Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ikea Face Life

We've all seen this Ikea chandy. And who doesn't love it? It's an inexpensive look - alike for a lot of other chandeliers out there.

I've seen it painted a gold, which I think is a fabulous idea. Or how about soft yellow for a nusery, or hot pink for a tween?

Or what about a complete face lift? Jenny at Little Green Notebook, ingeniously took the daisy chandelier and turned it into her own version of a sputnik. It's is a must see!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Garage Entry

Every home needs a command center. The place where everything gets written down, pinned, and collected - mail, bills, homework. Despite its narrow dimensions, I decided to make our garage entry the command center for our family. It's where we enter the house, so it's naturally a good dumping place.

Several months ago I dyed a rug for the entry, and the last few months I've been working on somethings to further help organize the space.

Fabric lined, hanging file folders for mail and homework.

And a bulletin board for messages, the calendar, and things I want to remember.

I took the bulletin board out of my playroom and gave it an easy makeover with some chalkboard paint and scrapbook stickers.

It may get it's frame painted, but I'm in no hurry to decide that.

I also removed the key hooks from our old and unused mail holder and screwed them into the bulletin board. I love that I can deposit keys and mail right when I walk in the door.

I used a black permanent marker to clean up my edges.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's been over a month since I last posted anything! My little unexpected surprise kept me tired and hesitant of spray paint, and since just about every project on my list involves spray was easy to just step away from it all and save it for another time.

Sadly, a couple of weeks ago, my unexpected surprise ended as unexpectedly as it began. I've found that the saying, "Time heals all wounds" is true...and that picking up a can of spray paint helps, too. :)

I'm getting back in the swing of things and will hopefully have some projects finished soon!