Saturday, February 27, 2010

science fair, media cabinet and eating

We are have been busy...our son is doing a baking soda/vinegar volcano, we had media cabinet built and made an improvement in the dining area of our eat in kitchen... :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Before and After- Master Bedroom- Board and Batten

This is our bedroom BEFORE!!

This is during the the boards/battens up when I realized I
was 1 batten short... so a quick trip to Lowes and I was back up to nailing and
glueing it up

This is my son as we started painting everything white

This is it done!! It is approx. 6 1/2 feet tall as the battens are 6 feet tall and the board
is 5 1/2 inches wide

I love it, but would love your opinions... :)

Valentines Day is here......and I decided if a room needed to be done it was our bedroom!! So, Wednesday, I took the kids to Lowes and bought the materials for doing a board and batten wall behind our was a surprise for my hubby and I am pretty happy it turned out and was finished about an hour before he got home on Thursday....and he actually likes it :) Enjoy and let me know if you like it?
Cost: $30 lumber (used mdf 1x2s and 1x 5s :))
$2 finishing nails
$5 wood glue
$2 spackle
Used leftover ceiling white paint.. (used less than a quart) and a roller/brush that I
already had
So, less than $50 I have a feature wall and headboard and added some architecture to our bedroom...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Before and After-Kitchen Corner

Ok, so I wanted to do something to my kitchen and since I couldn't do cabinets or
countertops yet....I did the next thing paint and reuse......
I had a couple shelves from about 10 years...barn plates and black paint.....
Here is the shelves.....

Here is the process of painting......

Here is my old kitchen island that now is sitting in a corner of my kitchen holding
extra pot, extra food, etc.. the top was in really poor shape!! and I had
sanded it down and it was still looking pretty bad...

Here is the top painted black and my Uppercase Living To Do Chalboard

Here it is all finished!! What do you think???

The canisters were sitting next to the fridge hidden but I think I like it visible...flour, oats, and sugar....oh I did use poly on the top of the island and shelves to keep them looking nice.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

a big ole barn star

Yep, we got a barn star....saw one in the PB catalog and LOVED it,but at a price I did not.
sooo, went to one of my favorite places...Ebay and found it for way less than half price..
We got it in today and it was even shipped in a cool box!! and I put it together and LOVE
it even more!! If my sweet husband wasn't sick, my little boy and little girl wasn't sick,and
my sweet baby girl asleep in my lap... it would be up on the wall...oh well, when they are feeling better...hopefully tomorrow...I will see if we can put it on the wall.
UPDATE: 2-10-10: Here is a photo of them :)