Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Mantle

Finally I have a mantle, but can't decide to stain or paint after all the decisions while building. I've looked at tons of pictures with both finishes, but still just can't decide!

All my items on my mantle are just things I had around the house already. The pumpkins were last year clearance that I painted. My sweet neighbor let me cut some of her bush for my vase and even my husband contributed with some of his deer antlers.  Happy Fall to all!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Things that make me go WOW!!!

Master shower , it also has a rain shower head and my boys love it so no more fussing at bath time they now run to the  shower!!lol

master shower with pebble tile floor
Kitchen tongue and groove ceiling

Front door ( I love craftsman style)

I love cedar shake shingles, but shh these are James Hardie shake shingles and I had to add the brackets!!!
P.S. the yellow posts are supposed to be dove white like the rest of the trim, but we can't seem to get the painter back here to finish!!!

Master bedroom ceiling
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A few new things!

I thought I would post about a few new things around here, of course all are clearance finds!!! 

I am the clearance Queen!!!
I love this little birdie container from Kirklands, unfortunately so do my boys and I'm  constantly worried they will break it!!! That tray comes from Dollar General long ago and I so wish I would have bought the oval one too!!!

This table comes from and I patiently waited and watched until it went on final clearance!

A new pillow from Kirklands clearance aisle, the one behind the zebra print!

This rug is from Lowes and the gentleman that had to get it down for me said the price was $79, but if  I wanted it I could have it for $60 and I said SOLD!!!

This is the third cloche I buy and I found it at Hobby Lobby and I was so excited because it was  1/2 off  and  I paid so much more for the other two I bought off of ebay that my kids broke!! I'm really happy that they are carrying these now and the girl said every other week the glass is half off!

We finally got some bamboo shades hung in the breakfast room and I love them!!! These curtains will be moving to the dining room so I'm on the hunt for some to fit this space and a rod that works in that corner!

So that's it for today, soon I'll be posting some of the projects I've been working hard on!!

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Thrifty shopping!!!

Today I decided to share some of my thrifty shopping this past week and since we just finished building my budget is almost nothing! Still I must confess I've always loved thrifty shopping it excites me to find something I love and not pay full price!!!

This clearance find is for my daughters room and because the glass was broken I got it for $9 at Hobby Lobby!
 I needed some lamps and what I could find was so expensive so I stopped by a thrift store in town and found these for $5! I just need to find some thrifty shades now!
 This mirror I found in another thrift store in town and let me say he was very proud of his prices, but I just kept checking back with him until he finally came down! He wanted $40 to begin and I got it for $15, it's very heavy and has it's original mirror. I needed it for our powder room so it will be painted either glossy white or silver.
This mirror will be for my master bedroom and I got it at Hobby Lobby it was marked down from $99 to $20 and the girl  gave me another 10% off! I'm not sure about the color though!

This find was from Hobby Lobby clearance aisle, it's original price was $59 marked down to $12,  but I got it for $9 and I'm a happy camper because I always wanted one of these for a fireplace mantle and now I have two mantles to decorate!
I'm thinking of giving it a color wash in a cream  or gray, what do you think? See those cabinets they have to primed and painted to go on either side of my fireplace, I'll post pics when there done!

Well that's it for today I'm off to do some painting!!!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Master not yet Mastered!!!

Today over at Kelly's Korner it's show your Master bedroom so here it is, but beware it's not complete!
 The master of course it's not yet done, the doors still have to be painted and knobs need to be put on! The door on the right goes to the bathroom and on the left goes to the living room.
I'm tired of the big bulky armoire so it will probably be sold in the big garage sale I'm gearing up for. I really want a dresser to fill that wall that is not too deep and maybe paint it a soft gray.
 We still just have temporary window coverings so today I am going shopping to see if I can find anything to fit these windows that I like. I'm thinking of doing some stencil painting on some drop cloths, but for inside the window I'm undecided right now.
The ceiling was lots of work, but I love it!
 My side of the bed, I'm on the hunt for new lamps for both our nightstands.
 My husband's side of the bed, did you notice I get the remote!
 The doorknobs I choose and got them on clearance!...yes I know my hubs only put two of the screws in so far!
We haven't hung anything on the walls just yet, but I going to either hang a large initial wood cutout or the three canvases I ordered from the beach photos I took.

Well that's it hope you enjoy looking around!!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

My new kitchen in progress!!!

 So today is show your kitchen over on Kelly's Korner so here we go with my new kitchen. We just moved in and still have a few things for the builder to do.
 I love the contrast between the beams and ceiling.
 I know my cabinet maker thought I was crazy when I gave him the drawing of how I wanted my custom hood made, but now he sees my vision!
 Awe my farmhouse sink, I dreamed of bathing my babies in one of these for so long unfortunately I don't think we will have anymore babies.
 You can see the desk area off to the right in this shot and the door to the screen porch which has my husbands man kitchen.
 This shot is from the breakfast area and I am still hunting for the perfect stools. I just noticed you can also see the mop by the coffee bar. This mom of two boys has to mop on a daily basis so I never quite make it to the laundry room to put it up!

 This chandelier was the first purchase that I made and it was on clearance! Also in this shot is our temporary curtains to block the afternoon sun while eating supper. We are shopping for bamboo shades for this area.
 The breakfast area looking from the island and yes only one set of windows has curtains for now! These country french chairs are unfinished right now because after all the decisions on this house I can't seem to decide if I want to stain or paint these!
 This all fridge/all freezer was a big want for us because my husband is big hunter and we always have lots of deer meat to store so no more walking to the shop for meat! I also should say I got an awesome deal on it because of a tiny dent that no one ever notices! The display area above has the tongue and groove because we wanted to use up all we had left and I choose to stain it for a different look.
This is my husband's coffee bar, but I get to clean it of course!
I really wanted the herringbone back splash, but it's not as visible as I hoped.
This piece is not finished it's supposed to look like a china cabinet, but the doors are not done yet. The hallway to the right leads to the garage, laundry, mudroom, powder room and pantry is right around the corner ( that open door).

So there is our kitchen hope you enjoy looking around!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My living room still under construction!

I haven't blogged in a long while, but I thought I would join in on Kelly's home tour today. 
 This pic is looking from my front entry. Don't you just love those temporary curtains? I am trying to find some bamboo roman shades, but not having any luck with the length of these windows a whopping 84 inches! The wall with the two transom doorways leads to the kitchen and is still  not painted due to the builder shooting a nail through the water pipes and the flooring and wall had to be repaired!!...yes that was a nightmare that still hasn't ended!
This wall is what you see looking in from the kitchen and of course the only thing on the wall right now is the beloved deer heads and by that I mean they are only beloved by my husband!!! Of course we are still waiting for our builder to come install our mantle and the two custom cabinets I designed that will go on either side of the fireplace.
The doorway on this wall leads to our master bedroom and bathroom.
This shot is looking from the massive windows to our front entry. You can also see the pocket doors and moldings that have not been painted yet. These doors lead to our dining room that at the moment is holding all the unpacked boxes.
For this wall I'm looking for two big comfy chairs, I've always wanted some with a tufted back.
Oh yeah I forgot we still don't have our hearth stone yet either as you can clearly see in this picture. So there you have it and it still has lots of finishing touches left to do. I'm looking forward to finding some great deals to decorate and furnish this huge new home that God has blessed us with!