Sunday, February 3, 2013

~guess what?~

Mystery solved!
I'm back in business folks!
At my old blog that is! 
I went to do a post this morning and it posted to my old blog..........
So, after some investigating I saw that my email address to sign in was changed to my sons email address. No wonder I couldn't sign in.
Turns out, that while my sister was trying to help set up Cody's new I pod on our computer that he got for his birthday, she changed my email to his~therefore, I couldn't sign in.
Long story short, I will be happily blogging again at my old blog here.
If you came here from 6th street design school, Thistlewood Farms, or anywhere else and are a new follower, pls. click that follow button again here, so you will get all my new updates!
A huge thank you to everyone who tried to help me through this and for everyone who posted about it when it happened. 
A short list of the most amazing blog friends ever
{and I am so sorry if I am leaving anyone out!}

If anyone has changed their 
links on their sidebars, pls. change them back, sorry, a pain I know!
I am super happy though!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

~our kitchen~

For some reason, I don't show many photos of our kitchen on my blog.
To me it's hard to photograph and there's some changes I'd like to see happen before showing everyone.
But, not knowing when those changes will come, I'm diving right in to show you some photos. 
I took these last night, in not the best light, so bear with the quality.

One thing I'd like to change is the lighting. It's a little too formal for me.
It is hard though to find one that will work for this space. 
If anyone has any suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate it! 
{it has to hang like this one, with 2 chains approx. 10" apart}

One thing I do love is the giant skylight above the island where I painted on "cooking themed" words all the way around.

 We recently just got a new gas cook top, so that will be going in the island shortly, I cannot wait!
 The bar stools are from Pier 1, but I couldn't find them on their website. 
My friend made me the ruffle cushions in a light leopard print.
{thanks Lesa!}
 We usually eat all of our dinners in the dining room, but like to have breakfast 
and lunch together up to the bar.

 The door with the chalkboard is our laundry room.
 And, it's also my favorite thing in the kitchen at the moment because my son added a grocery list.
Doesn't take much to please this kid! :)
To read about how I painted our kitchen cabinets, go here.
To read about how we stained our floors, go here.

Friday, February 1, 2013

~I've been featured, & a winner!~

 Well, today is my lucky day because I have been featured on the famous
 Please head over there to check it out~thank you Kirsten! 
 I am honored you chose me! 
And, the winner of the Sunday Setup is:
Stacey from Steward of Design!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

~a tufted bench~

A little while ago I had a friend add a new top to a bench I found on craigslist.
I wish I had the before, but of course, I forgot to snap a photo. It had dark wood  legs and a avocado green upholstered top.

I ended up painting the frame with Annie Sloan Old White paint.
Then the top was recovered in gray curtains from Ikea.

I LOVE the deep tufting!
It now sits behind our sectional and is a great place to sit and put shoes on, or read a book.

 Or, as you can see here, a good place for the puppy to take a nap!
Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter the Kathy Kaehler Sunday Set up giveaway hosted by Janette Mallory!
Click here to enter.
I will announce the winner tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

~our home tour~

I know I had this on my old blog, but not on my new one, so sorry if this is a repeat for some of you!


wall paint: Brown Teepee by Behr
Countertop~black granite, honed
cabinet painting tutorial here
cabinet hardware~Target {no longer available}
barstool cushions~custom made with Ballard Designs light leopard fabric
recipe in niche~Pottery Barn years ago
{any other questions, pls. leave them in the comments below}

 our winter niche:

laundry closet:

rack~Home Depot
Mrs. Meyers and Caldrea products~Target and TJ Maxx
chalkboard paint~Home Depot
lockers~garage sale find
stool~flea market
{any other questions, please leave in the comments section}

living room:

most of the pillows~Spark Modern
brown alpaca blanket {tattersalls}~Bodmer 
{Please leave any questions on this room in the comment section below}

master bath:

hutch paint~ Annie Sloan old white
inside of hutch paint~Seal by Martha Steward
wall color~custom mix
{any other questions, pls. leave a comment in the comment section below}

boys room:

Original post can be found here.
Here you will find all the paint colors, etc. 

boys bathroom:

mirror~Restoration Hardware
sink and cabinet~Home Depot
floor~slate, Home Depot
Claw foot tub~found on the side of the road for free, husband re finished it
barn door~local re-store
barn door tracks~local hardware store

dining room:

This room changes frequently.
wall color: Ralph Lauren Oatmeal
chandelier~TJ Maxx with battery powered candles on a timer
EAT letters made by me
cup holder~World Market
buffet~Craigslist find and painted with Annie Sloan old white chalk paint
table is from a local store no longer in business
chairs~Restoration Hardware
upholstered chairs~covered in French grain sacks by A and D Upholstery in Everett Wa.

my studio:

wall color~marine magic by Behr
white cabinet~French antique out of my daughters room
frames~made by me
For further information on this room, go here.

And more to come!