A few years back I found an amazing antique twin bed that was in desperate need of repair. My talented step-father was able to re-construct the wood headboard and save the bed for my
youngest daughter to use. With thrift store and Craig's List finds like the striped settee ($50), dresser ($60), end table ($15), and little chairs ($30) that I re-habbed, I was also able to put the french-inspired room together for very little. Now my daughter has a sweet and pretty little room to call home.
Commented on Mar 30, 2013
Lucky little girl has a genuis for a parent. It's a beautiful room and so well done.
We live on a farm in Southwest Iowa. Our farm fields have underground springs and rocks are constantly coming to the top and so we have to go and pick up the rocks out of the field in
the spring before planting or in the fall after the harvest. All of these rocks have come from our fields.
Commented on Jul 21, 2012
I use rocks to border my gardens...I collect them from construction sights or wherever they
may be. If there's a bulldozer, I have to stop and look for some great finds. My neighbor 10 y/o Christopher picks out one every spring and that gets to be his pet rock for the year. If I have a big load of rocks he comes to the car with his wagon and we haul them together. Gardening is such a good way to show kids a good life lesson. I love your rock gardens and wish I could see it personally. I go on garden trips when time allows.
This is my country-coastal style living room that we renovated last year. Since this is our first home we really are on a shoestring budget and all our renovations are DIY. This room was
one of the biggest selling points for us when we first viewed the house as it's bay window and vertically joined claddling lends itself perfectly to our country coastal style of decorating.
Our crisp, white slipcovered couch is one of the few new items of furniture in the room with the rest being thrifted and upcycled, usually with a coat of beachy white paint. I also love to decorate with stone and white, soft blues and aquas, stripes, polka dots and a whole lot of white.
As you can see the living room was extremely brown when we moved in. Firstly we painted the walls in Dulux Fair Bianca half strength, changed out the curtains, pulled up the carpet and retiled the floor.
If you'd like to see more come visit my blog Peaches & Maple at http://peachesandmaple.blogspot.com.au/
Commented on Jul 04, 2012
Simply beautiful...love the white mirrors. Nice job.
After years of staring at my plain white appliances, I got bored. And when I get bored, I get a little crazy. So I decided to paint them with one $10 pint of Rustoleum enamel paint in
Regal Red. It took three coats over a weekend, but they look amazing! I followed it up with some spray on poly to help protect it. It's been nearly a year and no chips yet. I used a silver paint pen to add my settings. What I should have done there was placed tracing paper over the knob prongs and meticulously copied my settings, because I left a lot out. Then I could have added a vinyl transfer or used a fine tip paint pen. I may scrape off the paint around the dials and redo it later down the line. Otherwise it was a cheap and easy update! More photos and details here http://www.killerbdesigns.com/10-appliance-m...