Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Quick tip and update

I forgot to mention something in my last post that I did to the curtain. The rod kept sliding everytime I pulled the curain back so to fix it a little electrical tape where the slightly smaller one slides in and it no longer keeps sliding out and it looks better because you don't see the plastic ring they put on there! So there ya go to fix your sliding curtain rod. Of course this would only work if the rod is black.

Now for a little update ShannaMade Comfort Pads are now available with lavender or chamomile. Take a look at what is available: http://shannamade.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rustic Vintage

Rustic Vintage this is what I decided I am going to call my decor "style" While the living room is far from being complete I made a slight change yesterday. There was sheer curtains on all the windows paired with these other curtains that were not even the same length, so it looked pretty odd. I wanted to use those sheer curtains to create new bags for my comfort wraps so I took one down to use. I had some brown suede curtains that were on some windows in a different room and am not using them there now, I so thought they work in here at least for now so I could use the sheer! What an improvement! I need to figure out what to do in the living room on the other window now as it still has that odd combination up. The new curtains are also nice because they can be pulled shut at night and provide privacy unlike the sheer. I don't know yet if these curtains are what will stay up on that window but for now it is a nice change and I got to use the sheer fabric!

Photo taken of living room when we looked at the house.

The living room as it looks now. The first thing to go was the old carpet. My hubby is not to sure about the hardwood and wants to recarpet. Even though it does need to be refinished sometime I am pleased with the shape it is in and really like it. Do you think it would look funny to have non matching curtains on the windows? On the other window I am thinking just a blind with a valence only as I do not want something long because of the shoe bench under the window.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New house and Adventure

A new house and a new adventure in a new place both are exciting. I was not really ready to move and begin fixing up another house to make it scream me, as we had just moved into the one were living in a less than a year ago and was not finished with it! That seems to be the way it goes though.

I am thankful though for our recent move, so many things have been happening lately that have been so good for our little family all of which have brought us closer together. While we were sad to move away from family and all that we knew this has been/will be a good move for us! Most of all I just love that my husband has a job he seems to love, doing something he loves, in an industry he loves. Can it get much better?

Back to the house...I was sad to leave our last house with its large master suite, and big backyard but am excited to make this one home. It is an older house so while it has some old house quirks and updates that need done it has so much character I am looking forward to working with. One of my favorite rooms is the basement, many houses we looked at here had unfinished basements that were creepy but this one was finished and nice. The kids love having a playroom and I love that for the most part the mess stays down there! Upon looking at the house I never thought I would say this but the kitchen is one of my favorite rooms, they had the kitchen set up very awkward and made it seem even smaller than it actually is. But with some rearranging and adding some shelves it is now quite functional (if you don't get too many cooks in there) It is still small but is arranged in a way you can move and well it looks very Retro which I love!!! The living room walls are cool and kinda curve into the celling (not really sure how to describe it.) The back yard although small has a cement pad that they boys love to ride bikes all around. We are settling in nicely and it is already feeling like home. I will post the before and after photos by room as I work on them and feel that they are at a point I want to share. Please be patient with me in my fixing up adventure as well first I have decide what to do it seems at times that takes a while, Got to live in it before the creative juices flow and well I try to do everything as thrifty as I can too making it more of a challenge but that is what makes it fun. Once I decide what to do I need to find the time that too can be a challenge with two little ones! Decorating for me while fun is always a bit interesting as I am not sure what my "style" is.