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Friday, August 26, 2011


I entered my bench project in a contest. The winner gets a gift card from American express. I would be honored if you would take a few minutes to go here and vote!

As a thank you, every time you vote, you will be entered to win a 6-pack of Krylon spray paint! A new winner every week. Can't beat that!

Thanks so much for your support!

Also, I entered this contest. I am a little intimidated, but I think I'm up for the challenge!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dining Room Re-Do

Something got into me on Friday night and I just had to do something about this orange disaster of a room!

I have been living with this color since we moved in and have always hated it. Not only is it orange (and I'm an Aggie), but the room itself has almost no natural light so it was always so dark in there. The table is basically a dumping ground for mail and other junk and the coat rack was overflowing with jackets and random hats that only get used during rodeo time!

I've been wanting to get on the grey-train for awhile so I went to Lowes, picked out a color and went with it. Honestly, I spent about 5 minutes looking at paint samples before I just picked one. Hardly any thought at all. And I actually really like the color. It has a little bit more blue than I wanted, but because the lighting is so bad in here, I really don't think any color will be true so no biggie.

Once I had the grey on, I knew it needed a little something more, so I painted on some stripes! Now the room is beginning to shape up!

Sorry the lighting/pictures are so bad, just take my word for it- it looks great!

To add some brightness to the room, I went with yellow accents! I threw together some curtains for the oddly placed window, bought some flowers from Hobby Lobby (1/2 price of course) and put them in my Ikea vases. I also took some leftover fabric and cut some napkins for the table.

I also spray painted the ugly brown coat rack a sunny yellow- I don't want to hang anything on it now! I also found a hanging basket at Hob Lob for $5- sprayed it grey and now we have a place to put the mail instead of the table.

Maybe we will actually eat here now!

The room is so much brighter now! I really love it. Not too bad for a weekends work!

The paint colors are Urban Sunrise and tempered grey from Valspar
The Yellow is Marigold spray paint, also from Valspar