Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blue Tribal Chair

Do you guys remember when I post about this chair on this post. Well I finally got to fixing it.  At  first I though about just changing the fabric, but I I wanted a new color on it.

I did the white primer first to see if I should just paint it white since I had another color in mind, and even though it did look nice in white I felt like I wanted something darker.

I had picked up some paint samples for the walls in the living room but one of the colors ended up being to dark. I used the color to paint the chair and just added water base polythene to protect the paint since it was a fat finish on the paint sample. 

For the sit, I had bough this fabric a while back, but hadn't had a chance to use it. The seat was pretty easy to remove and put back

Even though you might not be able to see the bottom hems I like to keep them nice and clean, also the staples stay better since the staple has a lot more fabric to hold on too.

So, here's a much better looking chair, and fairly comfy.

What you guys think?
By the way that green color paint is not longer in the walls aren't we happy.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kitchen Closet Makeover

Hey guys, I'm finally back with more post, sorry I been MIA.

In my kitchen I have two closets one is for our food pantry and the other one is for storage, I personally use it for my party dishware and baking bowls. The closet has a lot of storage it's just that lately it has been a mess, so finally I decided to do a little organizing.

Everything was everywhere and I couldn't really fit anything any more.

One other thing that I had been meaning to do for a while was putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls since they were really dirty, and I figure this would be a great time to paint since I was organizing the closet anyways. I went to get some color samples a few days before and picked up a yellow from the BM line. It's almost like a butter color which kind of fits with the kitchen right?

At first I was just going to paint the walls, but the shelves were in need of paint too, since they were more of a cream color than a crispy white color. The white paint and primer I had already, which was good since I didn't have to make another trip to the store and I save a few bucks.Which is always a bonus since my husband loves saving bucks..Right ladies!!

The final result was beautiful, the walls and shelves are more defined and clean now. Now the color pops it's really nice.  Now it was finally time to bring everything back in.

There wasn't really any method of how I put things in but I arranged it by putting them into groups.

Like all cake stands together, beverage servers and pitchers.

Plastic utensils, dip servers and trays.

Hot dishes, beer glasses, wine, gobblers, measurement cups.

Mixing bowls, and misc.

I'm really loving the change and now I really want to do the same thing with the pantry since it's a mess too.

Oh and by the way I finished painting our living room last weekend, I can't wait to show you guys, if you follow me on instagram then you probably already saw a sneak peek! Till next time blog on ladies!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Maybe the second time you ge the color right......

This post makes me think of the YHL book, when it talks about how in their first house they wanted to paint every room a different color in the rainbow hah!! and how in their second house they stay in the lighter side of neutral colors. Now I don't necessarily have all the colors of the rainbow, and the green in my living room is not bad, but the picture I had of my living room has change from what I think I wanted about a year and a half ago. I now know that I want more of the blues, cream colors, more calm and get my color from fabrics and accents.

Well that took me to Lowe's this weekend to get a few samples and try them on my walls since they always look different in your room, and depending on the lighting in your home.

Two of the main ones I liked ended up looking the same in my walls even though they were different shades and brands, one was from Valspar the other one Olympic.

I also try them in different locations of the living room since it looks different from one place to the other.  The fireplace was the one the made the most differences since it's against the white, but they still looked the same, and not as lighter as I want. The third one I got was way too dark almost a teal, so I need to look for other options

 It also help me to put the paint against the curtains, it makes a big contrast on them now, with the green walls the curtains got lost in the place although I'm not so sure I still like them once I paint the walls, so I might need to start looking for fabric hah!!!

Here's a close up, It really doesn't look bad, but at night the color looks to dark; almost a dark grey, is so funny how light changes everything.

Now if I zoom in all the way to cut off the green, you can really tell the differences.

This color is an option if I don't find a lighter color that is not to light to almost a white, so I will keep it in mind.

That's what is going on around here lately.

What do you guys think of the color.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ottoman coffee table

For those that follow me on instagram saw this picture last week, and for those that don't well, the good thing is that you are seeing it now.

It actually used to be a coffee table that I got about a year ago at Goodwill for $10 bucks, It sat on my garage for a while, then back in february I brought it in for my Superbowl  party but never took it back out, still it sat in my living room like that for a few more months. When I fist bought it I thought of just sanding it and staining it the same color, but over the two years I been in my house, the idea of how I want the living room to look has change.

