Monday, October 25, 2010

house love

This weekend I...
took the doors off of our kitchen shelves for open shelving (with a little help from James!)

framed an [ugly] painting I made (at least it adds color?)

replaced the light cover with a mason jar right?

rearranged our bedroom

And made and added a headboard to our bed.

I love having a home that I can decorate all day long should my heart desire. :)

If anyone's interested in how I made the headboard, I bought a HUGE piece of foam (4 x 8) and cut it down to 61 x 30 inches, then covered it with fabric that I stapled on. (The staple gun is my new favorite toy.) Unfortunately, the fabric I chose and waited in line for 30 minutes to get cut was too little (there was only a yard left on the roll!) and I had to cut it 2 ways for it to barely fit. The unfortunate part is that I didn't have enough fabric to pull it and staple it behind the foam board... I had to do the staples along the edges of the front. Oh well, I still plan to put nailheads around the edges, perhaps right in between the staples. Still turned out alright for my first try and it only cost me $12 total!

Next up... DIY curtains and a mostly finished living room thanks to our new chair that should be arriving in a few days!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sep 4, 2010

Some of my favorite wedding pics, vintagified.
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