Friday, February 8, 2013

Some of This and Some of That

No real tutorial posts, but I have been doing a bunch of projects in the house. Some of the things I've done:

*Painted the living room

*installed a little shelf 3/4 of the way up the wall (also in the living room)

*painted a chevron type wall (in the living room as well)

*got new beds in the girls room

*hung pictures in the living room 

*painted an old clock my mom gave me 

*painted an old frame and added a saying inside

Next up, I'm painting a chalkboard wall in my family room and I need to paint over these horrible deep red/wine colored walls in my kitchen! Trying to get the oomph to do it but I cut my pointer finger up last night making dinner and not really feeling it! Boo. Just over two weeks ago I also tripped down our stairs and beat my foot up pretty good. Do you think these are signs I need to take it easy?? Doesn't matter if they are, I declared to my husband that February was going to be "PROJECT MONTH" and we were going to get stuff done!! ;)

Although I feel good about what we've done so far, I really want to get all the boxes unpacked and it just feels impossible sometimes! I'm going to let you guys in on a little secret (I'm pretending like I have any followers or that anyone reads this at all, it makes me feel better): sometimes I get so sick of craft blogs because the houses are huge and beautiful and have great details and it seems like the bloggers must have an endless supply of money because holy crap, how do they pay for all these projects?!?!

So I'm hoping you can come on a little journey with me. I have a normal house. It was built in the 80's. It has ugly blue carpet upstairs and ugly gray burber carpet downstairs. Its not big at all and it doesn't have a ton of architectural details. Its pretty much just small square rooms and thats it. We don't have a ton of extra cash laying around and so I have to get pretty freaking creative about how to do stuff. And also, the Goodwills around here suck. I mean seriously, they suck. They are ridiculously overpriced and they pretty much have no great crap. I miss Utah's thrift stores like you wouldn't believe. So, if you want to come along with me and see what its like to have to fix up an old ugly house, that maybe is closer looking to yours. I would love that. :)

I'm done with feeling inferior to other crafty type bloggers and I'm not going to compare my house to their's any more, I'm just going to keep plugging away and keep track of what I've done here and hopefully I can help other people in the same boat as me.

And now, for some pictures! 

(please excuse sideways pictures and empty frames, I'm still not done working on it!) ;)

("I crave a love so deep the ocean would be jealous")

If you want any information or tutorials on anything in here, just let me know! Hopefully in February I'll have a lot of stuff to share! 

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