Before and After Playhouse

We have had this playhouse for years and it took a beating under some trees. It was overtaken by spiders and very dirty. No one would play in it. We are re-doing our backyard and so I decided it was time to do something with it, or trash it.

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So I decided to make it nice, of course!

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Here it is in progress. First I built a base for it. The brown floor was my creation and I was very proud of it. With a floor off the ground we will be able to keep it clean and spider free.

Then I made it prettier. It was the best I could do. I’m not a good painter, but I made a window and added flowers. That made a big difference. Next year it should be in the garden with flowers all around.

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Best of all, we like it and we use it!

 

Home Tour – The Patio

Our Patio is about to get a makeover. We want to put in a fireplace and new stone. There are some really wonderful aspects to our patio now, however, that I will miss. So here are some pictures of it now and next fall, you can see what we did with the place…DSC_0068 DSC_0005 2 DSC_0022 2 DSC_0020 DSC_0023

Girly Rooms

Today I am going to share a little home tour of our girly rooms. These are from different years and houses along our journey.

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Our first little girl room had a diamond pattern on the walls and an adorable chandelier. I painted the diamonds myself and repurposed the armoire with curtains.

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Our second little girl room had stripes and a very pretty scallop painted by some painters I hired right after we moved in.

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Our third little girl room has built-in character I just need time to make it special.

 

 

 

Weekend Inspiration – Guest Room

I purchased a burlap headboard for my guest room this week. I have no idea what I am going to do with that room, but this headboard was a good deal – and I liked it. So, I guess I am going to design a room around a burlap headboard.

After thinking about it, for like a day, and getting some ideas online I think I am going to challenge myself to design a nice comfy room with flea market finds. I know people do this all the time, and are very talented at it, but this is going to be a stretch for me. It’s not a stretch because I don’t like to save money, it’s a stretch because I don’t always have the time to hunt through thrift stores and the like. But, I’m going to try. Beware, this may take me a really long time.

Here are some of my inspiration photos:

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I love the old windows.

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I love these ruffled pillows. And framing your password for guests is kind of a cool idea. Plus that frame is beautiful!

 

Weekend Inspiration

I have been going back through some photos of the kids rooms in previous houses lately. Their rooms were so much cuter before. I guess I had more time back then. Now that we are in this house to stay for a long time, I want to make their rooms nice. So this weekend I am looking for inspiration for little girl’s (and medium girl’s) rooms that are shared. Have a look…Little-Girls-Bedroom-Designs-With-Pink-Curtain

I love those circles on the wall. Looks like they are just fabric in looms hung on the wall. How easy is that!

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That lamp is cute with the bobbles on the bottom. I could do that! And I like the colored headboard idea.

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Not sure I would actually do anything that is in this room, but I just think it is too stinkin’ cute to not pass along!

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So much about this room I love. Color of the walls, light fixture, drapes, lampshades, pillows, artwork, bed frame. Seriously not typical, and so beautiful.

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Those colors and fabrics are so sweet.

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I am in love with striped walls right now. And poofs (see that pink one in there).

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This picture is hard to really see, but I love that word “giggle” on the wall. Wouldn’t it be cool to do a collage of words like that above each girl’s bed but use words that describe her? I may have to try it.