Thursday, May 26, 2011


Finally got to finish our latest project-- our two bedside tables! Here they were before receiving a little TLC...

Since moving into this house i've been puzzled over what to do with our bedroom. It's gray, which is a great color for a room, but not really my style. I prefer warm, bright colors and find it much easier to style that way. I was really inspired by this particular bedroom. It incorporates gray with my favorite color (yellow) with little pops of red.

Anyway, Colin helped me pick out an awesome mustard/sunflower yellow and I began the process of sanding, priming, and painting four different coats on our battered little tables. We got the glass knobs from World Market and voila! Adorable little mid-century modern tables. (Also making an appearance is our new Ikea MALM bed).

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Milk Toof Adventures

Ickle and Lardee. Just met these two today and I am DYING.

Monday, May 9, 2011

"I always want to pick you flowers."

Happy belated Mother's Day! Today I'm thankful to both have and know so many amazing Moms. I feel very blessed to be a witness to and a recipient of such an amazing and special love!

Our weekend was filled with food poisoning (My first time ever being so betrayed by food! My goodness. Awful.), driving to North Carolina to see my parents, stopping at IKEA in Charlotte for a few items (So in love with that place), relaxing with my family and spending Mother's Day with them, and driving back. A quick visit, but so valuable to be able to be with our family for the weekend. Of course, I brought my camera along, but only remembered to snap a few photos on the way back. Figures.

My heart melts. He says, "Rachel, I always want to pick you flowers."

grace and peace!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

another little corner of our house.

Funny story about this green chair... I found this one and another a lot like it about a year ago at the thrift store. The other one was the same idea, but a bluish gray and the cushions were shaped a little differently. Anyway, I bought the pair and said I'd come back for them when I had a bigger vehicle. When I came back the next day, they had sold the blue one because they were improperly marked. So, if you're out there and happened to buy my blue chair... for shame.

And now I present to you... the URRRGLIEST end tables you may have ever seen!

Not kidding here, folks. They are ugly. They are missing hardware. They have obviously had some terrible paint jobs in the past. BUT, they are solid wood, have a sturdy construction, came in a pair (when you find a pair of something, go for it!), and best of all, they have potential. The drawers slide out easily and have a really cool, slanty detail on the inside. And, best of all, I brought them home for $15 total! I sanded them today, and will hopefully prime and paint them tomorrow if I can settle on a color. I'm thinking mustard yellow with glass knobs.

Having projects like this to work on gives me peace. I love doing it. I wish I had the drive and know-how to turn thrifting/decorating/painting furniture into a full-time job!