problem! Just weave a seat using webbing. Get the instructions here.

A fresh coat of bright paint and a rub on make this chair pop! Find it here.

Have several old chairs you're not sure what to do with? Put them together and make a bench. How-to here.

Plain modern chairs can be a bit boring. Add some scrapbooking paper to the back for a color punch. Found here.

Hope you find these chairs inspiring!

Happy Crafting!


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