Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Few Living Room Upgrades

I am so excited to share a few little projects that I have been working on this past week. I'm getting ready to have people over for my kids 2nd birthday, and wanted to make a few changes to the house. I really haven't changed much since we moved into our house 6 years ago. We built it, so it was exactly how I wanted it. When the kids came along my world revolved around them and what they needed, and it showed in my house. When you have twins, it's double everything. My house was taken over for a couple of years. Things have gotten much better the past few months, so I thought it was time for some changes. I have started with my living room. I found some cute fabric at Joann's for 40% off. This was my first time at making curtains, so I went simple with tab tops. I'm very happy with how they turned out.

The next upgrade I made was to an old dresser that I have had for many years. It was mine as a child and has been in my attic for a while. I decided to fix it up a bit with a little love and a coat of paint.

I decided to go with the blue that was in my fabric. I found a good match in a Sherwin Williams paint called Watery. The dresser had been white for as long as I could remember, so it was a nice change.

When the dresser was done it looked a little alone on my entry way wall, so I decided to add some picture frames. I decided to try something new. I used 11x14 frames and cut poster board to fit. I then added a 4x6 photo to each frame. I used removable tape, so it would be easy to change them out. I think it turned out pretty cute.

I think it really brightened up my livingroom. My next upgrades will be to my kitchen and bedroom. I haven't told my husband yet but I would love to change the paint in my kitchen, but he hates to paint. For some reason he can take a car apart and put it back together, but he hates to paint. It doesn't make since.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.


  1. Everything looks great, especially the dresser! The color is just adorable!

  2. What a sweet little dresser that is! Love that color against the dark floors.

  3. Gorgeous!! Such a pretty blue color, nice and refreshing (just popping over from MMS's party)

  4. I LOVE that color on the dresser! It does look really nice, and I can imagine it gives the whole room a nice pop of color.

  5. What a cute piece! Great job on the color, look fantastic in your home.

  6. I'm loving the color of that dresser and just may have to use it on a dresser in the spare room. One of those ugly, ugly 70 style motel room dressers. Heavier than a baby elephant :-(

  7. So simple and fresh and it makes a great statement. I love the color of the dresser with the contrast of the black frames.

  8. Great color, and the tulips make it look perfectly styled!
    Kate @

  9. oh i love the shape of that! and love the style of those knobs- sooo fun! great makeover and great color! i am visiting from mms.



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