Sunday, May 3, 2015

House Improvements

Here's a  few house things from lately.  These first few aren't really house related but some crafts I finally finished that I made at a craft night a few months ago.

I went a little crazy a few weeks ago and started painting pretty much everything.  I started with our bathroom vanity.  I used Java gel stain and it was amazing!! So easy to use. 
The kids vanity got a fresh coat with chalk paint and so did the downstairs bathroom.  I just didn't get a picture of it.  It's now gray instead of beautiful golden oak.
 I was looking for an entry table and finally found one at DI.  It got all dolled up with some chalk paint too and I was pleased with how it turned out.
 The front porch with an awesome sign my cute friend makes.
I had this brilliant idea that we'd paint the living room and part of the kitchen yellow.  It did not turn out as planned and was pretty ugly.
We switched to gray and I thought it turned out a lot better!
The fireplace also got painted white 
 and the front room got a coat of light blue on the bottom.
 We got some more pictures hung
 and created a portrait wall in the stairway.  Doug painted that whole wall and I was glad I didn't have to!!

 We also painted the banister! This was a hard and long project.  There's a whole other section you can't see in this picture.  It honestly took a week.  It was the worst!!
I installed a new light fixture over the seek and got some curtains hung. 
We also had a huge tree in the backyard taken down. It's so nice to have it gone! Now we need to decide what to do with the space!
We have really loved living here so far and have enjoyed changing things up a little!! Sophia had a late night with her friends a few weeks ago.  I found this list of what she had planned.  Totally cracked me up. 
 There was definitely a lot of Studio C watching.  What a fun bunch of girls.
With all the fun there have also been some not fun things that have happened. We got a flat tire a few weeks ago.  It was the second one we've had since moving here! Crazy!! I noticed it when I went to take the kids from school so unfortunately Doug had already left.  Some really nice men from the power company stopped and helped me change it though. It was so nice. 
And this little one caught her second round of strep in a month.  What gives?!

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