Saturday, January 4, 2014

Two posts in one day--I may commit some sort of system overload!!!
In all honesty though...I intended to post a picture of the farmhouse & the view we have daily!
We have not touched the outside yet--That will be a spring/summer 2014 project.  Plans as of now are painting the purple porch, white & painting the shutters/door, black.  Im begging my husband to let me paint the siding white, as new siding is not in our tiny budget, but he isn't on board.  So we'll see...I need a white farmhouse though, not a gray one!  =)
This was our gorgeous fall view in October--

I know it has been way too long since I have been here...

My husband & I purchased a farmhouse {built in 1900} on 10 acres in July 2013.  I have not had time for any 'furniture projects' in a very long time!  We have been up to our ears in renovations.
I have a few pictures to share of some kitchen improvements thus far...We also do not have internet at the farmhouse, so I am very limited to when I can post. 
It still isn't 100% done...There are a few odds n ends to finish up.  Crown molding, kick plate trim, a couple cabinet doors/drawers & a custom cabinet {in that hole by the corner cabinet} for the wine cooler.  Its close though & looking SO much better than it did!


Patiently waiting for my husband to get the cabinet built for this... 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Keeping up here is proving difficult...

I have started a Facebook Group...If anyone that browses here is interested in following send a request to join & I can add you.  It is SO much easier to keep up with it vs the blog.  I will still be posting here, but as you can tell it is very scarce.  I am very busy with pinting furniture & have lots of photos on my FB Group.

Hope to see you there!!!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Perfect Chest of Drawers

OR 'Chester Drawers' if you are a crazy Missouri Craigslist ad poster!  Lol  Do you ever crack up at some of the spellings/descriptions on there?!  Automan = Ottoman is one of my all time faves!  Lol

Anywho...Not only have I been away from my blog & my paintbrush all winter I have also stayed away from Craigslist.  I figured it was too cold to paint so there was no sense in finding that perfect piece that would prevent me from parking my truck in the garage all winter! 

Well, it is April & I don't know about where you live, but here in MO the weather has been B-U-Ti-Ful!!!  Beautiful!  I though eh...Why not take a look & look what I found...

No before pics because guess what...This is it!  It is perfect for the littles room! 

So, I basically wasted a perfectly good winter that could have possibly provided more pieces like this that only required me bringing home & unloading.  No paint brush, no sander, no sweat & tears required...Its way too easy though!  I like the paint brush, the sander, & the sweat & smiles after I am finished! 


It has been light years since I posted & painted...

Wow!  It feels like a lifetime since I posted on here.  I have not been very productive this winter with projects.    I did however get the wardrobe finished last weekend!  It has been sitting in my garage...All winter...Looking like this...

Sorry for the crummy cell pic.

Last I posted about it it looked like this...

Here is the after...Again sorry for the crummy cell pics.

I still need to do something for the door.  Mirror, chalkboard, chicken wire (a friend suggested)...Who knows.  Also getting different knobs for certain.  The pulls are pretty cool & the center part is a kind of bakelite. 

It is a Robin's Egg blue that I toned down by adding some white.  Then distressed & dry brushed.  I love the way it turned out & my daughter loves it too! 


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Trying out some homemade solutions for around Edwards Lane...

I am midly addicted to Pinterest...As I'm sure most of you are.  I finally put a couple of my eight hundred and some pins to use!!! 

The powder is dishwasher deteregent & the spray bottle is shower cleaner.

Both can be found here...

With in the next week I will be out of laundry detergent & will also be mixing up this...

I don't know about you, but I am sick of dishing out money on overpriced cleaners & detergents!!!  Anything to save a buck!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A few snippets to share...

The dresser finally made it to the bedroom!!!  I still have some odds n ends projects to get finished up in the room, but it is SO close to finally being photo worthy!  Lol

I also made a few more changes in the foyer...

Painted the chair...Hung a faux doorknob/lock...Got rid of the way too big for the space baskets...Hung a grapevine wreath...
A close up of the photo wall...

I just <3 this table!!!  Total Craigslist score!  That is an old...Like 1980's Longaberger umbrella basket I found at a garage sale for...$3.00!!!

Excuse the junk collection in the bowl...It is right by the door, so as you know it collects lots of junk!!!