Coming Together

It’s finally starting to come together… whew… Finally. We got some pictures hung, The Mr. still wants to re-cut the bluey-greeny color back in around the trim but it’s just little touch ups that are left in there. I still need my books in the shelves, I found a new project on Pinterest that I want to work in… when and if I get done with all the other projects that I have going on, or on the list. But… I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Finally!


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I can see the light!


Back to the mastered room hint… You’ll never believe it… Glitter, yes they make glitter for paint, I have to admit if I’d of really read the instructions on the back of the glitter I would have passed. It’s actually for the granite like paint, to give texture and a bit or more of bling to your paint treatment. However I’m here to tell you, you can add it regular paint!


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Works great in regular paint!

So what I did with it was add 2 tablespoons to 2 cups of paint, It stenciled my whole wall. It does make the paint a bit thicker, and a little more sticky…(for want of a better description) The thicker part thrilled me to know end.. because… Hey, stencils and all that. With the 2 tablespoons with gives just a touch of sparkle, but not in your face. (Picture The Mr. in a sparkly bedroom, hahahaha) Just enough to perk up the wall a bit. I used temporary spray adhesive to keep the stencil from shifting around on the wall, I have to say this is the first time I’ve used an adhesive on stencils, I can happily report it won’t be the last. It made all the difference! I re-sprayed the stencil every time I hit the top of the wall, let it get tacky and stick away! Comes right off too… I was a little worried about that part, but nope worked like a charm.

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This is the color palette I’m working with. The darkest being the furniture, 2 up for there is the walls, 1 up for that is the stencil color.

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With pops of this yellow, a little toned down from the inspiration room, but I like it… with all the taupe going on… and the pillows I made are more of a goldy yellow.


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The sparkle doesn’t really start showing till it’s dry, but trust me it’s there! I’m now thinking about painting the roller shades, the same color as the walls, with the stencil design on them.

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The temporary spray adhesive really works, I was impressed. I could not find stencil adhesive anywhere!



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So far so good! lamps, curtains, or paint the roller shades, (at least till I can find just the right material) But it’s coming together!


The dresser is my current project and the drawers are dry, so it’s time to start the silver leafing! Yes, with pictures of the whole process this time! ūüėČ

Till next time… XOXO






Lots of Fun

There’s lots of fun stuff going on here at the Crazy House. Decorating, demo, building, painting, changing the countertops….. It’s a busy weekend.

The Mr. went to Home Depot and called me, “Hey, I found a better stove, the we ordered isn’t going to be here till sometime in March… (grrrr) So how about this one?” Well, let me tell you… it’s a nice stove. So yep, get it! Got it, get it home, install it and no joy, the gas pressure to the house isn’t enough to make it light! (grrrrrr) So I’ll be on the phone to the gas company Monday and I’ll bet the old stove will be back in its old home! (grrrrrr) But those are the breaks! So Monday it is… On to Demo, demo on the countertops started last night around 9pm….. while at Home Depot, The Mr. also pick up some new tile for the countertops, No, I don’t want granite… I think it’s overrated. I was kind of envisioning Soapstone… Well the tile The Mr. brought home has the soapstone feel. (How does he do that?) I can wait to see how it turns out! It’s bigger tile, with a grout that will blend in, instead of stand out. Plus he’s going to put them closer together. ¬†Which equals smaller grout lines.

I’ve got just about all the sewing done for our bedroom make-over… Just one more pillow, a footstool¬†to paint and re-cover, curtains. But today… today I paint! Yay! I just love to paint… ūüėČ ¬†And a surprise, but no hints. I’m going to see how it turns out first. Should be fun, ok… ok… one hint, It involves the stencils. There ya go… that’s your one hint.


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All the new pillows for the bed… Now all it needs is the new bed.

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Wouldn’t you know I didn’t take any before pictures… But here it is… all done!

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The footstool is next, this is pretty much what the chair looked like.

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The new tile for the countertops, I’m so excited!!



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He looks good swing a hammer! But talk about a mess, for the rest of the countertops , he’ll be replacing the plywood too.





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Done and cleaned up… needs backer board… and all the rest.




Till next time… XOXO


Hip Deep

So I’m hip deep in paint, varnish and silver leaf. I’m doing a master bedroom re-do. Remember the picture….




