Thursday, June 21, 2012

Trimmed and stuff

 I feel like it's time for a really packed post.  I've got a lot to say today and decided to jam it all into one post.  You all like that though, don't you? 
 My gallery wall #2 is slowly morphing and taking shape.  In fact, it might be done.  It might not be done, too... you never can tell with these things.  See the table?  That is actually my beloved desk, that is temporarily living as a console table while I figure out the best systems for mail and shoes which drive me crazy constantly because I didn't design the layout of my mudroom.  Savvy?  It will forever be a thorn in my side.  Mail and shoes.  These things need order and structure! 
 And did you see the print?  Oh yes... my sweet little gray baby.  I called it the "You complete me" print.  And that makes me laugh out loud every time I think about it.  I do love words.  My blog is case in point.  It's my second to last "new" creation until Fall.  (Here to shop)
 And my last new creation until Fall... these adorable dishtowels.  You can't ever have too many, and if you've ever had children wipe salsa, brownie batter on them, or dry an old frying pan with them, you'll agree.  (Here to shop)
 And now the moment we've all been waiting for.  (You were waiting for it, right?) Trim... painted.... hooray.  (The bedrooms are not done, but we'll just pretend they are because that's going to be a bigger deal with taking trim off and such.) This above photo is the before.  (We no longer have a dog... or a broken down TV stand for that matter.)
 And this is the "after."  Fresh,clean, and creamy white.  I love it so much.  In fact, I think it completes me.  I should have added "you are the paint to my trim" in my aforementioned print.  (grin) By the way, don't you want to totally curl up on that cuddly chair?  I am begging my man for the matching ottoman. 
 I know... the old light is still here... I'm getting impatient myself... hopefully soon-ish! But look at that trim!!  Whoo-ee!

 We took all the door hardware off and primed them, then added oil-rubbed-bronze spray paint.  Now everything is streamlined.  Well, mostly.  (Our doors kind of look like cheap apartment doors, but hey they were cheap doors to begin with and you can't always turn the frogs into princes.  They look fine enough for us.)
 Tomorrow is the last day of school, finally!!  I need my babies home with me!
 Ava requested strawberry cookie frosting on sugar cookies to celebrate the end.  (Cookie recipe found here) My initial reaction was, "Blech." But then I made some and it tasted like home-made strawberry ice cream... only not cold.  And not made of cream.  It would have been better on a cupcake. I'm just saying.
Strawberry Frosting
1/2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
1 cup room temperature butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla 
*Blend strawberries in food processor until pureed and set aside.  Beat butter in separate bowl until fluffy.  Add sugar and vanilla.  Mix until combined and creamy.  Add 3-5 TBSP strawberry puree and blend. 

Coming up Monday... a GIVEAWAY!!  I have gathered a cute little collection of some feel good things for your summer and I can't wait to give it away! Happy Weekend sweet friends. 


slip4 said...

Oooo...aaahhhh. I love the trim painted white. It looks so clean and pretty. And now I feel the need for some homemade strawberry ice cream, for some reason :)

Kelly said...

I love white trim! We did the same thing last summer and I felt exactly the same. I told my husband home finally felt like home:-)

It looks beautiful, and that icing is making my mouth water!

Lacey said...

I LUV the white trim!!!!!!! I plan on doing it in my basement too - it feels so clean and crisp!!!

Annie G said...

Actually, if I could just have white EVERYTHING, I would be perfectly happy most days. I am really missing my all white kitchen. It just always looked so cheery and clean! You did a super job, and I love your photo walls. So awesome! I also love how your posts vary -- sometimes really deep and introspective, sometimes about paint! :D
I am currently doing Beth Moore's study on! It is fabulous!

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Love love the white trim, Sasha! Your home is beautiful and your photos amazing, as usual. :)

Erin McG said...

Looks FANTASTIC! So fresh, clean and bright. I love it. Great job! I'm heading out to Hobby Lobby this weekend to get some frames to start working on a photo wall going up my stairs. I hope they turn out as nice as yours.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Me too! What's up with that... I don't even like the stuff! LOL

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

That's such a great comment... In real life that's exactly what you get with me too! Some days are deep and others... not so much. LOL

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

You are such a sweetie.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

It will!!! You can't go wrong with photos of loved ones.

