Attic Update 2

I guess I never did post our finished attic photo’s!

This space was never really finished since the house was built in 1926….so we are the first to really utilize the space to its full potential, pretty proud of how it turned out; here they are!

Here are the before’s

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this one is before a new rug and blinds but only one I have at this angle on my phone 🙂

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Love this cozy space with a view! great place to hang out with our family and cuddle up

VM

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Kitchen Photo’s

So I’m Finally going to fill you in on some updated pics from our never ending reno… just this kitchen so far. 🙂 I will update you once our trim is all done for our new living room and dining spaces.

The Before’s:

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Before’s

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The Plan:

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Working on it:

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Almost done (just need trim and some fluffing):

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Kitchen big 2

I will post the remaining when we are all done, working on it pretty steady now as I have been riddled down with morning sickness! ( new babe in June 2015 :))- so stay tuned for a big boy room redo, new spare bed room and a nursery personalization for the new adddition

VM

DIY ottoman: up-cycle of an old coffee table

Here is a tutorial!

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What you will need:
-Fabric
-1-3″ foam
-tape or spray adhesive
-batting ( I used a prepackaged quilting batting)
-staples and staple gun
-scissors

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Roughly mark foam, then secure down with tape or spray adhesive so that you can secure with batting.

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Place batting on top and secure with a staple in each end, pull taught but not too tight. We want the foam to keep its shape. Cut off excess.

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Iron fabric and place on foam/batting. Secure with staples alternating sides. Carefully attach the edges around the curve to ensure there is no bunching

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Cutting slits helps with the corners

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Cut off excess fabric and batting. Add nailhead and voila!

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In this case also remove and install new legs

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Product list:

Etsy shops:

Green apple fabrics $ 72 (2 yards)
Hairpinlegs $48 +shipping for the 12″ legs

Fabric land:
Foam $50
Batting $10
Nailhead trim $27

VM

Help me pick my fabric!

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Here are the choices

I plan on using my existing oval coffee table and replacing the legs with hairpin legs and adding about 5 inches of foam to the top. My little up cycling project!

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Vm

Upcycling…what exactly is it?

Definition: repurposing old stuff into something useful….hmmm sounds like it’s up my alley!

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Bathroom is complete!

After a lot of hard work, some dirt, a few problems and a whole lot of team work my husband and I finally finished the project we started after the bathroom went AWOL in October ( I know… It took a while!) but the latter end of pregnancy and a new baby later it turned out better hen we could have imagined!
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Product listing:
paint trim: Behr colour snowy pine, walls: CIL colour wheat
vanity Ikea, hemnes /rattviken
wall cabinet Ikea, Godmorhon
Faucets/towel accessories Moen
Shower doors Maxx
ToiletKohler
Other accessories Winners/Homesense: mirrors, garbage, white vase, flowers. Ikea: frame and print, baskets. Lighting: Hampton bay

VM

Christmas Cheer: Decorating your Table this Holiday Season

My favorite cutsy Christmas idea

My favorite cutsy Christmas idea

a little bit of fresh fruit creates a fresh look

a little bit of fresh fruit creates a fresh look

Why do you have to use candlesticks for just candles?

Why do you have to use candlesticks for just candles?

simply sweet

simply sweet

a little gift for your guests, perhaps some chocolates? this plum purple really adds a touch of glamour to the holiday party

a little gift for your guests, perhaps some chocolates? this plum purple really adds a touch of glamour to the holiday party

Okay, not a centerpiece, but love this!

Okay, not a centerpiece, but love this!

A bit of drama

A bit of drama

something even the kids can help you put together

something even the kids can help you put together

Love this tiffany christmas set up, fresh, fresh!

Love this tiffany christmas set up, fresh, fresh!

Cozy country christmas not only with the looks but with the smells!

Cozy country christmas not only with the looks but with the smells!

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Holly Jolly Christmas!

Holly Jolly Christmas!

A little eye candy for your table this holiday season!

Merry Christmas all and may it be bright and safe and warm for you and your families!

 

VM