My Dream Dining Room - the Perfect Chandelier & Chairs

The room is really coming together! I still have one more chair to paint, but 5 are done and I replaced the Craig's List chandelier with one I bought from Lowes. I ordered it online on a Saturday and it was in my hands by Tuesday - gotta like that!!


Do you want to see the room so far??


My Dream Dining Room - the Black Hutch

Phase 1 of creating my dream dining room is almost complete!  I began with the hutch and chairs and I am thrilled with the way this makeover is turning out!

Remember the "before" hutch:

I loved it in the aqua, but it didn't fit with my dream inspiration:

Creating My Dream Dining Room


Another year, another dining room makeover! This time, though, I am getting the look I truly want!

INSPIRATION ROOM

Last week I scored 4 matching Windsor chairs on Craig's List and found one solid oak Windsor chair in great shape at the dump.  Now my dining room furniture is exactly the style I want it to be.  Time to give all the mismatched furniture a makeover to get my dream dining room!


From Dog House to Cat Condo

Last fall I decided I was not going to be getting a dog any time soon (famous last words). So I tore down the ultra-huge dog house my ex-boyfriend had built and made it into a much smaller cat condo.


I didn't spend a dime on this kitty cat condo, it was built completely from left over materials.

How to Make a Latte Without Special Equipment

For my next miracle, I will amaze you with my non-existent cooking skills.

I do  not like to cook or to be in the kitchen, when God was handing out cooking skills I wasn't around.  This is not to say that I don't know how to cook, I've learned a lot over the years and I am quite a good cook when I put my mind to it.  But all that is just a bit of background information to illustrate how ridiculously easy this latte process is.

I adore Chai tea lattes and when I discovered I could make these at home without a milk steamer I was in heaven.  And it's so easy!  (I am sure most of you know how to do this already, but for those who don't I'm thrilled to share.)

The $8 Rustic Bench Project


Here's a simple project that you can knock off in less than half an hour!

All it took to build this rustic bench is one 2x6x10, half a 2x4x8 and a handful of  2 1/2" screws. It now sits proudly on my new front porch!

I've broken this project down into simple to follow images.

Here's how to build it -





Laundry Room Refresh and Keeping the Dog out of the Kitty Litter



Last year I reworked my laundry room for what I thought was the last time... then Izzy came along and suddenly I needed to make some changes. Izzy will NOT LEAVE THE LITTER BOX ALONE!

I also needed to finish painting the laundry since I had done the job in dribs and drabs as I renovated it so moving things around to better suit the dog situation wasn't an issue.  Time to get this laundry done once and for all (yeah, yeah I know, it will never be finished for good).


She's just pretending to be good here.


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