When we moved into this house ten years ago, it was a brand new spec. house. Every thing was already done so I didn't choose anything... I certainly didn't chose the builder-grade brass fixtures, but I was so happy to have a three bedroom house that I didn't even care! It actually took me years to change them, one by one. The final brass fixture remaining, was in JJ's room. I could never find a light that worked in there. I wanted something boyish but also neutral. I found an ugly, dirty old brass light but saw it's potential. (Don't ask me how I forgot the "before" photo.) It was about $5.00 so I grabbed it. His room is gray and green so I thought glossy gray with an Edison bulb would be perfect... We are so happy with it. (When my man returns he gets to install it.)house tweaks, I worked. I watched episodes of Foyle's War into the wee hours of the night while embroidering. (I've restocked my shop this morning, and there are still a few left... )
I also added more oil cloth pennant flag banners to my shop, just in time for Valentine's Day! (There are a few of these left too.) Remember how cute they looked hung from my ceiling? They really make me want to throw parties.I swapped out the big chalkboard that was above this cabinet and traded it for a framed place mat that had been hanging where the ladder now resides. (Which incidentally got painted rustically, with a creamy coat of white. And when I say "rustically" what I'm really saying is "sloppily." I painted a sloppy coat of white. I adore this ladder. I mean, I liked it before... but oh my word, now it's even better!! Just saying.)
giant canning jars from TJ Maxx. Sadly, my mismatched tea cups that I used as cup measures didn't fit inside. Bummer. Love those teacups. (I will find another place for them though... don't you worry.)
dipped in paint. I can't tell you how blissfully happy looking at these make me. The problem with them before was "blah." They were just a blah color. I liked them... but they needed something. So I "dipped" em. I will add a glossy top coat at some point to seal them. But I was too busy doing other things, so for now they are fine.
I can't lie, it's beginning to grow on me.
tiny studio. I know, it's hard to tell. You should have seen the January crafting explosion that previously happened in here. There were baskets and piles all over the place. I thought my husband would appreciate not tripping over anything as he stumbles into bed tonight.
ombre now. Kinda.
I organized my small supply of shipping supplies. I realize this probably isn't a huge deal to you, however I felt compelled to photograph and share. I do that sometimes.While I was at the Goodwill getting my son a Pottery Barn-ish light fixture, my heart fell in love with this small soft chair. (My Ava has been begging me for a grown up girl room makeover in orange and hot pink. I've been attacking it bit, by tiny bit, as payday's allow.. It wasn't exactly a "need." Then again... big blue eyes and sweetness do funny things to a Mama's heart and I get super thrifty.) One thing Ava has been asking about for the past few years, is a reading chair in her room. I spied this one at Goodwill for under $15 and though the front lower part has some dirt on it, (that I am currently scrubbing as you read this) it was in fantastic shape. You should have seen her face when she saw it.
sick day package for my girl, Alli. I spied this almost exact idea on Pinterest... and flat out copied it. Honey bear, tea, lip balm, a sweet little meyer lemon, and some tissues. Almost makes me want to get sick.
I don't have time to get sick.
doing nothing for the rest of the weekend with my man finally home again. I might have worn myself out, but it was so worth it!!
I love that feeling.