Monday, May 6, 2013

Laundry Room turned Mudroom

 A little over a year ago, I decided something needed to be done about about our lack of closet space on the main floor.  Our laundry room is relatively small and it does have a decent sized closet.  The closet in the laundry room serves as my clothes line.  I hang our freshly cleaned clothes in the closet to air dry. 
 Call me crazy, but I do laundry everyday.  I'm the opposite of a procrastinator.  I'm forever keeping up or getting ahead with most things home related, I've convinced myself that I'm helping my future self and somehow have myself fooled that if I get everything that needs to be done today that there will be time to slack off tomorrow.  But wouldn't you know it, the damn laundry just never stops coming, does it?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Yellow, Gray, and Turquoise Kitchen

Our kitchen is by far my most favorite room in our home.  When we began the building process of our home a little over three years ago, I started to research kitchens. We built two homes before this one and I was unhappy with both of the kitchens we previously lived in.  The choices I had made left me feeling trapped and unable to decorate and use the colors that I wanted to.  This time, I was determined to do things differently.
  My scientific research included hot chocolate and stacks of kitchen and home magazines at the Barnes and Noble cafe.  My husband and I spent a few hours pouring over beatiful images of kitchens and making notes of what we wanted.  I didn't read lifestyle/home decor blogs back then.  Heck, I didn't really even know they existed.  It wasn't until I started to do more research for lights, flooring, hardware, and doors that I stumbled across home blogs.  I was immediately hooked and they all helped tremendously during the process.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Free Family Rules Printable

View from in the kitchen

Playroom Alphabet Bunting

I'm a sucker for buntings. I decided to make an alphabet version of my own for the boys' playroom. I just headed up to Michaels and found some patterned scrap booking paper and got to work. The scrapbook set actually included a page that had different font letters on it, so I just cut those right out. Then I layered the letters onto solid print cardstock, cut out my triangles, and glued it all together. The last step was to hole punch them and thread some ribbon through the holes. I love how it all came together.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Creating my own space

This our den. It has served no other function except as a dumping ground for misfit furniture. We moved into our home 8 months ago and it just kinda became the spot for all the furniture that just didn't have a spot in our new home. As you can see it also houses about 100 ft. of cable and Internet cords and let's not forget the random hockey net as well.

Redesigned Clock

I've been inspired by the clock facelifts I've spied around blogland in recent months. It wasn't until I saw what The Nester did with her clock that I finally stopped dreaming about the possibilities of my own clock and put things into action.

I bought this clock circa 2003 from The Great Indoors. It was on major clearance, I think I paid around 125 dollars for it, but the sticker on the back says it's original price was 525 dollars. Glad I knew better than to pay that! I loved The Great Indoors, but sadly it went out of business just a couple of years after it opened. The clock face pops in and out, it really is just a faux Grandfather clock. The clock stopped working after about a year, so basically it was a space filler in my old and current home.
My apologies for such a poor before picture, but it's the only one I could dig up. Being a hit and run blogger, I often make rookie blogging mistakes, such as not taking a before picture. Here she is in all her Tuscan and Scroll glory hanging out in my former home's kitchen.