Monday, December 16, 2013

Dollar Tree

Random Monday post here!    Looking for a new iPhone5 case?!   Thanks to a tip from one of my girlfriends, I checked out our local Dollar Tree.  How cute are these?

That's great news for my daughter who has a 5. I am still using the iPhone4 and their selection for those is not as great.  But $1 for a new phone cover is a deal.  They also had some ipad cases & other accessories.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pinterest Dinner

I love Pinterest, especially for recipes. Over this past weekend, we had an easy & fun family (Pinterest) kind of dinner.  This is what we served:

Strawberry Spinach Salad
Broccoli Casserole
Drunkin Chickens :)

We also had baked potatoes but no need to Pinterest that.
For dessert, we had this & it was awesome!

Oreo Dessert

How about you? Any Pinterest food recommendations?

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Going darker!

I mentioned last week that I was doing some painting lately.  Since most of my house is now a light gray, I decided to go a little darker in our dining room and use a charcoal gray.  I used Benjamin Moore Gunmetal in a flat finish. Here are a couple before shots:


Paint is such an easy quick way to update a room.
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, September 27, 2013

When painting....

I've been doing a little painting in my dining room lately and wanted to mention one of my favorite tools. See this? Best $4 ever spent.

It's the Teflon paint tray. Why is it so great? Because you can use it over & over again and it's really easy clean up.

Let the paint sit overnight in the tray to dry & then just peel off the paint.  

Not all of the paint comes off, but no problem. Clean it with a scrubby pad!

That's my paint tip of the day.  I ♥  paint. 
Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chrome Changes

Hi there! Random blogger post today.   Did you go to your computer today and Chrome looked different? Not sure why mine did, but it changed to this where it has the google bar above my apps.

 I wanted to change it back to my old view which looks like this:

If this happened to you as well, click here for a video instructing you how to change back to the old!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Martha Craft Paints

I saw this on Pinterest the other day and thought it sounded like a fun, quick project.


 The Martha Stewart craft paints are available at Michael's and are around $1.99 each.  Lots of colors available too.  After washing/drying the bottom of the glasses, I used a cotton ball to apply the paint.  Using your finger works just as well as the paint washes off easy. Dry upside down overnight.

I find so many really nice wine glasses at Goodwill for under $1 so if this didn't turn out, no problem.  I like how they turned out!  
Love fun (quick) projects!

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Loving this home outlet!

If you are local to the Cincinnati area, we have a new outlet in town.  Bargains & Buyouts  also has an Ebay store.  I recently found a new living room medallion rug!  This place is a hit or miss. You never know what they will have in stock. That's the fun of it!

I also found this black & white chevron rug there a while ago!

If local, give it a try.  Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Updated Sun room

This sun room is off the back of our house and we love it. But, It was time for an update. Here are some before pics:

This was a project we started a few weeks back. The metal tables have been sold and so have the curtains. Yah for Craigslist!!    We installed tile on the carpeted step that the dog messed up by pulling up the fibers. Nice!   I have since finished painting the rest of the doors white too:

I painted over the yellow with some gray paint from the great room project and painted the molding that had yet to get the white treatment:

The old faded cushions were recovered with this indoor/outdoor fabric:

Robert Allen Baja Awning Marine

And the dining chairs were also recovered with more indoor/outdoor fabric:

Robert Allen Indoor/Outdoor Baja Ogee Marine

New white leather couch.....

White Leather Casino sofa

And a few 'after' shots.
   I found this table (along with 2 end tables that I am going to use elsewhere) at the Ashley Outlet center here in town:

The other 2 end tables were found at a resale store here in town.  
Loving the new dining chairs. 

And the finished room:

Glad to have this project complete.
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gold Fireplace Screens

I love the things available at Horchow. Usually out of my price range, but still pretty none the less.  For example, their gold fireplace screens are so unique: looking around my house, I really like our fireplace screen but decided it might need a quick update:

I've been saving this link so when a gold spray paint project came up, I would remember the 'right' gold to buy which I could only find at Home Depot:

The 'before' shot:

And, what do you think of the after?! 

I might be busy this holiday updating the mirrors too?!

Happy Wednesday & Happy 4th of July!