tuesday monday {or monday tuesday?}

I spent almost all of yesterday thinking it was the 31st. That was a shocker when I figured out it wasn't, in fact, the last day of May.

But anyways, she's done!!

Just a reminder of what she looked like when I brought her home {frog tape added by me, to hold together the legs as the glue dried}.

And here she is in all her glory:

Ms. Fancy Feet herself.

I am in love.

{the facts: I sanded the top down entirely, and gave the rest of it a quick sand so the primer could grab on. Then I stained it in Minwax Dark Walnut (1x), let that dry, taped the top off, and primed the bottom. I let that dry and gave it a light sanding, then covered her with my fav, RustOleum's Heirloom White. When everything was dried, I topped the stain off using Minwax Wipe-On Poly(2x).}

In loooove I tell ya!
{Tyler loves her too}

Happy tuesday monday. Tomorrow is June 1st (already)!

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I worked on miss fancy feet today! Sadly, she's not photo ready yet, but check back soon for her before and after pics! :)

On another note, {since I can't concentrate on only oneproject at a time} we have been discussing our master bedroom lately. It's pretty {REALLY} blah. This is how it goes, I throw out a color scheme for the room, Tyler vetoes it (juuust kidding)....ohh the life of new homeowners. Anyways, he threw out the idea of brown {eek!} walls and I started to think about it, and started checkin' out the blogosphere.





I like what I see..

So, this is what we are thinking:

{via here, here, here, here and here}

Who knows when we will get around to all of this, but either way, I'm excited!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

I have to give a shout out to my fam in San Diego, I wish I could be at Lizfest! Sending my love to you all and remembering her this weekend.


fancy feet

After reading my daily blogs today, I was feeling crafty, so I headed to the good ol' dollar store and then to St. Vinnies to see what I could find.

I didn't find much at the dollar store, but I feel like I hit the jackpot at St. Vinnies! Look at these fancy feet!

While this table looks horrible, I can see so much potential!
It is a lovely shade of gold on the top, and a blue/white antiqued color on the rest. It was very wobbly, but I already fixed that! Just a little Gorilla wood glue (and frog tape to hold it tight, haha), and she is as good as new!

I plan on sanding down and staining the top, and painting the rest in my fav, RustOleum's Heirloom White!

I'll show pictures when I finish her.

Now, here are some other treasures I have found recently {by the way, nothing in this post cost more than $10!!}

Bird cage-thingy? And old silver platter.

Another sweet find. This little side table was at one of my favorite antique stores, and on sale, at that!

This jar - I have been eyeing similar ones at St. Vinnies but they are usually too expensive. Today, it was 1/2 off, so it came home with me!

I did find something at the dollar store, these random doo-dads {hehe}. Two bag fulls = $2!

Hope you are all having a thrifty weekend!


it's mine! alll mine!

Two exciting things happened this past weekend:



{2} We finished painting!

Here are some photos to ease your curiosity:

{is it wrong to be in love with a lampshade?}

{the BEFORE}

{the AFTER!}

the details: we primed the whole wall (wood included) with Kilz Clean Start Zero-VOC Primer, painted the upper part in Behr Spring Hill {eggshell}, and the wood on the bottom is painted in Behr Ultra White {semi gloss}.

Want to know a secret? I HATED the green the morning after we painted it. Once we finished it all though, I realized that I love it.
It's like when you get a new hairstyle or color, it just takes a while to get used to :)

Next up I'll be showing my current dilemma, what to put on that GIANT wall around the TV.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

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a schmupdate {aka, a small update}

Not much new to report here. The walls still aren't painted. The lampshade is not in my home {yet, let's hope!}.

We currently have 5 different color options painted on the large wall. Crappy pic, but you get the idea (two were painted twice to see how they would look against the off-white).

{The unfinished wood will be painted white.}

A funny thing happened though, we bought a gallon of {what we thought was} the off-white to paint the {formerly} red wall. We painted the whole wall...

then we realized it wasn't the right color. FAIL!

It was, in fact, the color that is on the walls in the office. So, if we ever need to touch up those walls in the future, we have a whole gallon of paint! Presently, our {formerly} red wall still doesn't match the rest of the house.

On a better note, we did go buy the CORRECT off-white, but have been too lazy to fix the wall yet :) Maybe this weekend?

Happy ALMOST Wednesday!