Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I need your help!

Hey everyone! I know it's been a while. I've been SO bad about updating any of my blogs b/c I've been terribly busy with work, sick kids, and a birthday party. I have photos to post soon that are a tutorial of the coasters, I promise :)

Here's where I need your help...
You know that my day I'm a Wedding Photographer in North Texas... My partner and I were just nominated for the Dallas' Best Of competition, in the wedding photographer category.
Within 24 hours of us being added to the competition, we've gone from 82nd place to 8th.
We are hoping to crack the top 3 today! but we can't do it without your help!
Please visit http://www.tinyurl.com/jrpkrp and vote for us! If you comment on this blog post that you voted for us, I'll hit up your blog and comment on 5 posts :)
Thanks so much!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Coasters and Shelving - the dining room is taking shape!

Well, I'm finally getting moving on the dining room again. My progress was halted by 2 head colds, 1 stomach virus, 1 birthday party, and 5 house guests. LOL

First off, here is the before (you can also see the finished dining table!). Oh, and by the way, that light fixture was an ugly brass color, and has been refinished silver to go better with our primarily-black dining room. (But I promise, more color will be added soon ;))

However on that back wall, where my new side table (also refinished) is looking particularly dwarfed... now that's been moved and these shelves have been put up in its place

Like my new vase? Thanks, me too. $4 at Michaels today!

The side table has been moved to the wall on the right by the door to the kitchen, and one of the refinished photo frames hangs over it (temporarily empty)

So that's my dining room progress for the day (there is a little more, but no pics just yet of it)

Then in our living room, we have our new couches and coffee/end tables. Since they are new, and we are anal for the time being, we needed coasters. I couldn't find any i loved anywhere, and the only ones that came close rang in at $30 from Pier 1. Uhhh, pass, thanks.
So I decided that since eclectic always wins in my book, I'd make them myself.




Just laminate, scrapbook paper, double sided adhesive, and foam. Easy peasy and oh-so-cheap (just the way I like it) ;)

Monday, June 1, 2009

The finished Master Closet

The closet is finally done. The longest paint job of all time is finally complete. LOL

After seeing a coat of the dark brown on the shelves, we nixed it and went back to white.
It just wasn't a great color.

Here is our dreary, dirty looking before

and here is our brighter, clean, "after"

Not as big of a difference as we were hoping for (since the brown didn't work out) but it's brighter (a more peach toned tan than the previous brown/grey toned tan), cleaner (all the nasty scuff/dirt marks on the old flat paint have been covered with clean satin paint), and smell free (no more dog urine!!) So it's a win win :)