Saturday, March 28, 2015

A glowing side table

New project...
Chris worked on this project for several weeks.  He found this idea on the instructables site....  A Pecky cypress table that glows in the dark!  We adapted it a bit to suit our needs and made it a sofa table with industrial pipe legs.  Basically morphed two ideas into one.    Since it wasn't my project I don't have a lot of 'in progress' shots.  

The wood was ordered from the tidewater region of VA since this type of wood is not native to this area.  It is abundant in Florida though!  I shipped two pieces and he put them together with a biscuit joiner.  
Then he mixed a casting resin you can buy at any craft store with a glow powder.  We picked blue!  Here are some pics after the resin was poured into the holes that the wood came with.  Then came the sanding...
And here is the table after 2-3 hours of sanding with different grits...

After several coats of a clear stain:

And some pics of the pipe legs after they were screwed together and then sprayed black.

And the final

And here is the glow....

Monday, March 23, 2015

Family room redo

Here is our before and after family room redecorating project.  Wood paneled wall, newly painted grey walls throughout and into the kitchen, painted fireplace and all ceilings newly painted.  Enjoy! 

And here was the process.  Shout out to Chris who worked like a dog putting up the wall. 
Chalk lines to mark the studs.
Here is how our tv is hooked up.  This was chris' brainchild to wire through the attic.
I painted basic pine planks from lowes 5 different stain colors.
Started with onyx.
Here are the colors. Onyx, latte, grey, mahogany, walnut.

First couple rows..
A little more...

A couple hours later...

And done!  
Next the ceiling and the fireplace were painted and ta-day!

And here's the final result:

One final before and after:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Circles crochet throw

Took a loooong while...  One square at a time, here and there, when I had a free moment...But this take on the granny square throw is so fun.  Borrowed the pattern from:  

I changed her colors to match my living room.  I love her colors too though!  81 squares later....  Ta-dah!!!

Here are some in process and final pics.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Laundry room redo

The mudroom/laundry room in our house is very small.  Shoes for 5 people and coats as well as the laundry mess was always in a issue.  Throw in a gym back and tkd gear and you can barely walk.  Enter Pinterest.  Voila!!  You marry a handy guy that likes power tools and it's a marriage made in heaven.  (Even though he refuses to join Pinterest...). Take a look!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fjellse bed redo!

Its been forever...  I know.  I could say I've been busy, which is true...  But I've also just been lazy about updating my blog.  So, here goes!  
I procured this bed yesterday.  It's ikea.  Great bones, but plain.
I had seen several people upholster this frame and thought of give it a shot.  I've done chairs but never something this large. So, off to joann I went.  I decided to get the following:
A twin was crate mattress cover
1/2 foam batting (2.5 yards) 
Chevron fabric
And then my dad let me borrow his industrial staple fun.  Boy was that fun!

This morning me and the boys too a field trip to Home Depot to get a 1/4 inch sheet of chemical free plywood.  I attached it to the headboard.  I got it 24x 43 which made it a bit taller.  I also started to attach the foam around the rails.  

Then I cut and extra pice of foam for the gap on the back of the headboard.  

I continued to staple the foam around the frame.  

Next came the egg crate foam.  I flipped it the other way so that the egg was on the inside and attached it to the headboard.

Here is the back:

Then came the fabric...  Here is the finished product!

And here is the joint.  Some people left it open, but I decided to cover the joints.  

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New frames...

Did some redecorating and I'm finally using an old window I had in my laundry room for something fun!  Check it out.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A little paint...

Goes a long way!!  A boring blue wall is no longer boring with a splash of some lime and orange...  My son's accent wall. Check it out!