Friday, January 18, 2013


I ordered these flash cards from Amazon for our school room.  Andrew made me the nifty little 1x1 'sticks' as he calls them, with a groove routed in for holding the cards.  I wanted the area to be interesting without taking away from the uniqueness of the pictures, and mulled over a few options before settling on this.

I ended up painting the shelves BM White Chocolate and the background one of my favorite moody hues, BM Iron Mountain.  -I love the quirky animals!

Next up- this mirror that my mother in law gave me right after Andrew and I were married.  You may recognize it from Margot's bedroom.  I took the photo after I had started the makeover, so the hooks (slightly copper-esque) were already off.  I've always loved this piece, just felt like it needed a little update.

With the help of my trusty little side kick, it's been transformed!  I had some glossy black paint left over from a different project, so after I hand-sawed/sanded away the slats, I slapped on a few coats of paint.  Oliver spray painted the hooks gold and there you have it, folks.

Pinata ornament.

Post-Christmas rearranging...

The little bookshelf from Margot's room found itself in the living room one afternoon.  Now for some storage containers a little classier than a shoebox...
Ah, the A and Z bookends.  I bought them in silver.  That seemed boring after a while, so I painted them Iron Mountain.  When everything in my house started turning Iron Mountain, I knew I was developing an unhealthy obsession.  Kidding.  But seriously, isn't this type a little too serious for such a plain finish?  I wanted to punch it up a little.  Blaze orange and gold glitter?  Nailed it. 

And that's a wrap- for now!  I actually have a great idea to sew a slipcover for the red couch, but let's face it-- that could take me years.  Oliver has been doing some watercolor painting, so I'll share the process of the little master artist when we get our skills honed a tad more.  We're trying to get over the too much water thing.  As it is, every picture ends up with a hole..or two. 


moren blog said...

Oh Liz, please come work some magic on my house! Your house is way too cute for words. I love the orange paint too:) Maggie

Liz said...

Thanks, Mags!

angie said...

oh my gosh, the thick wood shelf above the chair/end table is DIVINE! was that another piece of magic by your beloved? I need details.
EVERYTHING looks superb, of course! adore the flashcards.

Liz said...

Yes, Angie- Andrew built the shelf! I think it was a big timber-like mantel that someone was scrapping. The hubs cut it down, made some brackets, sanded it, beat it up (ha!), and that's that.
Hey- we haven't gotten down to Isaac+Jessica's for a while now, but will be sure to let you know when we're near you! And if you're ever up this way, we'd love to see your sweet faces in our house!:)

angie said...

the talent in your household is amazing. wow. :) and yes! please do holler when you come to kiss little daphne jo! and we'll be sure to let you know if we're ever up in god's country. :)