Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My Bathroom

I'm very excited to have our bathroom looking spiffy. I talked a little bit about it on our Creative Juices blog. I have all pink and orange, (with a little blue and yellow thrown in for good measure) I'll just let the pictures do the talking! Enjoy! As always, you can click on the pictures to view a larger image.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sunshine Makes me Happy

We have seen the sun for 4 whole days now! I think that is a record! It is starting to get warm! Spring is here! Plants are coming up, we're seeing a few flowers! We have been enjoying sitting out on our front porch l (Sorry, I think Jess and I are successfully making the midwesterners quite jealous!) This last weekend we had a Russian youth group here.

I felt like a mom inside the kitchen watching out at the boys playing.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a lovely breakfast of coffee cake, freshly squeezed orange juice, and coffee. I hope you're all enjoying this Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Repainting: Before Pics

Ok, well I wanted to wait to show these to you until I had a before and after, but I will share the before anyways since some of you asked to see them. We ran out of white paint, so we got stuck! I think we are painting all of these things white. Maybe later we will paint them another color, but white is the safest choice for now.
Amy and I found this at Hope Gospel Mission

After dilliberating I decided to paint it all white after all. (That was Jenny's idea) I know, Amy will think I'm ridiculous because I was so excited to find that it was copper underneath. But it was about 5 bucks, and I want a quick fix! And I'm not even positive that it was copper.

This was another cheap thing, it's going to be all white, and then we might turn it into a lamp for my art space.

This was a dresser I found at a Salvation Army here
I really like the shape and detailing

This Hutch Sam found

And I really think it would be fun to do a collage of pretty scrapbook paper inside, behind the doors, kinda like this:

This is Pam's closet
This is Alicia's

We are also painting some red plastic milk crates white to give them a nice new appearance. So I will share the after (the best part) as soon as we finish!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pretty and Pink

Here is something I found a while back at a thrift store. A box of old stationery. Just the perfect thing for some Valentine cards! I love the box they came in too!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I've Been Sewing

So I made a few aprons. I used some plain old aprons I had from culinary school.

For this one for Amy: I used an old hankie, old buttons, some white rick rack, and some Laurie Smith fabric from Hancock.

For the birdie one for Jess: It's a pillowcase cut up and sewn to have 3 pockets. I used vintage purple ribbon, and old lace, and some applique's I found.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

3 new finds!

We went to Snohomish a couple weeks ago to do some antiquing. Look what I found:

Here is some faux bois ("fake wood") It's a green ceramic planter. I love it!

Until I can afford my Le Creuset Dutch oven, I can smile when I see this one. (It's not Le Creuset of Course) only $10

Here are some old stamps I found. I love the look of these, and they're functional! They're from an old bank. Some say overdue bill, stuff like that-love them!

Ok, this find was from another day at Value Village. I have a trio of these that are 3 different sizes.

And Sam found the best steal/find- I'll share later! We have a lot of painting to do!