Monday, January 31, 2011

New Stair Treads Arrived!!!!

My stair treads finally arrived today via UPS!!!
I ordered 13 (should have ordered 14 but I mis-counted somehow!?!?) braided stair rugs from an online store to place on my faded stairs that I recently tore a runner off of. I did have some issues with customs but in the end got my beautiful mats and layed them tonight as soon as I got home (and took pics).

On another note...I have begun my Home Management Binder with the help from and will post some pics of the finished project as soon as I am finished:) It gives me something to work on while the snow continues to pile up!! Just keep telling yourself :
With every snowy day we are one more day closer to Spring!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

First weekly challenge!!

I am so excited to begin my first challenge from one of my favorite inspirational blogs that I follow, . This week I am going to make my very first Home Management Binder:):) I have added a button over on my sidebar as a link to this awesome challenge!! Once I have completed the binder I will be sure to post some pics.(Thank goodness I have all week to work on it)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Newest Yardsale find and some make-overs!!

I am so excited about my latest find on a FB group for local people selling items. I saw this cabinet and fell in LOVE with it immediately:) Here it is...I still have to fill it with things and I was thinking maybe some quilts and/or coverlets...My favorite part of this piece is the chicken wire on the doors:)

I also did a couple of make-overs.....

Saturday, January 15, 2011


So...When we bought the house there was this awful burgundy runner that when down the stairs. Yes, it kept the stairs warm in the winter was a magnet for hair, lint and anything else. It was so hard to keep clean so I decided to tear it up:) Here is the pic of the ugly burgundy runner:

Then I was left with multi colored stair risers and treads. This is the moment where I wondered what I had gotten myself into!! So for now I just re-painted the risers to clean it up a bit and then I will see what I can find to put on the stairs to cover the faded middle section:) Below are some before and after pics:

Hopefully I will be able to find some kind of treads for the steps that will suit my taste. I was thinking of maybe some small braided mats...if I can find some cheap

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Challenge #3 & Finished bowl rack

My third challenge was my pantry...oh dear, what a mess it was!!! I ended up throwing out 1/2 bag of garbage with this purge. Below is the before and after which I am very pleased with. I just hope that it stays this

Last night I finished my bowl rack!! I was so excited when I was done that I couldn't wait for the walnut stain to finish drying and I hung it up while still damp:) Here is the finished photo that I took of it hanging in my dining room.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Challenge #2

My challenge #2 was to clean out the dresser drawers and organize them. I only have one small dresser as we hang most of our clothes in the closets so below is the before and after:)

The rest of the day I spent sanding and painting 2 coats of flat black on my bowl rack so now I am off to sand again and distress!! I can't wait to get it finished, hang it up and take some pics to post:)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Challenge #1 (Supposed to be Challenge #5)

So...I found the best ever blog that is doing a 21 day organizing challenge. It began on January 1st so I am a little late but better late than never!! So here is my first challenge of organizing under my kitchen was a little difficult with the oversized reverse osmosis water system under there but I did what I
Below are my before and after pics:

Can't wait to see what the challenge is for tomorrow!! I would really encourage anyone to check out this blog that I have linked over on my sidebar...It has given me the intiative to tidy up a bit and hopefully it will stay that way:) Now I am off to sand my bowl rack that I put together last night with help from Char at and her wonderful tutorials!!
I have posted a pic of the rack below and will post the finished product as soon as I am done.