Monday, May 21, 2012

A Little More Color

One more painted ceiling down!

 This color is by far my favorite. Check it:




"True Turquoise."

I am so loving it.

At the suggestions of my little sister and sister-in-law, I am going to paint all of the ceilings in a color of the rainbow. Don't worry, some will still be white.

I decided to paint the entry way ceiling a green, and the craft room ceiling a light lavender.  Then our house will be a rainbow for real!

Also, my awesome brother-in-law came and helped My Honeypie do this:


We have kitchen cabinets!

I know this isn't typically how a piece like this is used...I'm pretty sure they are used on top of another set of cabinets, but it works this way for us. Plus, our kitchen is going to kind of be a mess of different cabinets as we piece the kitchen together. No matter! I'm painting them all anyway. Of course.

Paint all the things!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Love Rainbows.

It is one of the things I have in common with my eleven (almost 12!) year old sister. I don't know what that says about me. Whatever.

I also love everything shabby chic.

Rainbow love+shabby chic love=contradiction.

The one thing I know about shabby chic-ness, is that it mostly involves ruffles, lace, grouping stuffs, and WHITE. Lots and lots of whites.

But I love rainbows.

So trying to figure out how to decorate my house has been a little bit of a problem.

I want shabby chic,
but I also want colors.


Its like this battle going on constantly in my head.

Our room is pretty much all white and I love it, but I wanted something more...

To satisfy my dueling personalities, I decided on white walls downstairs and...

colored ceilings!

It's like a rainbow in our house!

[caption id="attachment_1027" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Second Living Room

Yes, it is orange. "Ripe Tangerine" to be exact.

[caption id="attachment_1030" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dining room...please excuse the blue tape.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="300"] from the kitchen looking into the dining room.[/caption]

We painted the ceiling "Bright Sunshine".

I've got sunshiii-eee-ine!

[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Also, some proof that I DO work and not just take pictures[/caption]

That isn't all we've been doing...we also finished the floor in the second living room. Which means we can move everything out of living room number one (you will see pictures soooon!) so I can paint that ceiling and finish the floors. Stay tuned for an update on that in the next couple of days.

Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm Awesome.


Contrary to what it may seem, I don't spend all my time on Facebook. I also spend all of my time on Pinterest.

Just kidding.

I don't do that either. I do this thing called "motherhood", and I also make my husband awesome.

Just kidding.

He's already awesome. I spend most of my day trying to be a little more awesome than usual.

Today my awesome-ness consisted of this:

in process

I used a tip I found on Pinterest (yeah) and used vegetable oil and vinegar to bring our dying floor back to life!


you can see where I haven't done yet under the white thingy

Yay! I can actually walk on the floor barefoot without getting nasty dust on my feet!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


We got to sleep in our bedroom last night!! Yay! If you don't remember what it looked like before:



We also added a small bathroom. It's not finished, but here is a preview:

(that is still sitting out in the yard waiting to be painted...oops)

So excited! Moving on...

So happy! Not completely finished, but hey. It's closer every day! Woop!