Friday, August 31, 2012

The Outside

{phlogging} Sad things happened this week...well just one sad thing for us mostly. Our mastador, (black lab/mastiff) Big Blue, got run over by a truck and died. Sad face. But even though we miss her she is now safe in doggie heaven.

Also, I don't know if you remember all the trash on the sides of our house...but I do. Guess what: it's all cleaned up now!! A neighbor let us borrow a bobcat and My Honeypie got it all picked up and in the trash pile in the back. You should see it. It have to be cleaned after we burn's like we have our own dump yard.









Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Blue and Lime

A chair, a chair! 

Hold on. Look to the right. There is a little, tiny poll. Not pole. Go ahead and vote! 

Here I have a wicker back chair from part of the Sunday Sneak Peek this week...and it turns out I only have one before picture from my phone. So here it goes: 


The best part is that I got the green vinyl for 50% off as a remnant! Yay! The worst part is that I have somehow misplaced the screws for the seat...which means I have to make a trip to get some. Ugh. 

Also, check out this awesome preview which was not on the sneak peek this week:

I'm so excited about it I can't hold still!

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Very Merry, Yellow-y Hutch

I had a neighbor friend ask me to paint a pine hutch for her.

This is how it turned out: 

A very merry, yellow hutch! 
I removed the top door because it was breaking, and honestly, I like the look better. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Sneak Peek for the Week

{phlogging} I'm so excited for this week! Here is a quick sneak peek of some projects I will be starting (and hopefully finishing) this week.

Tomorrow I will show you the finished product of a pretty sweet hutch I painted for a neighbor friend. Stay tuned for a bunch of Beatnik-ness!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Beatnik Be's

Just taking a quick minute to phlog here and tell you about our new look! I guess we can't really consider it "new" considering the blog is only maybe two weeks old.

At any rate, let me explain it: I call the header the "Beatnik Be's":

Be Colorful
Be Creative
Be Curious
Be You

Not just as a reminder to myself, but to everyone! Be different. Be a Beatnik!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blogging from My Phone!

I had no idea one could blog from their phone! So fetch! Considering I live in a place where "we don't service [Internet] out that far", my phone is my connection to the world wide web. That, a 5 gig Internet card (which isn't a lot when you're trying to upload pics), and my parent's house.

Let me give you a sneak peek on what I'm working on...a hutch for a neighbor friend! I'm totally loving it. I'll post a before pic when I'm totally done...I don't have one on my phone!

Still so totally boggled by this. Blogging on a phone! I'll call it "phlogging".

I Just Discovered Phlogging

I just discovered phlogging...don't know what that is? Blogging...from your phone! I know right?! genius!

This will help me keep you all updated on our house happenings.

Since my last post about a bajillion things have happened.

1. There is beadboard/wainscoting in the downstairs bathroom.

2. We have crown molding in the downstairs bathroom and living room! Holla! That's considered "high class" around here.

3. I painted Baby's ceiling and floor, but that's an entirely different post. If you follow me on instagram or happen to be my friend on the Facebook you have been privileged to receive a sneak peek.

4. I have become a hoarder. Kind of. I feel like it. Basically, I've discovered how much I love fixing furniture so I've been collecting it and making it cute again. Aaaand I started a blog for this separate adventure at if I didn't have enough blogs already. It's totally new and this is the first time I've actually announced it. There are only three posts right now, but hey. If you like this blog chances are you will like this new one too.

Anyway, let's try a photo dump with this new phlogging thing shall we? Fair warning: I don't take very good pics with my phone.






Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Roadside Table: A Tale of Rescue!

Once upon a time I went to a tiny town called Kidder...technically, I have a Kidder address, but I don't live in Kidder. There are approximately 299 people in this little town.

Anyway, I'm getting off the subject. I went to Kidder and saw this table:

And I thought to myself, "Self! That table needs some lovin'."

Especially since it got abandoned.

So I texted My Honeypie and hinted that I wanted him to pick it up for me (I was supposed to be in a meeting) and he went and saved it from it's fate as dumpster debris.

I had some extra paint from painting my door an impossible green, and some extra white from our walls and it became:

It looks a little yellow in these pictures because of the lighting, but it's really this color:

Don't mind the disarray. It's currently how we live.