This To That- Organizer Shelf

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I snagged this shelf up at my local Marshalls Store- hmmm let's see about two weeks ago.

As soon as I saw it I knew it would make a perfect organizer for my oldest son to put his school work in. I envisioned it in a different color so I picked up a can of Valspar spray paint from Lowe's in orange in hopes to to do it soon as I got home.

Well 2 weeks came and went and finally just yesterday I got around to doing it. Yes I know, I'm such a procrastinator. I gave it a good 2 coats of spray paint and let it set for overnight.

I took index cards and cut them into 2 x 2 square shapes.

With my scrapbook stash that I have had for 2 years now I used chipboard numbers by American Craft. What's funny is that they still carry them at Michael's. I just saw some today.

I love this color! I think it adds just the right amount of pop. Heres hoping he puts it to good use.

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Valentine's Day- Round Up

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, 27 days to be exact but who's counting. I am rounding up some beautiful and creative inspirational ideas that I found via Pinterest . Enjoy!

1. Valentine Wreath

Via Etsy

2.  Little Vintage Hearts - Pride and Prejudice

via Etsy

3. Valentine Pretzels

Via Mud Pie Studio

4. Valentine Marshmallow Pops

Via Glorious Treats

5. Valentine Card

Via Savvy Housekeeping

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White Paint vs White Paint

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Benjamin Moore
Who knew picking a simple color such as white could be so daunting.

Yesterday me and my better halfs made a quick stop to Benjamin Moore to pick out white paint for the kitchen cabinets. Seems easy right? Go to a store pick your color and your on your way. Afterall white is white, right ? Wrong!

Did you know Benjamin Moore has over 151 whites to choose from? Cause I sure didn't know that!

Benjamin Moore

So as we enter the door we head straight for the wall and start grabbing dozens of white samples when all of a sudden they start to appear looking more pinkish, purplelish (is that even a word) blue, yellow and even green. With so many undertones and tints it makes you think your eyes are playing tricks on you. Looking dazed and confused we decided on 2 colors and had them make them into sample sizes.

I found that getting sample colors is always the best thing to do when painting any color of your room that way you get to see it first hand in your own home and help you with your decision. Because lets face it, last thing we want is our cabinets looking pink, I mean I don't mind but I don't think that would fly very well with 3 boys in the house.

Here are a few things I learned that may help you in choosing white paint:

- Try using whites that have ivory and cream tints to be on the safe side
- Lighting makes all the difference
- Surrounding elements like red furniture can make a room look pink or be a perfect contrast
- Semi gloss maximizes the light in a room while matte absorbs light
- Don't just stick to one color of white, try a different shade of white for your doors and trims

 Hope these tips will help you!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

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