Sunday, August 7, 2016

DIY Chalk Paint

How are you? How has your summer been? I hope
good. Mine hasn't been what I planned but it has been pretty good. Looking back on the past several posts, I notice I had all these things I wanted to accomplish for 2016. Funny haha! Dontcha hate it when you say you want to do something and then you don't or you can't?! I haven't been able to keep up with things this summer so really I'm trying to do a speedy catch up on all my projects now in the month of August, just before school starts back.   
Woohoo! So has anyone used chalk paint before? Do you like chalk paint? I've concocted my own before, mixing plaster of paris in with a can of latex, and this time I've used a different powder with latex. I'll tell you all about it after I'm finished. I normally don't post pictures of incomplete projects on the internet but this is a work in process and I'm not sure how long it will take really. I'm trying to be very patient and take my time. Sometimes I rush through painting projects to the point I'm not crazy about the result. Hoping to get it right this time. So far I've completed painting the exterior of this cabinet, including the inside and outside of the door. Next I'm going to sand and wax it up baby! I'm looking forward to sharing this after I'm finished. If anyone has any advice on the waxing process, I'd love to hear it! Happy Monday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Yard Lights

Rise and shine! Yippee - It's hump day! Only one more week of packing lunches for a few months on this end. YEEHAW! This mom is ready for a break! Almost Summer for the kiddos.
I'm finished with my regular job until September and currently am working on a nice punch list of things to do while I've got some time to myself. Playing catch up and it's like heaven to be able to catch up on some things without constantly hearing, "Mom, Mommy, I need you, Help, NOW!!!!!" Teehee. It's kinda of a staycation and I've got it planned out. 
So today after a morning appointment I've got these new doo-dads to put out around the house. For the past couple of months I've been hard at work doing landscaping. I made a couple of beds in our back yard, planted and raked up 30 bags of leaves and dragged them to the curb. Do you like yard work? I love it because it's a form of exercise for the body and the brain. I find it so therapeutic to be outside doing something. Been trying to turn our yard into a playground for the birds and so far it has been a lot of fun seeing what hangs out in our yard.
So I got three packs of new lights at Wal-Mart on sale and can't wait to get them in the yard.
We used to have some other ones but after years of use they died and got torn up by hail. Do you have yard lights or did you skip that one??? Anyway, more on the yard beautification process later. Hope this note finds everyone doing well HAPPY HuMp DAY!  

Monday, May 30, 2016

Weathered Look Painting Technique

Hi everybody! How are you? It's been awhile! Facebook viewfinder read something like ninety-something days since I've made a post. Yikes! I've been pretty busy the past few months trying to get myself in a routine and adjust to another phase of life really. Every phase is a transition and every transition is different and comes with its own challenges. I really don't like change all that much and lately we've had a lot of changes in our family life. Having said that, things are good on this end. They are looking up now! Hope everyone has been doing well!
I have a passion for all things pretty or attractive and all things that go in a home. LOL! Even when I'm away from home visiting relatives, etc. I like to browse home furnishings and d├ęcor. I'm not looking to add anything else to our house but I like to look. I think it's so much fun! Here is a piece I saw in a store while visiting my parents. I kinda liked the paint job. I'm fascinated by painting furniture and took a picture of this so I could remember what it looked like. It appeared to have several different paint colors brushed on and to me it was pretty neat looking. I'm getting ready to paint some furniture myself and am trying to find inspiration. 

Have you attempted painting furniture in your home? What did you think? What was your process? Hmm!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Get Rid of Toilet Rings

Happy Monday! Hope everybody has a great day! It's early here and I'm trying to start off the week on the right foot. Already been to the gym, worked out, showered and getting ready to cook some breakfast before starting my day.

Wanted to get this quickie tip in for the day! I just have to say I'm more than impressed with this little doo-dad below! We have a home that is on the older end of age. It's not super old but it's older so with that comes some things we have to maintain to keep it looking newer. One of the things that drives us nuts is those dirty looking rings around the toilet bowls. I've tried all kinds of cleaners and finally found something that cleaned the ring but didn't scratch or damage the porcelain. Woohoo!

It's this Pumie Scouring Stick below. It's a soft scouring stick. I say it's soft because it disintegrates while using it. It's not like a hard pumice bar you use on your foot. It definitely did the job and cleared away the ring deposits left on the toilet. Anyway I tried it on one toilet and it made it look brand new!

I was so excited to try it out that I didn't take a before picture but I will take a before and after once I do the next toilet. Can't wait to get all our toilets sparking to share! Who woulda thought!

That's all for now! Until next time!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

House Projects 2016

Long time no see! I'm so sorry. Things are good here. Different phases of life are always new transitions and been going through yet a new one. Hope all is well with you!

To help myself get motivated again, I'm making a punch list of things I want to accomplish around the house. These are the "indoor" things anyway! Here it is as follows:

Finish playroom
-paint wall where light switch plate is
-add wall hangings
-paint white cabinet

Kid's bedroom
-find paint chips at hardware store
-paint room
-reorganize room, wall hanging stuff, rearrange furniture, sell old items

Other kid's room
-paint dresser
-organize closet, toys again
-sell old stuff

-refinish kitchen table
-refinish cabinet in kitchen

Living room
Change out curtains in living room

Bonus room
-add some new wall hangings

Thanks for following along! I'll share my progress as I get going again!