Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A touch of color...

A touch of color is normally a good thing.....

but a touch of color using spray paint, painter's tape and a drop cloth is a WONDERFUL thing!

And the young one loves it!!  Score!!

One small throw pillow down, two large ones to go... and the room "remodel" is under way!

Now to convince said young one that a change is paint color would really do wonders for HIS room.  Yes he now has his very own room, all to himself... and he is loving it!  In fact all three boys have their own rooms now.  It did mean giving up the spare/guest/craft room but that is okay as they are all at an age when having a small bit of space to themselves is a good thing.

All about Color at Thistlewood Farm

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Let the clearing BEGIN!

Yes you read that correctly! ha ha!  You see with all the projects we've been working on lately I've just felt an overwhelming need, yes a need to start "purging".  A good ol' fashioned clearing out and cleaning out!  

Yes I confess I am a bit of a hoarder...no not in epic proportions like the show but on a much smaller scale.  Doing things like taking the zippers off of backpacks that are irreparable, saving ALL the mismatched socks, clipping buttons off of shirts to be disposed of, keeping egg cartons and empty glass jars.  Now don't get me wrong these are not bad in and of themselves, in fact they are quite practical until you realize you have one full shelf of egg cartons and no plans to use them.  Yes I'll continue to clip buttons and zippers and save old pants because you never know when you might need to test a new pattern for instance.....

But the egg cartons.. well unless it is coming neigh unto planting season I think donating them for VBS is a much better plan.  The the empty glass jars, yes there is recycling... :)

And the rest of the miscellaneous stuff in the house... well it is high time to find new homes.  So I may or may not be hosting a yard sale in the upcoming days... it all depends on how much we haul out and what all it is that gets hauled out.  

So if you happen to be local I will give you fair warning.... stuff is being cleared out.  If you are interested in books, miscellaneous crafting stuff especially scrapbook supplies, cookie decorating supplies (i.e. more sugars and sprinkles then is necessary for a house full of teenage boys!), hair ribbons, books,  knicknacks,  board games, cookie cutters, and who knows what else... contact me!  Or just ask if I really am going to have a yard sale.... probably after school is back in session.

Be sure to check in periodically to see if I have emerged from beneath..... 

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A sneak peak of the guys' new and improved bathroom

 Hello!  Wow where has the summer gone?  It seems like school just got out but I just realized we only have 3 weeks of summer break left!  Seriously... how did that happen?  The guys agree... between sports camps, music camps, missions trips, day trips, pool parties, and just hanging out together well summer has been speeding by!

But did I mention we have been working on projects?  Together even!!  Yes we are currently giving the guys' bathroom a bit of an update.  Trust me it needed it!! Ha ha!

I give you exhibit A:

Can you say beige, boring, and bland?  The guys even brought up the fact that it was BORING.  Yes it was that bad.

Exhibit B:    new wall color... Sherwin Williams High Tide        

As you can tell its a really hard color to photograph especially since the room has ABSOLUTELY NO exterior light!  Really?  What bathroom has no windows?  Apparently ALL of ours!  Yes, really... it is just crazy if you ask me.

Is this it?  Nope, not even close!  but I'll save the rest for the reveal later this week.  Until then I give you a sneak peak of some of the quirky elements we've added so far. 

plus a bit of artwork!

a great piece of artwork even if I do say so myself... even if the letters are a bit lopsided.  It just fits the room!

All I will say is it got its humble beginnings from this....

Exhibit C

a sheet of styrofoam!!
(stockpiled packing materials from a large package but thats another post in and of itself...)

It Pays To Be Cheap