Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Guest Post- The Bed

So my past weekend ended up being a little more busy than I had originally intended. I had to take the girls to the vet, run errands, had shopping and lunch with my grandmother, desperately needed to grocery shop, and just ended up a little more broke than I had thought, which pushed back my projects a little farther. :-(

I have been reassured though that this weekend we will definitely be getting those things done. And I'm doing some shopping for decor, so I'm very excited!

Thankfully my Aunt is on top of her projects. 

Here's her story:

So we were at this HUGE garage sale, I am sure you saw Erin's pictures of it, and we scored on a great twin size bed for my soon to be teen-age daughter.  I live in a fairly small condo, and was excited because this had drawers underneath.  The bed was only $20 and I just knew my husband could make it look great.  He started by removing the two sets of drawers on the sides, they were too broken to re-use.

 We have had several projects where we re-used furniture who had drawers that were broken and have found it is pretty basic to turn them into shelves and cubbies.  So, we framed out the empty drawer spaces with plywood and used wood glue and clamps along with nails to set it in place. 

 You do not have to use expensive plywood which can run upwards of $40 a sheet, you can use a lesser grade, this sheet was $8.  Here is a view from the top once the box was completed. 

You want to use wood putty to get a very nice corner where the two pieces meet.

 After that, lightly skim all the plywood in putty, this will make up for the lesser quality plywood when it comes time to sand and paint.  Also make sure you use wood putty to completely fill all the joints so you get a nice smooth finish.  Then sand, sand, sand......and when you think you are done, sand again.  

The bed then took two coats of Kilz Primer before the final white coat was applied.  

We painted the inside of the new cubbies purple to match her room.  Disaster struck when we finally went to move the bed into her room....it was too big to make the turn from the hallway!  My husband actually sawed it right in half and then bracketed it back into one piece.  So excuse the putty in the final picture - it still needs a touch of sanding and a little touch-up paint!

Didn't that turn out great!?!?

I'm very looking forward to getting some of my own project done this weekend! :-)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012


So the patio set we wanted to get was sold out. :-(

BUT we got the plant we've been looking at and are super stoked about it!!

Unfortunately we didn't have the right tools to hang it, so we'll need to make another trip to Home Depot. 

Definitely will be happening this weekend, as well as another project I've been wanting to get done. So expect a couple of really fun posts next week!

As for now though, let me show off the plant and where it's being hung:

Isn't it pretty?? We love it!!

And it's being hung onto that wall right there. It's perfect size and will add so much life to our patio. 

Hopefully this weekend we can order or find another patio set that we like. I was super bummed the one at Home Depot was out. 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Inspiration- Patio

I couldn't have wished for a better birthday weekend. It was absolutely perfect! I was surrounded with good friends and family and even got my hair chopped! I love it!! 

Today's inspiration is the patio. You may ask why? Well because for my birthday, I got some gift cards and money and what do I want to do first with all of that? 

FINALLY Decorate my Patio!! :-D

We're going shopping tonight, I'm beyond excited. 

I am so excited! Expect an update of how it all went on Wednesday. 


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Hey Everyone, I wanted to give you a quick apology, I haven't disappeared, It's just a weird week. I have my birthday festivities coming up this weekend, so please, be patient and I'll have some awesome posts for you next week! :-D

A good friend of mine just moved into my complex and has already started on some fun things, so expect a quest post or spotlighted post from her too. :-)

Hope you all have a wonderful week and weekend! I'll make sure to post something Monday. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Inspiration: Kitchen

I apologize for no post on Monday, due to the holiday (and dying home computer), I was a little out of pocket. 

How was everyone's long weekend? 

Mine was nice, not necessarily as relaxing as I would have preferred, but still nice. We saw friends and family, and even helped some of our friends move into our same complex. It's going to be a fun year!

I apologize for another inspiration post, we've had some financial set backs that are prolonging our actual decoration and projects, but a certain somebody's birthday is next Saturday (I'll give you a hint, It's ME!) and we'll be combining our House Warming with my Birthday Party! So please expect some awesome posts coming up in the near future!

For today though, I would like to show you some idea's I have for the kitchen and dining:

For menu's of coarse. :-)

Man, I can't wait for my birthday/house warming!