Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hi-Ho Cherry-O

Hidey Ho! Now I know I've been working on my kitchen for forever months but life is busy. I'm sluggishly making progress and thought that Thrifty Decor Chick's Spray Paint Linky Party would be the perfect time for me to add some splashes of color to the kitchen revamp. With all the blue, white, and gray going on in the kitchen it's been feeling a little cool in there. I'm going to be incorporating some nice wood tones eventually but I wanted some splashes of color to warm it up too!

Well, hello beautiful!

I debated between red and yellow for a while but finally decided to go with red. It'll pack the punch that I'm looking for. What is I'm spray painting exactly?

The hardware!

Now, I love Oil Rubbed Bronze as much as the next person but I wanted something different. Something a bit more retro/vintage/whimsical but most importantly fun! Perhaps the inspiration came from this picture I found eons ago when admiring other kitchens. I love the pops of red. Granted there isn't red hardware but there is a red stove!

I was too chicken to do all the knobs so I started with two from some of the cabinets we removed. I wanted to make sure I was going to like it before plunging into painting all of them.

(Sorry for the horrible picture but I don't have time to take another right now!)

I applied a couple of light coats of red and allowed ample time to dry. Then I replaced the knobs on two of the cabinet doors.

I plan to live with them for a week before I do the rest but so far I'm digging it! What do you think? Is red cabinet knobs too crazy or is it right up your alley?


Sunday, May 15, 2011

I love free stuff!

I may or may not have mentioned this but I am extremely cheap! Last weekend my wonderful hubby scored me a free lingerie chest. Booyah! I was/am pretty pumped. I've started sanding but that's it. Here are a few pictures to tide you over until I'm finished.

She's a little rough around the edges but I like a challenge!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend! :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Scrapbook Inspired Bridal Shower Invites

Hello, hello! I just wanted to share some photos of the invites I'm working on for my Besties' bridal shower. I still have to complete the back but I'm loving the way the front came out!

I'm hoping to finish them and their coordinating envelopes tomorrow night! I have to mail them out by the end of the week so I need to get my booty in gear!

I hope you're all having a great week! :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

An Impromptu Hiatus

I can't believe it has been two weeks since I have written a single blog post. I hadn't planned on not writing anything it just kind of happened. I was working on cleaning and painting and catch up on laundry and spending time with my family. I was trying to put less stress on myself since I had been feeling so worn out. However, I plan on getting back into the swing of things this week. I may not be posting five times a week because I have come to realize that those are unrealistic expectations for myself. I have a full time job and I have a family. I do not have the luxury of being a full time blogger even though I would like to.

In other news, today was Mother's Day. I had to travel for work on Friday and Saturday so it was wonderful to be home all day today and relax. It was also nice to receive this wonderful gift from Jeff and my little lady....

Now I just need to learn how to use it! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mothers out there!