Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's Almost Here

This wedding is about here! Big changes have happened around the house. By big changes, I mean big TVs…
Actually this is the TV from upstairs. Chris came roaming in with 50" of fun the other day
Him and my dad did a little swap
 And now the giant tv is in the living room
And we have a grown up basement

 And I installed a mirror like a lazy person
 So now I can be part of this big tv action:
 Now Chris wants a sectional. Here's where it'll be if that happens

Something as simple as a TV in the basement just made the house feel so different. It isn't that girl's first house that it once was. It has family spaces.

It has pictures of first copies of keys that I can imagine being replaced with sonogram pictures and things like that.

It's much more grown up than it ever has been before. My life is just so different than it was before. Two weeks from now I'll be in Florida, it'll be my 30th birthday, and I'll hopefully making it to the marriage license office before they close. 

I had my wedding hair trial today. I did NOT go with this.

I just needed to take a moment to reflect. Life will be very different very soon. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Re-Covering a Chair: Part 2

This was my chair after the first go around here:
I was looking at different fabrics to re-cover the chair with when I remembered the set of Eivor panel curtains I'd gotten at Ikea that were by the door to return. Chances of me getting enough fabric to cover the whole thing for less than $14 were very slim so I opened them up:
I wasn't sure if there would be enough fabric to cover the chair. One panel was more than enough. I laid it out realized I'd need some black out fabric, but otherwise it looked good. 
So then I researched painting them and found posts like this and got started after I picked up a small stencil brush and some acrylic paint in grey, tiffany blue, turquoise, and green:
Isn't the little bird so cute?
Once I did the green I realized I needed to simmer down. I greyed over the green and kept on moving:
Then I laid it out so I would get the right mix of color on the chair:
I looked back at my past post and realized I already had black out fabric underneath the stripes. I ripped out the staples and pulled off the striped fabric. Then I laid the new fabric out and stapled away:

Here is the after!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

$18 Master Bedroom Makeover

After writing this post about wanting to redo some things in my house (mainly my bedroom) I couldn't stop thinking about it. This was my master bedroom:

 I got one $14 set of curtains (somehow forgetting I have TWO windows in my bedroom!!!) when I was picking up wedding stuff at Ikea. I'd seen posts like this about people adding some color to them and wanted to do the same. I'll write a post all about the project next, but for the sake of instant gratification here is what the "after" looked like when I decided to not return the set of curtains, but to instead use them to cover my chair… again:
 Then I decided to get rid of the green. As I'd stated in my big plan post I was going to paint this DARK grey and the walls elsewhere a very light grey. 
 I decided that was way too much work and the white was good. I had leftover light grey from the dining room stencil project and the bathroom so I figured I'd use that to cover the green. 

 By last night my room was in chaos and I was out only $14 and was seeing some big changes!
 I was able to exchange some duplicate items from my shower and get the other items I needed for "free!" I picked up these great dark grey flannel sheets
 They have this perfect textured look. Now the room is neutral enough that I can use my old dark green sheets, as well as the Tiffany Blue, and white ones and they'll all compliment the room nicely!
 I also took down these leaf pictures from a friend of mine that I love. I think she got them at Hobby Lobby. She has yellow at her house and I have green. I decided to make them yellow like hers. 
 I started by peeling off the leaves and picking up 3 sheets of $.69 textured scrapbook paper
 Then I used leftover yellow paint from my various projects to yellow these guys:
 Here is the after:
 And here is the complete reveal… Fit for a We instead of just a Me!
 The room is pretty much done by Target. Namely, their Threshold collection which is my favorite thing in this world. I registered and received the cable knit pillow and throw (they can be seen in my living room photos from last week) and the duvet cover. I also used my swap out to get the the lamp and lampshade. 

 Linus loves it and loves that he matches the sheets. We also got a memory foam topper for the mattress. Since I put it on Linus is OBSESSED with the bed. I lint roll it non stop now.

All of it was done for $18 dollars in 24 hours!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Post-Registry Organization

I had my wedding shower a few weeks ago. People were SO generous and I think they ended up staring at me opening presents for approximately an hour. Seriously. After it was over Chris and I loaded up both of our cars and left everything in the breakfast room:
I had to work ALL day the next day.

Finally the next day I was able to have the unpacking event of the decade:
Now I'm left with the living room of my dreams. Seriously, what am I going to do when teal and tiffany blue are no longer hot colors. I finally have almost my whole house coordinated!

 We even have a cute little coffee station area of the kitchen
 And grown up dishes. And cups. And silverware! 
 And pots and pans!

 Seriously... getting married is so awesome for so many reasons. Wedding showers are one of them!
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