Friday, July 12, 2013

House Snooping.

Anyone else love to snoop around and take a peak into other's homes?!?  Come on, you know you do! ;) And if that's the case, head on over to Worthing Court to see an updated tour of our home! :)

Thanks so much for having me, Suzy!!  Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Striped Table Makeover.

If you've been around my blog for a while, you probably know that I loooove a good furniture makeover.  Even some of my co-workers have learned this about me...and when I was approached by Modern Masters to try out some of their awesome metallic paints, one of my co-workers took total advantage.  She mentioned she had a small black side table that was in need of some "pizazz", so I had her bring it in.  I couldn't wait to get to work!

Although once I saw the table, I realized the "pizazz" step would have to wait.  I needed to give the table some serious TLC to get a proper black base.  First things first...the table needed major sanding.  The clear coat originally put on the table was peeling up like dried scotch tape.  Not cute.

After sanding, it was clear the table used to be a yellow-ish color before it went black.

I made sure to wipe things down so no dust or dirt was left on the table.

And then I went to town with a can of spray paint and primer-in-one.  MUCH better.

Then it was time to add a little something-something.  I busted out my painters tape, my Modern Masters metallic paint {in Blackened Bronze}, and a foam roller.  And before you, I didn't measure things.  I just taped the lines off using a piece of painters tape as a spacer as I went along to keep things even.

Then I painted a few coats of Blackened Bronze onto the table...

...and peeled the tape off while the paint was still wet.  Once it was dry, I applied two layers of a clear coat and let things dry for 24 hours.'s table makeover = complete!

Friday, July 5, 2013

1/3 Of The Way There!

Hey, heyyy blog buddies! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July, and hopefully a four day weekend off from work. ;) 

I have been dying to share a project with you guys, and it's actually not even complete. We are maybe 1/3 of the way there, but it's just so pretty I couldn't help it. Like many of the other outdoor projects we've taken on, my parents helped BIG TIME with this one. Let's just say, they know how to clear out an overgrown jungle like it's nobody's business. We first learned of their capabilities when we bought the house...eeek!

This time we aimed those awesome taming skills at our unkempt jungle surrounding our corner lot.  I forgot to take "before" pictures of all the whole jungle, so I here are a few of the untouched areas.  Just imagine this surrounding our whole property.

We knew our property line was somewhere in the the middle of that whole mess...we just didn't know how much of it was ours.  We could never find the middle marker, but we finally came across it on my parent's last visit.  And it turns out, most of this hilly disaster was ours.  Yay...we had more land than we thought, but holy moly, did we have our work cut out for us. :-/

Thankfully, my parents have more energy than any twenty-something I know, and they tackled that hill and all the poison ivy it could offer up!  After a few days, we could see dirt...and a couple cute rock walls, and some ivy ground cover.

And would they stop there?!  Of course not!  We decided this would be a good idea...

Holy mulch pile!!  The next morning, we spent the first half of the day spreading this over the newly cleared areas.  The difference fresh mulch makes is, we are hoping it'll keep some of those weeds from popping back up at full speed.

We still have a heck of a ways to go, but the difference in our yard from where we started is incredible!  And the amazing memories we have of transforming our home with our family can't be beat. :)

Anyone else take on a unruly landscape lately?!