Wendy said...

I love the white trim! What a transformation. You did good, girl. ♥

Alicia said...

your trim looks so good!! it just completes you, i know it does! yeah for summer...that took a loooonnng time! excited for your giveaway too :)

Kerri said...

YOur house is alwasy so clean AND organized! Where do you keep your Etsy items and crafting supplies? Do you have a craft room in the basement? (totally off topic I know!)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I have this little nook off my bedroom and I recently moved everything from the front of the house in there- I keep all my supplies in a darling vintage cupboard, and I moved my table and other Etsy items in there as well. I love having it hidden away!

Sally said...

I'm going to tell you a little story... As I scroll through my google-reader, I skim... I scroll... I read in entirety... I scroll... BUT -- as soon as I see LMM come up, I stop, click so that a tab opens up for you, and then I go back and finish the stopping and starting in google-reader. When I am all done with that, I go to LMM just waiting for me in that other tab. It's like... DESSERT. LOVE, love, LOVE your blog!!! I'm sitting here enjoying that soap decanter that you inspired. How silly am I? I'm going to write about it. Just you wait. {hugs} ~Sally

carissa at lowercase letters said...

gasp! love the new gallery space. so much! you are amazing.

Meaningful Nest said...

Adore the trim! What a difference that makes in a space. I also love your painted doorknobs, I said on one of my previous comments that I want to do that to our doorknobs that are the gorgeous builder-brass right now. And lastly, I am totally trying that frosting. YUM.

Victoria said...

Job well done! Love the results of your projects -your house looks like a lovely place to call home. Here's to hoping you get the ottoman you're after sooner rather than later.

Mary said...

do ya wanna come paint my trim white next? :)
it looks so wonderful...fresh and clean!

Karen Deborah said...

it all looks great. I like your light fixture why don't you just paint it white? Painting is on my list after getting the garden in shape. It never ends does it. What happened to the dog? I bet

Karen Deborah said...

argh hit the wrong button. I bet you are happy you didn't move and if you figure out what to do with shoes and mail you'll be a millionaire.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your blog! I've been reading for a year and couldn't figure out how to leave comments (pathetic, I know, but I don't blog, etc. so the other stuff didn't work). Anyway, so happy I can jump in & share the love for all your stuff & your uplifting posts. Your blog is my go-to spot every day.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I am replacing the light fixture with two barn lights. :)

My doggy was hit by a car two days after we started a vacation over spring break because she escaped my parent's fence... and we had to rush home in the middle of the night and put her to sleep. It was traumatic.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh you are so sweet... I think "being like dessert" might be the best compliment on the planet! Sweet Sally...

Jensamom23 said...

The trim looks great and I really like the mirror over the comfy chair. Happy weekend, Sasha.

Ginger said...

I love white trim! That's the first thing we've done in every house we've lived in.
Mail clutter--the bane of my existence. Still.don'

Jessie May said...

Lovely photos as always. Your home looks so inviting, I wish I could just pop round and hang and have some of that yummy looking strawberry frosting!! Enjoy your weekend :)

Sonya said...

Love it All!!! I went to your shop looking to buy that adorable dish towel. Sad it was already sold. If you make more let me know, I just love it.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I did sell out, and then restocked... most have sold but I have two left as of right now!


Melissa from the Blue House said...

Love your gallery wall and all the shabby chic decor!

Kelly B said...

The white trim looks great!! I love white trim!! What I"m loving is your window frame in the living room... WOW... I really like that touch. It makes the room look at lot more open!

Between You and Me said...

I have been sorry!
I've missed coming by your place here!

I can't believe how amazing your house looks with the trim painted and the doors and knobs painted, too! have been BUSY! I think you guys work fast like we do!!!

It looks wonderful...

Denise said...

looking good.

we spray painted carbonmist by rustoleum on all our brass door knobs and light switches. they look GREAT. totally changed the 90's look of our house to appear more current.

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