New Year, New Plan…

Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn`t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe – next year at this time – we`d like each other a little more.

– Judy Garland

Quotes, Judy Garland, New Year


Tea cart is finished!!

You may remember a while back I bought a wooden rough looking tea cart… I finally got around to finishing it!!

It looked like this originally:


It was a bit hideous. I took it and painted the whole thing in a flat black, and then I had the glass on top cut into a mirror.

I think it looks sooo much better!


We are now using it as a bar in our kitchen!


After that I bought an antique mirror also painted in flat black to hang over it.


It is all coming together!

Major Purge!

So I’ve had about enough of the clutter around here.  I’m purging!  Less stuff to clean under, on, and over is better.  Does anyone have any purging tips?

So far I am going by the following rules:

  1. If we haven’t used it in 3 months – its going.
  2. Same for if I haven’t worn in it in 3 months – its going to consignment.
  3. If I don’t like the look of it now (art) I’m probably not going to like it in a few months – Kijiji.
  4. If I haven’t used it in a project yet, it needs to get sold – kijiji.
  5. If the pets aren’t playing with their toys/scratchers they’re getting donated – humane society?

The only thing I’m having a hard time justifying getting rid of is movies and books.  I never could get into those ebooks.  I love having paper books around the house.  I can always remember what was happening in my life and how I felt when I was reading a certain book.  I can’t give away my memories!!

Dream Bedroom Reveal

So we’re very close to being done and I can’t wait anymore.  We’re just waiting on a duvet cover and a chandelier.

My dream room was painted, new headboard, new art, new bedside tables, new corner chair and new picture frames (no pictures yet.)  And when I say “new” I mean old.  Everything in the room was thrifted, yard sale-d, or made by me.

The whole she-bang!


My bedside table:


The whole view:



The boyfriend’s bedside table:


Our pretty corner chair and “new” mirror:


Artwork wall:


I am loving my new room!  It makes me want to re-do all the rooms in my house!


More Done on my Dream Bedroom!

We finished the painting today. As I’ve stated in previous posts our whole house is “builders beige.” *gag*   The master bedroom is now Rain Washed by Behr.


Tomorrow I’m taking apart the current bed and I’m cleaning the doors (new headboard) with some TSP, as recommended by the paint people at a local hardware store.

I got a mirror similar to this porthole mirror yesterday at a garage sale for $3.00:


I plan on painting the frame either a heather grey or a crisp white to match the room.  I have a standing mirror already that is grey, so I’m going to move it into the room and see if it even remotely matches, that will make the decision on what color I’m making my accessories!!

It’s all happening!!

The doors are home…

We picked up the doors this afternoon.  It was the most stressful ride home ever.  The back hatch wouldn’t shut on the car we’re driving and the doors wouldn’t fit all the way in.  We tied it closed as best as we could, but I’m the type of person who likes to have all the doors closed on the car I’m riding in.  🙂

We unloaded the doors and I swept them down.  They were being stored in an old barn, so they were pretty dusty and dirty.  So far they look like so:


We are currently debating doing a light white-wash over them, just to clean them up a bit more.

This room is really coming together.