Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's the little things..Makeover Monday#3

I've slowly been making over my house, redecorating to suit my current tastes.

Seems obvious, doesn't it? After all, I'm the one who lives here.

Gone is the red dining room, the beige kitchen, the green living room and every other room a different color. Ugh! What was I thinking?

Every room is slowly coming together. One wall at a time. I had plans to completely remodel my kitchen using IKEA this summer, I had made the models, measured for cabinets, and chosen the drawer pulls.

But then life happened, I had to have surgery and paying for that (my insurance really bites) totally blew my budget.  I no longer can afford to remodel this summer, it will have to wait until I save up again. Drats!

Not one to have any kind of patience (even though I teach my Kinder/1st graders this every day) I decided for a little paint job.

My kitchen started out like this..

The Price of Indecision..

For the last two weeks a neighbor had an old 60s era record player cabinet out at the end of their drive way.  I hemmed and hawed trying to decide if I wanted to go find out about it.  You see I have an extensive record collection but no record player.  I miss listening to my old albums and would love to be able to play them again.  I also inherited a bunch of albums from my grandmother (think Elvis and Laurence Welk) that I would love to listen to.

It kind of looked like this one..

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Mirror And A Movie...

First off, let me say I'm obsessed with finding stuff on Craigslist..

Please tell me I'm not the only one. 

Please tell me that you also spend hours shuffling through millions hundreds of pictures searching for the perfect hutch/buffet/table/dresser to make over for fun to furnish your home.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Let there be light..Makeover Monday #2

Happy Monday!!

Every weekend I find myself adding things to my list of projects to complete in and around my house. I literally walk through my house and stop in each room and think, "what needs to be done in here?" It's never ending, right? Just when I cross off one item, I add three more. One of these days I'll have to document photograph my house to show all the progress I've made. I'll add that to the list..

Moving on..

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thrifty Thursday..

So today was my first trip to a Goodwill Store..

I know, I know what kind of thrifty person am I if I haven't been to Goodwill Store?!?

Before heading to Goodwill, I decided to drop by my local IKEA for a visit to my favorite kitchen. ( Does anyone else do this? Remodeling my kitchen is big on my "wants list" but I need a really affordable option and I hear great things about IKEA kitchens and followed Rhoda at Southern Hospitality and her journey remodeling her home.  She's doing a wonderful job and she has great taste! One day soon I hope to chronicle that same journey for you..)