Wednesday, March 25, 2015
old bench that was here was becoming a danger zone my little climbing 2 year old. For some reason, she loved to stand on it and has fallen off it two times too many. So, I opted to change it out for something a little wider and sturdier. Plus, the extra storage is always a plus! I got this bench at Ross for $99. Seriously. You can find some gems there sometimes :) I was concerned that the khaki color wouldn't match, but I really like the difference between it and the color of the chairs.
new little 'kid area' in the living room. I thought it went perfect in here and probably should have moved it a long time ago. Plus, I love the addition of the lamp to the space, makes it more cozy. Lamp shade and base - another Target steal :) ..oh, and so are those pillows. lol
Now, as for that table, I think it's growing on me. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you'd know how much I wanted to get rid of it. My husband loves it though. I've tried lots of things to work around it, but I think changing out these chairs helped a ton. I now don't just see a big brown blob, I see the character and it's beauty. I really do love it. The only problem? That darn veneer is peeling up like mad on the two ends. Ugh. I have no idea how to stop it, it just keeps getting worse. Any ideas?
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The below post may contain affiliate links from products or services I used.
So, I can't complain. We've been blessed to have a great house that I love and hate to even think about moving out of...ever. But, it does lack a lot of things. One thing I always complain about is storage and closet space. The other thing? Kid space on the main floor. Now, that might just be because I don't want to give up my front room and make it a kid zone...but still. It would be nice to have a bonus room or another bedroom on our main floor. These are things you never think of when buying a house without having any children yet :) Now that our little one is our big one and she's getting more and more toys, I had to find a solution for all the clutter.
So, I decided to organize that mess and make the area look presentable. Even when cleaned up, the before was still a mess ...and definitely not presentable. So, this is a step up. And super cute :)
online from Target (click here). I also got the cute bins from Target. They were on sale for $6.99 each (click here). So, all together this area cost just around $100. I think for my sanity sake, it was worth the money :)
Pin for later:
Monday, March 9, 2015
I took a plywood board from Home Depot that was 4'x2' and about $10 and stained it. I then grabbed a stencil, some spackling compound, and a puddy knife.
Pin for later:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
This post is in collaboration with Cree LED Bulbs. All thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own. Enjoy :)
Add white. Have you ever noticed in Scandinavian design that the rooms are mainly white? There's a good reason for that. The hours of sunlight in Scandinavian countries differ a ton compared to what we get in the West especially during the Winter. Sunlight is definitely minuscule and nights are loooong. So, it only makes sense to take their lead and add some white into a house during the longer nights of Winter for us too. This will for sure help brighten your space and take the gloom out of the dreary Winter months. Bring in white by painting walls and ceilings. Other less permanent options can be through your bedding, furniture accent pieces, pillows, rugs, throw and accessories.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
method of removing grease using baby oil/mineral oil. This still works wonderfully, but I was hesitant to use it on my stove. I don't know why, just oil and fire didn't seem like a great combination for me. So, our stove has remained only touched by dish soap...the cuts grease like no one's business dish soap. Haha...yeah right :) They haven't seen my stove! Over the past years, grease has continually gunked itself onto the range top, particularly bad in one spot, as you can see from the top picture above. That's like 5 years worth of grease caked on there. We scrub and scrub and scrub and nothing would take it off....until now :) Meet my new best friend:
I can't tell you how impressed I was with this! I just grabbed a dish rag, wet it and poured some baking soda on it.
Since it worked so well on my stove, I gave it a try on my microwave. Like magic!
Check out the back of your baking soda next time you get a chance! The uses for it are amazing. It cleans sinks, fridges, counters, stainless steal, showers, toilets, tubs, tile....etc etc. And of course, it has great deodorizing properties.