So I decided to painted it a lighter color, and make it a ottoman.

For the legs I just used a sanding pad, and primer. I had several samples of paint, which I mix up until I got some type of color I liked.

Once dry, I added the patting which I was able to cover with 2 yards cut in half putting them side by side. Staple all the ends really tight with a staple gun.

Once all the ends were staple it looked like this, which I really like because it made a puff in the middle which make it look like it had more filling than it actually did.

Ether way, I had some trimmings left over, which I added to the inside to give it more fluff, and sowed the middle just to keep it secured, and keep in it from from seeing the division through the fabric.

The fabric was two yards of fabric I found on sale at a fabric store, and woahla!!!!
Do the same process of stapling all the ends of the fabric and getting a good pull on it. 

As for the buttons, just buy some cover buttons which you can add the same fabric or any other that you might be using.
The steps to add the fabric to the button are in the box and is very easy to do.

As for to adding them to the ottoman, before putting all the filling and fabric, I drill 8 holes to the table, and once all the fabric was on, just pass the buttons thought the holes with a big needle.

That's how I turn my coffee table into an ottoman, is nothing new many people have done it before, but thanks to them I had my own spin at it 

Like I said, the way I see this room looking  has change from what I wanted it to look like when I first bought the house, so the green walls are not working at all anymore, I want to move to a lighter grey or blue or maybe a mix of both, for a more settle mood.

There you have it folks, my old but improved table.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Orange cabinet on wheels

Do ya remember the finds I got a couple of weeks ago. Well I have yet to work on some of those pieces, but I have cleaned up one of them.

The orange cabinet I found at Goodwill

I knew it was dirty but man, once I cleaned it, it was super dirty. All I used was some soap, water and a magic erase, and let me tell you those things really do work. They left the paint looking almost new, it had so many sharpie marks and dirt.

Big difference huh

It still has some scratches but it's not so bad over all, I still don't know if I want to paint it or leave it as is, and whether or not to make it into a bench by adding a cushion to the top. Ether way it's working the way it is right now.

I gathed some stuff I had around the house to dress it up a little.

At the top I have the latest issues of my favorite decor magazines, some seashells and a basket to drop off keys and mail when we fist walk in. Anyways this is what I have done with this piece so far.

By the way I moved my living room furniture AGAIN, I just couldn't find a good layout, but now that I have the blue chairs it looks more cohesive.

And even though I liked how it looked, since we been fixing our yard, I didn't want the window block.  A lot of our plants have gotten really big since then, and we have built a patio table since then, if you follow me on instagram you might of had seen it, I haven't been able to make the post because it's being raining a lot here in Houston, but maybe this week. Anyways this is how the furniture looks so far,

There is so many things I need to get rid off, like all those frames on top of the tv, which used to be by the window. I also want to change the paint color of the living room, although I liked it at the beginning I'm not so crazy for it any more, it changes colors like crazy, and it looks dull.

I moved the blue chairs to the window instead so you can sit there and look out the window on a sunny or rainy day, which we been having a lot of, and I'm loving it.

So far that's what's been going on with my living room.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Keeping with a series of furtunate parties

As I was telling y'all about a month ago  I was involve in a series of back to back parties, and yesterday I showed ya a bridal shower, now will move on to an anniversary party, now on this one, once again it wasn't my party I just help with some ideas for decoration, and set up. This party was the week after the bridal shower.

The theme: I will say "Daisies On A Hot Summer Day"

Since it's summer the bride wanted it to be colorful and fun. She used some mason jars with burlap and ribbon and added some natural daisies. 

I also let her barrow my mason jars for people to drink from instead of just plastic cups, and added some colorful straws for a touch

Fruit punch along with sodas was serve for the drinkings and they were a hit with the mason jars.

They didn't get an specific cake instead several plain cakes and added some daisies to tide all the cakes together, using different cake stands for height help the different levels, including one of my favorite ones which is my little pallet

Added a little personalization by adding both of their name initials 

We also made a back drop for pictures, made from tissue paper pinwheels

And adding photo booth props

Which were a hit with everyone!!

Some using more than other hahah!!!

At the end the couple had a blast and to many years to come, congratulation!!!!!

 Tony & Anaid

Next in the list a wedding.....