Monday, December 17, 2012

Entry Way

We are in the process of turning our house into a home and they say first impressions matter.Well, this was the first impression you get when you walk into our house

Big M doesn't want to be a part of this

Foyer table and mirror
It’s not really the worst entry way I've seen but it wasn't something we were completely pleased with.

We purchased some frames after Ty saw a TV show where they showed a famous quarterback with a table of pictures. Our friend was in town and suggested we get a vase to put by the table and this is (was) the final product.

Little M is such a poser

We had this gold beauty for a few days until my Big M got so excited when his “Uncle” came to visit that he broke it.

We decided to get something that was made from metal just in case a similar accident happens again and to make it more family friendly in general. Ty suggested that in the spirit of DIY, we get something and spray it with glitter paint.

We got this giraffe print vase for a third of the price of the ceramic gold vase at one of my favorite stores. 

I tried to make it work but it doesn't really "pop"

So off it went to the work space aka the garage to get transformed. Ty actually did all the work while I went to run some errands. 

In the garage ready to be sprayed
We got gold spray for the base just in case we miss a few spots and glitter spray to go over the top.

Krylon is amazing

Ty sprayed a few coats of gold paint 

A few coats of glitter spray later
We let it dry for a couple of hours while we went to pick up some flowers to put in it. 
Looks better already
We added a place to hang coats to the Foyer. I got the idea of putting the letter from Pinterest. Most people have a capital letter but this little a looks so cute.

Coat Hanger/Shelf

We added some red flowers to the vase (the white ones are in a vase in the dining area) and more frames to the table. 

 The A family Foyer/Entry Way
We are very happy with the end result and I am really excited about making our home a beautiful, cozy place that we will always be proud to show off. 

Master Bedroom

One of the things I wanted done before we moved into our Master Bedroom was to paint an accent wall. Ty was not a fan of painting the walls yet but I absolutely refuse to have our sanctuary be painted with just boring beige paint.

So we decided to use a darker shade of brown on the walls. I looked up ideas online and Pinterest and decided to paint the 2 opposite walls the darker brown to give the room more depth.

In the pictures below, the room initially looks very small but after we put in the King bed and furniture, there is actually a lot of room and we are absolutely in love with the way we painted.

Wall #1

Wall #2

My Big M loves looking out the window
It Started getting dark by the time we were done prepping the walls but we kept going like the little Engine that could.... Choo Choo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wall #2 with Painter's tape over crown molding and base boards

Wall #1 with Painter's tape on crown molding/base boards, windows and over the electric sockets

The Paint we used, too bad I don't remember the name but it may have to  do with coffee  

Wall #1 

Wall #2

Measuring out our headboard
 The search for a bed was a HUGE deal. I really wanted a padded headboard that would be the focal point of our room. After countless trips to pretty much ALL the furniture stores in town, we finally settled on a bed. I thank God we got this bed for less than a third of its original price. MAJOR WIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bed with curtains drawn and lights on

Without the curtains 
 Here is a picture of the other side of the room with the dresser and laundry hampers.

I was too lazy to use the timer so you get a glimpse of me 

So there you have it our Master Bedroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Since today is a once in a century date, I just had to post something.
We’ve been doing a lot of home decorating lately and reorganizing things around the house and our home is coming together nicely if I do say so myself.
This Christmas is going to be an extra special one because it will be my first Christmas as a wife, my 6 month old nephew’s first Christmas and my little puppy’s first Christmas.
I am so happy to be alive on this special date and I hope you are too !!!!!!!!!!!!