Sunday, February 28, 2010

Here we go bloggers! My bathroom makeover...

Well, after stalking a few of my favorite decorating blogs, I decided to not only redecorate my bathroom but to start a blog to share my decorating trials and errors with random people all over the globe. I can't count how many times I've said, "this time...this time I'm going to do before and after pics." Then I remember (as I'm putting my final coat of paint on) crud, I forgot to take my before picture. Now...I'm forcing myself.

My inspiration came from HERE and HERE. Such subtle, sweet stripes.

So, drum roll please, here is the BEFORE.....

There was so much paint build up outlining where the cabinet and mirror were that I had to patch and sand for two days to try and get it to look smooth...I finally gave up and hoped that the pictures on the walls would cast enough shadows that it wouldn't be too noticeable. ;)

And now for the AFTER...

Shew, I'm glad it's done. I'm glad I did it and I'm glad it was a very small was quite a bit of work.

Benjamin Moore (color matched with Velspar)
Glacier White (OC-37, the darker stripe)
Acadia White (OC-38)

I'm linking this post to:
The DIY Show Off

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I am a mom (that still sounds weird) to two beautiful and tenderly sweet girls.

At a very impressionable age I was taught how to thrift shop by my (eventually would-be) sister in law. I was about 12 and she was 19 or so and boy did I look up to her.

When I turned 19 I became a flight attendant, flew for 7 years and decided to leave after 9/11 to finish college.

While in college I met the love of my life and married one month after graduating with my bachelor's in Marketing.

I left the corporate world to stay at home with my daughters but decided to start a photo announcement and invitation business out of my home for extra're welcome to visit my site, Bayberry Announcements.

My mom could do anything she set her mind to from reupholstering to residing the house so thankfully I picked up quite a bit from her as well.

I haven't set foot in a mall to shop in over a decade and refuse to pay more then $10 for an article of clothing.