Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Salvaged Wood Headboards: Twin Boys Room

Yesterday I showed you a few headboards I pinned on Pinterest using salvaged wood that I wanted to make for the twins room.  We were able to gather up enough old wood from a pallet and an old fence that our friend was going to throw away. 
(Please note:  be sure to seal up the boards with a non-toxic sealer to prevent off-gassing.  A lot of pallets are treated with insecticide or contain formaldahyde.We used Safecoat Safe Seal to seal up the boards).
Here's a before shot of the boy's nursery as we're pulling everything out of the room.
Complete with semi-naked babies playing with screwdrivers. 
 And here's as shot from the same angle of the new beds and headboards.
And here's a closeup.....
My husband added a push button so the boys can turn the light on/off themselves.  
They love that part!!!

 Here's one of them in the garage, you can see the top ledge/shelf thingy better in this photo.
We bolted the headboard directly to the studs in the wall.
 He's putting his letters on the top shelf.  He loves doing that over and over.
Now he's admiring his work.  Love that kid!
Hope you like our latest project
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Tutorial Coming soon!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Twin Boys Room Update:: Beds

We recently moved our twin boys (age 2 1/2) out of their cribs and into twin beds.  I was hoping this day would come when they were a little older but one of them learned how to climb out of his crib and then quickly taught the other one.  When it was time for their nap, I would put them in their cribs and  within a few minutes I would  hear them giggling and playing with their toys on the floor. I could no longer keep them captive in their beds and besides, they were getting too big for them anyway! 
We originally wanted to buy them bunk beds but we couldn't find a set that we liked and we felt we needed something ASAP.  I was a Pinning fool on Pinterest, I even made a board for it (you can see my Bunk Beds board here).  Say that five times in a row....Bunk Beds Board, bunk beds board, bunk beds..........

We decided it would be easier to go ahead and buy them Twin sized mattresses and put them on a regular metal frame for the "time being" and make a couple of headboards.  
I knew I wanted to use salvaged/ recycled wood and "DIY" a headboard for them.  I pinned a few items under my Twin Boys Room board on Pinterest that used old wood like these.........

And then I saw this one and I knew it was what I wanted.  And with a light mounted on it!  Love it!

I thought this one would be great so the boys could each have their own light for "reading" their books at bedtime.  We're putting the finishing touches on them today and will have pics up for you tomorrow.  


Friday, February 24, 2012

My New Cowboy Boots

On Valentine's Day/Our Wedding Anniversary, my husband surprised me by coming home early and whisking me off to lunch and then shopping for my first pair of cowboy boots.  I've been wanting a pair for a long time  but just couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of money on myself.  But, I can always count on him to buy me things that I'm too cheap frugile to by myself.  So off to the Western store we went where I tried on pair after pair after pair with the help of a very nice salesman that looked every part of a real cowboy.  I wish I had taken his picture but we were limited on time but just imagine Sam Elliot but with super white hair and beard minus the deep voice.  He even called me ma'am a few times! he he
And so here they are.....
Boulet Ladies Boots
The inlay has an irredescant creamy white fish scale looking design with orange stitching.  And of course my camera is not capturing all of it's gorgeousness but it's so pretty.
I'm hoping to find a really cute sundress to wear them with this Spring/Summer but in the meantime I wear them with jeans with covers up the best part I think.  

Do you think they would look OK to wear them with Jeggings?
Help, I need some suggestions!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Best Husband Ever!

Not only is today Valentine's Day, it's also mine and my husband's 13th wedding anniversary!  
And guess what??!!!???  
He just called me and told me to get ready because he wants to take me shopping for.......

Source: google.com via Beth on Pinterest

Source: sheplers.com via Beth on Pinterest

I'm so freakin' excited because I've wanted a pair for like a year now and to me that's like 10 years because I'm really immature and have zero patience kinda like a 2 year old!!!

Pictures coming soon...............


Monday, February 13, 2012

Entryway Makeover

I don't normally consider the color orange a hue I decorate with on a regular basis.  I tend to lean more towards whites, creams, greens and blues.  But last October when I was going through my seasonal decor items, I realized how much I really like the bold color and decided to add a little orange goodness to my entryway.  I went through my stash of fabric and found a print that not only had orange in it, but it also had my current favorite color aqua blue.
I put a small piece of it in a frame and used it as my guide.  The rest was easy really, I just bought some dark orange scrapbook paper and added it to some old frames I had lying around and hot glued some metal keys on top of the paper.  I didn't measure or plan out the layout, I just started hanging things up and when something didn't look right, I just put another nail hole in the wall.  And another one....and then some more.  I made sure I did this project when my husband wasn't home otherwise he would make me measure, use a level and make it all perfect and stuff.  I don't measure because even if I did, I still wouldn't get it right and I would just have to make another nail hole anyway so why bother.  Or maybe I'm just lazy.  Anyway, after everything was up on the wall, I displayed some old blue Mason jars that my husband's grandmother gave me to go with the aqua in the fabric.  The only thing I purchased was a new rug from Ikea that has just about every color in it including blue and orange so it can be moved around the house easily.
Andrup rug from Ikea $34.99
And to just give you an idea of what it looked like a couple of years ago......

Paint: Camelback by SW
better but boring! 

I've had it like this for a while now and I'm already for a change!  Not sure what will go up next but I'm thinking something big and bold!  And I would like a new table there, something that will actually have some drawers for storage and maybe big enough to hold two lamps.
What would you do in this space????

Monday, February 6, 2012

I'm baaaaaack!

I took a longer-than-expected break from blogging last Fall to focus on my family during the holidays.  My plan was to post here and there with holiday projects and recipes but somehow the time just flew by!

Here's a recap of what went on the past few months.  

Halloween, My daughter got Student of the Month, Thanksgiving, husband's birthday, I had surgery to repair a hernia, my dad came for a 17 day visit, Christmas, New Year's, my birthday, Twin A had tubes put in his ears, a few colds here and there and then the next thing I know it's FEBRUARY!  Oh and we put the twins in "big boy" beds and took away their beloved pacifiers.  In the same week.  Yeah, I'm mean like that!  

I have really missed blogging and chatting with you guys and couldn't wait any longer to get back to the ol' blog!

So what I'm working on right now is getting the twins room put together.  Wanna see my inspiration pics via Pinterest?
Dontcha just love Pinterest!!!!

I know this is a nursery but I just love the blue/green color scheme!

So there you have it!  What I've been up to for the last few months and what I'm working on now!  

What have you been up to lately?  Have you ever taken a hiatus from blogging before?