Sunday, June 28, 2009
One thing we did actually get done though - we picked a bedroom paint color & I can't wait to get started painting! We picked Valspar Granite Dust - Satin finish...I think it's going to look amazing in our Master Bed & Bath. We also picked up some mulch & supplies to fix up the front yard; we should be working on these projects this week so hopefully I'll have some preliminary pics to post!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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Monday, June 22, 2009
Here are a few photos from last night (Father's Day)...no pics of me & my dad - I was too into my little nephew to think about taking them, lol!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Seriously - it needs to be replaced, it's dirty & it's messed up so you can't read the display...you never know how long the food has left in the microwave. WORST of all it's black & ALL of the other appliances are "almond" which is a discontinued color, so I'm getting "bisque"...can't wait! Here is the type of model I'm looking to buy:
I need to also figure out my next DIY project, today I will search thru the bios & blogs of some of my fellow Nesties to get some inspiration, then maybe I can start that this weekend too! Any suggestions??
And finally, for father's day we are taking my dad to dinner at a Japanese Steakhouse & we got him a nice wedding album as a gift - he will be really excited. He LOVED everything about the wedding, lol. We got the same/similar albums for our moms on Mother's Day. We are alos giving him a final copy of the wedding DVD - finally got them from our very difficult videographer!
In other news, we hung up both the sconces and wall art in the DR along with the wall art and framed photos in the LR - pics coming soon.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
(Replaced the lighting in the top left of the photo - still deciding on what to do with the other 2)
Up-close shot of the crystal beading detail:
One showing the pendant over our DR table:
(PS - due to the placement of that fixture it doesn't fall directly over the DR table)
...And for kicks - one of Dizz watching me stand on the ladder & take pics of the pendant & having a "Mom - WTF are you doing?" look on his face!
Monday, June 15, 2009
In other news, DH & I had a wonderful date night on Saturday - it consisted of dinner and a movie, but not just any movie...the new Denzel Washington and John Travolta movie, "The Taking of Pelham 123," which I have been dying to see since I first saw the previews! Can I just say I L-O-V-E both of these actors, they are AMAZING and not too bad on the eyes either. :oP
I give it a 10 out of 10 - you really can't go wrong with Washington & Travolta in the same film! The movie was definitely a non-stop action/thriller & had a cast of other wonderful actors, such as James Gandolfini as the mayor of New York. Travolta was both terrifying and witty as the villain of the film and Denzel was brave, but had his own dark side as well. I highly recommend going to see it, unlike some of the other movies I have wasted money on this summer - this one was definitely worth the $20 (for the two of us)!!
Coming up this week, I plan to post some of our professional wedding photos
Thursday, June 11, 2009
PS - I'm almost done with my DR Hanging Pendant project, should be posting after pics this weekend!
I will put two of these on either side of my back LR wall and the other...hmm, I haven't quite figured out, but it'll go somewhere in the LR. I have been searching high and low for a nice two+ part painting to go on the wall on either side of the shelves since I thought the wall looked a bit bare (see this post for a current photo of the wall). I will post pics of the art on the walls once I receive them, yay!! :o)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I am *attempting* to re-create the look of this one I saw online with crystal beading added:
To re-create this project, follow these steps:
1) Decide how you want your crystal beads displayed and start stringing them with the clear string. Cut at least 1/2-1 yard of clear sting (depending on length of beading string) to work with - you want to have lots of extra string because you will loop it several times around the pendant base.
3) To get the beads to "float" like I'm doing string a bead through once and then make a loop around the bead with the clear string & string it back through. If you hold the string taut & vertically the beads won't fall.
4) Loop the clear string several times around the metal base of the pendant & tie tightly to secure. Adjust the spacing and length of the beaded strings to your preference.
5) Add as many as you want & voilah...a completed, beautiful hanging pendant!
...did only 1 strand last night...looks like it's gonna take a while to finish, but I will try to hurry so I can post after pics ASAP!
~Feel free to send me a message or comment to this post fi you have any questions. ;o)
*New doggie bed for my furbaby - Dizzle (he's so spoiled!):
...And I bought some scrapbooking stuff (for my wedding scrapbook - yes, I am JUST getting around to it!), some other items for my next DIY project (see next post) from Michael's, got lotsa pics developed @ Ritz - even finally got new passport pics to send in!
And then I got most of the wedding scrapbook done!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Check out the plain walls, empty LR, and UGLY curtains!
*DIY centerpiece with material from left over wedding stuff & Michaels*
*This is a key/knick-knack holder I DIY'ed based on a fellow Nestie's DIY project*