This is what I spent hours doing yesterday: Can you tell? I actually don't have any before pictures, but I kind of feel like these should be the before pictures... Isn't that sad? The reality is that I needed to clear off our back porch because we are having a wedding at our house this weekend. Yes. That's what I said. A wedding. And, on a different note, since we do not have a garage, workshop, or basement (oh, how I envy all you people who live in different parts of the country/world ... Read More about The Shed: Before and After?
Here is my new favorite corner in the master bedroom: I recently painted the master white; I have never painted a room white. It's just not really my thing. Until. now. I'm loving how bright and clean it makes the room. But I have been missing the contrast between the wall color and trim color, so I decided to bring a little back. As I explained in my recent post on choosing paint sheen, our master bedroom has only one window which faces east but is blocked from direct light by the ... Read More about A Gray Area: Painting Trim
Welcome to Part 3 of my "I am a Painter" series! If you are new here, please be sure to check out parts 1 and 2 for more great tips and ideas: Part 1: How I Roll Part 2: Choosing Color This installment of "I am a Painter" will address the question of sheen. Typically, paint comes in the following spectrum (from most matte to most shiny): flat---->eggshell---->satin---->semi-gloss---->gloss Some companies have variations (for example, Sherwin Williams now combines their ... Read More about I am a Painter: choosing sheen
I'm sure there are plenty out there who will disagree with me, but as a mother of two boys, I often feel like decorating for girls is way easier. Add some frills, some bows, some pom poms, some flowers... and you're good. Not so with boys. Nevertheless, I was pleased with how my son's recent three-year-old birthday party turned out. I tried to keep it simple. I already shared about the chalkboard fire chief helmets and the rescue water buckets that were given as favors. I used the ... Read More about A Smokin’ Hot Fire Truck Birthday Party
Well, I've taken the plunge... Very uncharacteristically of me, I've painted our bedroom white. Via OK, so that's not actually our bedroom (honestly, I understand it belongs to Jessica Simpson). It is stunning, though, isn't it? And yes, those of you keeping track, I did just paint my husband's office this week, as well. Am I a glutton for punishment or what? Actually, I really do enjoy painting (be sure to read the first and second installments of my series on painting), but ... Read More about White Out: A Master Bedroom Makeover