Monday, August 31, 2009

One bathroom reveal

It's hard to get the wall color in the pictures but it is Pale Honey by Behr. It's the new kind with the primer already in it. I LOVE IT! It is my new favorite paint. This is my main floor bathroom but I actually painted the kids bathroom this color first. I loved it so much I decided to use it here. Even though the walls are the same paint color the bathrooms look nothing alike.
I wish the color would show better because it is a soft, muted, soothing yellow. This is the wall to the left as you walk into the bathroom. It's behind the door so it's the perfect place for vinyl wall art. It says-Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.
It's so hard to get good pictures in a small space! This is a DIY of something I already had. Twin brought this back from Dollywood a few years ago. You might be able to see it better if you click on it but it's a got our names on it as an owl family and the cat we use to have. I used 3 mats here and it looks like blue and chocolate brown but it's more greenish blue and black. Just changing the frame and adding different mats gave it a whole new look. (Memo to self-either get a better camera or a bigger bathroom!)

Twin may have over done it when she posted these pictures for me. There's a lot! This is to the right of the door. While I painted the kids vanity black, I kept the natural hickory in this bathroom as it was.
This room was a dark sage green. I took before pictures but couldn't find them. I think they're on the other memory card, sorry.
This brings us to the end of our small bathroom tour! I used things from around the house to decorate. The shutter mirror I purchased from Home Interiors a few years ago, the small plates are from Marshalls as is the plate stand.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I had a secret

Have you ever had a secret that you told no one? I had a secret. For about a week. I told no one. Not my husband, my twin, my best friend, no one. Of course God knew, cause he knows everything but I told no one else.

I felt something on my back. About 5 inches below my neck and in between my shoulder blades. I don't know what made me touch or find it but I did. Eventually I decided to look at it. I couldn't see it very well even when I used two mirrors. You know how we girls do it when we're trying to see the back of our hair. I twisted and turned, I sat on the vanity, I put on my glasses but I still didn't know for sure what this oval flesh colored thing was. Then I googled and I googled. Still no answers. I took my daughter to the doctor for a tennis physical. Do I tell him my secret? No, 'cause if it isn't good then my little worry wart will know the secret and I can't upset her so I don't say anything.

Days go by and I know I have to call and tell the doctor my secret. I make the appointment for today because I know my husband will be golfing in the morning. That will be good, I won't have to tell. I go, I tell my secret to the doctor. He looks, he says it is a new mole-I say "I love you." Honestly I did, 'cause in that moment I truly loved him. And for a moment I also loved that mole. Now, not so much. It's just one more I have to go along with the 199 I already have. But it's a whole lot better than any thing I googled.....The End

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hobby Lobby Sales

Went to Hobby Lobby last weekend and they have some furniture on clearance. I found some in two different places. This table was by the the fake greenery. This table was regular $99.99 on sale for $19.00. Not worth $99.99 but $19.99 is a good price. I just put a lamp and a few things on it for now so you could see the size of it. It has some stain missing on the drawer I will fix.
This corner stand was regular $149.00 on sale for $29.00. Again not worth the regular price but the sale price was good. I'm going to stain it a little darker.
I just painted my main floor bathroom a soft yellow and I will put this in there. See how the top drawer opens? I wish there was a shelf at the bottom. I really don't know what to put in that space. I thought about hand towels but other than that I have no other ideas. Any suggestions?
More on this bathroom to come. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Glass and Mirrors

I have a love-hate relationship with glass and mirrors. No matter how much I try with window cleaner and micro-fiber cloths, once the sun shines in they look awful! I did get around to rearranging my china hutch. It was very formal before with glass and china only. I decided to go less formal and I really like it now. I just wish I could quit opening it up and going over the glass and mirror a trillion times!
I added some fake fruit and wrought iron to soften the look. I have the rest of the china stored in the bottom of the hutch.
I also have a love-hate relationship with this curio cabinet. It came free with the purchase of the dining room set and it's nothing I would purchase. I like it so much better since I painted it a brick red. I've never had it in the dining room before but I think I like it there. See those figurines? The one on the right is a little girl holding twins. I bought one for twin years ago and then my son accidentally broke it. They are limited additions and we were so glad we found another on Ebay. Eventually I got one too and we purchased one for our older sister and our two friends who have twins. Our average winning bid was about $50.00 for each. The bottom says, Who ever told mother to order twins? The other Memories of Yesterday is a little girl holding a baby and it says Can I keep her? It's my oldest daughters.(I'm sure there have been days when it could have read-Can we give her back? LOL I love the vintage look of them.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Need Etsy Banner

We need a banner for our Etsy Store. If you do them would you please either leave a comment or email us at Let us know what you charge and where we can go to look at some samples. Thanks,

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I know we have been "LAZY" bloggers but we have been VERY busy. Just thought we would tease you with a couple of our new creations. Not sure which one we love better.

I am FINALLY learning how to put our creations on to pictures. We have a lot to show you and hope to have our Etsy Shop up and running soon.

P.S. We have been a little "Behind" visiting "Our Neighbors" but just haven't had time to leave too many messages. Hugs~