I'm a slacker...sometimes.

Well it has been way to long since I posted that's for sure. But don't you dare think I have not been busy. 
School and work have been a little overwhelming and I'm close to being burned out. Include 4 kids 24/7 and yeah you got your perfect chaotic mix. Don't 
forget the 3 dogs as well and my mother. 

So this summer my amazing ex in laws took the kids again for a couple of weeks and I decided to finish their rooms once and for all. I had the ideas of what I wanted to do with them since I bought the house but they had not translated into happening very well over the course of the year. 
Well this summer it finally happened. I dropped my course load to 1 this semester and I had a little time in my hands along with some funds ( finally recovering since the big revamp when I moved in). 
First I tackled the boys' room. These two had some serious dust and socks hidden everywhere. I ditched the old bedding sets for some nicely colorful ones I got at Burlington ( love that place) for $30 a piece. Not bad for young kids and with sheets included. 
Hit the local DI ( thrift store) for a new bookcase and I found the perfect one for just $15. Killer deal since it was in very nice shape with the exception of one broken shelf. 
While at Burlington I picked up a couple extra globes to feed my obsession and to go along with the map theme the boys have. 
New hampers and picture frames at Ross for only $9 each and I was set. 
Check out the results! 
The decal that took me and my mom 2 hours to put up. 

Beds and new bedding. Notice cute hamper in the corner. 
I need a new dresser. Still searching. 
The bookcase. Not too shabby huh. 
They loved it. They have even kept the room cleaner now. 

For Brenna's room. I picked up some new bedding as well for the same rocking price as the boys'. I had an old and heavy bookcase in my shed that I had planned to paint for her. I dug it up and cleaned and it looked super cute with the old rugged look so I kept it that way. 
Also got some new wall decor stuff and hamper to match. 
Here are the results. 

New curtains as well. 
Cute wall stuff from Hobby Lobby. 
The old bookcase. Super heavy! 
I'm proud and I think I might take another long break before any new projects. 
Well until next week when I redo my room that is. 



Well what can I say when you do too much you get burnt out. So yeah I am slacking a bit and slowing down. Besides school started and that is such a nightmare around here.
But with the whole turmoil that education causes in my home, I managed to get another room done! or well ... maybe half of it.
I started working on this guy a while ago with the help of my beautiful daughter and it is finally done.
I can finally display this amazing piece of furniture that I had stashed in my garage for 5 months. I love it!!!

Of course I never took a before pic because I suck at that, but here is the in the meantime pic that I took of Val, while she was priming it.
Thomasville beauty and extremely heavy, here it is. I now have storage for all my movies and board games!

And here are pics of the family room before and after. This is the side that is finished, the other side will be the dining room, still working on it.

And here it is now
 Here are my reupholstered old couches as well. I love doing my own stuff!
Stay tuned for the living room!
PS: Look at what my ma got me!!! Love my new Broncos key and hat! Thanks ma!


Kitchen done!

I finished my kitchen and I cannot be more ecstatic!!! There is nothing like the rewarding feeling of doing things yourself. I started with a super boring kitchen. Ugly tile, crappy colors.
I re painted cabinets with ASCP in Pure White and waxed 3 times. This was very time consuming because I was moving as well so it took a couple of weeks. Then we painted walls, installed a back splash and laid new floors. The change is so dramatic! Amazing what a bit of paint and minor details can do. I had help with the floors and back splash since it was my first time. I love love love my kitchen!
Here are the pics!!

And the before and after

Stay tuned for more!


Slowly but surely

So I finally finished moving and my house is a complete mess. I have food in my living room, my garage is full of furniture waiting to be moved in and OMG I cannot find certain things for the life of me. That's what happens when a bunch of men help you and drop things where they can.
To top it off we have been having so much rain, my garage flooded because one of the drains is clogged. My AC is not working and I am waiting on my home warranty to come and fix it. Well those are a few of the things I have been dealing with.
On the upside, kitchen is almost done. I will post pics of before and after.
And I am now working, or I should say my daughter is working, on my monster TV console I bought in the spring so I can finally display it.
This baby is as heavy as they come and super ornate so I am thinking it will look awesome once it is done.
Here are some pics of the "process" since I always forget to take before pics.

It's huge! Valentina is helping me prime while I work. I should be able to finish it this weekend.
And here is a pic of the floors finally done in the kitchen!!! I love them! Thanks to my awesome ex husband and good friend Jorge for helping.

Stay tuned


Time is of the essence

Hello!!!! You must be wondering where the heck I have been since my last post or repurposing new stuff.
Well I bought a house at the end of June, and it needed a bit of a facelift. So I have been working super hard on that and on packing my old house so I can move by the end of the month. 
I am exhausted. I work and then come to the house and texture walls and paint. I'll add some before and after pics of the house as I go. I don't think I will get everything I want done before moving. But the major parts are almost done. 
My room before. Popcorn ceilings and nasty khaki paint. 

My room now. Orange peel ceiling and grey paint. 

Brenna's room before. Popcorn ceiling and nasty paint and wall art. Some people should never be allowed to handle paint. 

Brenna's room now! She chose a cute rose color and the popcorn and nasty tree are gone!! 

Living room before.

Living room now! White washing of the fireplace will take place at a later date. 
These are some of the pics. More to come! If you don't see me around I am working!!! Drop by and bring me a snack! 


Secret project

So after working on this little project for a few weeks, I can finally reveal the results. This is for a friend who's baby shower is today and we finished it this morning.
I got the cradle for cheap on an online yard sale and we started working on it. Spray painted it off white and my mom made all the bedding. Lighting makes it look white but it is very light pink with striped and polka dot fabric.
Isn't it darling??? Stay tuned for more to come!

Before and after 
The chippy job was not good when we got it, and it was quite dirty. One of the legs was glued wrong, so we sanded it down and fixed the leg.


In the works?

Memorial weekend!!! I wish I can spend it painting away but my children would kill me. So park time and BBQ time it is! I love a 3 day weekend. 
I started this beauty back in my old house and it has been sitting in my garage unfinished, so I do not have a before pic. But here is a in the works pic. 

And here are the 2 other projects I have started working on.  2 vintage chairs and another little sofa table that I had to reinforce and it has been drying for a few days. 

Aren't they cute!! Stay tunned and Happy Memorial weekend!!