Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All I want for Christmas...

Is my 2 front teeth!!!

How cute is he??  So excited!  The second one came out around 2:00 in the morning.  I sure hope he wasn't wiggling it all night....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our Family Room makeover

You can go here to see the family room before before, and then our first after.  Here are pictures from our most recent after...
I had slip covers made for the striped couch and the two chairs, after being inspired by this and then TOTALLY lucked out by finding an existing slipcover for my other couch for $100.  That's right, $100!!!
I happened to have the curtains (from Target) on hand already, they used to hang in our attic in our old house, so all in all this was a fairly budget friendly makeover!

I still REALLY want to paint the brick, but John does not....sigh.

some fall decoration

love this whale!  A friend gave it to me for my birthday.

notice the leftover fabric from J's room???

this is my $100 slipcover!  Yippee!!

What I've been up to!! ***UPDATED***

Oh my, it has been quite a while!  I have been a busy bee recently updating our second floor.  (among a miriad of other things!!)  It seems that while most people get spring fever and do major overhauls in the spring, I like to make changes in the fall.  Coinciding with school starting perhaps??  heehee

After 5 years of sharing a room, J decided he wanted his own room.  We are fortunate to have 5 bedrooms, but John and I each had one of the rooms as office space, and the other room was being used as a small guest room (often referred to as my niece's room).  Let the switch a roo begin!  John moved his office into the guest room,  I moved my studio/craft room to his old office and my studio became J's room.  Here are the before and afters of J's new "big kid" room.  Pictures of the other spaces coming....

this was my studio, but we had already moved my stuff into another room.

another view before.  I painted this desk glossy black.  Will be seen later!

I really loved having pink and green walls, but J wanted nothing to do with them!

here is the after!  Our inspiration for the room came from the curtain fabric.  Not sure if you remember my valances in my studio, but I re-purposed them to be the green and white pillows.

I have 2 skateboards to mount as shelves above the desk.  They are just not up yet.

The bedroom set was my dad's!  Love that! Oh, and we have a mirror to add above the dresser.
I also got my grandmother's dining room chairs out of storage and painted one for J's desk chair.


And AFTER!!  I am SO loving glossy black right now!!

FINALLY hung the prints...  Curtain fabric is from Jo-Ann Fabrics

love how the colors totally match :)

and added the skateboard shelves too. 

I got these 2 skateboards at Target for $10 each!  Just mounted them with "L" brackets

just a close up of the pillows on the bed.
So I think I have achieved a room which J loves, has a subtle skateboard theme, and will be a room he can be in for quite some time!

 I am also going to re do 2 more of the chairs.  One for my desk, and one for my vanity.  I may use the 4th for my SMALL desk in my kitchen, but it is REALLY small.  Not sure the chair will fit well...

I am planning to post some more before and after's once I have them finished!