Monday, July 25, 2011

Ideas For My Mom


My Mom wants built-ins...

I love the look in these two photos:
With the help of Ikea's design tool, I came up with three options.

My Mom wants to do some updating in her house, so I found her some great ideas to brighten up the place and bring it into the 21st century.

She wants to widen her baseboards. I found a great tutorial at House of Smiths:

Go HERE to see the tutorial.

By her front door, I though these two ideas would be cute:

I am trying to also get her to paint the kitchen and take down the wallpaper boarder... I thought this shelf with the board and batten underneath would add a much needed "POP" in the kitchen.
My Mom also loves this coat hanger...
Find the tutorial HERE.

We have also talked about hanging bead-board in the entry way, but because she has a "swamp cooler" she cant have it. Trust me, I know from first hand experience this is a bad idea. The bead-board will grow and expand if you have a swamp cooler. So I told her there is some paintable bead-board wallpaper. Lowes carries it for $15.48 a roll. Check it out HERE.

Hopefully she can pick a paint color soon, so we can get started on patching holes and sanding...

Wish her and us luck...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Sorry for the long break. We have been getting a yard in and taking vacations...

Hopefully I will be posting some great projects soon!

Remember this awesome craft project from last fall?

Well, it has been featured at this site:

Go check it out!

click HERE to go to my featured project.