Guest Room Progress: The Beds

Woo hoo!!  The twin beds are done and I'm so pleased with how they turned out!  If you remember, I had done two coats of a white wash using Annie Sloan Old White and the finish was still too faint.  I was striving for that balance of white tone but with some of the wood grain showing through. On my third try, I made the white wash with a heavier dose of paint and let it sit for a minute before wiping it off.  Success!  I ended up with this … [Read more...]

Happy Monday & Guest Room Progress

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's back to work I go...Time sure flies when you're having fun and I did enjoy myself over Spring Break last week. I want to thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers as we marked one year since losing Kaely.  I'm not going to lie, I was very emotional this weekend.  I still wrestle with fear every time my own children walk out the door.  I want to put them all in a bubble where they'll be forever safe from the choices … [Read more...]

Guest Room Update and a Spring Break Recap

I always underestimate the amount of time it takes to paint a room!  I tend to conveniently forget how much time it takes to spackle holes, sand rough places, touch up and/or tape off trim... you know -- the prep work.  Ugh. And let's just say that prepping what was a formerly teenage space for painting is no picnic.  I won't get into details, but let's just say evidence of pocket knife abuse was discovered, along with an overloaded wall shelf … [Read more...]

New Project Alert: The Guest Room

Today I'm headed to Athens to see my daughter, but I owe you a new project announcement, right? I love new projects.  And I'm so happy to have Spring Break next week to jump start this one! I can't believe I'm showing you this sad sad space. Let me explain before you start hating on me!  This used to be my older son's room.  Last summer, he moved into my daughter's (much larger) old room after SHE decided to move downstairs into my … [Read more...]

Home Goals 2013 {Finally!}

Ok, I know January is almost over, but it took me several weeks to really refine my home goals.  And they're not really refined.  I'm afraid I've set some lofty goals for the home, but maybe this will be my year to get a lot accomplished. :-)   Knowing me, there will be a fair amount of DIY and other decor distractions along the way, so we'll see! And here they are, in no particular order... Add drapes to the family room … [Read more...]