July 17, 2014

50 Budget Decorating Tips You Should Know!


50 Amazing Budget Decorating Tips Everyone Should Know! I especially love #4!
Hey ya'll. So, this renovation that I've been snailing my way through is finally on the home stretch. I've been painting and installing trim and doors for nearly 6 weeks now, and I think I might actually be finished by this time next week. I'll be sharing all of the details about what I've been up to very soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to take a minute to recap some of the best budget decorating ideas that I've come up with in the past 2 years before we started the renovation.

July 4, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Petting Zoo.

Hey ya'll! 

I wasn't planning on posting this week since we have some family staying with us and a few activities planned for the holidays, but I was going through some pictures on my phone this morning and decided to share a few funny tidbits from the week with you.
Happy Fourth of July....here's an awkward post about two pudgy cats and a Rat Terrier. 
My gift to you.

June 25, 2014

Our 1970's House Makeover Part 8: The Living Room Updates

Hey ya'll. 
I'm drawing a blank.
So, I'm going to fill up this little space next to the tiny picture with non-important words so that we can quickly get to the meat of the post and talk like normal people.

Because sometimes I have a million things to tell you, but my brain jams up when faced with an introductory paragraph.

New rule: Virginia is occasionally excused from introductory paragraphs and can instead just quote Lionel Richie lyrics or take a picture of her hand. I'll save those options for later.

June 12, 2014

How To Paint Furniture with Chalk Paint (and how to survive a DIY disaster).

How To Paint Furniture with Chalk Paint (and how to survive a DIY disaster). Love this!
Hey ya'll. So remember the $50 Craigslist dresser I found last month for my TV stand project? And remember how I said I was going to stain it? 
Well, my first attempt at staining a dresser was a total fail. I spent two weeks on this thing, stripping it, staining it, hating it, painting it three different colors, and ultimately saving the day with some new chalk paint.
Welcome to the latest episode of disaster blog.

June 3, 2014

Our 1970's House Makeover Part 7: The Painted Door & Stair Rail



Hey ya'll! So, remember a month ago when I debuted the new stair rail? Well, I truly thought I would be able to get everything painted in a week or so. And then it basically took me a month to get it all finished. 
It's ridiculous, I know.

I've come to accept that this will never be a blog that makes things look quick and easy.
Welcome to the opposite blog. Take off your shoes. Stay awhile. Enjoy the disaster that unfolds in every post.

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