Yep, that one… Welp, I’m working on making our bedroom look mostly like this, or at least my vision of this. I’ve already got the duvet¬†¬†cover in place. To knock off the mirrored furniture I’m using silver leaf on the drawers¬†¬†of the night stands and the dresser, after painting them a rich brown color. I have the material to do the pillows and the throw. I just love Joann’s! Also I’m subbing the chase lounge (which I’d love to have) with an all ready owned rocker, that I’m gonna paint and recover in….. ¬†fur. The Mr. is making me the bed… I feel like that show on HGTV, where the hostess knocks off a designer look for tons less. Now all that’s left is the lamps… umm… I’m thinking a trip to Goodwill is on my agenda, Oh, and curtains! Can’t forget the curtains!!

And I’m not doing the wallpaper… paint and stencils, that I found on-line, If y’all need big stencils, OMGstencils¬†has some amazing stencils!! ¬†Jimmy Black the owner will do customs! (Nope, he doesn’t know me from Adam… but the stencils are so cool and they got here so quick he deserves ¬†the plug!)



So this is what I started with…. minus the drawers, I’ve noticed 98 was a good year for buying furniture. ūüėČ



Just the top painted.




Silver leafing is really messy. But it’s pretty easy after you get the hang of it. Tutorial later? maybe for the dresser drawers.




Done with the leafing…. wait, it gets better.


After a coat of varnish, all the lines and such just disappear.


Waiting for the second coat to dry, hit it with some steel wool, and back to bedroom with these!

I’m hoping to get started on the sewing part of this project today, (keep your fingers crossed) cuz it’s also laundry day! And I should probably clean house… But ya know it won’t take long to knock out the sewing portion of this project, (she says hopefully). So I guess it’s time to wrap this up and get started.


Till next time… XOXO


The Friday 5

So this post is from 3 Fridays ago and 2 Fridays¬†and last Friday and finally today… Talk about changes, we made the big switch, from PC to Apple. It’s like trying to fly a new airplane. I can make a PC sing or do jumping jacks, if I so desired but Apple? I have no clue! The Biddy girl has been pretty helpful, she’s had a Mac for a few years, so she has shown me a few things. Mostly it’s that I haven’t sat down and really played with it. So many projects so little time. So playing with a new computer is low on the list. So my parents stopped by and guess what… My Dad is an Apple expert! YAY!! So he showed me how to get around, hooked up my router, so now it’s faster and less likely to make me crazy. The Mr. went ahead and moved my Dropbox to the computer instead of the external drive, so now that faster and really doesn’t make me crazy. So needless to say we’re BACK!

Happy Friday to you all! It’s a new year… woohoo for 2015! Any New Year’s resolutions? I, myself, don’t make any… I’m horrid at keeping them, and you know what they say about good intentions… so it’s better for me to make any, then I don’t feel guilty for not keeping them!

It’s been a really good, well… decent couple of weeks! ¬†We had a big tado with Nicky Baby’s meds, I had a prescription for his adhd meds, from VA, but since it’s a controlled substance, nobody in LA would fill it. Grrrr, while I get it… people abuse it and rules are rules, it was still frustrating! So found a Dr. she had to review his records, which I had sent to me here in LA, (thank God!) and then we could set an appoint…. well…. they set one, for the 8th of Jan, 3 days after they go back to school…. And I can’t send him to school without it! It’s one thing if he’s bouncing off the walls at home, but to sic him on an unsuspecting teacher… just can’t do it! So the Mr. called and got him on New Year’s eve. I don’t what he said different, but it worked!! Yay!! Other than that it’s been pretty smooth sailing, ‘cepting the disagreement I had with the alarm system. Which was to say the least was¬†entertaining!

We’ve changed the carpet in the boyz’s ¬†rooms. Got a new stove that will be here in Feb. Painted walls, trim and ceiling. Whew, no wonder we’re tired! I know the Mr. looks forward to Mondays after the Honey-Do lists I have for him! Poor Mr!

So here’s a peek….

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Padding work, Cricket (formally known as Easy E) helping and learning from his Dad




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Aww, nothing like new carpet

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With the 2 little boys sharing a smallish room, how to floor space? Bunk beds, I looked and looked and kept coming back to this picture.


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See The Mr. build, I love that I can show him a picture and he can build it… in this case part of a design.


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Amazing what he can do with 2×4’s and MDF. All it needs now is paint.










Plus he modified it to work for our little Boyz. Navy blue on the beds, Lighthouse shadows on the walls and I’m thinking some kind of graphics? Maybe graffiti?










There’s a small peek at what we’ve done to the Boyz rooms. Cricket’s bed is going up… He loves the idea of a loft bed and give him more room. The living room is done… well for the most part, some touch up paint, pictures and the like. I’ve got a plan and the stuff to redo my bedroom and the plans for a new bed myself… heheh, The Mr’s weekends are planed out from now till the end of March! Poor guy!!


But I’ve gotta run… stuff to do and a craft room to organize.

Till next time…. XOXO




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