Corner Sneak Peak

One of our HUGE goals this year was to really start getting our home into shape.  We have some major construction planned very soon for some upstairs bedrooms and downstairs we are just doing a little tweaking.  We swapped out our old sofa and love seat for some fabulous IKEA finds and I’m working on getting the room put together now.  I am slowly but surly finding our style, putting it together, and making this home, US!

I thought I would share a little corner that’s really starting to make me happy!


At first, I wasn’t sure what to do with this space.  I had imagined something else here, like a bookcase, but in the overall scheme of things it wasn’t going to work.  So eventually, this came together, and when I stepped back to look at it, I really liked it.  


I love to walk by and see one of the kids ‘chillin’ in the chair.  They look so comfy and cozy and it’s definitely become one of there favorite places.

Don’t you just love it when parts of your home really start to come together? I see it, and it just puts a smile on my face!

I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

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Gold Accented Picture Frame

When I first started seeing gold everywhere, I thought, No Way! I’m not gong there!

Well, that didn’t last long.

Lets see….. gold spray paint, a few gold sharpies, and some gold craft paint later……Yeah!  I think I’ve caught the gold fever and it didn’t take me long to come up with a few projects to start adding gold to my home.

Accenting this picture frame is on way I added gold to my living room.


I felt unsure when I first did this and so I took a gold sharpie and colored in the corners to see if I liked it….and I did! I lived with it that way for a while but recently I figured it needed an official job well done.  So I wanted to take the frame down, tape it off, and paint it with gold paint to give it a nicer look.

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It took about four coats of paint to cover over the gold sharpie.  I had to make sure I let each coat dry completely before applying the next one to ensure good coverage.


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I’m pretty happy with this.  I think adding the accents of gold to this room really help to warm things up a bit and plus I’m really into the look right now. How about you?  Have you gotten the gold fever yet?