Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lamp Redo

I have an old lamp that I have been wanting to give a makeover for quite some time. With the help of some pinterest ideas I finally did it!
I found the lamp shade at DI for $4.00. Covered it in some extra fabric I had, and hot glued some rolled fabric flowers onto the shade.

I taped the areas of the lamp that I didn't want painted. I cleaned the lamp, primed it with KILZ, painted it with Krylon Brushed Nickle, and walla, it was finished.

This lamp redo was quick and easy!

I love the way it turned out! What do you think?

Sunday, September 4, 2011


When we bought our house, there was a fan over the dinning area. I like the fan, but not over the place where we eat, so we moved it to the living room (sorry no pics). Not having the extra hundred dollars to spend right now on a new light fixture for our dining area, I went to DI! I found a simple generic light fixture for only 5 bucks! It was missing a few pieces to have it hang from the ceiling so we went to Lowes and they had a little kit for hanging this kind of light fixture that cost only $3 and some change. After a little spray paint that I already had, this puppy was ready to hang! Thanks to Bri and Russ for doing all the hard work and hanging it for me. :) Only $9 for a light fixture over my kitchen table... awesome!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm back!

It has been a busy couple months! We are so excited to finally be settled into our new house! This was our 7th move since we have been married! We are so happy to be able to be in our very own house! No more moving for us! (at least for several years!)

A while back before we moved into the new house, I found this chest at a garage sale for $15! It has been on my to do list for a while and I finally get to cross it off! I have been looking for a toy chest forever! I was so excited when I found it! I can't stand toys all over my house! I try to keep all their toys upstairs in their rooms, but they seem to always trickle down to the family room. Now I have a place for toys in my family room! No more stuffing them in a corner!

(It never fails! I always start painting before I take a before picture!)