Friday, January 31, 2014

A few updates.

Y'all.  Someone please tell me where January went?!  Seriously!  What happened to it?

A few weeks ago I told y'all about my deal of the year so far.  The $75 Ikea couch.  It came with a white cover that I tried to dye.  There were some problems.  I thought there might be since the fabric was older and had some stains.  Dye is cheap so I wanted to at least try.  My goal was to get a light blue color but it ended up looking like splotchy denim.  Not really the look I was going for.

So yesterday, I ventured into Houston and got a new cover at Ikea.  A little more expensive than dye but the fabric is a better quality than the basic white cover and the color is perfect.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hey There.

Hey, y'all.  I just wanted to give everyone a quick update.  Hopefully, all of you have stayed safe and warm in this crazy cold weather.  It has been miserable and I am off schedule but I promise I have been working.  Here is what I have been working on.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

DIY Coffee Table

So I know some of you are wondering where I have been all week.  And then there are some of you that probably didn't even realize I have been MIA.  :)

Well, I have been tired. And when I say tired I mean exhausted.  So exhausted I started to go to that crazy place in my mind.  Things started to shut down and quit and I felt like I was on drugs of some sort.  So exhausted I stopped doing push ups at bootcamp to lay in a dirty parking spot of the San Luis Resort because I could not lift myself again.  So exhausted that when I woke up to BLittle sending a work email on his phone from bed at 4am I had thoughts of smothering him with his pillow.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

DIY Dining Room Table Tutorial

Happy Friday Eve!   Today I am going to tell y'all about how I built my table that I showed you in yesterday's post.

This is a what I am calling a semi-tutorial.  The Ana White plans I used are good so you can download and/or print them out here.  This post tells you about some details that aren't in the plans and what I added or did differently.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DIY Dining Room Table

Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday, I told y'all about my office and how messy it was (read about it here).  It is coming along great.  Organizing and purging is extremely time consuming but I made great progress.  I am still not sure about my furniture placement but you can see the top of my dresser and desk!  Also, the closet is now clean and organized.  Hopefully, I can get it finished in the next week.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret

So I have a dirty little secret.  Well, I actually have two.  And they aren't so much dirty as they are messy.  And its not that they are secrets so much as I just haven't posted pictures or talked about them here.

If you have been to my house you have seen one or both.  Today I am going to confess my first secret.  You may want to sit down if you aren't already.

Here it goes.

Deep breath.

This is what my office looks like.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Drexel Dresser Makeovers

Today, y'all get to the pretty makeover of the Drexel Dressers!  The Drexel china cabinet reveal was yesterday, so if you missed you can read about it here.

These dressers allowed me to have a first.  I got to paint something pink!  Pink is not my favorite color, blue is, but here lately things have been painted a blue, a neutral or with a glazed finish.  I love all of those finishes but its nice to do something different every once in a while.

The client for the dressers has twin girls and needed some big storage for clothing.  These dressers are huge so they are perfect for the job.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Drexel China Cabinet Makeover

Happy Wednesday!

Oh my, it's been cold!  This Texas girl can not handle it.  Lows in the 20s and only getting to the low 40s for a high is unbearable to me.  When I am cold my body gets tense and starts to hurt.  My friends give me a hard time for carrying a jacket with me everywhere I go, even in the summer.  I grew up in Southeast Texas (Beaumont area) and now live near Galveston and that is as far north as I can go.  My friends and I joke that we will never live north of I-10...silly Texans.  But seriously, for those of you who are enduring crazy low temps and just unbelievable wind chills, I hope y'all are staying warm and safe.

So because of my cold (illness) last week and the cold (weather) over the weekend and on Monday, I have been playing catch up the last few days trying to get some big projects finished up.  Remember a few months ago, I found 3 amazing Drexel bow front pieces.  If you don't remember, you can read about it here.  Today, I am going to show you the Drexel China Cabinet!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Resolutions & Budgets

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope 2014 is a great year for everyone!

After 5 days of visiting family and family visiting us for Christmas, I had high hopes for this week to get caught up.  It didn't happen.  I posted on Facebook Tuesday, that I caught that annoying cold that's going around.   My favorite things this week that I just can not live (or breathe) without are Mucinex D, Aleve and a box of tissue.

I am a glass half full kind of girl so on a positive note, other than my cold, 2014 has been good so far and hopefully 2014 will be the best yet.  We have some exciting stuff going on this year.  Speaking of, do y'all do resolutions?