Thursday, May 21, 2020

One Room Challenge {W3}: Floors and Frustration

Hiiii!  Man oh man... I am posting late this week because I feel like I've hit the wall in this project.  😭  My goal this week was to finish the floors and we almost have them done.  Which is fantastic (!!!)  but I'm feeling defeated about finding furniture/decor with all that is going on.  I went to Target, Hobby Lobby and the only Homegoods that is open and it was all so picked over...  I thought with the challenge being half way over I would have some vision for the room...  buuuut I don't.  It's fine, which actually means it's not fine but I'm believing I can figure it out!   Alright, enough whining let's look at our new floors!

These were the second cheapest vinyl floors Home Depot sold {the whole room for about $200} and I'm so happy with how they look!  Also, they were so easy to install!  After getting the first row done it was pretty smooth sailing!  

Now I really have to decide what color to paint the board and batten!    

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

One Room Challenge {W2}: Demo is DONE + Painting

It has to get worse before it gets better, right!?  The office still feels like a disaster but we did make some progress this week!  If you missed {last week} I shared all the before pictures!  

So bad...

I shared on stories this week that we were able to remove the closets in this room because there is already a large storage room/closet attached.  It is what we lovingly call the pot room... Yep, we bought a house with a grow room in it!  How Colorado is that? I think the best part is that I didn't even realize what it was until after we closed on the house!  #naive Bye bye old closet!

Up next Sean did all the drywall and mud.  #besthusbandever It is such a messy job and your house ends up all covered in dust!  Maybe I should postpone cleaning until this project is done.  😂 Our awesome neighbor is a painter and he did all the texture and primer!  so! freaking! awesome!  

I was hoping when we started this project we were going to be able to get rid of the bump out on two of the walls.  Come to find out that is how the previous owner ran the electrical and we couldn't get rid of it... 😔  I decided we would do a board and batten treatment on it to some what disguise it!  Now to decide between these two colors:
So what is your vote??  Green or grey?  Grey was my first thought but I am second guessing myself!  As always you need to go check out the other One Room Challenge participants! 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

One Room Challenge {W1}: Sean's Office

Hi y'all!  It is One Room Challenge time and like usual I am nervous, excited and a little overwhelmed!  This go around we are updating Sean's office which is pretty comical because he could of really used a home office this last month.  😂  My hubs and I do not always see eye to eye on decorating #throwpillows but I am excited to give him a space he will love!

I am not 100% sure how this room will come together but what I've learned is sometimes you just need to start! So, we are going for it! Here are some super glamorous before pictures:

Please tell me you noticed my arm in the last picture!  Man, I am out of blogging practice! 😂  I will be sharing all the demo progress in stories today so stay tuned!  

The major projects in this room are:

Removing the Closets 
Updating the floors
Adding Board and Batten 
Building a desk 
& more!

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Updated Hutch

Woo hooooo!  The kitchen hutch is DONE and I am totally in love with how it all came together!  When starting this project I had ZERO idea on how I wanted to this hutch to look.  I've learned that if you wait to start until you perfectly know what you want, you will never start.  

I got this hutch/cabinet because our house lacks good storage and I wanted a place to keep my Great Grandmother's china!  I got this cabinet off of Facebook marketplace where I do almost all of my furniture shopping for $100.  The seller was asking $200, I really wanted to only pay $75 but after a few weeks I decided to settle!  

When I refinish furniture I follow the same simple steps everytime:

1.  Fill holes, cracks, scratches with wood filler.  

2.  Clean furniture with a degreaser.

3.  Sand entire piece with 220+ grit sandpaper.  

4.  Tape off any areas you want to keep clean lines.  

5.  Apply an oil based primer using both a roller and cheap brush that you can toss at the end! 

6.  Once primer has dried, sand entire piece to smooth out any brush strokes or mess ups.

7.  Apply paint!  I used Behr Cabinet Paint {Arcade White} and love how well it went on and how it is holding up!  When using a roller it takes between 3-5 coats and I always sand between each coat!  I used a nice brush to get in all the areas the roller would not get to.  {wrap your roller and brush in saran wrap and keep in the fridge in between coats!}

Lastly, I added hardware and wallpaper from Tempaper to the back of the cabinet.  I am so happy with how all of this came together!  

Now I can finally use my Great Grandmother's china and have the extra space so my kitchen cabinets are not so crowded!  Alright, what did I miss?  Do you have any questions? I'd love to help! 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

DIY Framed Eucalyptus Art

Hiiii y'all!  It's been a while but I felt like I'd just jump right in with a fun and easy DIY!  The reason I DIY is either because I can't find what I'm dreaming of, or the only thing I can find is too expensive. I looked and looked for something to work in this space but finally this idea came to me! 

DIY Framed Eucalyptus


2 Frames from Michaels (16x20)
Gold Spray Paint 
Hot Glue


1.  Take the frame apart and it paint gold.  Try to let this sit for 24 hours.  During this time you can press your eucalyptus down with a stack of books.  

2.  Use the cardboard that was already in the frame and cut your fabric slightly smaller.

3.  Put a few dots of hot glue around the edges of your cardboard to hold down the fabric (smoothing as you go).

4.  Put the mat back on the fabric and arrange the eucalyptus.  Feel free to remove leaves!  Place a small dot of glue on the stem and attach to the fabric.

5.  Put the glass on top and back into the frame!  



This project was a welcomed distraction yesterday...  Hope you are hanging in there and finding ways to stay sane during all of this!  

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