Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Back Door!

This Christmas, we decided to upgrade a few things on the house instead of exchanging gifts. Today we had one of those upgrades completed! We got a new back door!!!

I didn't think I would ever be this excited over a door but I happen to LOVE the new one! The old one was a solid door without a deadbolt...which always worried me.

We thought a glass door would let in a lot more light and give us a chance to add a deadbolt lock.

We were right! It lets in a lot more light and I love the additional view of the backyard!

Here are a few before pictures:
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Here is the new door:
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Here are the doors next to each other for an easy comparison :)

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Crafting

Today was such a BEAUTIFUL day here in NC! It started off a little foggy but turned into such a warm and sunny day. We were able to get a lot done around the house today and I was able to complete a few small projects that have been on my list.

I have been wanting to change up the wall above my coffee cart. I have a cute little tea pot frame that I had in the kitchen and wanted to relocate it to the coffee cart. Once I did that, I needed more to fill up the large area.

I decided to make a new small round chalk board to go on the wall. I bought a round frame at a thrift store for a dollar, someone used it to frame something they had cross-stitched. I just took the frame apart, painted the back piece with chalkboard paint (Krylon's chalkboard spraypaint), and spray painted the frame as well.

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That left me with this...
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I then added my book page "N" to the wall to complete the look!

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I am really loving the wall now! It's amazing what you can do just by shopping your own home to change up the look of an area.

While we are on the topic of coffee carts, I want to show off my BFF Taylor's coffee cart in her kitchen! She and I have very similar tastes and we made our teapot art together!

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I also made a few things that I have had on my Pinterest boards for a few weeks now...

I made this cute jar for my vitamins...

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I also made this pillow for our bed!

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I'll leave you with my cute tiny succulent in my vintage sour cream jar :)

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Hope you are all having a great weekend!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Living and Dining Room Update

We have made a few changes to our living room and dining area. Most of the dining area changes are minimal but we did rearrange the furniture in the living room, giving it a really different look!

Check out some shots of the rooms!

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We have some exciting projects planned for this year! Can't wait to get started on them!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Project Highlights of 2012

As we start the new year, I have been thinking alot about what all took place in 2012. To kick off the new year, I want to do a quick recap of my favorite projects from 2012. It was hard to choose just one project per month (with the exception of the two months I took a break!) but I narrowed it down!

January
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February
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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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December

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I am so excited to see what the new year brings! I can't wait to kick off the new year with some projects! Coming soon!