Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Repurposed Clothing

Apparently I am on a sewing kick, and I have tons of clothes in my closet that I never wear!!
Excuse the terrible Iphone pictures and that I forgot to take before pictures!!
This shirt was a plain long sleeve shirt
The bow is removable.
This was a plain red t-shirt. I love it now!!
Next time I'll try to use my real camera!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DIY Clothing

Shirt was a sister hand-me-down so this cost me $0
I saved $47.99 + Shipping

This dress was super short!!!! This is about the only time I wore it
So I made it a shirt!!
I'm now addicted to Pinterest, thanks sister!! Check mine out....

Monday, August 22, 2011


Take a look at this beautiful molding my dad did!!!
It's so pretty it makes my heart melt and now it's even prettier because the in-laws came this weekend and helped us paint!! After we were done JRP and I just stood in our bedroom, in awe of how this once ugly, ugly, ugly room is now one of our favorites!
We also painted the kitchen!!! I wanted just a hint of color, so I picked out this color that I thought it would be just the hint we needed, but it was more like a shock of color!!!! It looked like a teenage girl's room! It was BRIGHT!!!!
So I took the trim paint (white) and mixed it to tone it down!
And it turned into this....
It was worth painting it 4 times I love it!!
We also picked out all the walls and ceiling colors!!!
And we are going with stripes in the living room!!!! I can't wait!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

White, Striped, Zig-Zagged, or Yellow?

JRP and I have been discussing our ceiling colors for our living room for weeks!!
We need some advice! PLEASE HELP!!!
I hate white ceilings! I think they are boring, boring, boring!!!
So I thought yellow might be pretty, but JRP thinks its overwhelmingly bright!

Keep in mind our decor:

Here are some examples of yellow ceilings:
Tell me what you think we should do!

I LOVE the stripes or zig-zags, but it would be sooooooo much work and JRP said I have to do it by myself!!!

These are the colors that we are going with in our house!
What should we do?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Love/Hate Relationship

The house and I have a love/hate relationship big time.
When we bought the house I LOVED it.

I loved the fireplace, the 80 year old molding, the original hard wood floors, and the original hardware on most of the door.

Then I hated the house when we started doing demo.
I hated the dust. I hated the plaster. I hated the bathroom tile. I hated the 1920's electricity. I especially hated the duct taped together plumbing. I hated that every choice I made I felt like was the wrong choice, like the outside color of paint. I hated dealing with the historical district. I even started hating the molding and the original hardware on the doors because what was missing couldn't be replaced!

Now I have started to fall in love again. I'm in love with the new molding that my dad put up to match the 80 year old ones in the living room. I love the paint that we are putting on the cabinets. I love how we demoed the house now that the dust is gone and so are the walls. I love the new drywall everywhere. I love the wood floor we discovered under the tile in the kitchen. I especially love that it is almost done!!!!! Pictures to come soon!!