Friday, March 22, 2013

Around the House

I've been eyeing this cute little Ikea cart for about a year.  They've been out of it every time I went (until, of course, this last time after I had already found this cart).
When I saw this at a local antique store, I knew I wanted to take it home with me, sand it down, and paint it aqua.

Now she has a home, but the school room is getting revamped so it has nothing on it yet.

I found this about a year ago at a garage sale and liked the style of it, but not the yellow flowers.  So I painted it with some of the leftover paint from our building process.

It found a home right next to the chair in our bathroom :)

I also saw this at the same antique store as the cart and texted a friend, "Is it great or is it ugly?"  I liked it, but wanted a little reassurance I was not crazy.  It was cheap enough, but not cheap enough to feel good about buying it if I changed my mind and didn't love it.  

With a little navy (thanks to all my instagram friends for helping me make that decision) spray paint, I'm loving it even more.  I need to find the perfect place to hang it.

My dad and I made a towel rack out of some old hooks I found at a store around here that sells parts from old houses.  I painted it gray from some leftover paint in the garage.  Each of the boys already had a color that was really just for school.  But those colors are creeping into other areas as well.  Emily at The Anderson Crew swears by this, and I'm loving that I know who left their towel on the floor.  If they were really smart, they would use someone's towel and leave it on the floor, but they haven't figured that out yet.  Shhhh.

Next up is the school room transformation... which very well may take months, but I'll show you what we've done so far.  We are slow around here.  I'll be the first to admit it's hard for me to get anything done.  It's hard enough just keeping up with the every day activity around here.  The boys are always home, which I LOVE, but it doesn't lend itself very often to home projects.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?  That's what I keep telling myself anyway.


lnelson said...

I love all of this! I especially love the yarn art, the navy made it so hip and even more awesome (I wouldn't have thought of that). Reading your blog makes me want to 'live a day in the life of Sarah's shoes', it is filled with God's beauty (kids + home). Big hugs to you friend.

Unknown said...

You have a chair in your bathroom? I want one!

Unknown said...

You have a chair in your bathroom??!!

TJ Wilson said...

Love the colors ~ the ones assigned to your boys!

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Krista Sanders said...

Looking good SW. Can't wait to see it all next time I'm over. Love the picture.