Thursday, September 17, 2015

Laundry Room Upgrade!

I'm one of those people that fought Pinterest with all my heart and soul for the longest time... And eventually succumbed to its glory. Seriously, Pinterest is dangerous. It makes me say things like "I want to hang an antique chandelier in the laundry room." Where does that even come from?!

I really do though...


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Painting Fireplace Mantle

One of my first posts was showing how I whitewashed our brick fireplace. However, I didn't paint the mantle at that time because I wasn't sure if I wanted it white or not. After living with it for a few months, I decided I wanted to paint that white too. So now, here is phase 2 of our fireplace makeover!

Phase 3 involves getting rid of the insert.. but I'm nervous about trying to move that, so it's staying for now.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hoosier Cabinet Makeover


I'm so glad to be able to put this post up. This ol' beauty is where I keep all my fabric and other sewing notions (at least, the ones that don't go in the desk). And it's got a history to go with. This cabinet was my great grandmother's (possibly my great-great as well, but I know great for certain). My mom said she remembers her grandmother rolling out biscuits on this thing. How awesome is that?!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Craft Closet Makeover

I've been trying to get my craft room more organized so that I can actually craft in it.. I still need to get rid of a large shelf that has no place in this room, but I knew that the biggest task I still had... Was this.......

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DIY Chalk Paint Desk

So in my last post, there was a bit of that desk that I got at Habitat for Humanity Restore back in the winter, all glammed up and ready to be a sewing desk! Now that I've had it for a while, I can honestly say this was an amazing purchase, and I'm so glad I pulled the trigger on this desk.

Let's take a look at what it looked like before the white out:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hiatus has Ended!

So, I've been a bad blogger and haven't posted in a while. Woopsie.. I've taken lots of pictures though, so I have plenty of post material to get caught up. Pinky promise. =)

The only excuse I have is being a new homeowner and all the time-consumption that comes with. It's been fun, but a bit nuts. The house goes through phases of being clean and feeling done, and then it's like a DIY project vomits all over a room and then spills out into the hallway. *sigh* The struggle is very real.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday and a happy new year. I sure did. Due to the busy schedule that holidays tend to create, I haven't been able to post anything, or create much. But I wanted to jump back in with some news. I'm trying to get my craft room in order. Especially since I now have 3 new (actually 2 are vintage) sewing machines!!! My parents got a Singer featherweight and a Singer Touch and Sew at an auction and offered them to me. Of course I said yes to that! Can't wait to get to sewing on those beauties. And then they also surprised me with a surger for Christmas. That!! I am so stinking jump-up-and-down happy about! I can finally make me some knit maxi skirts!

I'll definitely be posting about those more in detail later, but for now, another little tidbit. I don't have much in the way of furniture for my craft room. I have a drafting table, a dining table and an oversized bookcase that was made to house an old box tv. Massive. It's gotta go. I'm gonna try to get someone to pay for it, but if not, I'll donate just to get it out of the room...

And with 3 sewing machines, where will they all go?! I was considering an ikea desk, but nothing was making me happy. And then I thought about making a desk out of cabinets and plywood. But I don't want to have to jury rig something in order to reach the foot pedal for a counter height sewing desk. So what to do?..