Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Springtime and Birdcages!

As we are approaching March, I'm slowly but surely getting out my spring decorations. This past year we found a way to utilize the birdcage we had from our wedding in a very unique way!  It makes me happy that it's not in storage anymore…just sitting and collecting dust!
As you can see this is how we had it decorated for winter:

We like to keep things just a bit simple, just a snow covered wreath on the bottom of the cage with an antique jar holding flowers.


For springtime with Easter in mind, I decided to put our family nest into the birdcage, and add some eggs all around.  At the bottom of the cage is crafting moss!  

Such a quick and simple update for our sofa table!  Here is the before and after:

Hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Exra Fun Weekend!

One can get really used to these extra-long weekends!  This weekend I didn’t have much time to get any of my personal crafting done.  We decided to take the kids to the local bounce place for a few hours, which helped them to expel their ‘bottled up energy’.  

I made a really long list of things that needed to be done and cleaned this weekend, and I’m proud to say that I’ve accomplished at least 70% of the tasks! I still need to give the counters in the kitchen a good cleaning, but the bathroom and the kids rooms are each cleaned to perfection!!!  

Part of my household resolution for this year was to cook more.  A few weeks ago I decided to make a Menu Board for on our refrigerator.  I have seen so many of them on Pinterest and they seemed like a great idea to get me to plan out exactly what I will be cooking for dinner each night.  Currently I don’t have anything in for Friday, but since it is Lent we go to the local Fish Fry.  I may make a tag for that to place on the board!

Hope you enjoy!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wine Bottle Fun!

On Valentine’s Day my husband finally finished a bottle of his wine, so now I can do what I had anticipated on doing for months on end…decorate a wine bottle!!! 


The first step was to take the labels off of the bottle.  Thanks to my trusty ‘Goo Gone’ it didn’t take too much time.  I advise letting the bottle soak in hot water before trying to remove any of the labels to make it very easy. 

I know there is a cork rolling around in there but *sigh* I guess that happens sometimes…

I chose this aqua color because that is one of the colors we decorate heavily with in our kitchen!  I painted a decent first coat on just to make sure everything was covered, and then let it dry for the day.

Once I gave it the second coat, it really started to look nice!
To top it off I made a quick rosette burlap flower and tied it on with a ribbon!

I am still tossing the idea around to perhaps sand it in different areas to give it a rustic look.  We shall see!

This is going to look awesome on the window sill, especially if we stick a single flower in there.  Hopefully I can get my hands on some more wine bottles...I guess I will have to encourage my husband to have more wine (I don't drink since I'm not fond of the taste).  All in all this was a quick, fun, and inexpensive DIY craft!

Hope you enjoy!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Light and Airy Bathroom...Together Finally!

This new post is long, l-o-n-g overdue.  So here it goes…A few years back we painted our bathroom vanity and gave it a new faucet.  I believe this was early 2010.  Well this past weekend we got rid of one of those horrendous ‘over the toilet’ shelving systems…for in favor of floating wooden shelves.   

I absolutely love them.  The install was not as bad as it could have been…my husband is learning!   I have not officially decided what I will do on the top shelf so for now I just put my jar of sea shells up there.  

Since putting the shelves up and finally hanging up our new towel holder (a peg for each family member), I decided it was time to take photos of the bathroom and share it all!

For our bathroom window, I love our wooden blinds that we have.  They remind me of the beach (and I have them installed in all the other rooms throughout the house).  

The shell wind chime that we have hanging, I hung that up almost 10…yes 10…years ago!  

Our shower curtain and shower hooks were sort of an ‘investment’.  They are Lenox and I am so glad we splurged to buy them a few years back (almost 4 years).  

The quality of the curtain and the hooks has me very impressed.  I liked the pattern so much, I tried talking my husband into the matching china set…needless to say he declined and we got a china set that is a bit more formal but one of the nicest Lenox sets I’ve seen! 

Looking at the bathroom as a whole…I am very content with our ‘smaller’ bathroom and the outcome of the decorating! 

Here are some of the vanity photos and of the faucet.  

I am trying to save it for a different post on my passion...love for Method cleaning products.  

I hope you enjoy!!!