Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Like....

A bomb went off around here!! (If you are a family member please DO NOT study this pic closely! I just noticed a present I have sitting out! Oops!)

But I am making a ton of progress!

I still need a few things like fresh Christmas tree.

This beautiful gal is a new addition for me this year. I am also eyeing some GIANT nut crackers I found at CVS yesterday!! They are literally the same height as Littliest and I must get at least one. They are just $30 which is an awesome deal but I have a feeling they will go on sale next week so the thrifter that I am will wait though it is killing me!;)

I totally changed up our mantel this year with just an extra $3! Can't wait to share all of the finished spaces! They will have to wait till after turkey day though!;)

And this is for those of you who were asking if those HobLob rods really hold a ton of clothes! Why yes,yes they do! This is just a small sampling of what they will hold all at once! Just make sure to use proper wall anchors.
 I probably will not be posting anything in the upcoming week so I hope that y'all have a wonderful friend, family, blessing filled Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

From Drab to Fab!!

Welcome, so glad you decided to stop by! I am joining in on several linky parties this week  because  I am soo excited to share with y'all my laundry room. Why my laundry room you may be wondering!? Because it is the keeper of a fabulous piece I just finished giving new life to! If ya wanna see how our laundry room looked like before you can go here. It is quite a transformation on a very little budget and with really very little effort involved.

This is my fave doorstop ever! I purchased it at HobLob in the clearance isle sometime last year. I think I paid all of $3 for it. 
These are my drying racks. The builder did not install any sort any hanging rod so I had to come up with my own. I saw this on another blog and a light bulb went off. I had to have them which again come from HobLob. 
The top of the cabinets are still being fluffed but I think I have a good start on it. My lil bird house came from Cracker Barrel back in the summer. It was suppose to have ended up outside but the tree it was going on was chopped down by the power company. 
Loving my lil' trey. I still need to make a label for the detergent though.
Here is what ya saw when you first walked in the laundry room that is after I kicked the cats to the curb. Well not really the curb! I would never do that to my furry babies. They relocated upstairs to a rarely ever used bathroom. I think all parties involved are much happier now. I was SOOOO tired of seeing the automatic pooper scooper every time I walked in here that I HATED walking in here.
This area I am still working on as well. I actually will be raising the shelf up some and placing two wrought iron hooks below it to hang extra hangers. And what is that at the bottom you may be wondering? 
Why it is this beauty that I purchased last week from the local yard sale site. I hunted for almost two months for a dresser that was the perfect size. It needed ALOT of work and even had some water damage but nothing a lil' ol paint couldn't hide!;) See those wooden knobs? I spent almost thirty minutes trying to get the one off. Needless to say I gave up and they all met the fate of a hammer which went much much quicker!
Here is what she looks like today!! I am soo thrilled to have this piece done! I actually set a record by having her done and back in the house within three days of buying her! Usually I hem and haw and debate on what I want to do with a piece but I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her which made the process go very smoothly.
At first I attempted mixing up some paint samples I already had to achieve a yellow. Well it came out more like butter and so the next day I went to SW and purchased a sample size of Midday. I used the dry brush technique and just brushed it  on lightly to give it a subtle two tone effect. After that I used an antiquing glaze that I purchased at HobLob for less than $2 with a coupon.
Even though the top shows sooo much wear and tear I decided to just sand it down and re stain it with some walnut stain. I wanted to keep some of its old charm.
I went to yes HobLob yet again in search of some knobs yesterday. I was originally thinking glass vintage looking knobs but some lady form out of town was literally grabbing up almost every knob she could put her hands on because one they were half off and two she did not have a HobLob. Part of me was soooo irritated at her cause every one I wanted she grabbed but then the other side of me completely understood and would have being the same thing! It all ended well because I am just loving the knobs I did come home with!
I decided on the bottom to do a contrasting knob. They are very heavy and a steal at just $2.50 a knob! Not quite sure why the lady was not grabbing these up but glad she left um alone!;)
So there ya have it y'all! A tour of my laundry room and newest revamped addition! I can not tell you how  much I am LOVING the dresser in here!! I literally do abt two loads a day now! Well okay I do one load and fold it while the next dries and waits to be folded till the next day. So I guess one and half loads!;)
Thanx for stopping by and be sure to pay a visit to the wonderful Linky parties I have joined in on! I am sure I will be adding a few more by weeks end!;)
Between Naps On The Porch-Metamorphosis Monday
Savvy Southern Style- Boring To Better Party
French Country Cottage- Feathered Nest Friday
Southern In My Heart- Inspiration Friday
Miss Mustard Seed- Furniture Feature Friday
Kelly's Korner- Show Us  Your Life Friday
Funky Junk Interiors- Saturday Nite Special

Insanity & A Tease!

This is partially what The Hubster came home to last night. He mentioned over the weekend that he bet I would have the entire house decorated by weeks end. I said no way since I NEVER decorate till  Thanksgiving Day. He came home and said he did not mean that comment as a challenge! Ha! 
Like I do not have enough going on already I had to come home from HobLob yesterday and tear apart the living room. I wanted to get out what all we had to see what we needed before everywhere sells thru stuff. I HATE it when that happens!! Makes me want to start decorating in May when it all hits the stores! Ha! No not really but it is pretty unnerving. Come to find out we have very little and I can not find my Mark Roberts Fairies! Urgh! Our decorations  always seemed like enough because all I ever decorated in our previous homes was the living room. Now I do the kitchen, dining room, living room, and landing. Sigh. Now that I have it all out and an idea of what I will have to wait till I can get back to HobLob and even Michaels. I need to work on some orders first then I can play some more. 
In the meantime here is a lil' tease! I promise to try and get pics of the entire dresser before weeks end and post um. I think you will just love how she turned out and where she ended up!
Have a good week y'all!

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