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zoe’s chalkboard table

24 Feb

So I’ve been really bad about blogging…
but heres a little project I did over the weekend.

I picked up the Latt table and chairs from Ikea, seriously it’s $20… you can’t beat that.

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Cute but pretty boring.

After seeing the idea on Pinterest I decided to turn it into a chalkboard table. Here’s what I used.

Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint
Rustoleum Lacquer Spray paint in white
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Gold
Triangle Stencil found at Michaels

I was originally going to use gold spray paint but I found the craft paint was easier to work with since I wouldn’t have to mask much. Love Martha Stewart gold! I could use this everywhere.

The possibilities are endless with this set, it’s so inexpensive that you can really make it completely custom for your little one.

BTW the table & chairs are majority bare wood so you’ll need to sand and prime.

Anyway, after about a week of working on it during nap times I ended up with this.

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If I could dip everything in gold I think I would.

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I’m pretty much obsessed with how it turned out.

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The busy (zo)bee working on her latest masterpiece : )

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seeing white

10 Jun

It’s timmmmme!!

We are finally painting the kitchen and I couldn’t be more excited.

Yesterday we got started on removing all the cabinets and hardware.

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Zoe has been teething big time so naps have been pretty non existent, luckily the husband took care of this task. Having done this a lot he was very thorough and organized. He labeled each cabinet and each hinge so we knew exactly where everything belongs.

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As the doors came down I started scrubbing them to remove any grease or dirt so we wouldn’t have any problems with the paint adhering.

(I recommend doing this outside as Simple Green is some strong stuff!)

Wow! That was a lot of doors and drawers! 36 to be exact and I have to admit I cleaned about 6 and the husband did the rest. Man is he a work horse.

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Here they are all loaded up and ready to be dropped off  to the shop to be sprayed.

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At the end of the day this is what the kitchen looked like.

I was so eager to organize everything, now that it was all out in the open for everyone to see. Yikes!

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Now if I could only decide on a paint color. Argh! Picking the perfect white is hard.

Originally I decided on Simply White by Benjamin Moore but now I’m second guessing it because I’m worried it might be too bright of white.

Don’t get me wrong I love a bright white but since we aren’t replacing our granite I wouldn’t want the bright white to accentuate the not so pretty granite.
So my other choice was White Dove, but in our kitchen under our lighting it seems a little yellow, almost a little dull. Eww not a fan.

Here is a sample of Simply White next to our granite and new wall color, which is actually just our living room color Revere Pewter 50% (I’m obsessed)

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What do you think? You likey?

Any of you have a fabulous go to white? I’d love to hear them!

PS sorry for all iPhones photos, its just easier when toting around the babe.

The Bathroom Reveal

5 Jul

We did it! We successfully remodeled our guest bathroom in just over a month.

Special thanks to my amazing husband for his hard work, late nights and determination.

I’m in awe of you.

So in case you forgot, this is what we’ve been living with for the past 5 years.

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and now for the amazingness!!

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So happy we went with a pocket door, it completely opens up the space.

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Paint color is Benjamin Moore Horizon 1478

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Love this mirror and it was such a steal at Lowes

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We went with a ceramic subway tile because I just love how the light reflects off of it. Plus it’s super durable and easy to clean.

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To add a some glamour to this tiny bathroom we opted for this gorgeous crystal chandelier that I found on Overstock

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So there you have it, our little guest bathroom got a brand new look. I seriously couldn’t be happier and can’t wait for baby girl to take her first bath in here.

demolition has begun

13 Apr

Yay!!

We (meaning the husband) finally took a hammer and crowbar to the old bathroom!

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I took some quick shots before he got started in case you forgot how horrible this bathroom looked.

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While the husband got started, I documented.

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Bye bye ugly ass toilet! Ewww I forgot about the old linoleum we used to have in there.

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Both layers of linoleum came up fairly easy and surprisingly our sub floor was in pretty good condition.

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Now for the fun part! Breaking tile! I so wish I could have been in on this.

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And this is where we ended off, a pretty good start for our first day, which was actually just 2 hours.

The plan is to have it completely gutted by the end of this weekend.

white antlers

23 Dec

Well, Christmas is right around the corner and to keep us all in the spirit I hung some frosty antlers up…I hope Santa will be proud.

You remember the ones I got from the antique faire.

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I spray painted them a glossy white and mounted them onto a wood plaque that I found on eBay.

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I decided to hang them above the TV to elongate the space, plus I really like how eye catching they are when you walk into the room.

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Isn’t the living room coming along nicely. It’s one of my favorite places in the house.

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Happy Holidays!

the bookcase reveal

9 Dec

Yep! That’s right! We finished the bookcase, you know the one I scored for $60 off craigslist.

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it was pretty ugly but I saw past that and really liked the “parsons” feel it was giving off. It’s also extremely sturdy and quite heavy, which is great because I can’t stand flimsy particle board furniture.

So with a little paint love from the husband and a little decorating from me, I’m now pretty much obsessed with this baby.

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I love that I finally have a place to display some of my books and knick knacks. I picked up this white frame from Home Goods recently and I filled my ikat bowl from Anthropologie with seashells we collected in Costa Rica on our honeymoon.

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Drink time!

I picked up this decanter for my husband for all his hard work, he loves a good glass of scotch once in awhile.

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and of course you can’t have a manly drink of scotch without a sparkly gold glass to hold it in.

Adore.

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You might remember from the previous post that I had planned to add a dark gray back and possibly some O’verlays to the sides. But for now I’m actually really loving the airiness of it, I like that you can view the pieces from any angle. Oh and if you’re wondering what color we painted it, because you know white can be pretty tricky. We decided to go with our trim color that we used throughout the house, which is an old formula called C2 L2 by Benjamin Moore. I love this white.

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Finally I have a place to display our wedding album and even my wedding shoes. I also ordered an acrylic display box to showcase them even more.

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the view from our hallway mirror. love.

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I just love this mercury glass decanter, another great piece I picked up at Home Goods.

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I still plan to add some artwork to the top of it, as well as some bright turquoise foo dogs for a pop of color.

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Hope you guys love it as much as I do. I’m really so happy about the end result, not to mention the price. Gotta love Craigslist!

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special thanks to the husband!

nothing I love more than a handy man

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Shopping & Painting

22 Nov

Hope you all had a good weekend!

The Husband and I spent Saturday shopping for our Etsy shop and priming the bookcase, followed by a little babysitting with our cute nieces.

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We love shopping for our shop, it’s one of the many reasons we started it. We loved finding treasures and making them available to other peeps.

Unfortunately since our store is online only, we are very limited to the size of the item. So for fun I took pictures of all the big items I wished I could buy.

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Loved this blue door, wouldn’t it look lovely leaning in a garden setting.

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Amazing X coffee tables!

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These red beauties would make perfect bedside tables.

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We were so close to buying this table for our backyard…why can’t it be spring already! It was so lovely and rustic but with a beautiful modern design.

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And here was my all time favorite! Isn’t this table to die for!

I think it’s time I open up my own store…one day…one day.

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Before we went shopping we stopped off at the husbands shop to prime the bookcase I scored off craigslist. Ryan recommended priming it in oil base because it had kind of a funky finish on it. Loving his outfit! haha

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With just primer it already looked a whole lot better!

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So that’s how our little weekend went.

Did anyone else tackle any home projects this weekend?

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