is hosting a
Tim is hosting this party to give
some of his readers a chance
and showoff some of their
This party runs from
May 1st - May 3rd
so it's not to late to get in on the fun.
Make sure you stop by and see
all the hard work everyone has
been up to.
I'm also participating in
Hosted by: Julia at Hooked on Houses
Some of the things I've decided to share
are a few projects that Jeff and I have
been working on these last few months.
is old and outdated looking.
With funds short
and the desire to spruce up things
around the home.. We decided
the best way was to make new
what we already had.
brought back to life for use as
a TV stand in Ashley's newly revamped
I sanded it down and
painted it black.
replaced the door pulls.
Below are samples of the
new theme that she has chosen
for her room..
The black goes very well with
the black and white theme.
pine clock that was given to me
almost 20 years
ago by my Mom when I moved out
the same one actually that made the above
TV stand.. that made things for
a lil craft store my Mom owned.
I sanded it down really well
I sanded it down really well
and rolled this one with
American Accents Smooth
Semi-Gloss Black that
I purchased from Lowe's.
changed the white ceramic
knob to an antique brass one.
I love it again.
This next piece is from a
suite that my parents had
way back in the 70's.
It had been stored in a barn
where it had gotten
a lil bit of water damage.
I loved all the details this piece has ..
plus I love that it reminds me of
I used my hand sander and
was able to get all of the old
varnish off and smooth
out the water damage.
The handles were really nasty and the brass
had turned that ugly green... so I orginally
wanted to replace them.
Ashley had suggested that I just paint them
white.. I figured what harm would it do..
I was just gonna toss them anyway.
She loves it.. I think it turned out
very nice , and matches
her whole Zebra theme.
These next few pictures are a work in
This picture is a shot of my dining
room .. where I had just removed the
wallpaper boarder just above
and below the chair rail.
I was trying to decide on
the new colors I wanted.
Plus this is where you can see
the old color on our walls.
Before shot of our ceiling and the
My new ceiling fan isn't up
yet.. but it's a beautiful
black iron with cherry blades
ceiling fan we purchased at Lowe's.
This next picture I'm almost embarassed to show..
but hopefully you'll scroll back up and see
that my ceiling didn't really look that nasty
until you could compare it to the newly
HUGE difference huh?
The old looks like dirty pond water...
I was seriously gagging when I saw it.
I'm proud to say.. and very proud of my
that all of the ceilings in
our home now have this
beautiful clean looking ceiling.
The new paint in the Den..
It's a summerset harvest gold color.
Pictures don't do it justice and it's
a major difference for us.
We wanted to go bold .. and
bold we did.
Another shot of the Den...
with the finished ceilings and gold trey insert.
I have new 2" white wooden blinds to finish
installing and finish the molding and trimboard.
Oh and we're in the process of ripping out the
carpet. Our house is built on a concrete slab
and I've decided instead of going with
hardwood flooring right now that
I'm gonna try my hand at
staining the concrete.
I've seen it done .. and it's beautiful.
Can't wait to get that finished and
show it to y'all.
Wish me Luck!
Thanks for stopping by to share in
my lil remodeling projects..
Make sure you head back over to
and see all the hard work
everyone else has been up to.
Thank You For Visiting
Have A Blessed Day,