Spring hit and thrilled us with a whole new boost of energy, but being busy outdoors has kept me from blogging lately. So, here's our recent ventures and happenings by way of photos. Laundry room and Guest Bath (named Janiqua) 'after' photos are coming soon!
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I spotted two blimp hangars on my last trip out west. They are monstrous! Bellying up to a bar (Amaretto Sour, please) that we designed and fabricated was a pretty cool experience...West Coast to Midwest... My 1800s chair finally got the attention she needed - new paint, upholstery and trim. For now, she's hanging out in the dining room with the random collection of chairs around the dining ping-pong table. Kudos to Dad for doing some structural work on it. As I've mentioned before, I have trouble committing to big patterned fabric, so I kept this little project extra simple. I painted it with black paint we already had, tore up a pillow we don't use (for the stuffing), covered it with painters' canvas material, and trimmed it out with a simple black trim from Joann's (all for under $9). What a fun chair I recently spotted at Ikea - great form and color. I just want to kick back and read a book there.I'm never joking when I say it's nothing short of a circus act around here. The fun never stops.Marshmallow toss to the Father of the Bride, anyone? Don't mind the glow stick.Bruschetta time! He's a master-veggie-chopper.For the first baby he's ever held, I was impressed...The guest bath has been attacked. A sneak peak of a few details follows.. no project of mine is ever complete without a little spray paint. Repurposing an antique mirror with matte black paint (chalkboard spray paint)...A box of vintage hooks found in the old house have been painted and repurposed for towels in the guest bath. I never really wanted to buy that $49 towel bar anyways. I'll explain this experiment in a later post... Danny's reaction to it was, "I'm going to walk back into the kitchen now and act like this isn't happening." Bahaa! I'm convinced to prove him wrong!Flames! Fire up Danny!After considering oodles of options, the tile in the laundry room is finally getting installed on Monday. We're so excited to see that project be wrapped up. It's come a long way from it's blue psychedelic-ness, so we're excited to share the updates with you.Four hydrangea plants are about to knock the socks off the front of our house. These were gifted to us - and are from the same hydrangea blooms that were at our wedding.Old Glory is back up and flying at the homestead. We repurposed a brass rod that was a part of a large door bell contraption at the old house. You can barely see it behind Danny in this post. These crazy birds that we uncovered in the jungle at the last house have found a new home in our landscaping. I'm not one for lots of statues and tchotchke junk in the landscaping, but a subtle piece here and there is a nice addition to the greens. These birds are very heavy, and I happen to be fond of them. Looking at the jungle before and after photo makes me itch all over, just like the day we both went to the doctor to get shots for our poison ivy. We were in pitiful shape that day. It's amazing how things have changed for the better. It was a beautiful day to see the Buckeyes at the Spring Game and catch up with old friends.I'd like to end this blog post with a photo of Dad (in the red) and his great friend Gary, both wearing Mardi-Gras beads. Photos like these only come around so often!