Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tassel Party Link

Today I linked up with she is having a tassel party, so check it out!  Happy Heart is #23 on her tassel party link.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I wish I could bake

I wish so bad that I could bake and things would turn out looking like this!!! Does this cookie look amazing or what?  Honestly the blog of the lady who can bake like this is awesome and to me it doesn't seem that this would be somewhat simple. If there was one thing I could do really well, I wish it would be to bake. Well two things 1.bake and 2. not gain any weight while baking. Oh well I would settle for just being a heck of a baker, until then I'll admire pictures like this! Enjoy and have a good weekend.  Let me know if you try this recipe.

Monday, April 12, 2010

This is our Garage

I know must of you couldn't imagine the idea of not parking in your garage.  Honestly I couldn't imagine parking in my garage.  When our family moved almost a year ago we knew immediately we wanted to convert our garage into a "den" and craft space.  So we called on my dad and we couldn't be happier with our choice.  Here is our garage and "craft closet".

Ever wanted to make your closet a space just for you?  Well, go for it!  Here are some pictures of my "craft room" also know as the closet in the den.  Whatever works for the space you have.  I really enjoy the craft closet but I still find myself doing crafts on the kitchen table.  What is it about the kitchen that always draws everything to happen in it?

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I found that my blog list of inspiration ideas continued to get longer and longer.  It bothered me that I felt like things were getting unorganized so I decided to put them in one spot and share them with you.  The idea came from which is my most favorite blog ever for decorating inspiration.  Isn't coping the best compliment ever?  Well, hope you enjoy seeing the things that bring me inspiration and make my heart happy. The website were I will post ideas that inspire is: Click on it and let me know what you think.  You can check periodically on the that website to see what has inspired me.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Door Knobs

Have you ever wondered if you could paint the ever so popular gold fixtures, door knobs, and anything else that outdated color gold in your home?  I am not a fan of the gold fixtures but maybe you are and that is great! I'm just saying the gold in my house was causing me to loose sleep at night.

This is a picture of what my door knobs use to look like:
I know the picture is not as awesome as the ones my neighbor can take but I tried.  My neighbor was so kind to let me borrow her other camera so I would be able to take and post pictures all by myself.  ~Thanks
                                        Viola, this is how they look now:

Now I am able to sleep at night now.  It has been about two weeks since I did the majority of door knobs and  I just finished this past week and I couldn't be more pleased at how they have held up and the difference it has made to our home.  Originally I was going for a more bronze antique look but I grabbed the wrong can of spray paint.  Once I decide to do something I am not very patient so I didn't want to return the spray paint so I just used the color brown I grabbed and I liked it, so I kept going.
Here is what I used:
First I took the door knobs off and the plate that is on the door frame.  I left the inside of the door knob in the door.  Then I took the front and back of the door knob along with the plate thing and the screws and lightly sanded them with just a sheet of sandpaper I had.  Then I used the Kilz primer spay paint.  The key is light coats of spray paint, and several coats.  Also a common mistake is getting to close and spraying and that will leave drips of paint.  So stand back and spray a thin coat.  Then let dry and do it again until the entire surface is covered.  Next repeat the same process with the color you pick, in my case it was the brown.  I also got the spray paint that said could be used on metal and outdoor surfaces just because I thought that would be good for the durability.  Finally I just sprayed one thin coat of clear to seal it all.  Make sure that every step your spray paint is good and dry.  I also did the same process on the screws.  Oh and to remove and put the door knobs back I used an old fashion hand held screw driver, not an electric one because I tried electric and it rubbed the door knob and I was afraid it would take off the paint.  Well there you have it.  Let me know if you try this and how you like the great upgrade it makes for your home!  In conclusion to my question, Can you use paint on a door knob or fixture?  Yes you can!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Guests in the Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the places that always seem to get visited, when guests stop in to say "Hi".  So here's what I like to do in our bathroom to keep it guest ready.  Please ignore the color of the wall, I haven't decided on the color that I want to paint them.  I am thinking maybe a brownish/goldish, what do you think?!?

Besides the weekly "deep clean" I like to have a bottle of cleaner (vinegar/water) and paper towels under the sink.  This makes it so easy to touch up real quick whenever I am in the bathroom.  A fast wipe down and wipe of the mirrors freshens things up nicely. We have one of those ugly doors that goes to the stand-up shower, so I decided why not hide it with a shower curtain.  Well, I didn't like how any of the shower curtains looked so I found some awesome window curtains on the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart and it instantly soften up the bathroom and made it much more inviting.  Also I have the towels and the top of the counter in a basket.  At first I thought I wouldn't like having the towels out in the open, but I really do like the convenience of them.  Most of all I love having a lamp in the bathroom.  It serves as a night light, and always makes the space inviting.  What is your favorite part of your bathroom?