; World of Dennifer: July 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FINALLY - our Master Bed Makeover!

I'm so so sorry for the long wait - I blame it on my hubbs. :oD Seriously, he was taking his precious time helping me do the photo wall. This room is not completely done - I still need to incorporate my birdie theme into the room somehow - I plan on adding some apothecary jars with some natural fillings (flowers, bird nest, etc.), we also want to buy some table runners for the tops of the dressers before we put anything on them & scratch them up, and finally we need to add window treatments - something to block out the sunlight a bit more. Anyways, I hope you LOVE it as much as we do!

Here are the before's:
No coordinating furniture, old clunker TV & plain walls.

...And After:

Close ups of the decorative pillow storage basket & photo wall:

Paint color is Valspar Granite Dust, furniture is all from VCF except the bookshelf-turned TV stand, which is from Target, lamp bases are form Walmart, shades from Target, bedding from JCP, pillow basket from Pier One, honeycomb shades from Home Depot, frames for photo wall from Michaels, wall words from Etsy seller empressive designs.

What do you think? I'm so proud! I think it looks like an entirely different room! It's so cozy now too, I spend a lot more time in our room than I used to...which was the original point, so yay for that! More decor for this room with my DIY touches coming soon! Thanks for visiting :o)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I know, I know...I have been slacking

..on blogging that is. Well the truth is we have been slow to finish up our current DIY project - the Master Bedroom, but it's pretty much done & I'm soooo excited, b/c it looks AMAZ-ing!! DH just finished putting up the bookshelf/turned TV stand last night & the final thing we need to do before doing the unveiling is putting up the photo gallery on the wall over the bed. I also need to buy the birdie-related decor to finish up everything, but I can't wait that long to unveil our big MB makeover. I am hoping to have after pics posted tomorrow or Monday at the latest...believe me it's worth the wait!

In other news...the hubbs & I have decided to start TTC. This is our 1st cycle off BCP, so hopefully we won't have too many. Please keep us in your thoughts & prayers...and hopefully eventually this blog will be a mix of our DIY/home improvement projects & a baby blog - woot woot!

Anywho, stay turned for the MB pics soon & then on to the Master Bath updates, I'm really wanting to do a frame around the big mirror & paint the vanity black - here is my inspiration for this project from fellow Nestie's blog: The Proudfeet. LOVE it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My current master bed obsessions...

I have been dreaming of FINALLY getting our Master Bed furniture so we can finally get the D&R of this room done. It's been over 2 years & I'm just ready to start already!! Not sure if I told you guys but I'm attempting to a birdies theme with the main colors being black & antique white - our walls will be gray (full name = "Granite Dust" by Valspar) & we will have some pale blue accenting, see my inspiration boards here. I think it'll turn out great once we get it underway!! I am going to work my powers of persuasion on the Hubbs & see if we can buy the set soon (like this week/weekend soon!)...here is a photo of it from the VCF website:

What do you think?
And here is the bedding I have selected from JCP & will probably buy this week sometime:

Hopefully we will FINALLY get around to painting this weekend if my Uncle would hurry up & get his booty back over to my house to help the Hubbs with the final prep work! Hopefully I will be able to post some in progress pics soon!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Front Yard Reveal!

I have been a bad blogger, my excuse - not much going on over here in the World of Dennifer. But now I'm back & *hopefully* in full D&R effect. One thing you may not know about me - I HATE any landscaping/yard work related chores (not very fond of dirt or bugs, lol) -uggh, so this makeover has been a long time coming. Our yard used to look like a forest - I even called it the forest...weeds & bushes all over! Poor Mr. tried to keep it under control, but it was just wild!! Here is the before:

...And, ::drum roll please:: here is the after:

I helped out a little with this project (pulled weeds by trees, moved one plant & put it in better location, planted a new little bush & picked out the solar lights), but Mr. did most of the work, so a little kiss for a job well done!

We are going shopping for our Master Bed furniture this weekend & I'm hoping to convince the hubbs to buy it - Room Store has a great financing offer going on right now & I desperately wanna get the bedroom done (or at least started) on the painting of our bedroom. PS - black furniture is EXPENSIVE, so I'll keep you updated!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Dining Room/Kitchen Makeover

It's finally done!! Woo hoo, well the preliminary stuff is anyways...I still want to get new vertical blinds for the sliding glass door & a valance or other window treatment. We also plan on re-staining the parts of the cabinets that are sun damaged & replace the two remaining light fixtures & all the brass hardware throughout. Anywho, I am very excited this is finally done..here are some before & afters:

*Before (w/ previous owner's stuff) & During*

And...ta-da -- here are the afters! Paint color is Duron "Orange Burst", balloon shade from JCP, *new* matching microwave is GE from Best Buy, DR art is from art.com (framed at Michaels), wall sconces from Kohls, DR hanging pendant from World Market with some DIY mods by yours truly, DR table pillar holders from both World Market & Pier One. Please excuse the mess on top of our fridge. Hope you guys like it!

We also finished the outside front of the house makeover, pics coming sometime this weekend....it looks AMAZ-ing!