Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Succulents and milk glass

Remember my last post about the milk glass I found and my plans to plant some succulents in them? Well this morning that's what me and the 2 older boys did...



I bought 6 different kinds of succulents,...sorry I forgot to take note of which one got planted where... some potting soil, and grabbed my milk glass finds, and my kids little shovels (they were a better size for this):



I love the end result:





I even tucked some moss in to hide the dirt (like the Nester):







It adds the perfect touch of green to the room, don't you think? The entire project cost me about $25:



We have more "gardening" plans for the boys to plant their own herb garden this weekend, we can't wait to have fresh basil for homemade pesto sauce!

Now to figure out what color to paint that table...

~Megan





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Monday, May 17, 2010

This weekend's thrift finds

While browsing through one the local Goodwills and Habitat for Humanity Restore I came across a few milk glass pieces to add to my collection...




all under $3 each... the large hob nob piece was only 84 cents!




I want to plant some succulents in them to add some greenery to the room...


(via nesting place)


You might notice the yellow table they are sitting on...



This was a table I stocked for over a month at a flea market down the street from us. I decided to go in with an offer, it said to make one, so I offered $55 and she took it! Originally they were trying to sell it for $129.




I think I will end up painting it but not sure what color yet, maybe a creamy white or a french blue color with some new antique bronze hardware...

~Megan


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Flea market frame turned chalkboard

What do you get when you add these items all together?



You get a fun and large magnetic chalkboard!



I found the frame at my local flea market and paid $15 for it, the paint we already had and my hubby was able to get some sheet metal cut to size from work...



I loved how old the frame looked (not sure it's exact age) and decided to keep the imperfections and chipped areas just as they were...it shows it's character...



This picture shows just how big it is on the wall...



And how cute are my homemade magnets on it?...






I love the way it turned out and think it is the perfect addition to our dining room/my craft room... now I can announce what's for dinner as well as any ideas that come to me for design!...




~Megan


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Kids footprint art

I love how little my kids' feet are, and everything else... oh how I wish they would just stay little! So to preserve the cuteness of thier feet now I decided to do some footprint art with them...

I bought a 3-pack of 5x7 canvases and had the boys pick out what color they wanted (out of a smaller selection that I chose so they would go with the rest of our decor), and then the fun began.



I had the two big boys step onto a paper plate covered in each of thier designated colors and then helped them step down onto the canvas to create thier one of a kind footprint... the baby's foot I painted with a foam brush, while he was sleeping, and then pressed it onto a canvas...



It was not only fun for all of us but it is something that I will treasure forever and a way to remember years from now, just how small they each used to be!



~Megan

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reupholstering a thrift store chair

I recently came across this chair at one of my local Goodwills.




I loved the lines of it but wasn't too crazy about the seat fabric...so I chose some fabric from my stash and recovered it...




For now I like the wood the color that it is, but I may paint it something else in the future...



I almost forgot the best part... it only cost me $5.99, the price for the chair, because the fabric I already had!

~Megan

Some recent HomeGoods finds

In a recent trip to HomeGoods, I came across a few really cute stuff that I couldn't resist...unfortunately I didn't come home with what I went there for...



Lately I've been gravitating towards orange. I've decided that will be the accent color in my kitchen. I have some unexpected fun in store for these guys here...



My aunt bought us this as a house warming present, it called to me in the store (it's a lot more deeper of an orange than the picture shows, more like the orange in the collander above... here it is showing up more pastel looking)...



And for the boys'/guest bathroom, I fell in love with this shower curtain. Even though it's more of a girly/adult pattern, I figured the dark blue made up for it and it could be used in a bathroom belonging to 3 boys...




What treasures have you found recently at your local HomeGoods?



~Megan

The big boys' room

For a little while the big boys' room was clean, so I thought I would snap some pictures during this rare occasion. The majority of it is finished. I would still like to get a few more accessories...maybe those old fashioned cars and planes that HomeGoods sells...



Personalized artwork and pillows make each of the boys' beds their own...










And of course all good superheroes need a place to hang their cape at the end of the day...






The boys love it and I'm pretty happy with it too.


The dressers were bargain finds at IKEA. The style was changing so these (the old style) were on clearance in the AS IS section for only $33 a piece (there is another one in the closet). They are a little modern for my taste as well as for the direction of the room, but I have an idea so they fit better with the room that I hope to accomplish in the near future...



~Megan

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

bedroom dressers get a makeover

Our master bedroom dressers were in desperate need of a makeover. They used to be my sisters growing up and then went I went off to college they were given to me to use. They started off white and then when I was given them I covered them with tissue paper for a textured look and painted them a golden tan color.


A few years later after my husband and I were married I decided to paint them white again, leaving the tissue texture still on them, and then paint a racing stripe in a khaki tan color on them thinking they would go into our first son's bedroom after we move. They stayed this way up until a few days ago. I decided to peel and sand all of the tissue paper off and repaint them to put in our bedroom once again. (You can see the hardware was not matching and some was missing due to other dresser projects that stole the hardware that once adorned these)...


They are now a rich shade of gray (Sherwin Williams Attitude Gray), with new antiqued brass hardware:


They are much more classier and sophisticated with their new look and go much better with the rest of our bedroom...


Wouldn't you say?






Our bedroom is now almost complete, hopefully there will be a complete room reveal soon.

I still have some more projects in mind that need to be done before I'm off maternity leave, both involving some recent flea market finds...

~Megan

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