Dining Room pics-Part 1

So, I totally forgot to put pics up of my Dining room remodel! I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. SEVERAL quarts actually.


This is BEFORE..when we just moved in..Not bad at all…except that ugly peach brown that should be illegal in every state. It had to go. We knew that we were going to paint the trim, as beautiful as it is..it just too dark for our taste. I know..GASP!! But it’s WOOD!! I know, I know..guess what…it STILL WOOD, hehe.


Getting ready to work..

Very tall ladder…potential danger…Sending hunky husband to Lowe’s for some scaffolding…I don’t have time for an ER visit if I am going to finish..

Room is painted, I chose Benjamin Moore Bennington Tan…and I LOVE! Now its time to get out the steel wool, sanding blocks and wax. I always go over it first with steel wool. It buffs out beautifully and makes it much easer to wax..but this is just the way I do it..many different ways.

Finished room..act like those ugly red lamps aren’t there 🙂

That UGLY light needs to come DOWN!

I love this so much. I really do. This is a job that you really have to be committed to, lol. I took me about 2 weeks to finish.

I’ll Post some more pics soon on the completed room and entry way! Would love to hear your feedback!


Summer is here!

So, I havent posted in awhile..the sun is out, kids are here..and its just been crazy. I had a mental bucket list of what I wanted to do over the summer…DID YOU?? 

1. Read several books…DONE

2. Work in my garden…DONE..but my cucumbers are turning yellow and orange?? If you have an answer to that one..I would love it!

3. Make a quilt…I am almost done, and I have to say..easier than I thought! 

4. Get some projects done on the house..

    I have started several of these, not finished several of them, which does not make me happy…but work has taken over. Although, my bedroom is almost finished and let me tell you…GAWH!!! Its awesome!! I have started painting my kitchen cabinets which I am liking, but will not be finished for awhile. 

Lastly…relax and breathe. Go to the lake, have some cookouts..be with friends and family…after all, isn’t that what life is about???

So, if you have not made a summer bucket list..today is the day!! Its never too late!!