31 October 2013

Mantle Magic: Disappearing Wire(s) Act!

Well, it’s almost November. (What?!) Not sure how October has just gotten away from us, but it has. House projects are still getting done….blog posts, not so much. The big thing I have been focusing on lately is our stairs, but I don’t want to give you a sneak peek; you are just going to have to wait for the finished product!

BUT here is a small update on the whole fireplace/TV/bookshelf project we are still working on. I don’t know if you remember way back in June I did a fireplace facelift post where I briefly talked about future plans I had for that area at the end of the post. Well we finally got around to mounting the TV and hiding the wires in the mantle.

22 October 2013

This Little Piggy [Became a Magnet]

It’s been a hot minute since we've posted anything – oops! October has been a busy month for us with celebrating anniversaries, life, work, etc.  Lots of big projects going on – which I hope to post soon, it’s all those little finishing touches that hold things up [UGH]!

Long story short I have a thing with pigs, which may or may not have something to do with the fact that I looked like the spawn of the Michelin Man when I was born. You know; fat baby problems.  Anyways, my mom gave me pig corn spears when we moved into our home, super cute! Too bad we didn't use them until July and when we did, one of the spears came out.  I wasn't really keen on that ending up in someone’s hand or mouth…why not re-purpose them? DONE!

09 October 2013

I Do, I Did -- I Will

Kevin and I just celebrated our 2nd anniversary (and I really can’t believe it.) Where the time goes I just don’t know, but I am FOREVER grateful to be blessed with such a wonderful husband who loves and supports me unconditionally – I know, I know so mushy!!


07 October 2013

Workspace [Upcycle]: Recover Your Chair

Where does the time go?!  Nick and I have plunged head first into getting our home ready to host some (quickly) approaching holiday festivities – which means my “wish list” of things I want done before thanksgiving has been growing longer by the minute.

Our office has been a point of contention, catch-all, and close-the-door-don’t-look kind of room since we moved in.  At this point, it’s been about a year, we need to start getting it together!  The bookshelves are built, of which will be another post once they are organized…still trying to find the boxes of books!

Our desk chair was craving some love. It was pretty gross; no padding…it needed a facelift.  Since I’m cheap thrifty, I decided to just take a stab at a little bit of cosmetic surgery myself.