Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chalkboard Done!

Four episodes of Game of Thrones, five pieces of chalk, one chalk pen and a very cramped hand is all it took to take this:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dining Room Art

Today's update isn't very exciting, but it's an update at least.  Vern came home from Alaska and infected me with two different forms of illness, which have created a pretty miserable and pathetic vibe in our household, all we've really done is geek out and watch three straight seasons of Game of Thrones (I'm obsessed with Khaleesi). However, yesterday I was feeling well enough to begin embarking on the task of fixing the dining room art dilemma.

When we lived in the duplex, the large "eat" sign worked for the our small dining room.  It honestly was a spur of the moment project.  At the time, I didn't want to stare at a blank wall, but didn't want to spend money on anything either.  Naturally, I went salvaging in the garage and found a piece of plywood, slapped some stain on it, created a stencil, slapped some paint over that and called it good.  The sign stayed above our little dining room area until we moved.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Special - Projects I Suck At

More often then I would ever like to admit, I begin a project that just doesn't work out.  Actually, it more than "just doesn't work out".  It is a complete failure. I might start making this a weekly post, it seriously happens that often!

Anyone who knows me knows that these minor setbacks don't usually get under my skin.  I typically just abandon said project and find something that works, which drives Vern crazy.  I figured it would be good to share my most recent failure as an example to the cold hard truth that not everything works out as planned.

After the completion of the new table and having a somewhat functional dining room, I turned my attention to the decor, which we are seriously lacking.  Bare walls drive me absolutely insane and none of the artwork from the previous house seem to go well with our new layout. I seemingly hate everything from the old house and feel like I can't get the decorating decisions right.

Monday, July 7, 2014

"Tawnya" the Builder

When we moved to our new house we decided to leave the built in seating and dining room table at the duplex.  The man-friend built both of those specifically for that particular area and since our new dining room was significantly larger, we didn't think it was worth the trouble to disassemble/move everything when it wouldn't fit.