Monday, March 28, 2011

~Vintage Barbie~

I was recently in the basement doing some cleaning when I ran across this...

It starting me daydreaming about my youth, my love of Barbie!  Did you love Barbie too?  Did you play for hours on end with Barbie Dolls?  Look at the grown up version...Vintage Barbie items that make beautiful vintage inspired decorating... 

Whether you are a little girl...
Or a grown up...Let Barbie be inspiration for a room redo!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A New Bathroom

We are finally done with the main bathroom renovation!  I'm so happy with the way it turned out.  Of course JB got going on the demo before I could get in there and take before pictures.  I have only a couple that I could find (let's face it, it was sooo ugly that I didn't really ever want to take pictures of it)!  So, here are the only two pictures I could find...oh yea excuse the dog, she loves to lay in the bathtub (silly girl)...guess it's cool on her belly...

The tub, sink and toilet were yellow (the toilet had a white set though).  The dark on the tub is from someone putting brown (I don't know why) grout and caulk.  It always looks just dirty to me...

Hard to see but the floor was the old school flecked laminate.  Walls were kind of a turquoise blue and the sink was fake marble with an arched door.  Very un-attractive if I don't say so myself!

Here is our version of a bathroom...

Beautiful Italian tile tub to ceiling in the tub/shower area

White tub, toilet and sink
Brown mosaic inlay around window, shower wall and shampoo cubbie

Plain linen shower curtain (I might change this...maybe too plain for me)!

Black vanity, mirror and light fixtures! 

I love the way it turned out!  I did a previous tutorial on the mirror and vanity here, so be sure to check it out!

Hope you enjoyed my little tour and don't forget about the giveaway, check it out here.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Some good news finally!

The reason I have been MIA so much lately is I have been working on a "little" project dear to my heart.  After all this time, I am ready to announce the opening of my new online home decor/gift store. 

Please check it out and pass the word.  I will have new products every week.  I am in the process of doing furniture rehab also and there will be a separate category for that on my store.  The furniture will only be available for pick-up only.  More on that next week! 

I am also celebrating 1 year of blogging!  In honor of my store opening and my 1 year anniversary I am doing a little giveaway. 

The lucky person will win......

This handmade pillow measuring 14 x 14 and an extra little Easter Basket (contents to be revealed on March 30, 2011).

OK, here's the drill.......

1} become a follower, this will give you one entry.

If you are already a follower, leave me a comment stating that you are.

2} If you want a second entry, post about my giveaway on your blog or face book account. Leave me a comment letting me know that you posted about my giveaway. This will give you a second entry.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

I will be using a random counter and picking a winner at 12 p.m. Mountain Time on April 1st 2011.

Here's a little peek at a couple of items from my store:
Little shabby chic lamp...

Black mantel clock

Mary Statue

Handmade pillows and such...

Plus more added every week...

Have a wonderful day...Terrie

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Well, it sure has been a while since I have posted! I have been here just super is a little peek of some of the stuff I have been up to...I will do a full reveal on Friday, as I will be completely done by then!

Of course, I forgot to take before pictures of the light I snapped a quick picture of the box!  Yes the fixture was brushed nickel, I wanted it black!  A can of spray paint goes a long way...

Here is the after!  I love it.  I added seeded glass shades.

  Doesn't it look great!  This is in the "new" bathroom.  This room was one of two left for the upstairs remodel.  I love the way it is turning out! 

Now...check out the mirror.  I got the idea from Sasha over at {show&tell}
If you have not checked out her blog, you really need to hop on over and check it out!  You will be blown away...she is GREAT!
Plain builders mirror glued to the wall, I used Liquid Nails!

Three different mouldings were used, this is outside corner moulding, used for the very outside edge.
Baseboard was used and screen moulding.

Baseboard, I painted the backside edge so as not to show reflection in the mirror

Screen moulding on top, corner on bottom!

 It was put together like so...screen moulding, baseboard, screen moulding then the outside corner moulding.

I love the way it turned out!  There will be more pictures with the final reveal!

See you again on Friday for the big reveal!!