Distressed For Success paint kit from Country Living...check
(And let's be honest, just about anything with Country Living's stamp of approval is a good thing)
I like them, even though I can see still some of that lovely green peaking through. I chose some pretty bright colored trim that I hope will ,not only compliment them, but camouflage that color too.
It's not designer decor, but for two quarters...I can live with it. In the words of Project Runway's Tim Gunn..."Make it work!"
Update : this post is linked to Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party.
I love the look of this nail head trim! It is not perfect or straight, but I can live with it. I have been looking for the kind that comes on a roll, but haven't been able to find it anywhere. So I sucked it up and used the box of upholstery tacks I already had. Only problem...I had to measure and hammer in every single last one, which was close to 100 upholstery tacks. It really was not hard, just a little time consuming because I wanted them to look as even as possible. I measured each one 1 inch apart and hammered them in as I went. I am pleased with the way it turned out, but think it looks a bit plain. What do ya'll think about adding a big monogram to the front? Maybe a big "S" with an oval around it...what do ya think? I'd love some suggestions or if you think I should leave it as is.
Now, on to my weekend treasure. My very favorite thing I found were these adorable shoes. I paid a whole dollar for them (Stuart Weitzman). I felt so sassy wearing these while leading the music at church today!
This is a picture from our first annual Father's Day softball game 2008. I have 5 siblings and there are 17 grandkids so we had plenty of people to make teams. It was a blast! And please note that my family decided to go with the redneck theme based on my hubby's t-shirt. It had a picture of a camper with the caption "Living the Dream" underneath. Thus the bad hair and photoshopped facial hair on the boys. My hubby really enjoyed working on that and made it our screen saver. Love him! I really do...I love them all. Through all the craziness and the chaos and the fighting...there is whole lot of love.
Last year I went a little monogram happy. I used my scrapbooking rub-on letters to create personalized pumpkins.