Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Distressed armoire

Last year some good friends of ours gave us a HUGE armoire. i always wanted a french armoire and the shape was something I liked and imagined having.I thought about painting it before but never really knew what I wanted.Last week I saw a picture of an armoire from polyvore . I printed out the photo and looked at it trying to decide.Then I found a new blog "Life in grace'.She had the same vision with her armoire and it really inspired me. I went out and bought some blue/ turquoise paint and went to it!!!! I distressed it with two different browns and some gold paint. I love it!!!! It really looks great!!! Here are the before and after photos.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Office Desk

I took a few photos of my desk.It is my old kitchen table.It was a gift a few xmases ago from my hubby.I always pick out furniture for xmas!!!LOL!!!! It is working out great. I have alot of space for my "clutter" although I am getting more organized.My new Paris container is holding our markers.I am still in the process of looking for shelves.I want to a shelf that I can put on the wall above the desk and am looking for shelves to put our homeschooling supplies. The textured wall is my favorite.I am also loving the blue I picked out.I have been calling it a "happy blue".It makes me actually want to hang out in the room!!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


My office walls are complete!!! I texturized and painted!!! I moved my old kitchen table in there to become my desk.I started accessorizing too!! I dusted a lot of my buddhas that I have collected over the years and am displaying them in this room. I need to take a road trip to Ikea and buy a few shelves to finish the transformation. This is going to be the room we keep our school supplies in. I am really trying to become more organized with our supplies. So far I have been hanging out in here on my laptop and the kids are sitting next to me with there computers as well. Finally this room (the bonus room) has a purpose!!!! We couldn't decide if we were going to use this as a media room or playroom. We were waiting to buy a new flat screen but it didn't happen yet so I couldn't take the wasted space!!! I have to say I love it!!! It feels like a perfect place to retreat and hide away (the room was sound proofed for my oldest son who was into music). I will post photos after I get the shelves and more "accessories" oh I mean "office supplies"!!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Basement office

This room used to be my oldest son's room.We kind of rushed building this room since we were going to have my friend live with us for a while.It came out ok but my eyes went directly to the flaws in the room.Mainly the uneven taping and sanding.I found a solution that I could do without having my hubby remud,sand and sand some more.I put a texture on the wall .It gives it a finished look.I love it so far.I just need to paint . This room will become my office/schoolroom. I can't wait to go the paint store and find the perfect color!!!!!! The photo is of the outer wall of the room( also the laundry room) and I added the texture to the dry wall( a few months ago) I really liked the look so I am doing that again!!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Victorian Sofa

My Victorian sofa(that was my xmas present)is finished!!!! It is in the reupholsters window!!!! I drove by to see it and it looks awesome.It reminds me of a Ralph Lauren ad.I took photos but they are not the best because of the glare. I tried different angles,oh well!!! I can't wait until it comes home!!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Faucet!!!!!

Finally,we have our copper faucet to go with the copper farm sink!!!! We looked and looked and looked!!!! Either I didn't like the ones we saw or my hubby didn't like them, price was an issue too. Some are in the thousand dollar range!!!! We finally found one on priceline .com . Love it!!!!! Hopefully ,we will install soon!!!! Here are photos.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


We have had so much to do this weekend!!!! For me it started on Friday.I went to work with my husband.He works at a high end salon and we are both hairdressers.He was so overbooked for Friday that I offered to go and help him (become his assistant ) He is the educator/director there so it isn't too weird if I show up( since I don't technically work at salon)Normally he has an assistant but they needed the assistant else where that day,It was a tiring day since i am not used to being in the salon anymore. I Had to wear this super cute pair of shoes and by the end of the day I could barely walk!!!! Glad I don't work in a salon anymore!!!! I still have clients but I work either at home or their home. So much more fun!!!!! Then Saturday we went to a birthday party .My boys spent the whole afternoon in the pool.After that party we went home and waited around to go to another party where we watched the firework show that our city puts on. Our client invited us to come over and watch the fireworks from her two balconies as she has a fabulous view from her home!!!!! It was a great view and we did have a blast!!!! Then on Sunday we went to a Chicago program and spent the night at a great hotel. Came home on Monday afternoon attempted to rest and woke up Tuesday to do some of our home clients!!!! Now it is Wed. and I am exhausted!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Finally we are adding cement to the areas outside where water leaked inside!!!!! This weekend we broke out old concrete and poured new cement.We still have a few more areas to do but are hoping what we did will solve the problem in the mean time. The last straw was a few weeks ago ,there was a tornado warning and we were in the basement w/ our neighbors and the "trouble spot" kept pouring in water. I know we were lucky compared to most people whose whole basement flooded but we have been refinishing our basement and carpeted 3 rooms down there.Luckily the laundry room is the room where the water comes in and it just has a cement floor.I am thinking this weekend we will finish with the cement and finally I will be able to sleep at night during rain storms!!!!!