Monday, April 25, 2011

The House That Creaks Story #1 Bathroom Cabinet

Hi Everyone!!!
I hope you had a fantastic Easter yesterday!!
So, If you have been following me at all for the past year, you know that we moved into a new (new to us) house last February. This house creaks, holy cow every floor in every room! Its crazy. I mean the house is 20 years old but goodness. OH MY we have done A LOT of work on this house. Big projects like a new roof, new driveway, re-configured the basement a wee bit. But some of the fun stuff is painting and such. I posted a while back my orange kitchen while that does look a lot better I am ready to move on to the next phase very soon. We have the whole house livable at this point so NOW I can really get crazy and try new things and tweak what we have already done. So First up was my daughters bathroom. I hated that room the most. The first pic is the bathroom AFTER we fixed it a wee bit. Not grand by any means but it was WAY better than before. I was not digging the boring beige -y cabinets. these are the same cabinets throughout the entire house. Anyway.. this is where i decided to start. SO i sanded and primed and painted it a gloss oil based black paint. I decided to go oil based in her bathroom because of the high humidity. I decided on shiny because I like the classy look of it in a small room. The I changed out the hardware to a more modern look staying with the shiny silver on the faucets and light fixture that Grace picked out. Overall I am very happy with the outcome. See in the last picture the tile floor? Imagine in all of the grout gross black nastiness. I scrubbed every single inch of that floor. things like that is why it has taken a year to really get into details. Well i have rambled on and on. OH, in the last pic check out the bathroom walls! More details will be coming soon about that!!! Thanks for your visit! Hope you enjoyed it. Have an awesome night.
~Julie~ Edit to Add i have linked this post to Linky party at Centsational Girl

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sprinkled With Fun

HI YA!! Happy Wednesday! Yippee.. getting back on the computer! Still lost my Picasa album but hubs did manage to find some "my pictures" file. anywhooo... This is a scrap page of my niece Mia Love. The fun bright papers are DCWV Taj Mahal. Love that paper pack. the sentiment was cut with my trust Cricut. I borrowed my super cool friend Tina cricut cartridge Sweet Treats (what a GREAT cart) The purple and red felt flowers are American Crafts that I've had in my stash FOR-EV-AH!!! I wanted a tidbit o texture so i drew lines around each square. it would have been nice to sew around each one but a.) it was a scrappy weekend at the cabin so no sewing machine with me and b.) thats a lot of squares and drawing is much faster :-)
okay. i am getting some of my house projects completed. and i hope to share those very soon!!!
thanks for stopping by tonight. Have an awesome day tomorrow!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Computer Issues

sorry I haven't posted in a while. i have been working on some home decor projects and our computer had been running really slow. So hubby tries to fix it. He did finally fix it but it took the better part of a week. Then we had a big storm last week that took our computer out. Things are back on track now. I just have to find all the files with my pictures and get them reloaded so I can share again. Big frowny face!