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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chair Crazy

The other night while I was painting my dinning room chairs on the kitchen table, 
my husband walked in the room.

Me, "I know you think I am crazy to paint my BRAND NEW chairs, but I want them to be white."
Mr. M. said, "honey, I don't think you are crazy.  I KNOW YOU ARE CRAZY!  Whatever makes you happy."

I love this man.

You see, I did just get four new dinning chairs in the mail last week.
I love the shape and the cost.
Not so much the color.

I already knew I was going to slipcover the seats. 
 Three young kids, slipcovers are the only way to keep me sane. 

So, I got out my favorite paint and so far two chairs down and two to go.

See!  Already with one coat of paint the chair looks better.

Would you be brave enough to paint brand new chairs if you were not in love with the color but loved the style?

Or am I the only crazy one here?

Sisters are not allowed to answer!

Random drawings.

I found a picture on the kitchen table when I was painting this morning.

Looks like a certain little brother may be just as talented as his older brother.
Mason, the 6 year old, drew a mouse from one of his reading books, top pictures.
Chase, the 10 year old, decided he should show him how to really do it, lower picture.

Never a dull moment in this house.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Purple for a Little Girl

Now that the study room floor is done, we are on to the next project.
Wood is ordered.
And waiting patiently in the hallway.
Old carpeting is ripped up.

Most of the furniture is out.
The big iron beast is last to go.

A little girl is excited because her room is next on the list.
We want the room to be able to transition into a teen room with minor changes.
She is excited to be having her own little slumber party in the basement while we work on her floor.

Le Vele Wish Full / Queen 4 Piece Duvet Cover Set


I was surprised when I showed her this picture and she loved the bedding.
Her room is already painted a very pale purple.
My plan is to keep the color just paint another coat to make it clean and fresh again, and of course all of the trim will be repainted white again.

I am on the look out for a chair to slipcover.
A new/used desk and desk chair.
They will be painted dark purple.

The wood floor will not be stained, we will only put couple coats of poly on, so if we change our minds and want to paint a pattern we can.

We are still looking for a rug that will bring all of the room colors together.

Then comes the hallway.
I still love my painted walls so I will be staining the floor same as the downstairs floors.

Then, the boys room.

Cue the Jaws music.

Two boys=
Lots of Legos.

Friday, March 1, 2013

We're Not Irish, but I Still Love Green

I worked on the living room mantel yesterday while home with a sick little guy.
I traded in the red books for some green ones.
Nope, we are not Irish.
But, I do love green.

For St. Patrick's day the kids find trails of gold chocolate coins.
This year I am going to try something a little different.
If you MOUSTACHE it will involve a green marker.

When I was a kid, my dad would paint shamrocks on our faces for the day.
I think my mom also made some kind of Irish dinner that I still don't like.

One of my favorite indoor garden angels.

Baby tears in ironstone.
Love the plant but it seems I tend to over water it, so each year I get a new one.
The moss M I made several years ago.
You can make one too with a letter and some sheet moss from Michael's.

You may have noticed I went with simple.
Books again, and other greens I could find around the house.
I went to a local nursery last week and stocked up on several new ivy for spring.
Green, white and silver.
One of my favorite combinations.

How about you? 
Do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day?

I am joining Courtney from French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.  
Let me say, if you have never visited her blog, you must, you must.
I am also joining Debra from Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday, who is always has incredible displays in her home.
And my last party of the day is with Cindy from My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
If you can think of a party I am missing, please let me know.
When I get home, my cocktail glass will be waiting.