Sunday, May 15, 2011

Random House Stuff

We've finally planted some flowers in our containers on the patio.  We're adding window boxes under the kitchen and breakfast room windows next weekend.

I painted this little chair and recovered the the seat.  The chair was Chris' when he was little, and it's been red for about 35 years.  I tried to find a picture of it when it was red but had no luck.

I spray painted it, and was really surprised at how good it looks.  I used leftover drop cloth material from my dining room curtains to cover the seat. 

We Chris finished painting the orange in the playroom this week.  We decided to just do one wall, and the rest will be a khaki color.  I just couldn't pull the trigger on a totally orange room.

We did a little framed art gallery of sorts with paintings, pictures, etc. that the boys have done in frames that I got at Goodwill on half-price Saturdays and then spray painted.  I love them, and it's probably my favorite part of this room thus far.

We also hung this chalkboard in the playroom.  It's a large painting that I got (also from Goodwill) and painted over with chalkboard paint.  Such an easy project, and I think cost $7.00. 

We hung a small metal pail underneath ($1 from the Dollar Spot at Target) and filled it with chalk.  I used sidewalk chalk instead of regular chalk, because it's more difficult for Jack to break. . . and hide everywhere. 

What projects have you been working on lately??


Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I love all your white trim. Did you paint it yourself? I've been staring at our trim for's in such bad shape and I'm trying to decide what to do with it.

Stephanie said...

Nice job!! Love the orange in the playroom!! Can't wait to come visit in person!! :)

meg + andy said...

That orange is a very brave color but i think it looks GREAT! way to be bold! I bet kids love it too. :)
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