Saturday, January 30, 2010

In a Blogging Rut, New Project Before Pictures, and Some New House Stuff!

Sorry for the lack of posts since Christmas! With our new house being almost finished and a 20 month old running around on my hands, blogging has not been tops on my list! We are hoping to be in our house by the beginning of March and I have so many projects to do before then! Here is a rundown...

1.  Paint our bed white and distress it to match the nightstands I did a few months back.  This bed will be in a guest bedroom in our new house since we are getting a king-sized bed.  Here is a picture of one of the nightstands...

Here is the bed I have to paint.  I am thinking about spray painting it since there are so many nooks and crannies on this thing!  

2.  Paint our bedroom dresser red to go in our new dining room and serve as a console/hutch for our dishes. I am painting it Cherry Cobbler by Behr - the primer and paint in one - I can't wait to try this paint!  Here is the dresser and the paint color.
I also want to change out the hardware to an oil-rubbed bronze and change a couple of the pulls to knobs.

3.  Paint the headboard for our second guest bedroom black.  I am planning on spraying it with Rustoleum Canyon Black to go with a pair of nightstands that look like this...
I spray painted these back in the summer and added new hardware.  Right now they serve as our end tables but they will be in a bedroom in our new house.

Here is the headboard and also a pic of our guest bedroom now.  Had to add this pic because I have always loved this room and will miss it!
The new guest bedroom will be decorated in white, black, and aqua and I am really excited to show final pics once we are in and settled!

4.  Paint this console table a pretty blue color and change out the hardware to go with our new chairs. I am posting our new furniture styles and fabric colors near the end of this post...

5.  Strip and restain this coffee table I found at our local thrift store for $50 - and it is solid wood!  It looks like there is only one coat of stain and no poly on it so it should be a fairly easy job.  I am planning on staining it a dark mahogany color.  Here is the table...

6.  And my last project (that is a beast of a project!) is this hutch.
It was recovered from a beach house that went under in a hurricane so there is a lot of damage to the wood and it needs a ton of work.  Ugh.  I might have to wait on this one for a while.  I need to take the glass out because it is paper thin and fragile.  New molding and trim and a paint job and I think it will be beautiful.  It is a really old piece...

Those are the projects I have to complete in the next month and I am starting first thing next week! We are having a huge snowstorm this weekend so the projects have been put on hold for now!

I also wanted to share some other new house "stuff".  We went and picked out our kitchen countertops yesterday and here is a sample...

The cabinets are going to be white with a charcoal gray glaze and we will have white subway tiles as the backsplash.  This is quartzite and I love it because it looks like marble but has the durability of granite! So excited about these countertops now that we have them picked out!

Here are the colors I am using in the living and dining areas...

The couch is going to be this neutral beige fabric on the far left and the style of the couch is this below...
The multi-stripe fabric will be accent pillows for the couch.  The solid blue fabric (it is a robin's egg blue and looks more green than it really is) will be on the two accent chairs that are in this style...
The fabric is more of a duck material than what is in this picture.  The furniture is made by Four Seasons

The fabric on the far end in the picture above I bought from Calico Corners.  My mom found curtain panels in a beige duck material for $15 a pair at Big Lots! Thanks, Mom!  We are going to take the Calico Corners fabric and add it to the plain panels for a custom look.  I am also going to make a couple of accent pillows with the leftover fabric.  I am hoping to incorporate a red fabric as well, since it looks so good with the robin's egg blue.

Lastly, here are two lamps I bought at HomeGoods yesterday.  They were $40 apiece, but it was worth it, because I am in love with these lamps! Ignore the surroundings - these are stuck in my garage until the move!
So, that is all for now!  I am looking forward to being busy with these projects on my to-do list and I will be posting pics from those next week!



  1. Everything is looking gorgeous! The guest room looks very peaceful and clean and I love the likes on your night stands the white paint really brings them up to date. You've been busy!

  2. You are going to be busy! I love the pieces that you are going to be painting. They will turn out nice. Can't wait to see them finished. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. So much fun! You have given me a lot of inspiration, that I am sure Todd will thank you for....HA!

    Can't wait to see the new house!!