Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

still improving

I'm very hesitant to show you what's behind these doors.
This is my laundry room closet.
It's used for seasonal decorations, except for Christmas and Halloween.  
Those items are stored in big bins in our garage and attic.

I change my foyer table every month or so with the seasons, holidays, etc.
There are a lot of small items to store, plus a few odds and ends like
my gym bag, flower pots, glass cloches, decorative plates, etc.

I know you want a peek, but it is dreadful.
When I finally broke a plate while trying to wedge it out,
I knew that was it.
Time to organize.

from this:

Oh, yes, that was in my house.

to this:

The shelves in the "before" closet were my biggest obstacle.
I was haphazardly stacking everything.  Putting away something
meant stuffing it into any available spot.
I now have three more big shelves and all shelves are 20" deep.

Now, just like the rest of my house, there's a place for everything.
If you're new to my blog, check out the last two posts.
I've done more projects in this busy January.

I'm linking to Susan's
Metamorphosis Monday
Great ideas on that blog!

Friday, January 10, 2014

more changes

I have some frames in my house that are very gold,almost brassy.
I am so over that look.

After repainting my fireplace bookcases and surround,
I wanted to tone down the frames in the room with this:

I love this product!
I have successfully used this on other frames in my house.

The consistency is creamy and goes on smoothly with a soft cloth.

I taped off the glass for easy clean-up.  You can see the difference.
Wait about an hour and softly buff.

No more brass, just a soft silvery gold.

I've had this print for years.  Now it's updated & lovely!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

before and after

I'm always amazed at what a little time and paint
can do to transform a room.
(Sorry for the picture quality: taken with my phone in low light)

This is my family room fireplace wall.
I looked at it over the weekend & wondered 
why I haven't painted that wood white.
That would be a quick & simple task, right?

And then, of course, I realized the entire fireplace surround 
and bookcase fronts would have to be painted as well.
(the shelves will have to wait for later)

A day and a half later:

I'm really pleased with the result!