Wednesday, June 3, 2015

French Country Garden in Iowa
 The courtyard with European fountain.

Double Knock Out roses in full bloom.
 The flower garden. The daisies seem to be taking over!
The Rebecca pond fountain. I still have to get the stained glass window attached to the middle section.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Graveyard front yard.... boooooo

I love decorating the house for  all the various holidays. Halloween and Christmas are by far my two favorites. This year I decided to add a little extra fun to the front yard by making grave stones. I used underlayment, wooden stakes and stone and flat black spray paint! I've always said there's nothing cant do with a jigsaw, a hot glue gun and a can of spray paint! Contact me if you want full instructions on the construction of the grave stones :)

 View from the front side walk.

An up close shot of the grave stones under construction.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sophi's room is nearly complete. I love the color scheme of the purple gold and silver.

View from the closet at Sophi's balcony.

View from the door of the owl and tree mural and fireplace.

Sophi's custom crib bedding. It took me a month to sew all the different pieces.

So you have seen my silver bar cabinet.... now I'm excited to show you the finished product, the complete bar closet! I love the chandelier and the sparkle.
Picture of the ceiling and walls with the chandelier.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Stain or strip and stain that is the question.....

There are quite a few things in this world I am not fond of, losing track of things, kids screaming and sanding...... So when I came across Polyshades by Minwax I figured I would give it a shot.

I lightly sanded.... and I do mean very lightly and then tried the Polyshades product on the side of the cabinet that wont show. This is my sample spot.

The color on the right is the new color. This product enables you to go over existing stain depending on what your top coat is on your existing woodwork. I want something even darker so I may buy the black and mix the two colors. I have quite a bit of woodwork to do in this room here is a picture of the just the ceiling beams alone.
I'll post a picture of the darker color test spot and the beams once they are finished..... wish me God speed!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ever pull the paper surface off your drywall?

Not a pretty picture...... but with a jointer compound skim coat I will be able to put this rough project behind me. Talk about labor intensive!!!! ugh This vinyl wall paper is the most difficult I have ever removed!