Baseboard Update #5

The Office is done! Not only the baseboards, but the WHOLE ROOM is painted! Yes, I'm a bit of an overachiever at times, but that's okay!  I figured that if all the furniture is pulled away from the walls, I might as well paint it all at once. The walls have been something I've always to change, but just never got around to it ... I had the paint all ready to go, just had to put it up on the walls.  Opportunity knocked and here you go!  No more faux finished green walls!!  YAY! I had forgotten to take a before shot, so I had to get creative and go in between the wall and furniture {Filthy!!!  apparently the maid has missed this area!!  humph ... moi!} Even though it's not the very same … [Read more...]

Baseboard Update #3 – The Laundry Room

The Laundry Room is COMPLETE!!! Now that I'm doing the baseboards, I look at the door jams and want them done ASAP!! It'll all be done in due course of time, just have to be patient, I'm only 1 GIRL! Here are the before and after shots.... SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER!!!!!! Please view my Baseboard Painting Schedule here ... keep me honest!!!! I'm entering crunch time with the next project, I only have till Sunday to finish it!!! The Bathroom {maybe that's why it's hard to get motivated} xo Tara … [Read more...]

Baseboards Update #2 ~ Kitchen DONE!!!

I'm cookin' with gas!!! The kitchen is complete!!! YAY!!! The Pantry BEFORE The Pantry AFTER{yes, I have a few touchups to do} Just another shot of the beautiful WHITE baseboards!!!! Hmmm.... What room am I on to next? The Laundry Room That shouldn't take long {we have a tiny one!} Check out my painting schedule here. It seems that it just MIGHT be complete BEFORE Christmas! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Baseboards Update #1

Entry way COMPLETE!!!! 6 days ahead of schedule! Nice and white ... for now! On to the Kitchen... A before pic in our pantry Just to give you an idea of how BAD these puppies are!! They're soooooo beat up and gross that I cannot take it anymore.  We've lived her for 2 years and now is the time to take charge of the the BASEBOARDS!!! Watch out, House, here I come!!! See my Baseboard Painting Schedule here.  I'm ahead of schedule already!!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Canvas And Corkscrews … and a Goodwill Outfit

My girlfriend and I have discovered an outing we love to do together. Canvas and Corkscrews. Paint and drink wine. Goes hand and hand! :) I posted on this a couple months ago when we went for the first time.  We had a great experience!  We just went this past weekend and we go again on Wednesday night!! ********* But I also wanted to show you my sweet Goodwill outfit I wore as well... I think it cost me maybe $12.00 Blouse:  Ann Taylor LoftSkirt:  Christopher BanksBelt:  GapShoes:  Antonio Melani Great outfit, no?I felt so artsy fartsy in it!!!*************** At Canvas and Corkscrews, the painting instructor walks you through the painting from start to finish.  The great thing … [Read more...]

How to make a Belly Cast Tutorial

When I was pregnant, I wanted to have my belly casted so I could paint it and make it look pretty ... and to remember how HUGE I was {well, not really} Do you know how hard it was to not be able to move to help my husband?  Very ... cause I'm the crafty one and wanted to be involved in getting my hands dirty.  But, I was 'frozen' and not able to move while he was making the master piece. Would like to know how we did this? Materials you need: Multiple Rolls of Casting materialTub of warm waterVaselineOld sheetPregnant bellySand paperPlaster of ParisPrimerPaint We got some casting materials from Hobby Lobby, it comes in a roll wrapped in plastic.  You might find it where the Plaster … [Read more...]

What We Did This Weekend ~ Baseball, Rockies, and Father’s Day

Let's start off with the boy playing so well that his coaches gave him the GAME  BALL!!!  Every game, one player is given a Game Ball for being outstanding in some way ... I was a proud mama!!! Moving on ... On Friday, my friend and I went to our first Canvas & Corkscrews painting session {we signed up for 3!}.  You choose a session based on the painting that you would like to paint and they teach you how to do it.  It's kind of like paint with numbers without the numbers.  It was a BLAST!!!  They serve wine AND you can bring your own food and eat it there before or while you paint.  You wanna see what we painted?  Of course you do.... On Saturday, we had baseball first thing in … [Read more...]