Sunday, September 25, 2011


We have info on the next barn sale! I've been working on some great projects for the sale and can't wait to give you guys some sneak peeks of my inventory!

go to for more information or if you would like to be a vendor.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My union jack rug

I debated about how I was going to do my rug for a while. Should I buy a nice plain rug from ikea and paint it? Should I try and find it used and get it for cheaper than the site? Should I just man up and buy it new from Z Gallerie?

So instead I decided to go to Home Depot and practice my painting skills on something a little cheaper than a rug from ikea. A $10 drop cloth. I've seen people painting drop cloths all over blog land. I even painted a pillow myself a while back here. But I never got up the nerve to do an entire rug.

The day finally came and I actually really love it. So much, in fact, that I don't think I'm going to do it on a rug, I'll just use this drop cloth.

I used the lines that were already in the cloth from the folds to guide me. It was a really easy project and it'll be even easier for you if you learn from my mistakes which are...

1. Don't use a paint brush to paint it on. A roller covered it 10 times faster but I didn't realize this until I was half way done.

2. Makes sure your tape is on really good or it will bleed through the tape lines.

3. It WILL go through the fabric. I have a beautiful new union jack flag painted on my garage floor courtesy of my stupidity.

I wanted the paint colors to be similar but still contrasting. I got a paint sample called porpoise and used the driftwood gray color from my bedroom.

It took about a day to dry all the way. I'll let you know how it holds up to crayons, crackers, and cooties.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

For sale

I'm selling my designer crib. Pick up/ cash only. $350. E-mail me at if interested.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Master bedroom

Well, I finished painting my master bedroom a couple months ago and it took me this long to take pictures. Then problem is, I can't ever seem to find my camera the one day a week that there isn't laundry vomit all over the floor.

I used the Martha Stewart paint color "Driftwood Gray". I had them color match it to Glidden paint though because in my experience, Martha Stewart paint is really thin and takes way more coats to cover than Glidden.

Here's a bunch of pictures so you don't have to hear me (read me? whatever.) talk anymore...

I'm still looking for a bench, rug and table and chair to go in the bedroom. I also plan on framing out the gigantic mirror in my bathroom and replacing the flooring in both rooms with wood look tile. And of course installing thick crown molding and base boards. Some day...