Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

One Year Housiversary - Porches and Exterior

Monday, October 19, 2020

 Happy Monday!  I'm back with more of our one year housiversary updates.  Geesh! We have really accomplished a lot in one year.  Maybe that means that next year we will just sit back, relax and enjoy our house. Yeah right! Who am I kidding?  Let's get back to the updates. Come on in!



We intended to paint the house navy or dark gray after we bought it, but that plan has been put on hold.  We decided some smaller updates could make a big enough difference that we would be happy with the curb appeal. We had our awesome contractor Erik add molding over the garage door to help fill the gap between the windows, painted the front door SW Naval, added our furniture, and hanging ferns.

One Year Housiversary - Living Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Room

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Good morning friends!  Happy Sunday! Today marks one year that we have been in our Woodland Grove house. I thought it would be fun to share all of the updates that we have made.  Plus this blog is also like a scrapbook of our lives and it's an easy spot to reference when we are trying to remember what color a room is painted, etc.

Grasscloth wallpaper | Striped Curtains (ours are DIY) | Striped Curtains from Ballard Designs | Lamps | Chandelier | The Frame by Samsung (art over the TV) | Rug | Similar Fireplace Screen | Cabinet Pulls 


Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 


Our living room is one of the most dramatic transformations.  Here is the before.

We swapped the ceiling fan for a crystal chandelier that I have lovingly nicknamed "The Spaceship,"  added faux grasscloth wallpaper to the builtins, swapped out the cabinet hardware, mounted The Frame TV by Samsung, installed remote control shades and our DIY Ballard Curtains.

Grasscloth wallpaper | Striped Curtains (ours are DIY) | Striped Curtains from Ballard Designs | Lamps | Chandelier | The Frame by Samsung (art over the TV) | Rug | Similar Fireplace Screen | Cabinet Pulls 


Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 

We haven't changed a whole lot in the kitchen except for the cabinet hardware, bar stools and accessories. Here's the photo from the house listing. 


Here's the coffee and bar area of the kitchen now. I love this picture because you can see a close up of the satin gold hardware. 

Drawer Pull | Cabinet Door Handle | Gold Keurig | Coffee Time/Wine O'Clock Sign 



Some day we are going to convert this into a beautiful hood. 

Charcuterie Board Small | Charcuterie Board Large 

Breakfast room before:


We added the Ballard Designs Mila Chandelier, motorized shades from Select Blinds, and more DIY Ballard Curtains.

Flower Pot | Similar Pot | Plant Stand | Mila Chandelier | Oval X Back Dining Chair | Oval X Back Arm Chair | Curtains

Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 


I almost forgot one of my favorite spots. We found this blue console table at HomeGoods.


Come back tomorrow to see more of our updates. 

Craigslist Finds

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bless'er House recently posted about 18 Tips for Better Craigslisting.  Lauren also shared a breakdown of items purchased and their price tag.  You should check it out!



Lauren is definitely a Craigslist Pro!  I got to thinking...I have gotten quite a bit of furniture myself from Craigslist.

Here's the breakdown:


Desk  $100

Bamboo nesting tables $20 (not pictured yet).

Gorgeous french cane wingback chair for $75 (worth $1200!!!)


Solid oak kitchen table $150


Dining table aka Lego Table $75. Check out this before shot!!!


After:
  
Close up of the faux zinc base


Chandelier $30 (pictured above)

Buffet $60 (not shown on other side of room).

Mantel $30 (shown above, cut apart and hung as a shelf)

Dresser $150  (not shown) 

Bar cart $3

Wood curtain rod $2


Bedroom set (2 dressers and 1 night stand) $150

End tables $110

Chifarobe $60

Bookshelf $20

Closet bookshelves $75 for 3

Grand Total = $1,110

I think that is a lot of furniture for the money!  I don't know what I would do without Craigslist. And that doesn't even include the furniture that I have purchased, refinished, used and then resold.  I was not in any way compensated by Craigslist, I just love their site.  If you are local to Raleigh, please leave me the good stuff :)

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Happy Hunting!  


DIY Velvet Tufted Storage Ottoman

Monday, August 11, 2014

Prior to moving into our new house, I kept seeing beautiful, tufted velvet ottomans that I thought would look amazing with our grey sectional.  I didn't love the price tag $500 and up. Plus, I wanted it to be teal, 36" diameter and have storage.




Inspiration:  




Source: StudioTen25 





We wound up purchasing the Threshold Nolan Round Ottoman on clearance from Target.
We removed all of the faux leather from the bottom and wrapped in the perfect teal velvet fabric that I got from the remnant bin from Joann's for $9 a yard.  I bought all that they had which was over 3 yards, but we have a ton left over.  Handsome Hubs then pulled the table top wood off of the inside of the lid as we couldn't figure out how to upholster around it.  This caused the wood top to crack so we traced the cracked round onto plywood and created a whole new wood top. We were able to reuse all of the foam and batting. The total project cost was $206.  Way cheaper than the custom ottomans you can design at the furniture stores and it is exactly what we wanted and needed. Below is the final product. We completed this project in Handsome Hubby's Parent's NC B&B which is where we lived for 3 months while our house was being built. 

Final Product: