Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beadboard on the Ceiling...are you serious?

We scraped the popcorn off our master bedroom ceiling last week. I mean hubby scraped it off...I watched. He then primed the ceiling and told me that the dry wall tape was showing. UGH...I hate when that happens. Well, I said, "We should just cover the ceiling with beadboard." "Are you serious?" hubby replied. I said, "it will be easier than trying to smooth out those dry wall tape marks and it will look so good!" So........hubby agreed and off to Lowe's to pick up 4 beadboard panels.

We began putting Liquid Nails on the ceiling and then we tried holding the beadboard up to the ceiling all while hubby used his nail gun to secure it to the ceiling studs. Well, let me tell ya...that was like a I Love Lucy scene...pretty comical! The nails were not holding it and we couldn't hold the beadboard up very long. UGH!

So my hubby told me this was a bad idea. I told him other people had beadboard on their ceilings so obviously it was doable. He then put on his thinking cap and decided to go back to Lowe's to buy 2x4's to create T-stands to hold up the beadboard and some finish nails. It was a lot of work, but oh so worth it!!! We LOVE our beadboard ceiling! Added so much interest & charm to our bedroom.

Thanks hubby for doing this for me! I knew it would be GREAT! Come back soon to see pics of the whole bedroom makeover....it's looking FABULOUS!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Inspiration Photos

Tonight I took down all the fall decor since we are going to be out of town for Thanksgiving, Hoping to put up the Christmas decor by Wednesday before we leave so that we come home it will all be decorated and we will be ready to enjoy the Christmas season.

I was looking through my pics I have on my 'puter of Christmas decor for some inspiration and thought I would go ahead and share them with you. I do not know where the photos originally came from as I've had them for over a yr on my laptop...so if you see one of your pics feel free to let me know so I can give you the credit!

Ok, now are you inspired??

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our Bedroom Makeover is Underway!

As most moms can attest too...we come last. We put decorating our kids rooms above our own rooms, right?? Well, I can say that I did that. My girls have had their rooms decorated & even redecorated while my master room remained dated looking, complete with a waterbed for many of the years...ARGH! Did I just admit that?! LOL

So for probably over 1 year I have been saying the next project was our master bedroom. It was suppose to be done this past summer...but again other things took priority. Now, it's finally underway...YES!!! It helped put a fire under out butt to get going when I sold our outdated oak waterbed wall unit bed on craigslist.

I will show you a sampling of elements that are going into the room, but keep in mind I'm transforming some of the items to my liking.

Stay Tuned....I hope to have the bedroom done before Thanksgiving (fingers crossed)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Animal Print Ornaments are BACK!!!

Just thought I would let you all know that the animal print ornaments are again available on my etsy site. I have been making & selling these for 3 or 4 years, but now that our custom rug business has taken off, I no longer have time to make them, so...I've passed the ornament making business on to my 22 year old daughter. She has been well trained over the years in making these gorgeous ornaments. She is putting herself through RN school, so your order will be a big help to her!
These ornaments have been extremely popular! Everyone over the past 3-4 years that we've been selling them has LOVED them! They are so sparkly...they catch the lights of the tree and sparkle like diamonds!

Available in Leopard & Zebra
All Ornaments are Jumbo sized to make a big statement on your tree!
If you are interested in the ornaments...you can find them on my etsy site
Have a great day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Gift Idea for You!

Only 54 days until Christmas!!! Are you ready to go shopping?

Wow, this year has flown by!!

Seems like just a month ago I was finishing up our taxes...yuck!

Now, it's almost time to start working on taxes again...yikes. Oh, let's not talk about that!

So, have you started Christmas shopping yet?

I haven't yet, but I did just get a little something for moi, it is an embroidered tote bag from Simply Bags that I love!
The best part is I could order it online & have it shipped to me without ever leaving my home! That's my kind of SHOPPING!

I bet my daughters would love one with their initial embroidered on it too! This would even be a great way to present a present. You could put a pair of pj's in it and give it...no gift wrapping needed! How great is that!

Think about all the girls & women on your list that would love this! How about for all your kid's female teachers...they would LOVE it!

Check out my embroidered bag! They have lots of different styles to choose from, check them out!

You can get the a max of 10 characters embroidered - Thread colors (black, chocolate, or silver)
Mine is a Red velvet quilted hobo style tote bag. Lightweight with underarm carry handle. Add your personal name or monogram for a holiday hostess gift, friend or employee present.
Tote handbag measures 20”W x 14”H, lined with snap closure.

Go check out the embroidered tote bags and let me know which is your favorite.

Happy Shopping!

The Family

The Family