Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

OK, now that song is in my head - sorry. Here are pictures of our wonderful bar area in our kitchen. It has an arean for bar stools, but the cabinets overhead make it impossible to sit there. It also is between the main part of the kitchen and the dining room. It is the first thing you see when you walk in the door and the countertops have that lovely burgendy stripe like the bathroom. So, the question is - should it stay or go? I have plenty of cabinet space without it, it just holds more crap than anything else so it enables my hoarding, and without it, we would have more serving space for buffet style dinners. We do those alot, with a large family. Anyway, you have until this evening to weigh in and let me know what you think. Let's hear it!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two in One!

Two posts in one day! Wow - that's rare for me, but I wanted to share a quick and easy easter table idea. I used ramikins from the dollar tree and yellow easter grass with white plastic eggs. Then, I took an alphabet sticker and "monogramed" the egg! Easy-pesy!

The before of the master bath vanity and an almost after snap

The bathroom vanity in our master bathroom was standard issue manufactured home style and needed an update. So, with several hours of hgtv and pinterest in me, I decided to paint it. The countertop trim was Burgundy (80's style) and the hardware was gold.
This is the after - but the bathroom is far from complete. Just wanted to blog at least a little progress!

Much better! Next up, the lights and faucets!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I'm Back!

If I have any readers out there still, thank you for sticking with me. My decision that I needed to make, but then decided to see what happened really messed with my mind, I think. It was definately a good thing to wait to see if things would improve, but it was an employment issue and no one feels good about giving up a job in this economy. Especially in Michigan! However, without going into too many details, sometimes you just KNOW it is the right decision. So, Feb. 3 was my last day at work. Never been happier. OK, that's all I'm going to say about that. This week I will be back to regular blogging - there is so much to discuss!! Like Pinterest!! OMG! I need a pintervention, seriously! So many great ideas, recipies, crafts, outfits ...... Oh, my! I have some finishes to show and I am starting a house project to redo many of our rooms. I started with the master bathroom and have some before and in progress pics to share. I am definately a beginner at this stuff, but I am having a great time trying! So, will see you this week with some updated bloggie things and I might even have a giveaway. I need to clean the craft room and that means passing on some great stuff! Stay tuned!