September 18, 2014

Our 1970's House Makeover Part 10: The Dining Room Reveal!

Our 1970's House Makeover Part 10: The Dining Room Reveal! How one blogger turned her outdated 1970's house into a home she loves...one little step at a time! Love this!
Hey ya'll!
So, the dining room is finally finished. It feels like it took a lifetime to piece together, but nonetheless, it's done. And I'm so excited to finally be able to share all of the little details with you. 
I was tempted to type out a little warning for you, telling you that this is a very long post filled with very weird pictures and very weird stories, but then I realized that my entire blog is that. 

And then I kinda felt like hiding.

But, anyways, enjoy!

September 11, 2014

DIY Gold and Silver Magnets

Hey ya'll!!
So, this is the easiest little project ever...DIY gold and silver alphabet magnets. 

They're quick, they're cheap, they're really cute, and if you're anything like me, they'll make you act like you just learned how to spell and you're really excited about it. 
For like a week. 
And I totally got this idea here. So, Michael deserves all the credit for these. I am but a mere magnet copier who just wants to share her joy with the people.

August 28, 2014

Our 1970's House Makeover Part 9: The Office Makeover

Hey ya'll! If you've been following along lately, you know I've been spending most of my free time* finishing the office. And I finally feel like it's decent enough to share. Kinda.
*Free time = that one weekend in August when I wasn't traveling to visit family/friends or traveling with Jesse for his work. For those of you who've been curious, Jesse is part of a media startup and the more it's grown, the more frequently he travels. And I go with him because it's just a great opportunity to spend time together, travel, read books (a passion I totally forget I have unless I'm stranded in a car), stay in a comfy hotel room, and eat multiple breakfasts at Cracker Barrel. 
Plus, I just kinda hate being home alone, which I fully blame on Macauley Culkin, circa 1990.

August 14, 2014

How To Make Gold Leaf Art (Round Two)!

Hey ya'll! 
I just got back from Michigan on Tuesday (more on that later), and I was finally able to put the finishing touches on a little art project I've been working on.

This isn't my first attempt at gold leaf art (you might remember this one or this one), but I really wanted to make a larger piece with some hints of pink and purple for the office.

August 1, 2014

How To Paint Furniture With Oil Paint

Hey ya'll! So, I've been traveling around like a crazy person all summer long. I've been home about three out of eight weekends, and my projects have totally taken a backseat. I have a very obvious pattern that repeats itself each year: I see ALL the people and do ALL the things all summer long, and then every winter I hermit myself until the sun comes back out...leaving me plenty of time to do all the things I avoided all summer.
So, we're not freaking out about the summer slump. Lassie WILL come home. Eventually.