Wednesday, June 17, 2009

An Old Window Gets A New Life

So here it is, the window project. It didn't turn out as I had hoped, but it's still cute and it will add some color to the room. My original idea was to use mirrored tiles. But the openings are all odd sizes and shapes from layers of paint and caulk. So I came up with an alternative, scrapbook paper. I bought a book of it that had all different patterns in coordinating colors.

Old tired window...

With new personality...

Now I just need to figure out a way to hang it. It is very heavy and the wall I want it on is plaster, I'm scared...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Project That Would Never End

So I have been looking for a small console table for our entryway. I couldn't find what I was looking for and when I did it was too expensive. One day Sergio came home with a Target ad that had a book shelf in it. It was the right size and price but all the wrong colors. So of course the ideas start to fly. I started this on Saturday and I just finished today. I vow to never paint another piece of furniture without a paint sprayer.

This is what I started with:

And now....

I also have to bring attention to my new alabaster lamp! I found it on clearance at HomeGoods. Is it possible to be in love with a lamp?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Our New Windows

Well they have finally arrived!! They are so pretty. I can't believe what a difference it makes inside and out.



The new windows make everything else look ugly, I guess we will just have to get a new storm door soon.

Unfortunately I don't have very many before pictures. Trust me, it's a huge improvement. We can actually open these without pulling a muscle!

Oh, and please ignore the ugly bushes they will be gone soon enough. I am going to start working on the project I have in mind for the old windows, so keep checking back!