3 projects; 1 post. Tackling the foyer.

Would you believe me if I said I checked off THREE more projects from my to-do list?! Well, guess what? I did. For realz. I have now checked Projects 17, 18, and 22 off my list. What? Oh, you want to know what those projects are?! Okay, sure I'll elaborate. I have finished: Project 17: Replace light fixture in foyer. Project 18: Finish painting foyer. Project 22: Replace light bulb on front porch. Project 22 is a no-brainer so I don't have any "after" pictures for you. But Projects 17 & 18 were quite the ordeal, so I've got loads of photos of the process to … [Read more...]

ORB candlesticks

FINALLY!! I've used the beloved ORB again! (Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint by Rustolium) I have this space, kinda like a window I guess, in between the dining room (the ugly gold & purple walls that you see) and the entry way. Isn't my little Kinsey just such a cutie-patootie? Anyway, I gathered up several candlesticks I had around the house to display in this open space. I've got cream candles to go on top but for the holidays I bought some silver ones at IKEA. They totally clash though - especially with the silver candles on top. So I went back to my roots, … [Read more...]

ORB to the rescue. Painting a mini dresser.

This adorable little two-drawer wooden box came from Goodwill. Goodwill?! Don't act too surprised peeps. U know how I feel about thrift stores... Love them :D In case this looks familiar to you, I originally blogged about this in my Keepin' Myself Busy post. First things first - clean any item before you paint it! See that sticky stuff on top of the box? That's where the Goodwill price tag was. Cue in the Goo Gone. Goo Gone removes any sticky residue left from price tags, etc. I also used a damp rag to wipe it off. Now I'm ready to paint! One last before … [Read more...]

Hanging plant container

A few weeks ago I blogged about finding a bunch of random stuff at Goodwill. One of the items I found was this plant container: I loved the shape of it and I really liked the texture design on the front but I was not loving the color and I definitely was not feeling the little colored rocks glued to it. (Do you like my cloche in the background?) I guessed that with a good coating of spray paint this plant holder would look pretty good. If not, well it was only a buck or so anyway! I washed it up and scrubbed it really good with a toothbrush to get it ready for painting. First I spray … [Read more...]